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165
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83
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
0
89.4%
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153 out of 165 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
95.0%
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19 out of 20 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
85.3%
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About

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

4.3
165

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 20
Bunkers 19
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Advanced Golfers 12
A Weekend Splurge 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
Convenient to the City 15
Near Local Attractions 5
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Played On 07/29/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/24/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Goose!!!

So why are there 100 geese on number 1 and 9? That is no exageration! They are destroying the grass around the pond and the rough/fairway on 9 and there are droppings everywhere on both holes. I cant decide if its more gross or sad... They also decided to aerate the greens, again... They were soooo slow it was ridiculous. I have played here before and I have never seen it in such poor shape. They put up signs that says to fix ball marks. There is a ranger that just drives around and looks for golf balls. Why wont he fix ball marks on the greens since he wont encourage the slow group ahead to keep pace! The fairways are so patchy, and only some of the bunkers had sand in them. This was not worth the $45. Get rid of the geese, mow the greens, fix the fairways. Save yourself $20 and go play Reid North!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On 07/12/2018
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still awesome

Haven't been there for a few years but course is still great. We had to stay on cart path which is annoying however it keeps course nice. Greens held and putted great. Fairways good. Worth your time for sure.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 07/08/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/06/2018
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 06/18/2018
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout

Windy Knoll is one of my favorite golf courses in the Dayton/Springfield area. It has a great layout with a nice variety of holes. It has some really challenging par 3's, especially #13 the long downhiller. The course was in great shape when I played. Only negative was the goofy ranger who decided to walk up on the green and stand by the flag as I hit my approach shot into the 1st hole. Not sure why he thinks that's ok or needed...he should of been ahead of me trying to speed up a few slow groups. Still can't wait to come back and play again!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 06/18/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

one of my top 5 in the Miami valley for under 30$

Through GolfNow or other specials you can normally golf for $30 or under 18 holes in a cart. full Disclosure I was able to get a hot deal off golf now for $14 a round after taxes and fees it ended up being 17.47 per person. It was hot and dry the day we golfed and the course played like it was glass. I was able to get 2250 Yards More roll out in the fairways and the greens were rejecting anything that had any paste to it whatsoever coming in. But I absolutely love this course it was 95 degrees but it was still Breezy enough that it felt cool or at least bearable. The food at the turn is really good they have a small menu for golfers that are needing to make a quick turn but they also have a full restaurant, club sandwich was good but a little pricey. If you want to work on you're putting on greens that have major brakes and are rolling what I assumed was 1 million on the stemp meter. This is your course. The rough was not too bad but once you got to the third and fourth cuts it was by by golf ball. I have played this course for over 10 years however a few years ago they switched the nines and now you end on a par 3 over water downhill not a fun shot especially when the prevailing wind is normally in your face. It used to end on a nice long par-5 that was a fun hole to play. I wish they would switch them back in his kind of dampened my excitement for this course
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Poor
Played On 06/10/2018
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course, some concern about conditions

Windy knoll is always a fun course to play. The grass on the course has some strange fungus looks like; not sure what thats about, but just noticed this issue this year. Colors of the grass differ throughout the course and different types of grass throughout, almost looks like weeds or something. Value ok for the money compared to other courses in the area. Pace of play was ok for a Sunday. Greens seemed to be slower than I remember than a few years ago. The clubhouse and snack bar are great, excellent job! I'll be back in a month or so to see if the conditions improved.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 06/02/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windy knowl

Nice course Well maintained for a public course Greens very large
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 05/31/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good

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Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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