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3.1
220 Reviews (220)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
71
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
17
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.7
66.4%
Recommend this course
158 out of 220 reviews
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Avg Rating
2.8
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.3
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
53.8%
Recommend this course
14 out of 26 reviews
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3.0
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.3
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.9
59.6%
Recommend this course
31 out of 52 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

Reviews

3.1
220 Reviews (220)

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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Holiday Golf

Had an afternoon t time was told pace was ok.From the first tee it was slow expected for holiday golf but 3 hrs for 9 holes is absurd.The course had no Marshal to regulate pace.This course is in really bad shape.The greens,bunkers,t boxes, and especially the fairways are a mess.For that this course charges you woukd think something wiuld be funneled back into the course.DON'T .The one redeeming quality is the staff.They do their best to make yiur round bearable.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Oldie but goodie....

Used to playing here for years. Course has new management and supposedly will have a new fleet of carts next week. Fairways are extremely BUMPY! So, if you have a really bad back, this old course is not for you!

For the money, and if you don't mind some noise in the community around the course, than it's a good place to play. Greens are very decent, and although they look flat, they can fool you! Good chipping and putting will make your numbers here.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don't waste golf time at this place...

This was perhaps a nice golf experience...50 years ago. Now, it's terrible. Out of carts constantly. Cart we had died on front 9. Fairways?....Well, they don't really exist; and what there is, consists of dry and hard patches of dead bermuda and crabgrass. 90% of the terrain is so bumpy it's difficult to walk or ride on. Greens were OK, but needed to be cut when we played. Cart paths are 50/50 concrete and old dusty dirt paths. Layout doesn't make sense most of the time and is packed together so that you're in danger of being hit by errant shots all around the course. A couple of protective fences in the obvious danger zones, but mostly in disrepair and looked terrible. If it's your first time playing course, the layout is so screwy that it's extremely difficult to know where the next tee box is, and that's if you're going to a hole where there's actually a sign. Some holes didn't even have a tee box sign...and if they did, they were facing in a direction that made it impossible to navigate your way to the next hole. Pace of play is horrid...long wait on every hole. Pro shop is a joke. A few hats, a couple sleeves of balls and boxes of lost & found items. Bathrooms locked at 5:00 because of vagrancy issues. I realize this place is old...but it's a mess. It was obviously left without attention and investment for many years. Not coming back. Don't waste your time. There's far better public/muni golf options in the area, for the same $$.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/10/2020

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and support. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/23/2020

Thank you so much for your 4 star review. We value your input, and hope to see you back soon. Happy Golfing!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Golf cart died

My golf cart was dying around hole 6. On the turn after hole 9. We switched carts with the club house. This one also was running out of battery. By hole 12 we were losing massive power. There was an employee towing carts on the course (were they dead also?) I told him that we switched out carts and this one was dying as well. He said he would bring a new cart to us. Of course he never came back. Once we finished at 18, (which my brother and I were pushing to get it started) we saw that same employee by our cars, and yelled at him, and he just drove off.

New year day. You know it's a holiday, many people are going to play, and how do you not have enough carts charged. It definitely put a damper on the last 4/5 holes as we were push starting the cart.

The course on the other hand, was ok. Fairways were ok, Greens were real nice, running real fast. That with the hole placement made for a nice challenge. We did our best to make due, and not ruin the start of our new year, but that cart really left a bad taste in our mouth.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/23/2020

Thank you so much for your review and constructive feedback. The experience that you shared is unacceptable and we'd like to make it up to you. Please shoot us an email at info@willowickgolf.com. We are also happy to say that the new cart fleet is on it's way.

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

This course has great staff!

First time playing here and will definitely be back for future rounds! Course has great layout and staff is top notch.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Thank you for your review and kind words. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/27/2019

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

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

,Great value, friendly staff

I've been playing Willowick for ten years, and it seems like every year the condition of the course gets better and better. I never have a problem getting a tee time, and I'm always greeted with a smile. I've met quite a few other seniors there and that is always fun. The course layout is pretty flat and it's difficult to lose your ball. But don't let that fool you, there are some mean bunkers that really make things interesting. I'm a loyal customer and will continue to be. Great value for the price!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/09/2019

Thank you for posting a 3 star review and kind words. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Wick

My buddies and I wanted an affordable course that we could play to get ready for our Sunday golf match.
For $24 we got a great round of golf and a hot dog !
The fairways are a little bit spotty in places and they are in need of a little gopher control but the greens were very nice and we actually like the layout of the course. The fairways are wide and fair.
The pace of play was very good we started the round at 12pm and finished in less than four hours..
We will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/27/2019

Thank you so much for your review, kind words and support. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Doesn't even reach Mediocrity...needs Improvement

I've played here before, and have never seen the course THIS bad. Granted, it's no Black Gold, but even David L Baker makes this course look like a barely Lawn mowed cow pasture with some poles sticking out of the ground with greens where little calves apparently walked across leaving their hoof impressions to alter the course of your ball on approach to the hole.

It has gone WAY downhill with no apparent pride of ownership to ensure that fairways and greens are at least minimally maintained, much less cared for by someone who respects the game and the course.

Pass on this one and spend a little more to make your way over to Dad Miller in Anaheim for a stark contrast.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/11/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and use it to make improvements. We hope that you'll take another look in the future.

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rough greens

Have played this course a lot before. Has usually been an average course, but affordable. This time, greens were horrible.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/27/2019

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

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Rough around the edges, inconsistent but enjoyable.

Unfortunately it looks like the writing is on the wall for this course. Talked to a long time player at this course (family has played there since the 50's) and it is going through a rough time and may be gone soon. Would be a shame. We enjoyed it more than our private courses conditions. Although the fairways are not perfect and there is not a lot of definition to where the rough starts it was very playable tee to green. Greens were great except for a few that had some overly wet areas along the edges. Nice and smooth otherwise. Lots of check or zip back on approach shots. Worth the green fee they ask? Barely... But still enjoyable. Would take very little to bring the fairways and rough back around. Will be a real shame if it goes away.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/25/2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate your views and will continue working to improve conditions. We have multiple improvements in process and planned ahead. looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hot Deal should be $15, not $33

PRO: My brother and I played our round in 3 hours.

CON: The course conditions were not great yesterday. The golf cart we shared hiccuped every time you accelerated and struggled to go uphill on even the smallest of inclines. The GPS battery in the cart died before we completed 9 holes. The course layout was a little confusing. At every tee box the Tee Marker was either faced inward (you could not see the hold identification from the cart path) or missing altogether; couldn't tell if we were on the right tee box or not on several holes. Likely the first and last time we'll be playing here.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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Commented on 10/18/2019

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

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take your opinion seriously, and are working everyday to improve the customer experience.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/11/2019

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

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent pace of play!

Greens were good and fairways were mostly good, but did have some unexpected wet areas especially in front of greens that was annoying. But overall good day of golf on a competitive course in excellent weather conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/27/2019

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

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

neglected golf course

When we played this course two months ago it was in pretty good shape. When we played yesterday we were shocked over the condition. Huge weeds and dead spots on most if not all of the fairways. Greens were pretty beat up as well. I think they are about to close so they dont see the need to employ a grounds crew. Sad course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/19/2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable comments on your recent experience. These comments allow us to gain valuable information from our guest experiences in an effort to continue to improve service and conditions.

Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Room for improvement

The fairways need grass and the place needs a liquor license ... check back later.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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