Sioux Passage Park
Sioux Passage Park Disc Golf Course:
St. Louis County
Tees: 4’X12’ concrete.
Baskets: 18-DGA Mach III
Course record: 44 in the easiest and 57 in the long.
Sioux Passage may be one of the most picturesque disc golf courses in the entire Midwest. This 18 hole course plays over 80 acres of well manicured grass on 2 separate tracts of land. Several holes are bordered by dense, unforgiving rough with elevation changes as much as 70 feet on some holes. There’s one word that out-of-towners usually use to describe this St. Louis County masterpiece… it’s WOW!
Sitting on the bluffs of the Missouri river just north of St Louis, this course is a power players dream and perfect for those who like to use their drivers a lot! Being able to throw big drives is very helpful on the par 4’s and is needed in order to birdie a lot of the par 3’s as well. If you don’t have a big arm, don’t let that scare you. The front nine is not as demanding of “Distance” as the back and is where most of your scoring will be done. There are a few shorter tricky par 3’s that you are going to want to deuce, as 2’s on the back just don’t happen very often. Getting to the back nine requires about an 1,800 foot walk or a short ride in the car.
Hole 10 starts at the huge gravel parking lot and goes up hill through the gap and the pin is usually located about 200 foot to the left. Acres of Wild flower areas (which are played as out-of-bounds) are growing on holes 10,16, 17 and 18 and come in to play if you are not accurate on your drives. Hole 13 is a down hill 500 foot throw than can be reached with a mid range or fairway driver by most top pros because if its 70 foot of elevation drop. This hole will surely make you want to empty out your bag if your not in a tournament. The roads comes in to play as OB on holes 11, 12, 13 15, 16 and 18.
When this course is all in the long and playing to a par of 67, it’s as good as it gets for a disc golf course in park. Playing this course is not for the meek and will surely get your heart pumping going up and down the huge hills. If you like to grip and rip and watch your disc fly, its well worth the trip if your anywhere near St Louis or in the Midwest.
Hole 6 which plays about 480 from the top of one hill to the top of another over a valley with a grove of red buds and the pin is right between 2-30 foot tall blue spruces. This and the long down hill shot on 13 share the signature hole status as they are both so appealing to the eye and arm!!!! I’m sure you will be awed by this old Indian stomping grounds and if you have the time, drive to the back to see the river and walk or bike some of the trails.
Directions: Take I-270 to Lindbergh Blvd. and exit North. Turn Left on to Patterson Rd. This road will change name to Vaile Rd. when you cross New Halls Ferry Rd. Continue on Vaile Rd. until you reach Old Jamestown Rd. Turn Left. Park Entrance will be on right. Once in park, front nine starts at blue pin on above map, while back nine starts at red pin. Parking available at both locations.