124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



Old Warson Country Club

Saint Louis, MO Private

Overview

Old Warson was a staple on the America's 100 Greatest Courses ranking from the late 1960s through much of the 1990s. The 1954 Robert Trent Jones design in St. Louis was among the first wave of significant post-World War II modern designs, an open countryside course with broad fairways that floated into elevated greens, many protected in the front by Jones' freeform bunkers. Today, as age and the suburbs have ingested it, it's evolved into a treelined parkland design, its fairways much skinnier, its once robust putting contours conceded to current green speeds. The routing remains a strong point with the first nine playing off a ridge that runs through the eastern side of the course and the second nine circling a chain of lakes highlighted by the 12th, one of RTJ's great par 5s with a creek that crosses the fairway then doubles back in front of the green.

About

Holes 18
Length 6946
Slope 144
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1954
Designer Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked from 1969-'92, 1995-'98 and 2003-'04. The course was also ranked on the inaugural America's 200 Toughest Courses list from 1966-'68. Highest ranking: No. 77, 1989-'92.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top five, 1977-2016. Ranked sixth, 2017-'18, 2021-'22. Ranked seventh, 2019-'22.

Current ranking: 5th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.2

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.0905
Character
7.3805
Challenge
7.0777
Layout Variety
7.0643
Fun
7.0624
Aesthetics
7.0878
Conditioning
7.2978

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