Willow Run Golf Course

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3.8
153
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
78
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
86.1%
Recommend this course
134 out of 153 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
7
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
57.1%
Recommend this course
4 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
28
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6139 yards
Slope 125
Rating 69.0
Willow Run Golf Course was designed by a ubiquitous name in central Ohio, Jack Kidwell. The local designer played a role in creating many of the state's courses but he infused a different character into each. Willow Run has an interesting layout that will test your shot making skills as well as your course management capabilities. The greens are bentgrass and the fairways are accented with Ohio bluegrass. Correct placement off the tees is the key to doing well, especially on the front nine. Plenty of water comes into play throughout the golf course as well as several strategically placed bunkers. Willow Run's back nine boasts one of the most challenging par 4s in Ohio, the 13th. The green on this tricky hole is fronted by a meandering creek.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6139 yards 69.0 125
White 71 5839 yards 67.5 123
Gold 71 5272 yards 65.1 116
Red (W) 73 5087 yards 68.5 120
Scorecard for Willow Run Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.0/125 525 370 342 435 186 346 174 351 169 2898 337 153 373 385 498 519 171 415 390 3241 6139
White M: 67.5/123 510 361 313 432 180 332 145 341 158 2772 297 131 342 378 488 505 146 405 375 3067 5839
Gold M: 65.1/116 475 325 292 412 142 286 130 328 148 2538 278 128 329 300 432 445 143 330 349 2734 5272
Red M: 64.3/114 W: 68.5/120 440 351 278 371 142 279 130 268 148 2407 254 128 329 368 359 445 143 305 349 2680 5087
Handicap 6 2 10 12 14 4 18 8 16 13 15 7 1 11 5 17 3 9
Par 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 3 35 4 3 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 10 6 12 8 18 2 14 4 16 13 17 1 5 9 3 15 11 7

Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Kidwell (1964)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.8
153

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 22
Bunkers 15
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Seniors 19
Walkers 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 7

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Played On
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough

Fairways have not been kept up all year, greens in good condition though.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Conditions

Easy to get to, friendly staff in the Pro shop, greens were nice however the fairways, 12 of them, were in rough shape, areas no grass, bare spots, mud, and some sand traps were mediocre in conditioning. Appears they have a drainage problem or no drainage on the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Willow Run

Got a great Hot Deal for $13. 18 holes & a cart. Played best ball with my two sons. Fun round. The only really negative was the cart paths. They really need some work. Overall a really fun round of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough Road

Course is layer out to challenge, not destroy your round. Greens ran straight and true.

The title is because their cart paths are horrible. They really need repair.

If the course had not been as good as it is, the ratings would have been much closer to “1”.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Can't beat the weekly after 1PM price.

Course is always in great condition and well maintained. For the price and location you can't beat it with a cart. This is one of my favourite courses to play year round and it's easy to get to. I agree that the cart paths need to be redone, however that is the only downfall I can come up with.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

for the money Willow Run is one of best bargains in central Ohio

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of my favorites

I've played at Willow since I was 8-10 years old so I might be a bit biased but this is a great course. The course is always well kept and provides a good challenge so great value for the money. Would recommend it to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoy playing this course

Nice course with all the challenges, water, sand traps etc. Weekend play is slower due to volume of players but there’s no waiting on weekdays, pretty standard with all courses. The greens are nicely kept and the fairways are a little patchy in places. Overall I have recommended this course and will play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Timer

I’ll start by saying the greens were great. A lot of the par 4 holes are in the 340-350 range which probably benefits most but I like to use the Driver and the front 9 has a creek running across most holes at about the 250 mark. Guess how far I hit my driver? Yep, 250. That’s not a knock on the course I’m just not smart enough to play “smart” golf so it was in play for me a lot. If you’re looking for straight holes with some fairly tight fairways at times and well groomed greens this is a course for you.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good to practice a Round on

I paid $20 on for a round the course is very dry, last time I played is was extremely wet. Not my first choice, but the price was right at $20 for the round on Golf Now

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff

Super slow pace and significant water on everything. Steer clear of this course a day or two after heavy rains. After a super slow 9 the gentleman manning the pro-shop threw me the keys to a cart and pointed me toward 14 (knowing it would be free sailing). Ended this round in a high note because of the staff! Great job!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

its a good course

like the course.. No driving range or practice green though. Would like to see a ranger out on weekends. Had a 2some holding up 4 somes from the start.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Wet weather
Used cart

for the Money not bad

Course was extremely wet, greens incredible slow as a result, pace of play is always slow, but this is to be expected from this type of facility

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Played in 3 hours, course is in good shape, great value

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Willow Run

I like playing this course. Every time I play it I enjoy the course. I was able to get in 18 holes in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old school feel .

This course is older and shows it .Has some bad spots that needs repair .They are way behind on the grounds keeping .Even with the lost balls in high grass.The value for money is good .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Back 9 much superior to front 9

Played blue tees. Good challenge on back 9. Watch out for creeks running across the fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Was a little wet an the greens didn't have a lot of breaks in them but all in all a very enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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