Windy Knoll Golf Club

4.1479294118 4.1 stars from 5 (147)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6834 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 500 Roscommon Dr, Springfield, OH 45503-7133
  • (937) 390-8898
  • (937) 390-8860
  • www.windyknollgolfclub.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Brian Huntley (2001)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Down Under Par Golf Academy at Windy Knoll"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
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.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 147 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
56
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

136 out of 146 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Great Course"


u3465286's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing this course. Was very challenging but not to challenging for a golfer of my experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Followed a 5 some."


rkdick1974's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Drove an hour to play because we like the course, only to get stuck behind a 5 some. Stopped in pro shop at turn to Express my concerns and was told well they play here all the time. So, upsetting other players because 5 guys play there all the time makes it right? Instead of leaving we went around them to 11 and played around and finished on 10 while the 5 some had 5 groups backed up. This might be our last visit to windy knoll as a result.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



cat9's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


u488646256's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This year the course has improved and is in beautiful shape. Challenging but enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u8596513's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Needs attention"


u535465651's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn’t like golf now customers,course has potential but under kept


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



cat9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002063586's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good all around test"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really good layout and pretty well manicured but greens were cut too short and basically unplayable because of the undulation, pin placements, and speed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Outing Wear and tear"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Labor day, think there was a lot of play or outings, only reason I didn't offer 5 stars was the condition of the greens. LOTS of ball marks and scuffs. Think at after a week, the greens could heal nicely and there would be a problem. Exceptional course otherwise. Always fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


poneill42's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and great staff. Out foursome got there early and they let us go off early. They. Luse gets a lot of play from various events but is still in hreat shape. They are currently transitioning some bunkers in grass bunkers and they greens have seen a lot of play recently. I still highly reccomend playing a round or three here. The bar and the food are excellent as well!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"LOG JAM"


uLLXK4769LL's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Condition o.k. - fairways excellent but greens not.

Pins had not been set "flush" on holes #10 thru 18 meaning slight hump around them.

As was our experience last 2 times we played

Windy Knoll, the first 9 we played flowed smoothly

then we made the turn with a LOG JAM in front of us

comprised of groups who had not played the first nine

This made for a very very very slow 2nd nine resulting in an unpleasant loooong round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best in Area"


xpfi001's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The best golf course I have played in this Area.I will play it again!!!!


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


"Poorly ran"


weavetrain's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved the layout of this golf course. It was manageable from about any tee, for about any level of golfer. The greens were in fairly poor shape due to the lack of pitch marks and spike marks being repaired, the fairways were not maintained as expected, but the rough was manageable so we weren't searching for balls too long. The issue that I had, was that we arrived an hour early, and while I understand that since we were a twosome and they would have wanted to pair us up, there were SO MANY groups of 2 and singles that wanted to play through and we were even hit into as we were walking off of the 7th green from the foursome behind us that never did catch up with us after that. This is very upsetting as our twosome could have been sent off upon arrival as there weren't any groups from the time that we arrived, until the time that we teed off an hour and eight minutes later, only to have been rushed for our entire round. I will not go back and I have no desire to play on a course that I do not feel that I'm valued as a paying customer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great"


SAMUEL9424197's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love playing this course we play the sliver so it's long and a challenge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Alan2636498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Christine5808825's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great challenge!"


MountainSlicer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is interesting to anyone who loves golf. It takes many types of yardage and turns into the long distance shots along water and the greens are not easy to read. You will improve your game or high score it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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