Gateway National Golf Links

Madison, Illinois | 18 holes | Par: 71 | 7178 yards

Everyone's pictures look great, but we are on the GolfWeek's Best Places You Can Play List!Designed by renowned golf course architect, Keith Foster, and developed by Tim Crowley and Denny Walters, Gateway National remains the only true links-style course in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. A fearsome 7178 yard par 71 from the championship tees, the course has four sets of more manageable tees for the enjoyment of those not quite up to the challenge of the PGA Tour caliber layout.Gateway National offers you the rare opportunity to return to the rich traditions of the game. Rolling links, separated by gentle mounds, meander through lush, green pasturelands. Tall grasses, lakes, wood-tie bunkers, and occasional giant cottonwoods complete the landscape. In view of the magnificent Gateway Arch, you will cross occasional stone bridges, glide on raised boardwalks through quiet wetlands, and enjoy play on the only public course, bent grass fairways within hundreds of miles. Laid out through native grasses, it's easy to forget you are just minutes away from the action in downtown St. Louis, and not tucked away deep in the Scottish Highlands.This facility is managed by Walters Golf Management.

Par, yardages and course ratings

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

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Keith Foster
  • Type: Public
  • Built in: 1998
  • Golf Season: Year round

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts:

18 Golf Dr
Madison, Illinois 62060
Madison County
P: (618) 482-4653
F: (614) 482-2485