The History of Norwood Hills Country Club

Historical Events

West Course

1931 MO State Am Championship
1936 The First National
         Left-Handed Championship
1938 MO State Am Championship
1936 National Left-Handed
1948 PGA Championship
         won by Ben Hogan

1955 LPGA STL Women's Invitational
1956 LPGA STL Women's Invitational
1965 LPGA STL Women's Invitational
1972 PGA Greater St. Louis Golf Classic
1973 PGA Greater St. Louis Golf Classic
1981 MO State Am Championship
1999 Metropolitan Am Championship

2001 USGA Senior Am Championship
2008 Metropolitan Am Championship

2014 MO State Am Championship
2016 Celebrity Golf Classic with
Tom Watson benefiting 
Bruce Edwards Foundation 
for ALS Research
2017 Metropolitan Am Championship
2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

East Course

1939 Women's Missouri State
         Am Championship
1954 Women's Missouri State
         Am Championship
1966 LPGA STL Women's Invitational
1967 LPGA STL Women's Invitational
1968 LPGA STL Women's Invitational
1969 LPGA STL Women's Invitational
1985 Women's Missouri State
         Am Championship

Founded as North Hills Country Club in the early 1920's by men of keen vision and foresight, we were the first of our kind in the area with plans for not just the standard 18-holes, but for forty-five greens upon which the members could play.

Moreover, it would not be from the list of local designers that the course architect would be found, but far to the east ( Boston to be exact) that a quiet man of uncanny talent was selected - Mr. Wayne Stiles. 

It is perhaps from a combination of these acts that the true grandeur of Norwood can be found.  Nothing done over these grounds in the past eight decades could be said to be run-of-the-mill.  Our story is one of outstanding golfers searching for a course where their skills could be honed and their competitive spirit refined.  It is one of leadership through the years, and we have been fortunate to have such individuals when needed, that saw the need for sound fiscal management as the key to long-term success.  It was from this vision they positioned the club like no other, enabling us to survive the wars, depression, economic downturns and changing business conditions and demographics; while providing the finest facilities to the largest membership in town.

It is this combination of family, competition and vision that have served Norwood so well over time.  These same traits exist in our membership today and will surely be the same characteristics found in generations to follow.  This is the essence and personality of Norwood Hills.  It is found in our members, and it is what they bring to the club each day.  It is what was taught to them as children and what they will teach their children and grandchildren.  It is what has made Norwood Hills a leader in the community and what will serve us in the years to come.

Today, Norwood continues to provide its members with an experience like no other.  Our Members enjoy a great social experience in all areas, from holiday events to daily dining to the swimming pool, fitness center and tennis courts, we have it all covered.