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4.5
215 Reviews (215)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
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3 Stars
11
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
94.1%
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200 out of 215 reviews
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4.7
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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34 out of 34 reviews
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4.6
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.7%
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42 out of 43 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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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

4.5
215 Reviews (215)

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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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

up from florida

Every year I return to Springfield for the early fall weather and couple rounds at Windy Knoll. They never disappoint. The greens always roll true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the drive.

Played 9am prior to a charity tournament in 3 hrs. Staff had my cart ready for me when I got there. It's a 45 minute drive but my favorite course in the area on GOLFNOW. Great layout with lots of variety.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Windy was perfect

Played with a bud in re afternoon taking advantage of a great rate and an afternoon reward. A little bit of a drive to Springfield but we’ll worth it. Weather was ideal with little wind. The course was immaculate right down to the raked sand traps....pro shop staff was very friendly and had a note wanted everyone to attempt a four hour round. There were onsite rangers whom I called upon to deal with a 6 em. Although the 6 em has already invited our 2 some through and then were addressed by the ranger. The ranger asked if we were invited to play through, which we were.. We had a three hour round. The traps did come into play and were properly maintained. This course is well worth the travel and green fee paid. No disappointments....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Pin placement challenge

Had a great cheeseburger on the patio before we played. Nice views of the 18th hole par 3. They started us on #10.not sure why. But it was ok. Course was in great shape for this time of year. Pin placement here can lead to some tricky putts. Greens are pretty fast. Challenging course with some water in play. I will play here again.

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

Fun golf course

Didn’t like it the first time I played it about 10 years ago. But, the more I played Windy Knoll, the more I liked it. Always good shape and fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Bad at All

Nice course. The front nine had the bent grass fairways the back nine seemed to be mostly bluegrass and some areas not in good shape. The greens were pretty smooth and rolled at a good speed. I didn’t notice too many ball marks as some had reviewed. The grass on the greens looked maybe a little thin and seemed to have very little sand for drainage. That being said they still played very nicely as did the entire course. Not a criticism but they did not have the black tees as listed on the card. The gray tees seemed to be a hybrid of black and gray tees. Such as gray positions on par 4’s and black boxes on par 3’s. All in all a nice public course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course getting a lot of play, had to wait on cart. In good shape, but a little slow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back to front

Course was in great shape for mid August. They have been watering regularly. This course is a challenge but fair. Greens pretty nice except for golfers not real repairing ball marks.

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

As expected

As always we had a great time at Windy Knoll. Friendly staff greeted us, we got off a little earlier than our tee time, conditions were excellent, beautiful day, great experience. We plan on playing there often.

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

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
Played On
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Difficulty Moderate
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
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