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3.0
255 Reviews (255)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
83
2 Stars
38
1 Stars
27
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.4
61.1%
Recommend this course
177 out of 255 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.8
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.1
Layout
3.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
1.9
StaffFriendliness
3.7
56.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 41 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.8
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
12
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.2
Layout
3.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.2
StaffFriendliness
3.9
55.7%
Recommend this course
39 out of 70 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6061 yards
Slope 110
Rating 67.7
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Willowick Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Golf Season Year round
Architect William P. Bell (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

3.0
255 Reviews (255)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Brunch 7
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Walkers 18
Beginners 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19

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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sad shape

This course seems to be on life support. I really dont think they have a full time groundskeeper based on the condition of the course. The fairways are covered in weeds and bald spots. even some of the bunkers have weeds in them. Very sad because this use to be a nice course in a good location.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Play during the week

Played on the weekend and pace of play was atrocious. With limited staff and no marshals it can be difficult. We played behind a five-some and a four-some of friends that became a nine-some on every green. Watching each other putt out, then grouping on the next tee box. Would recommend playing during the week with less people, but never playing on the weekends.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time good weather enjoyed my round

Good day not pushed and still got dont in 4 hours. Nice staff, homeless on the course and tents on one hole, they didn’t bother us but I know it’s a problem in Santa Ana. Course was a little muddy In Some areas but at least there’s grass in the fairways.. couldn’t get a tee time in my area so I’m glad I was able to play here.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Garbage Course

Absolute garbage golf course. Slow pace of play ( many groups of 5), greens and fairways absolutely neglected. Should pay for than $10 to play. Never again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the money.

Unfortunately, the golf course was not very well designed. Overall, staff was friendly, and the golf carts are great, but the course lay out is odd. The course is not well maintained, and the cost is higher than better courses in the area. I will not be playing here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the price!

I've been playing here for over ten years and I keep coming back. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The course is about average length for a local municipal and there are some mean bunkers to keep things interesting. It is hard to lose a ball, because it's on flat land but that doesn't mean it isn't fun and challenging. Every year I see improvements in the overall condition of the course. I'm definitely a fan and a loyal customer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What happened!

1st off the pro shop attendant wasn't in the shop, he was hitting balls on the range. Once he got to shop, felt like we were bothering him instead of being friendly. We were about to start and realized there was no score cards. We asked for them and was told rudely "dl the app!" We had to used a ripped up golf ball sleeve box for a score card. Overall during our round it was obvious the course was left for dead. Greens spotty, fairways dead. Felt like we were playing in a desert course. On the turn the group that jus finished the 18th, jumped in front of us and continue to replay the back 9. This course used to be a hidden gem in the heart of Santa Ana. Now it seems like another wasted opportunity for socal golf...

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/15/2020

Thank you for your review and constructive insights. We value your opinion and take feedback seriously in order to improve our guests experiences.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Something is up here

Phone number disconnected and no golf carts so I will not be back

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your feedback, Sorry to hear that you weren't able to reach us by telephone.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Dirty

Course is covered in cigarette buds and beer cans. The course itself is in horrible shape. No fairway just entire field of rough and long weeds. No flag sticks either just tree branches and some holes don’t even have that. Avoid this place

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/02/2020

Thank you so much for your review.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Not a bad track in the heart of OC

Fun track and in pretty good shape considering. Tree branches for flag sticks, walked and carried bag, no pull carts or carts. Little over protective with all the restrictions but still great to be out there walking the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your support and feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the price

Decent conditions, no flags but can’t complain too much for the price

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your support and feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lawn mower man

So the course was easy and fun to play. Pro shop staff was friendly and pace of play was decent. The cons are that homeless people live on the back nine. Also the grass cutting man followed for three holes, ran over one of our balls, and would not get out of the way when we approaches the green. That needs to be corrected.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your support and feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No pins

So you just have to guess where the flags are no pins .. I guess it’s to much to have a flag on green haha they gotta be kidding me now On my way! Touches the flags now anyways

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your support and feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Golfing again

Golf course conditon didn't come close to being readyfor play. The day we played, work was being done to i.mprove overall play conditon but it's still going to take awiile.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and support. We plan to catch upon maintenance now that we have our team back Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and support. Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

COURSE WAS BOOKED SOLID BUT WHEN I GOT THERE THE STARTER LET A THREESOME AND THEN 2 TWOSOME'S GO OFF WHILE OTHER PEOPLE WERE WAITING SETTING A LITTLE BACKLOG, BUT SURPRISED AFTER THE FIRST PAR THREE PLAY WENT ALONG AT A DECENT PACE.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and support. Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

SMH

Course has an overall easy layout with wide fairways that provide tons of forgiveness. The same length in grass makes it tough at times because you can be in the fairway and still be hitting a shot out of the rough. The craziness of this course comes at about the 5-6th hole when you run into what would be a restroom at other courses- here it looked like a trap house. Crazy graffiti all around course and even some homeless entrapments on the back nine. Never seen that before, never thought I would on a golf course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and support. We are working with our local authorities to continue cleaning things up. Hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/29/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your support and feedback. Stay safe and come see us again soon :)

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