Willow Creek Golf & Country Club

4.6344823529 4.6 stars from 5 (294)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6611 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout


Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Stephen Kay (2005)
Type: Public

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6611 yards 72.9 134
Blue 71 6311 yards 71.3 131
White 71 5810 yards 68.9 129
White (W) 71 5810 yards 73.3 128
Red (W) 71 5013 yards 68.7 118

Willow Creek Golf & Country Club in Mount Sinai sits on Suffolk's scenic north shore. Opened in 2005, it is one of Long Island's newest golf courses but it has already established a reputation for being one of the area's most visually impressive. What makes the course stand out is the abundance of both sand and water. The number of bunkers on the golf course comes close to the triple digits and water appears on 12 holes. The lightning fast, wildly undulating greens are a challenging complement to the hazards. The layout presents a formidable test for even the best players. One of Hamlet Willow Creek's most difficult holes is the monstrous ninth, which features water on both sides of the seemingly endless fairway. With so much water, golfers almost forget about the three large bunkers that are also treacherously lurking on this hole.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 294 Reviews
5 stars:
187
4 stars:
86
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

282 out of 294 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"Best Public Course on Long Island Hands Down!"


u000008106618's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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I travel 55 plus miles each way to play Willow Creek at least twice a week, that says a lot!

Great layout, interesting and challenging holes, very pleasant quiet country like setting and a very friendly staff.

Conditions are always great and the GolfNow rates are significantly less expensive than the normal greens fees.

This most recent round we got stuck behind a brutally slow foursome, but that can happen almost anywhere. The ranger came out and asked them to pick up the pace. Aside from that I have no complaints whatsoever.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course.First time had a problem with the pace of play"


u000004906139's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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I absolutely love this course but for the first time we had a problem with the pace of play.It took 5 hrs to play 55 for the last 2 holes.There was a group 2 ahead of us that had no business being there. The 2 groups ahead of us actually left.We called the pro shop and they said something to them but it didn’t change the pace.There is no reason to take 5 hrs to play on a Thursday afternoon.Very disappointing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jimdelahanty's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/16/2018:

Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

"Hamlet at Willow Creek"


cyclonicman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Willow Creek is one of the finest courses on Long Island. It is very challenging, greens are fast and insulate and the course is just beautiful. I would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/11/2018:

Excellent! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon at Willow Creek!


u000006343842's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 05/11/2018:

Wonderful! Come back soon!

"Great course & experience."


BobbyDGolfer's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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I have played Willow Creek a few times. It has some short par 4 that are accessible and a host of challenging holes. It can be a bit pricey. I booked via Golf Now Hot Deals which saved me a few bucks. Early in the season the greens had been aerated and sanded along with some of the fairways. I hope the corse controls the Canadian goose population due to their droppings which are pollutants and horrible. Play here from time to time and enjoy. Club house is A+


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 04/24/2018:

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge that it presented. We're also pleased that you enjoyed our clubhouse. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Willow Creek!

"Great track."


u000007636463's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
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For early season golf, the place was in great shape. Friendly staff, challenging layout, and all around a great place to play. The one knock I had on the place was that we got stuck behind the slowest four groups I’ve ever seen. We caught up to them, even with a 45 gap in Tee times. We ended up skipping ahead and then circling back to play the holes we missed. A ranger could have helped that, but for this early in the year I understand why one wasn’t out there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 04/24/2018:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions and that our staff left a great impression on you. We apologize that the pace of play was a little slow and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you back again soon!


Rpmart4's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 04/18/2018:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Willow Creek!

"Hot deals round!!!!"


u246061897's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
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Reviewed on

$12 for 18 with a cart was a steal!!!!!! Course was in great shape!!!! Narrow and challenging holes. Lots of sand and a good amount of water. Only bad thing about round wss the WIND!!!!! Plus 2 clubs!!!! Could play this course multiple times a week!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 04/09/2018:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions and the challenge that our layout presented. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon at Willow Creek!

"Love this course"


Fred2030553's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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Reviewed on

This has to be one of my favorite courses on the Island as the lay out is very similar to the courses in Florida which meanders through a gated community.This day that we played, it was torrential rain so we only played nine holes. The course was in very good shape for this time of year. If you haven't tried this course, I recommend you do.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 04/09/2018:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course despite the rain. We're honored to be one of your favorite courses on the Island and we can't wait to have you back again soon!


Stuart2466895's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 04/09/2018:

Excellent! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and you consider us the best public course on Long Island. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon at Willow Creek!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 03/02/2018:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Willow Creek!

"Febuary Golf"


byrnestimothy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
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Reviewed on

Winter golf in New York is never going to be great. All things considered it was a great day, stay oiy of the sand and out of the water and you can score at Willow Creek. Not as easy as it sounds.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 03/02/2018:

Great! We're glad that you had a great day with us and that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We look forward to having you back again soon!


u000008009478's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 02/23/2018:

Awesome! Come back soon!

"Record breaking February Golf"


GolfBJV's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great day on the course! Greens were hopping but it's expected from the winter. It's challenge but fair course.some par 5s can reach in two. Alot of water and sand traps. Staff was great. It's the top 3 best golf course on Longisland period.


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


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 02/23/2018:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and the challenge that it presented. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you back again soon!


u000004906139's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 12/04/2017:

Excellent! Come back soon!


u761553020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 11/07/2017:

Outstanding! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

"Enjoy a round of golf"


Daviddhaft's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I think this course rates as high as or higher then any other course on LI both public or private. Lush undulating fairways and greens. This course offers a challenge to all as it is well protected by both sand and water hazards. Love to play this course even though it is a ride from my home..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 11/07/2017:

Great! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented and that you consider us one of the highest rated courses on Long Island. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you back soon!

"Willow Creek 11/30/17"


biged76's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good conditions,Cold,Pace of play was decent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 12/04/2017:

Fantastic! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that you were able to play at a good pace. We appreciate your review and hope to have you back again soon!


u311713779's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Willow Creek Golf & Country Club on 11/07/2017:

Terrific! Come back soon!


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