Best Hole at a Golf Course St. Louis 2009 - No. 12
What do we like about this hole? For one, its name. They call No. 12 "Gambler." Any golf hole named after the best damn song Kenny Rogers ever sang is a birdie on the scorecard of life. We also like that despite its name, "Gambler" is a thinking-man's hole that rewards smart play over big risk. A par five, the twelfth hole at Pevely Farms features an elevated tee that requires you to hit over a creek and marsh to reach the fairway. Big swingers then attempt a huge second shot in hopes of crossing another creek as the hole doglegs to the right. Best bet, though, is to lay up in front of the creek, then take a crack at the two-tiered green. Oh, and one more thing about No. 12: Off to the side of the tee box is an old abandoned building with a whole lot of broken windows. As you wait for the group ahead of you to clear the fairway, ask yourself: How'd all those broken windows get there?