Willow Wood Golf Club

4.2653000000 4.3 stars from 5 (49)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6138 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 69.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6138 yards 69.2 123
White 71 5547 yards 66.0 108
Red (W) 71 4737 yards 66.1 107

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 49 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

47 out of 49 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers forced carries water hazards  

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"My round of Golf"


Chris6894956's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have been playing Willowood for three years, it has always been a very enjoyable place to play golf. However, my round of golf today was amazing . The greens were spectacular, the reaction to longshots with an iron to the green was beautiful to see and how the ball reacted once it hit the green . I was so impressed of the play today, compared to last year and the year before. I would definitely recommend this course and have on several occasions To my friends that play golf.

Please don't change the greens, they are almost perfect.


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


"Hidden Gem"


E126477's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My college age boys and I love play this course, its off the beatin' path, has an up north feel, you can play it from the back tees or the average tees and it makes you be a shot maker. But you can also score when your on ....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Staff"


u372965927's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While waiting to tee off on hole one, there was a foursome backup that was starting before us. We decided that we could play the back nine first. We drove the green and a the staff member came flying down and said NO we couldn't do that. We could have finished the hole and been gone before holding anyone up. We restarted on the first hole following the slow foursome. We proceed to play, (while others were jumping hole to hole, Because they said they lived there). Everyone must abide by the same RULES. I WON'T be back.


I don't recommend this course


Response from Willow Wood Golf Club on 06/05/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are sorry to hear about your subpar experience at our golf course. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to earn your business again.

"I"


mrcraps's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course, excellent condition and enjoyable. Management is great and always helpful and friendly. Prices are good, not only for the golf, but for the food and drinks.


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, slow play, no ranger"


u000006346543's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played as a twosome

2.5 hrs front 9,

At turn 5 groups waiting.

Packed up called it a day

The course was in great shape.

The greens rolling on fire.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Wood Golf Club on 05/09/2017:

Hello Darrell, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the subpar pace of play, we will pass your feedback onto the appropriate department. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Great Course, GREATER Value"


LETHAL30LEFTY's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Located about 30 minutes from Lansing, you won't find a better course for the price. $20 spring and Fall rates, $30 Peak Rate. This course will challenge your shot making and is not a "grip it & rip it" style. Always well manicured with challenging greens and a great chance to score well. Definitely a Feel-Good course.

6 Stars for the Friendliness of Staff. They do an excellent job of leaving you with a feeling of wanting to return again and again. Keep up the good work.


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


"Great track"


Barber7580's avatar
Age:  45-54

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fun track with great hospitality, well worth the value.


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


"Well kept"


Golfnutt3's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is in very good condition. I played in june and October and the course was equally well taken care of both times. Will play as often as possible in the future.


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


"Bargain Course"


u000001736083's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Wonderful course hidden in rural area. Very playable with opportunities for birdies on first two holes. Well-maintained and very friendly staff. Great course for the $$$.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Loud"


banfimar's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The motorcycle track next door is very annoying, as is the loudspeaker announcements and music.

Pace of play was poor on the front, but 3 groups let us play through at the turn. Then it was fine.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Hydrated course"


meliswieting's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy golfing here. They have really kept this course very hydrated during this horrible drought we have had this summer. One of the best around this summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love this course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This wonderful course is a well-kept secret. Great value.


I recommend this course


"Real Nice, Right Price"


Tony6255680's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will play this one again, had big fun, course condition was great.


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 Woods Why Not"


u000001736083's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very playable course, with excellent staff. Course was watered and green, greens were in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great people, fun course. Keep it open. Give it a shot!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007718153's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Love playing there. One of the best around!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was not expecting much. Just looking for an inexpensive course to work on my game. What a surprise! Best kept course in the middle of nowhere that I have played in Michigan.

Check it out. It isn't long and it has tons of extremely doglegs and blind shots, but the greens, fairways and tee boxes are immaculate.

Fun course. A bargain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Affordable Course"


u939334517's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course is great. Well kept and a lot of fun. Only complaint would be the sports track next door that can be a little loud on the first couple of holes. It is a little off-putting at first, but it pretty much is gone by hole 3.

I would highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great staff"


u00000494480's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value,friendly and helpful staff !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, water, woods, flowers ,sand."


u000007821901's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I appreciate the on site driving range. Motocross track next door is occasionally noisy but we'll worth the drive to play this course. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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