Lower Huron Golf Course at Willow Metropark Golf Club

3.8210352941 3.8 stars from 5 (94)
  • Holes: 18

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  • 22900 Huron River Dr, New Boston, Michigan 48164, Wayne County

Year built: 1978
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 94 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
42
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

76 out of 94 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals walkers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers  

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Reviews


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"Detroit Trip"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Really like the course layout. Greens were in nice condition. Some of the fairways looked like they had some water damage. Will play next year when we are in the Detroit area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course/bad luck"


hetu1d's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Due to recent torrential rains, Willow Metro Park Golf Course had several areas of water damage. But the damaged areas did not affect the fun of playing this course. And I’m sure this great layout will return to A-1 shape soon.

Every club in the bag is used when you play Willow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"**WARNING - Course is under water June 2018**"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was no warning until arriving at the course that half of it is underwater. 3 holes are converted to par 3 because the holes are unplayable. Cart path only. All the holes had a few puddles to half the hole under water. Lost at least 5 balls in puddles or buried in mud.

Course specific: the front nine is very flat and only mild interest. The back nine is much better with elevation changes and much prettier holes. There were multiple players blasting music and saw a group of 7 on one hole. There is obviously no supervision of this public course. Warning, play at your own risk! Not worth $25 and I don't recommend this course while it is wet.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Willow Metro"


u000007595037's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape but green are slow and many wet areas on the ciurse.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Good People"


u4484395's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Reviewed on

I have golfed at Willow more than a few times now, and I will say I always enjoy it. The views are very nice during certain times of the year, and the staff has always been friendly and accommodating.

The course was a little wet this past weekend, but that is expected at this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Willow Metro Park"


golf4boone's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course to play. Excellent condition, I like the layout, there are some tough holes and some not so tough holes but the entire course requires you to concentrate on your golf swing and hit good shots or you will be in trouble, every hole. Great greens and fairways and tees, for the price this course is hard to beat.


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



u000001206682's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


mag111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course and layout. A bit on the long side but very enjoyable to play. Feels like you are playing a northern Michigan course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3833711's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



lmarsh's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
First time playing 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: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Must Play"


Mustang2016's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
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Reviewed on

All things considered, this course is a great value. The price was very inexpensive, the fairways and greens were in super condition.

I played courses this year that cost $45.00, that were in this shape.

Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Why have tee times?"


brianc316's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Buddy and I went and played Willow. I called in and set a tee time for 2:40pm. We get to the course and we check in at about 2:25pm, we are told we are behind the 'two guys' right there. We load our cart and we notice the 'two guys' still on the putting green and its 2:35. 2:40pm rolls around and they are still on the green, go to the first tee and there are people there! What's the point of tee times!? I would recommend having a ranger picking up the pace of play or have people tee off on 1 and 10 instead of everyone going off 1 tee.

Pros:

- Green are good

- Fairways are on point, very nice

- Has that 'up north' feel with the woods and some hidden shots

Cons:

- Pace of play

- Everyone has to tee off #1 hole

- Bunkers had rocks in them...YES ROCKS!! Geezz! Why???

Overall I would play again, maybe different time of day. Fun little course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"St Louis"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always try to play one of the Metro courses when visiting the area. Course was in good shape for this time of the season. Greens were good maybe a little slow. For a first-time play you need more course knowledge to be in the right place off the tee. Would like to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Third time at Willow"


u223832181's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Fell in love with the course the first time we played, weather kind of sucked but we managed to play a decent round, 2nd time weather much nicer, my game sucked, 3rd time out weather perfect, great rate and played half way decent. Pace was kind of slow the 3rd time out but that doesn't bother us, gives us more rest between holes!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout,terrible greens"


ratremmel's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is on a wonderful piece of property and is a great layout. To bad the conditions are fair at best. This course could be the premier course in the area. Big problem is the greens. They are always bumpy and slow. Wish they would at least keep them like they do at Lake Erie. It's just a shame.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u052289480's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Wet; heavy continuous rain in area."


u013609315's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long rain time in area; I am glad they opened course.. Front 9 fine. Back 9 really wet. 10th should have been closed; too wet to play. I have always liked this course; weather is no one's fault but drainage on 10 needs to be improved.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course