Willow Glen at Sycuan Resort

4.0725000000 4.1 stars from 5 (69)
  • 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

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 69 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
30
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

61 out of 69 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"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


"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


"Fun Course for Novice and Experienced Golfers"


u000003557755's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing Willow Glen. I played Oak Glen (the other 18 hole course on the property) a couple of times before. By comparison, I think Willow Glen is more aesthetically pleasing, and the level of difficulty of the two courses is similar. Both courses are fun to play. Above all, I appreciate the variety.

This course caters to players of a range of skill levels. The course presents enough obstacles for someone who shoots in the 80's but is forgiving enough for someone who shoots in the 90's to low 100's. While there are plenty of lateral water hazards, and a few water hazards (ponds), you shouldn't lose many balls even with errant shots, because there is extra space on this course. If you put yourself in play off the tee, you can score well here. Tip: Driver is not always the best play off the tee.

Very few houses border the course, which I like. The views in the valley that this course resides are beautiful. It's a peaceful place to play. I recommend walking as it is a mostly flat course. There were two elevated tees that made for a fun shots down to the fairway below.

This course is fully loaded with all of the amenities. One of my favorite things about playing here is that the starter announced our tee time and welcomed us to the tee. Sometimes it's the little things that make all of the difference. Also, the tee times stayed on schedule, which is rare these days. It's all to common that when I arrive at a course (not this one) with enough time to warm-up, the staff wants me to tee off ASAP, just because the tee is open. It can be frustrating. Fortunately, Sycuan seems to stick with the tee schedule.

To sum it up, the fairly long drive to this course is more than worth it. This is a great course, that is run efficiently. It is a good walking course and if I can pay less than $70 on a weekend (walking rate), I'll consider booking a tee time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Nice Course"


Jim9027774's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time in many years. Enjoyed the pace of play, course conditions, and facilities, Green fees were reasonable. Will definitely make this a "must play" when visiting the San Diego area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fair but challenging course layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens were relatively fast but rolled true. Fairways were well manicured and the pace of play was excellent finishing in just under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u6310241's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


Garystockwell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's been a number of years since I golfed Willow Glen. The course looked great and I saw many improvements. Sichuan has done a nice job making improvements.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"perfect day"


harddraw's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

willow glen is a great layout. not overly long, but it will test your whole bag. greens were perfect. the bunkers were in consistent, excellent shape. will play it again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001304964's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


bassmanleon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice setting, Fairways and Greens in good shape. Pace of play was an issue.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"worth the trip"


fordc46's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of those courses which may not be your favorite but it never seems there's anything to complain about. I don't play here alot but I always enjoy the visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000003426857's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Must Play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2, 18 hole courses and a 18 hole executive course that'll test you. Must play and if you don't return for any of these 3 gems, there's always tennis.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always in good condition"


rdelatorre's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always look forward to playing a round at Willow Glen. The course is always in good condition --especially now after we've had rain.

But most of all, this course has the best sand in the county --well drained, fluffy and deep --every trap!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



grzitln2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great time with friends"


rmercado59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this was my firs time playing willow Glen golf course I very happy that my experience was excellent great, course, the girl in the service car was a lot of help I'll be back soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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