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4.4
200 Reviews (200)
5 Stars
107
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
89.9%
Recommend this course
185 out of 200 reviews
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4.6
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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4.4
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.5%
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34 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6834 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.2

Windy Knoll Golf Club is known among locals as being one of Springfield's best public golf courses. The course was built in 2001, though you would not be able to tell from its traditional links design. It manages to be a classic links golf course while still being a challenge. The site was originally a horse farm and the design incorporates some of the features from the terrain's former use. Water hazards come into play frequently throughout the golf course and there are trees and rough lining the fairways. Golfers will find many risk-reward opportunities on the course, one good example being the par-4 eighth. This hole plays into the prevailing wind and if you miss your drive, you may find yourself in one of the eight bunkers surrounding the undulating green.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black Shoes 71 6834 yards 73.2 135
Grey Shoes 71 6400 yards 71.3 130
White Shoes 71 5939 yards 69.2 125
White Shoes (W) 72 5939 yards 74.2 128
Burgundy Shoes (W) 72 5101 yards 69.7 118
Scorecard for Windy Knoll Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.2/135 350 427 170 425 531 445 203 412 565 3528 402 206 504 230 479 530 440 300 215 3306 6834
Grey M: 71.3/131 330 402 148 411 514 420 183 396 530 3334 380 188 492 211 425 500 425 287 158 3066 6400
White M: 69.2/128 W: 72.8/125 315 370 135 364 486 389 154 373 511 3097 354 178 476 183 374 480 380 271 146 2842 5939
Gold M: 69.6/122 W: 68.8/116 315 352 125 320 464 335 130 319 443 2803 315 154 415 170 360 480 380 271 134 2679 5482
Burgandy M: 69.0/118 W: 68.1/115 271 314 94 320 400 310 108 319 443 2579 311 147 415 163 314 431 380 234 127 2522 5101
Handicap 12 6 18 8 10 2 16 4 14 7 11 1 9 5 13 3 17 15
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 35 71
Handicap (W) 8 14 18 10 2 12 16 6 4 7 13 1 11 5 3 9 17 15

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Brian Huntley (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Down Under Par Golf Academy at Windy Knoll"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire must be worn at all times in The Stables, on the golf course, and on the practice facilities. T-shirts, bathing attire, gym and tennis shorts, cut-offs, short shorts, tank tops, halter tops and other similar dress are not permitted.

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Reviews

4.4
200 Reviews (200)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 21
Bunkers 19
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Advanced Golfers 13
A Weekend Splurge 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
Convenient to the City 16
Near Local Attractions 6

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Very Nice Golf Course

Very nice golf course with a great layout and well manicured and maintained while being challenging. It’s worth the drive to Springfield to play. No beverage cart while there today and not sure if that’s normal but it was hot and it’s Saturday... to nice of course not to have a beverage cart. Still a nice very good nice course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Globetrekker

This course is in excellent shape. A must play. Well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but fair

Greens were a little rough, but otherwise course was in good shape. Sprinklers were a problem on two greens. They finally stopped on a par 3 we were playing but on a par 5 we couldn’t chip or putt due to heavy sprinkling going on. They did not stop. On hole number 1 which we played as #10 guy on tractor mowing would not get out of our way until we were putting. Huge distraction trying to hit onto the green.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

One of the best courses around

I’m a bit biased but I think Windy Knoll is one of the best courses in the central Ohio area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Windy Knoll

Friendly Staff, new carts, good layout, good friends on a very warm day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very clean

Only issue was you get grouped with people but played with three older gentleman’s today and they were amazing guys very fun today I was nervous at first but they made it fun couldn’t play all 18 but played nine and they were good players too good time golf now is where it’s at with prices and courses thanks golf now

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My favorite in the area.

Took my Iowa friends. Not busy at all. Great new carts. Beautiful weather. Friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf Shop Staff

Due to all the rain we were cart path only. Golf course was in excellent shape. Golf shop staff was very friendly and helpful prior to our round. Will definitely be back to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course

I have played this course a lot. First time back in years though. I remember there being yardage sticks though so you could get an idea how far from the green you were and now they are gone. That is the only complaint I have. The course is in great condition. Still love the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Windy Knoll Round # 200 at least

Windy Knoll has been my course of choice for a couple years. Every time I play here it is always enjoyable. Great pro shop staff, friendly and accommodating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Great layout, fair course. Due to all the rain the course was wet and greens slow. Being first one out play was fast. Definitely should play this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My favorite

Best hotdeal in the area. Fun layout. Bring your short game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunday play, NOT GOOD

I play this course frequently & I have started noticing just one thing that really bothers me.. let me start with I can only play golf on Thursday or sunday... Playing this course on Thursday is fantastic every time I play... Sundays on the other hand are a mess, last 5 or 6 times I've played this course on a Sunday it is WAY overbooked & takes forever to play a round... I've been playing golf for 20+ yrs & I get it, everyone wants to play in Sunday & it's usually packed anywhere you go but don't book so many tee times that people are waiting on top of each other & it takes nearly 5 & 1/2 hrs to finish a round by myself on a sunday... Course is fantastic to play, conditions are great, clubhouse is nice, & even have really good food but really need to work on the Sunday booking issue.... Not just me either, I've talked to numerous people at the course on a Sunday that are just frustrated with the over booking & hideous waiting times between shots

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Everything went well. Course in good shape for this time of year. Very friendly staff and good price. Will come again often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

How A Golf Round Should Be

Our foursome were the dew sweepers today and that's how we like it. No one to hold us up and we can finish around easily under four hours. The course was in good condition and the weather was cool but otherwise perfect. A great spring rate value at $25 on a Saturday morning.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value, great course!

Played this course for the first time after finding a hot deal for $17. Course was in great shape especially for this early in the season. Staff at the grill/bar was extremely friendly! Will definitely be returning to play at Windy Knolls

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good day to be out

The course did not have my reservation, but they honored it anyway. Busy place yesterday. They had sanded the greens, so putting was not great.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Improving Course

This course is steadily improving and is a lot of fun to play. Some of the greens have been damaged by wildlife, but most are interesting and receptive to good shots.The bunkers have been renovated and are well positioned. Friendly staff.
The only suggestion I have is to improve the rough, although I realize that this would slow down rounds.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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