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87 Reviews (87)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
81.7%
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4.0
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3.8
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Layout
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Amenities
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4.8
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4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6405 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.1
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Willow Valley Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Graham Cooke (2000) Darrell Huxham (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

4.0
87 Reviews (87)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 19
Bunkers 15
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Locals 11
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13
Worth the Drive 13
Near the Airport 9

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3.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

Unless your advanced, I wouldn't bother

Weather was great and staff are very friendly. Got a reduced rate for seniors. Course is extremely challenging. I am an intermediate golfer and can drive the ball 200 yards from the ladies' tees. Greens are lightening fast and the day we played every hole was on a slant. There are not a lot of flat lies, so you have to be accurate and good at placement. I lost 4 balls and was frustrated most of the day and couldn't wait for my round to be done. I won't go back, but if you like a challenging course, it has very nice views. You have to play in 4 hours because folks get restless.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Very tough from the rough

Great pace of play at 9:00 am. Played it in just under 4 hours. Very windy (about a 2 club wind) and cool day, but it’s typically always windy at Willow. Since the start of the season, the rough has been tough, but this week it seemed thicker and longer. Tough in the fairways, but around the greens it was extremely tough. Seemed to be cut in such a way that you were against the flow of the growth. The short pitch, just a foot or two off the green was very tough. Club would grab in the grass, this not releasing the ball. The greens and fairways were in very good shape. Shot +1 on back 9, two double bogeys (challenging rough) and three birdies.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Day for Golf

Always love playing at this local course. It is quite challenging with its strategic trap and water hazards. The greens are typically very fast here, as it was for today. The traps are getting some new sand as several have washed away over the years. The fairways were extremely wet still, so very little to no roll. The rough is long and typically they keep it long, so its best to keep the ball in the fairways to score low. Unfortunately due to the amount of rain we have had, the course was very wet. This meant no carts on the fairways (cart path only), hence the pace of play was slow at about 4-3/4 hrs. Typical pace of play is about 4-1/4 hrs. Greens here were in pretty good shape for May. They are almost always very fast. The greens are typically two levels so you need to be accurate or risk the chance of having some very long, hilly putts. Definitely will be back and definitely would recommend this course as one to play in the Hamilton area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Tired of

Went to play Oct 2016 which is bonus golf here in Southern Ontario. But highly annoying when courses brutally overbook to cash-in on fees when weather is good and like I said is bonus time. Had to wait almost an hour and there wasn't enough carts for the dozens of p,ayers waiting around!! BRUTAL!! What are these people thinking?! Not a bad track but they are notorious for overcharging and overbooking. These people want Toronto rates here in the Hamilton area...not gonna happen. Should be priced in the $50-75 mark including taxes and carts for peak rates!

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Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great conditioned course

WV was in great condition - especially considering all the terrible weather we've been having.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

When the wind is up, look out!

It was extremely windy (2 to 3 clubs against the wind) and cold. As long as you kept the ball out of the fescue it can be somewhat forgiving. Anything into the fescue is gone as it is deep and thick. Despite a lot of rain in the prior 24 hours the course was playable and is a good test of golf with a lot of variety in holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

willow was great

always a pleasure to play here; course in great shape with moderately fast greens. Only issue was the number of ball marks not repaired on greens (no fault of the course mgmt) Made for some uneven rolls. I'm blaming my 3-putts on them. LOL Greens always tough.
Beer princess funny, friendly with regular drive bys (twice on the front, twice on the back).
Finished in 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very pleasant surprise - playing it the first time

Lovely links-style course. Very interesting hole layouts. Lots of bunkers both green and sand if you stray from the fairways. If you can't stay in the fairways you will be hitting from an uneven lie or side of a hill. Not a lot of trees. Great greens ran true and decently fast. Got through my round in about 4 hrs during a weekday, and the 4-some in front of me were great and didn't take forever to putt out once they reached the green. The pace was perfect.
Can't wait to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

sanded greens, slow back nine

Sanded greens were like shuffleboard table. Slow roll hard to judge speed and break. Hope they water the sand in better. Pace of play froze on back nine. An hour to finish last three holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great looking golf course

Even though we endured a drizzly day, we thoroughly enjoyed Willow Valley. It never ceases to test you with abundant sand traps, water, and undulating greens. Well be back!

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

good round

Hadn't played here for years but course is always in great shape and fun to play. Greens are very fast and difficult. Sure to please.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Windy Willow wow

Greens in real nice shape. Nice layout what you see is what you get on the greens and fairways. Pace of play was excellent. Condition on the day we played cold and windy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

1 small beef

The day we played it was quite cool and extremely windy for mid-August. This added to the challenge as it was a 3-club wind at times. This course is becoming one of my favorites even though it is a 50-55 min. drive from Etobicoke.
This was the second time we played here this year and we had the same problem both times. The canopy used to cover the bags if it's raining kept falling down due to the worn out Velcro used to hold it up. This becomes very annoying after a while. We managed to tie it with a red pulled from a pond. I'm sure it wouldn't cost a whole lot to fix this problem.
Like I said, a small problem but an annoying one.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

One Of Hamilton s great Golf Courses.

A little pricey but worth it.
well maintained with fast greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Real Treat...!!!

This course reminds me of South Carolina. Its a real treat to play, and would go back anytime.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Would definitely play this course again!

Well manicured and challenging! Many narrow fairways and blind doglegs will keep you on your toes all day...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Willow Valley delivers again

The course was in great condition and the greens were a good as advertised. The pace of play was also very good - chipping in from 30 yards also made for a memorable day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great fairways and excellent layout, manicured except for divots on greens. Except for that would definitely return time and time again. Staff was very friendly. A must play course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good

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