Golf Range, Instruction,
18 Hole Par-3 & Mini Golf
Tower Tee has been a tradition in St. Louis golf for 55 years, and boasts the oldest and busiest golf range in the area. Roy Lotz, former head carpenter at Forest Park Hylands Amusement Park, built the range and miniature golf buildings in 1963 on a site that once functioned as a brick yard. The Tee has stayed in the family since then, with Roy’s son Dick taking over and finally Steve Lotz taking over in 2002.
From the early days, a 10,000 square foot putting green has graced the entrance to the facility, but the range has seen a change. In 2005, Tower Tee expanded its range distance from 275 yards to 390 yards up the middle. The original buildings have been remodeled, and the par 3 course, built in 1965, expanded to 18 holes in 1970.
Some of St. Louis’ most prominent business people started as workers at Tower Tee. Wherever you go in St. Louis, you’ll meet someone who got their start in golf or business here. As a St. Louis landmark, famous figures stop by to practice their games. Visitors include: Bob Hope, Bob Costas, Joe Buck, Hale Irwin, Lee Elder, Mark Brooks, Trevor Dodds, John Goodman and Jim Holtgrieve. Tower Tee now hosts the annual Gateway PGA Tower Tee invitational on its splendid par 3 course in June.
Practice Driving Range
The practice range at Tower Tee is a scenic and care- fully manicured Environment providing a pleasant practice experience for all types of golfers. We have prac- tice areas that include the following: 25 grass tees, enhanced with quickstand Bermuda grass
Tower Tee's professional Teaching Staff, headed by owner/head PGA Professional Steve Lotz, focuses on addressing the needs of the individual student and his/her golf requirements. Our motto is "We teach people, not systems"... We are committed to 3 things: you (the individual), golf education and making the pursuit of that education a fun and rewarding experience for you.
The miniature golf course at Tower Tee provides a "fun" experience for all age groups. We have replica holes that will be recognizable by all (including our Ted Drewes hole). Hit the bullseye on the 18th hole and win a coupon for a free round on our miniature golf course or a free concrete at Ted Drewes! Special rates available for families and for groups of 6 or more.