Willow Run Golf Course

3.9504647059 4.0 stars from 5 (132)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6139 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

  • 1158 Hazelton Etna Rd SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062, Franklin County
  • (740) 927-1932
  • (740) 927-1932
  • www.golfwillowrun.com

Year built: 1964
Architect(s): Jack Kidwell (1964)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 132 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
67
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

118 out of 132 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"Great Deal"


mark6834944's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Reviewed on

The weekday afternoon rate of $20 for all you can play is a very good deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Pev1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Very good middle-of-the-road course"


u671971261's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Reviewed on

Not much in terms of elevation or unusual features, but it’s well maintained by friendly staff. There isn’t anything to gripe about, its an average Ohio course that doesn’t make you want to say “Wow, I gotta play that one again!” but it’s a good value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow Pace"


Adam3722616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Reviewed on

Overall experience was nice, aside from the rate of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
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Reviewed on

It was a bit chilly for mid April, and quite damp. The greens fee reflected that fact and was very affordable. The course setup is good and it is a good test of skill.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u953171163's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golfing at Willow Run"


rdade's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed the course. It was well groomed and the greens were excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great bang for the buck."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
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As always staff was very friendly. Played 18 wholes in just under 4 hrs. There's only couple of fairways that needs to be fixed but other than that fairways was in good shape. I like the cart paths through out the course but the definitely need some work. I really enjoy playing this course and would recommend Willow Run to anybody.


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


"Willow Run Golf Corse"


Chance15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Creek runs through entire course and presents some interesting challenges. I recommend this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


relichunter's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Greens are in really good condition for this time of year. Fun course, mature trees, really clean course!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bumpy Ride"


jkruz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall Willow Run is a good deal. The layout is nice with a variety of hole types. Par 3's are varied which is always nice. The course ranges from straight forward par 4's to a few real challengers.

A few holes are kind of stupid with my least liked hole being 13. A par four down a hallway of a fairway to a sloped green. Too much all in one hole.

While the golfing surfaces are generally in good shape with greens that roll true the ride in a cart can break your back. The cart paths are bumpy and pot holed. You are more likely to drive in the rough to save your back but even that doesn't provide much relief since there are ridges and dips that will also compress your spine. If you can, I would say take a walk. The course is easily walkable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"great value for what I paid"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun Course to play. Only problem 3 some slid in between holes 9 and 10 and slowed down our play. They were supposedly playing league play later on the front 9 and felt like they were entitled to start on hole 10 for an extra 9 holes. Course should have asked them to play front 9 or not at all.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Gary7287643's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf Willow Run"


Andy4835751's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thought the course was a very nice value, course was in great shape, greens were beautiful.

And.staff was very accommodating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challeging"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
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Reviewed on

Some awesome holes to challenge your golf thinking .


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 golf course"


td02jr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Perfect setting

Priced right

Great shape

Not too crowded


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"You get more than what you pay for"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has some fairly easy holes as well as some pretty challenging ones. Course was in very good condition overall. Rain was forecast so we had no waiting for tee boxes to clear. Had a great time and excellent value for what you get


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf"


u000002788246's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
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Reviewed on

The staff is always friendly and helpful. The course was in great shape. Although the course was busy the pace was fast.


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


"Define value?"


u9555656's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Because of no marshal it took us 6 hours to play 18 with no stop at the clubhouse at the turn. Would have enjoyed it more had the pace been controlled. 35 minutes to play #15 & #16. I'm not a great golfer but it was hard to wait 5-10 minutes per shot.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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