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3.9
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
94.2%
Recommend this course
183 out of 194 reviews
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3.7
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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3.7
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6890 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.9

Situated between Greenville and Spartanburg, Willow Creek Golf Course is a favorite course amongst many area players. The course has a classic layout that starts out gently with a player-friendly front nine but then becomes much more challenging on the back nine. The layout is a seemingly mild 6,890 yards from the back tees but it can feel longer because of all the elevation changes you'll encounter. It's a golf course that will appeal to beginners but advanced players will also enjoy the many risk-reward opportunities that can be found throughout. Water hazards come into play on eight holes and there is a slew of strategically placed bunkers lurking along the greensides. The par-5 fifth hole is Willow Creek Golf Course's signature. This 516-yard hole tumbles across rolling hills with a stream that cuts right through the fairway.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.9
194 Reviews (194)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 27
Elevation Changes 21
Forced Carries 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 28
Seniors 21
Advanced Golfers 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 15

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Skill Beginner
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4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Reverse Course

Played a round of golf at Willow Creek today. First time ever breaking 100. The course was reversed due to the greens being replaced. The tee boxes were in front of the greens, the holes played back to the original tee boxes, and the white tee boxes were set up as the temporary greens. The temporary greens were about the size of a parking spot in most cases. The course may not have been regulation, but it was fun and challenging all the same. I can't wait to play there again, once the greens are back open and the course flows the correct direction. The new greens are supposed to open August 30th.

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

Fun, Fun

Last time playing the course backwards. The regular greens will be open next Friday. It is challenging playing the course backwards. Makes you think more than usual, especially on drives as the landing areas are not generally wide where the ball will land. Also, approach shots to such small greens is interesting. Really enjoyed this approach to the game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun

OK, how many times do you get to play a course in reverse? It was a bit of a challenge since this is not the normal way to play. Yes, the greens are what used to be the tee boxes and they are quite small. Probably why I only hit 2 greens all day. Although I wouldn't want to play this direction all the time, it certainly made you think on the course, which made it somewhat fun.
The fairways were in excellent condition. Some of the best I have played in a long time.
So, just go and have some fun. Where else can you play for $20?

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Temporary Greens

My impression of this course is very skewed by the temporary greens. It was beautiful and can't wait to play it when the regular greens are in place. The temporary greens were awful. Some of the tees were like 60 yards past the normal greens/tee box and made Par 4 or 5's basically all 3's or even less if you can imagine that.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Seems like a great course

I think this is a good course, unfortunately they are working the greens presently and we were forced to play the course in reverse. Teeing off from just in front of the greens and putting on the tee boxes. It seems like a nice course and I will return when I can play the course in the correct manner.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great course once greens get fixed

It was an ok round only because greens was being renovated.So played each hole backwards.Which means in front of each green was actually the tee shot and the tee boxes was the greens.Very small greens to hit too so made it very difficult to hit good approach shots into greens

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great course!! just not right now

Wait to play!!! They are replacing greens and it's a mess. Wait until August/September to play and it will be fantastic!!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always liked it

Always really liked the layout. Usually in good shape. Fairways were great. But greeens are gone. Burnt up or something

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens have improved

Have played the course 3 times in 2 weeks and have noticed rapid improvement in the greens. I enjoy playing here.

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

The course generally was in good condition but some of the greens are still suffering damage from last year.

I love the course but the greens do spoil the experience a little.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
New Jersey Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course with Variety of Holes

It was perfect weather for our round of golf. We played from the forward tees and it was a fair test for the women in our group (variety of handicaps). Lower handicap female players should probably play the Orange Tees (based on the length of Par 3 holes, which were short from the forward tees).

There were elevation changes and a few holes that required some carry. There is one hole with a creek about 179 yards out that you can't see and it roles down hill towards the creek so either club down or really know your yardage with a GPS device.

The only two "negatives" were a few of the forward tee boxes were uneven and some of the greens had bare spots. However my understanding from one of the locals is that the course is going to redo the greens this July (2019).

Staff was friendly and the club house was nice for a public course.

We played on a Monday mid-day and pace of play was great (played in 4 hours). Not sure what it would be like on the weekend.

I would definitely play Willow Creek again.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
L2W
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent Course For Too Much Money

This is a fairly challenging course depending on the tee you play. Tee to green the course is usually in good shape. The greens, those have been poor for the last couple years. Lots of dead spots. Nothing really to brag about with the amenities. Basic kitchen with very basic menu. Greens fees are a bit high considering the pace can be slow and you will be putting through dead spots. All in all this isn’t a bad trek but could be way better.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fast firm greens

Solid layout fastest and firmest greens I've played in along time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course, greens could be better

If they had better or new greens, it would be a top tier golf course.. The greens are holding this course back from the next level.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Switch to Champion Bermuda

I have played this course many times and have always enjoyed it. But the greens this year have been awful. Hope they get this fixed soon so we can come back and enjoy this normally great course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good pace of play nice layout

Played early on Saturday morning and pace of play was excellent with our forsome playing in 4 hours and 5 minutes. Staff was friendly and value was good. Several greens were in bad shape with some dead areas. Good layout that is not too difficult for novice golfers

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Willow Creek

Find course with challenging growth. Greens look like they had a hard summer.

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