Construction moves forward at Tower Tee, on track for 2021 reopening

The new ownership team promises golfers “the best public practice area in the region.”

Michael Calhoun
June 18, 2020 - 12:21 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - If you drive past Tower Tee on Heege Road, you'll notice a lot of work happening. The new driving range, mini-golf course, batting cages, clubhouse and more should be built out by February with a grand opening coming soon after. 

It's a personal project for Tarlton Corporation project manager Bridget Fischer, she grew up a half-mile from Tower Tee and says she drives by it quite often because her parents still live right around the corner. 

Tower Tee
(Tower Tee)
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The driving range, par-3 golf course, mini-golf course and batting cages closed in 2018, after 55 years when the land was slated to become a subdivision, but a local businessman purchased the site to revive the landmark. 

Now the dirt is moving again and Fischer says the reimagining of the south county landmark will include: 

  • 6,000 square-foot clubhouse with an indoor training facility and lounge 
  • 2 single-level driving range structures, including one that's two stories 
  • 9-hole golf course 
  • 15,000 square-foot putting green and a short game practice area.
  • Concessions and pavillions 
  • Mini-golf 
  • Bocce courts 
  • Playground 
  • Batting cages 
  • Foot golf, which is golf but with a soccer ball 

Tower Tee
(Tarlton Corporation)

The new ownership team promises golfers “the best public practice area in the region.” Art Schaupeter, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, is the course architect. FGM Architects is the project architect.

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