Willow Run Golf Course

3.8925882353 3.9 stars from 5 (142)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6139 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

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 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 142 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

126 out of 142 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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"Good to practice a Round on"


u651539317's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed 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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Staff"


guare95's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"its a good course"


ajennice's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"for the Money not bad"


u651539317's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great value"


u000007203227's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Willow Run"


king6065's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Old school feel ."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
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Reviewed on

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 .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Back 9 much superior to front 9"


saltykalty's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000007787599's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Willow run golf course"


Toby1568851's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in decent shape. Rained a couple days prior to playing. They were working on bunkers should be in great shape by summer


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"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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Reviewed on


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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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



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