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4.5
272 Reviews (272)
5 Stars
156
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
94.2%
Recommend this course
254 out of 272 reviews
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4.6
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.8%
Recommend this course
46 out of 48 reviews
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4.6
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
67 out of 70 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.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ohio (2019 #16) (2015 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2015 #19)

Reviews

4.5
272 Reviews (272)

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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Reviews 61
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Warm day at Windy Knoll

Played solo today after getting a great rate along with a promo code on golfnow. The weather was typical August.... Hot, humid, sunny and dry... I laid out my tee boxes for a 5,700 yards between white and gold tees. I wanted an opportunity to score and not always hitting woods as a second shot. My strategic tee box choice worked out well for this 67 year old. It was a true pleasure to play when you could hit iron shots to the green as opposed to woods to the green. There was a foursome on the back nine who were gracious to allow me to play thru. The course was in great shape and traps, while I didn’t have the pleasure of landing in one, looked very playable. They have all the carts set up with a plastic separator so two can easily ride per cart in compliance with Covid 19. Enjoyed the quick play and ability to score on a challenging but playable track I laid out for myself....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First timer playing this really beautiful course.

Very nice challenging course with plenty of variety of holes. This course booklets needs to be updated with current water hazards. Staff was super friendly. Easily completed the round in less than four hours.

I made the one hour drive from Columbus and will definitely come back with my buddies.

Enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Windy Knolll

Windy Knoll is one of the best courses in the Dayton area and well worth the drive to Springfield. It is in excellent shape with challenging greens and a variety of tees for every level of golfer. The staff is always extremely courteous and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played there 30 plus times always in good condition and great staff and food/beer

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Golf Course Great Staff

Best Golf Course with awesome fairways. Great greens. Very well manicured. Great staff. . Excellent food. And awesome drink and food vendors on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

New course

If playing this course for the first time grab a booklet in the clubhouse. We did not because the staff did not suggest it, another golfer on the course did. Distances off the tee are crucial for playing this course well. Fairways are difficult to hit unless striking the ball well, greens are very nice and rolled smoothly. Very nice layout, links style on the front nine which I enjoyed the most.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

With all the blistering sun we’ve had the course was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing pace of play was superb

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Phenomenal

This was my first time playing Windy and it lived up to the ratings. Course staff was friendly and Marshall was doing his thing even saw him repairing green divots in between groups. The course layout was fairly open on the front and built for scoring but that back nine gets tighter and really tests your shot making ability. Overall I am playing here again and again and again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Prepaid and left hanging!

These folks are just plain dishonest and don’t care about their customers! I’ve never enjoyed a course less than this course and these people.

Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Scammers, don’t pre-pay

I’d love to be able to write a thoroughly descriptive review, but instead here’s this;

I prepaid Saturday evening for a round Sunday AM, $45.00. Later that night she told me her Dad needed a hand moving a bench at her mothers house.

No big deal right? Call for a refund or just get a rain check like every other course has done for me countless times.

The young man at the front desk said to just “print my confirmation # and bring it in”, since I informed him I’d rather pay extra for a weekday than deal with GN customer service.

Today the different young man at the counter said that would not work, they don’t even receive money from GN, I wouldn’t be refunded or receive a round. Needless to say I told him keep the money and enjoy it, if that’s how you do business you will need it more than me.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Diamond in the Rough

First timer today and wow what a track. Not for the weak of heart but fair. Requires you to hit from point A to B. A bit tight in spots and the greens rolled beautifully. Had heard wonderful things over the years about Windy Knolls and now I know why. I’ll be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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