Willow Springs Golf Course

3.9336176471 3.9 stars from 5 (48)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7221 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7221 yards 74.6 130
White 72 6979 yards 73.5 128
Gold 72 6392 yards 70.6 126
Gold (W) 72 6392 yards 76.6 133
Red (W) 72 5616 yards 71.8 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 48 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

46 out of 48 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards  

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Reviews


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"Good Value"


u353655407's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Course could use some water. Greens were dry but ran good. Overall good course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course Maintenance"


rjanzen's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine was closed when we started. The course did not notify golfers that the front was being top-dressed and was unplayable. This is not uncommon for the city courses however. Guess I should have asked before purchasing the rounds of golf. We were required to play the back nine twice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"great course"


u00000429651's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Highly recommend playing this course. Great value for the price on golf now and in my opinion , top 2 muni's in san antonio. Not a really challenging course, but longer par 5's make up for that. I always enjoy playing this course and was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great local course"


Sleepey60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition, pace of play was very good.

I just don't understand why they never have an on course beverage cart especially in the hottest part of summer and the weekend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Plenty of Length here"


leftygolfer54's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They rarely have the blue tee markers on the back box but if you want to get a good test of golf then play the back box no matter where they have the markers set.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The course is good"


Roland1890608's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was no Marshall to speed up play had a tournament going on got too late in the evening to keep playing


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Long and challenging"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You will use every club in your bag on this long and challenging municipal golf course. The 17th and 18th holes were fantastic finish to a very enjoyable day at Willow Springs golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Absolutely Uncalled For"


Oggie4's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2016
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

The course is in good shape for this time of year in South Texas and it was cold and windy. So now on to the issues, had played 9 holes with our 4 foursome on a Saturday. Not a problem a little backed up and we weren't playing great! Stop to use the facilities and grab something for the back. 3 went in while I manned the carts, as 2 came out with beverages and hotdog. I went to get a dog. As I got to the counter my brother-in-law was just getting his hot dog and walking from the counter. The man on the grill ask me what he could help me with, I asked for a hotdog. He the abruptly tells me grill is closed and I'm out (assuming hotdogs). Now we have a problem the grill wasn't closed to every one else and there was nothing posted on the grill being closed. Also why would ask me if there was something you could do for me if the grill was closed! So I am now highly upset! I then see the individual take food tray to the pro shop offices. What gives!!? So this is how the Veterans and black golfers are treated! BTW my brother-in-law is not black. This is the second course on the Alamo Trail that I've been subjected to this blatant disrespect!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good condition and getting better"


u00000429651's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition and just had a few small spots under repair on some of the holes. It did not interfere with playing the holes. Greens were in good shape as usual. would definitely play again, especially for price on golf now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Wide Open"


sikemaenz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is being worked on so one hole (#16) was closed off. Otherwise, the course was in great shape considering the dry hot weather we have had for 6 weeks. The fairways and greens were really nice, and the tees were good, although a bit uneven due to the small areas on some holes. Tight beautiful lush fairways and nice, though grainy, greens. the experience was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


billy69's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Staff were very friendly! Tee time was 2:09. Let us go at 1:20! Very nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great deal online!"


u775941901's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall great golf experience! Unfortunately, hole 7 was unplayable due to irrigation installation. There were several ditches crossing cart paths that made it a bit bumpy. Everything else was well kept. Greens were soft but responsive. Keep up the good work! Definitely returning soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"several holes were closed due to lots of construction but the rest of the course was in good shape."


bmittel66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Disappointed with all the construction that closed several holes and pace was very slow on a slow day. No Marshalls to speed it up. Rest of course was in good shape however so when they finish all the construction it will be worth it. Staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Outstanding Value, Average Course"


jnwbman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Willow Springs has fairly widespread digging going on around the course for an irrigation project. This digging can come into play on some holes if you're a little off the fairway. Also, hole #5 is closed due to this project. In addition, the course is a little soggy due in spots due to all the rain (20+ inches!) in the past month. I found a great discounted rate of $19 per player that included a cart. Great deal and the course played fairly despite the above mentioned caveats. I'll play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good greens and fairways"


John5625868's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been 15 years since I've played this course because of better semi-private courses I can play with golfnow. Needed a last-minute tee time so gave Willow a try. Fairways looked good from 1st tee and green was nice. After that, the irrigation ditches ruined the fairways and drives that were hit in their direction. 16-20 bucks is an ok price for this course while the pipeline project is Going on.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Green is almost always Excellent"


Dylee's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is pretty much wide open and flat. I love to play at hilly courses with ups and downs, but the reason I come down to this course is that green condition is lovely and the fairway is in shape shape. It was under construction even if I do not know what is about. But the thing is, I guess, course staffs are trying to improve the course shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Under construction"


larry6826349's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Everyone hates when you're playing a course that is under construction. For the money it still was a good deal. They are working on the irrigation lines throughout the entire course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


nous's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I was pleased; course condition was good. Not too demanding.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"ok"


glh39's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

ok play. hard to find your golfball in the leaves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens in Great Shape"


Keerod's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course about a dozen times and have always liked the risk/reward of many of the short par 4's. However, I have never walked away thinking foremost of the condition of the greens. It is very unusual for greens to be in great shape this time of the year, but every single green was in outstanding shape. The only problem was someone in front of us was dragging their feet...thank goodness my brother-in-law and I do not follow tour rules when it comes to repairing that!


I recommend this course



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