Willow Oaks Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7100
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7100 yards
Scorecard for Willow Oaks
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black / Quarry M: 74.5/141 329 165 463 411 577 455 208 520 390 3518 318 187 477 431 349 232 590 467 434 3485 7003
Blue / James River M: 72.4/136 319 156 425 381 540 420 178 480 365 3264 301 170 477 400 323 219 565 430 402 3287 6551
Green / Oak M: 71.1/134 309 146 407 367 517 390 168 463 351 3118 285 170 459 384 323 180 535 400 375 3111 6229
White / Carillon M: 67.6/125 295 135 358 333 445 340 150 424 337 2817 260 146 419 337 315 158 480 337 308 2760 5577
Gold / Granite W: 71.7/126 295 135 358 333 445 340 150 424 337 2817 260 146 419 337 315 158 480 337 308 2760 5577
Handicap 17 15 1 9 7 5 13 11 3 18 16 12 8 14 6 4 2 10
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 15 9 11 13 1 17 3 7 16 18 6 12 10 14 2 4 8

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect David Gordon (1957) Lester George (2008) William F. Gordon (1957)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather

My First Private Course Experience Is A Great One

After years of being confined to the lowly public golf courses, I finally made the leap to experience a private course for the first time and I’m glad Willow Oaks was the destination. From a warm and wonderful staff and eye-opening pace of play to great course conditions and quite possibly the best riverside parkland style layout I’ve ever played, Willow Oaks has it all.

I arrived with plenty of time to warm up on the very nice grass driving range, complete with about 20 pyramids of Titleist practice balls and not one but two practice putting greens. If you want to impress a public golfer, A+ on pre-round pampering! That first impression only grew with being greeted by the starter and getting the round underway. The first hole with a short, wide-open dogleg left par-4 is a unique and perfectly-executed opening hole that inspires confidence without feeling boring or patronizing. The rest of the course is equally impressive with a surprising variety and character for such a compact and relatively flat track. Nearly every hole is memorable after just one play.

Many courses in the area experienced significant winter kill coming into this season and Willow Oaks was not immune to it. But the course has recovered very well and may only be weeks away from being back to peak condition. Even still I encountered the few bare spots a few times and it didn’t take away at all from the experience. Bunkers, tees, fairways, and rough were all in excellent shape. The greens rolled buttery smooth with good speed.

For once, there’s not much to mention on the value front because as a guest of a member I have no idea what it cost to play here (not cheap, I imagine). But the X-factors here abound and really set a place like Willow Oaks apart from public courses. From the peaceful riverside setting to the go-at-your-own pace of play to the incredibly welcoming staff, this place is so much more than just another golf course.

I’m going to guess I won’t often get to play here and that’s ok, I don’t want to have to sell my house to afford a membership here. Plus, it will make me truly cherish the few times I do get invited out. It was my first private course experience, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll keep it my only one.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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