Willow Glen at Sycuan Resort

4.1527058824 4.2 stars from 5 (105)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6651 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6651 yards 72.3 128
White 72 6200 yards 70.1 123
Red (W) 72 5454 yards 71.9 128
Red 72 5454 yards 66.5 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 105 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
44
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

92 out of 105 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort convenient to the city   Great for playing multiple courses locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes  

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"excellent place to play, It look like PGA course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

excellent place to play, It look like PGA course..

I want to play the golf again.

The course is a little bit difficult but fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004080158's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"OK Course, Nice Greens, Poor Pace of Play"


u000004890313's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Many of the SD-area casinos have spent significantly on their golf courses (Pechanga, Barona). Can't say this is the case for Sycuan and the Oak/Willow courses. Infrastructure (other than carts and greens which are very good) and amenities are dated and or poorly maintained. Scheduled to play Oak Glen, but starter said we could play Willow and that it was open (less players) and a more "scenic/better" course. Our two was paired with a single so playing as a threesome. By hole two, we caught the foursome in front of us and from there on it was miserably slow. No marshaling and a 5-plus hour round. Many people not raking traps, fixing ball marks and certainly not playing "ready" golf. Great greens, but the slow pace ruined what could have made for a nice day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



david1004's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Poor Pace of Play"


pickering11883's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was a marshal on the course but did nothing to help speed up play. I was part of a two some, there was a two some in front of us, then 3 foursomes that were painfully slow. After breezing through the first three holes, we caught up to the log jam. On every par three the the two groups in front of us were waiting to hit when we arrived at the tee box. Total round was just under 5 hours. on a slow drizzly day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jdavis10's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Day"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with challenging holes and very well kept. Greens were so tough to read, which made it Fun:)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Time"


u042986600's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was well kept and the greens were as true as ever. Great rates for this type of course. Military members have better rates by calling. The only "complaint" was only seeing the Cart Lady once, but there were ample opportunities to fill up at other places on the course, my timing was off tho. Great place to play, don't hesitate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable"


Mark9002439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a "Hot Deal" to play this course. It's a good resort type course.It doesn't beat you up. There are some challenging holes and some are narrower so you have to be able to hit a straighter shot off the tee, but the course isn't terribly long so being a little shorter off the tee doesn't hurt.

Nice chipping and putting area to practice or warm up. The driving range is off mats but you can go in front of them to tee some up.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course w/challanges"


julesjurk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice facilities and staff. Pace was average but to be expected since they consider this a "resort". Had to wait a bit on each hole, but not bad. The greens were in great shape and the pin placements were tough. The course is pretty straight forward, but does require some ball placement and strategy with the trees and hazards involved. Fun to play!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


hansharambasic's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout was awesome and the greens and fairways were in excellent shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jdavis10's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



richpelo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Outing"


None's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a three generation outing for myself, my dad and my son (78, 54, 27). My son invited his friend last minute and the friendly staff added this forth for the same advance booking rate! The putting green and driving range were busy yet in good condition. The course was in very good condition, greens were medium to quick and well groomed though a bit spotty from some folks not fixing their ball marks. The course was green and the grounds crew kept the greens watered mid-day amidst unseasonable 80+ degree sunshine! Pace of play was good and we saw the marshall on both the front & back side! On this first visit, we enjoyed our day together as well as the course layout. We'll definitely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u5615372's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course it better than average condition. Greens a little rough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still a great course"


Thurmanjohnson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

still love this course after 30 years. the driving range the putting green the chipping greens and the different courses you have to choose from.

only thing I would change is the cart and beverage service. the beverage cart past us one time throughout the day and they didn't stop to see if we were in need of anything


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great test"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great test for all levels, some slow play due to weekend party golfers, but it’s a nice track


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf anytime"


u000006152303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I only got to play two holes had a family emergency, the staff there was nice enough to return my money, I definitely will play there again


Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course fell short of typically great conditions"


JCroman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Typically, this course is in great shape from tee to green. This time the fairways were in terrible shape. They must have over seeded them because the grass in the fairways was at rough length in most areas Any shot from the tee box or shots short of the green was reduced to carry only as the grass would impede any roll out of your shot. The greens we're in good shape was you got to them and putts rolled true. My main complaint was that there was no warning on GolfNow of the fairway conditions so I could make a value decision on playing on those conditions.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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