Gateway National GLGateway National Golf Links

Gateway National Golf Links
18 Golf Dr
Madison, Illinois 62060
Madison County

Phone(s): (618) 482-4653
Fax: (614) 482-2485

Gateway National Golf Club is the top public golf course in St. Louis. The course sprawls across gently rolling pasturelands crossed with ribbons of tall native grasses and sprinkled with mature cottonwood trees. There are also several sparkling lakes that dot the course, providing challenges on several holes. Although it's nowhere near the ocean, the golf course has a classic links layout with wood-tie bunkers and subtle but tricky mounding that is in the tradition of great British Isles courses such as Carnoustie and the Old Course at St. Andrews. The Gateway National layout even incorporates Scottish-style burns. The fairways are generous but they are lined with rough that will readily swallow errant shots. It is a long golf course at 7,178 yards and it even boasts one of Illinois' longest par 4s, the 482-yard fifth hole.

Gateway National Golf Links
4 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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View of a green with St. Lois skyline in the backgroundA view of the 15th green at Gateway National Golf LinksA view of the clubhouse at Gateway National Golf LinksAerial view of green and fairway #9 at Gateway National Golf LinksA view of hole #3 at Gateway National Golf LinksAerial view of hole #10, #13, #14 and #15 at Gateway National Golf Links

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Keith Foster
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1998
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent
  • Greens: Bent


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
The Tips 71 7178 138 75
Middle 71 6154 126 70.1
Championship 71 7092 138 74.6
Back 71 6623 133 72.4
Forward 71 5187 109 64.5

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Gateway National Golf Links
    4 stars out of 5
    by Ralph Harr
    on August 18th, 2011 14:45
    excellent challenges and scenery. Tee boxes need a Little work. And the course could use some water. Great outing
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