Willow Glen at Sycuan Resort

4.0993176471 4.1 stars from 5 (85)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6687 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6687 yards 72.4 128
Gold 72 6429 yards 71.0 125
Silver 72 6151 yards 69.7 122
Burgundy (W) 72 5555 yards 66.7 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 85 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

73 out of 85 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort convenient to the city   Great for playing multiple courses locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes  

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"This course fell short of typically great conditions"


JCroman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Typically, this course is in great shape from tee to green. This time the fairways were in terrible shape. They must have over seeded them because the grass in the fairways was at rough length in most areas Any shot from the tee box or shots short of the green was reduced to carry only as the grass would impede any roll out of your shot. The greens we're in good shape was you got to them and putts rolled true. My main complaint was that there was no warning on GolfNow of the fairway conditions so I could make a value decision on playing on those conditions.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not recommended currently"


mjdsayer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chose to play Willow Glen course having enjoyed it a few years ago. This time it was not so pleasant. The course fairways were almost entirely rough. A number of times it was hard to find the ball in the middle of the fairway. On the 2nd hole we ran into a five some. Not sure why courses would allow this in the middle of the day? The pace slowed to a crawl. So not sure if the very shaggy fairways are the norm here at the moment, but it is not a fun experience. Of course neither is playing behind a group of 5.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Golf Is Already Tough Enough"


Niban's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ditto the reviewer "Dreadful". I too booked on GolfNow 'hot deal' and have played many cart path only courses because of numerous course conditions & policy (i.e. recently played Poppy Hills - superb conditions). I also noted cart path only; but, I certainly didn't anticipate being additionally challenged for hitting dead-center fairway drives; going on Easter egg hunts for the ball...no such thing as "keeping it on the short grass". Golf is already tough enough!! On top of this, slow play ahead...losing daylight guys! Oh, and a pair jack-rabbiting around to holes and hitting into us on 17...ball went under the cart.

Greens were beautiful; Wife and I enjoyed the course surroundings & some of the beautiful homes. Could have been more enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Dreadful"


u000005867034's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I can see this course being absolutely gorgeous. However I booked on GolfNow for a hot deal like I do every time I play, and all that was stated was cartpath only. The greens were nice but the fairway grass was approx 4-6 inches long and every shot was like hitting out of the second cut of rough. I lost 3 balls that were hit in the center of the fairway cause the grass was so long they were unable to find after looking for 5 min. My partner who I never met also lost 2 balls. The tee time did not indicate that course was under any repair or the fairways were not cut!!! Just simply said cart path only. Very disappointed and not sure I will return!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Overseeded but great"


u00000211350's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Told at check in that course was over seeded but playable. On vacation so played anyway with cart path only not expecting much. As it turns out the overseed was minor inconvenience. Layout great. Staff tremendous. Pace of play fast even with cart path only. Restaurant wonderful. Booked round for the next day. Thanks Sycuan


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"San Diego Gem"


budnik29's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I enjoyed this course. First time playing there. The staff was courteous and helpful, the amenities were nice, and the course was absolutely beautiful; tucked away in the mountains near El Cajon. The grass was soft as carpet, which the staff will tell you seems to blossom in the afternoon. There wasn't a bad hole really. Many signature holes here. All in all a great course. Only minor problem is multiple areas where there is mulch. I wasn't completely sure if i could take relief there. But nothing to take away from the overall beauty and steller course conditions. Must play if in San Diego.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a treat"


Bruce1622's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The courses at Sycuan (aka Singing Hills) are nearly always in great shape. Our round yesterday was no exception.

Tee boxes are manicured. Fairway are defined. The rough is fairly forgiving. Traps are full of white sand. Greens are fast but fair. The trees are mature, and they always have beautiful flower beds.

The lounge is a little "dated" but homey and serviced by a friendly staff.

Really very pleasant, I just wish this place was priced a bit lower.

A highly recommend it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


dewndi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time here. Good value, pace of play good even though we played behind a 5some, course in good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wow golf wonderland!"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time here and had a good time. The course had memorable rock formations all along the course. A lot of mature trees shedding leaves, water hazards adds to challenge. The place had 3 courses, restaurants and nice putting greens and driving range. Plenty of parking but your cart cant reach it so drop off your bags in front.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


Cmicun's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a weekend warrior, this course is exceptional. Challenging hole layouts, water hazards, protected greens. I did use up a good chunk of GolfNow Rewards for my friends and I, but the value would still have been great with the HotDeal price of $62.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Willow Glen"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the Blues (6651/72.3/128) in 4H Saturday as a 4some mid-day following a tournament. The weather was breezy, overcast and in the high 70's.

I really like this layout, nice variety of long/short and straight/dogleg holes. The par 3's are tough and demanding, the par 5's challenging. Good GPS on above average carts.

The tees were semi lush and nice to play from except the par 3;s which were pretty beat up.

The fairways were semi lush and well maintained with few divots.

The rough was mostly semi lush with some hardpan and wood chips mixed in under and around the hundreds of trees that line the fairways.

The sand traps were well maintained with fine, hard packed sand.

The greens were medium speed and mostly smooth. They held approach shots well and were firm. They are large and while not many have multiple tiers, they all have crests and crowns to deal with. Getting irons or chips on the correct side of the green where the hole is located is important here. The greens were slower and bumpier than what I have usually experienced here.

The customer service was excellent from everyone encountered, especially Gary the starter who got me out in a group 30 minutes before my tee time. Drink cart out patrolling, we saw it numerous times. Everything was above average, but the course is usually in better condition than I experienced this visit. I enjoy the layout, fun 18 holes of golf. Recommended = Yes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Claudiusson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a bad course but not very challenging in my opinion. I would not suggesr it to a low handicap player. Condition was pretty good and green very nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Well maintained course that keeps getting better"


MarkLemieux's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a pleasure to golf at the old "Singing Hills"....... constant improvements make me look forward to playing either course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good price from golf now"


u399700534's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was a bit better than oak glen, more challenging. 35 bucks on golf now. Nice greens, good layout. Loved the uphill par 4, then the next hole was downhill, also beautiful. The 18th par 3, very nice. Won't pay 70 bucks to play though. Good track


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful Layout"


matthewosburn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course in perfect condition. The layout coming back to center with snack shop and bathrooms every 5 holes was fantastic. Every course should be so accommodating. This course immediately became my wife's favorite.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"MT Woodson"


Mose3685935's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Outstanding course--great conditions and friendly staff. Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Out of the Way"


butler2943's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friend got a free round for hm and his brother. So we went to golfnow to get our twosome round. Showed up on the page, clicked it, said there was a problem. Finally called the number, they 'fixed' it. Saw my credit card bill. Billed three times for the round. Went to the course, he said we had booked it twice. Waiting to see what happens next. As for the course. Fantastic greens. They were 'punched' two weeks ago and putted perfect. Plenty of grass, way too many trees for one of my friends. Good bunkering. Overall? Had a great time despite the #4 hole where my buddy took a 15. Just couldn't get it over the water from a bare lie. If it wasn't 60 miles from my house, I'd play it a lot more often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A nice course"


u000006242716's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout was fine... a few curious holes though but that was ok.

Plays like a shorter course because on many holes you have to hit a landing area that does not require a driver for the longer hitters.

Greens were in great shape and the fairways average to good. Trees play a big role here gotta be straight over long.and you get a lot of roll.

Greens were multi tiered. For more of a challenge, I'd make them faster... a bit slow for me but true rolls.

For some reason, iron shots go farther here so keep that in mind on your approach shots.

I was a single and got paired with two others and we had a great time and finished in 4 hours (1:30 tee time).

Staff was average demeanor not rude but a bit distant/ distracted. But it is a resort... I'd expect more from staff.

Amenities top notch no complaints on that.

I'd play it again but course seems to be missing the "wow" factor I've had at other venues.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Weather factor"


Pablo7216916's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was definitely a factor.(rainy, wet, cold and very windy) Friendly staff, pace was great!!! (see weather) Will have to comeback and get revenge on the weather. Love the elevation changes. First time for my buddy, he found a new love with this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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