Willow Valley Golf Course

4.0122000000 4.0 stars from 5 (82)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6405 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 8475 English Church Rd, Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada, L0R 1W0
  • 1 (877) 651-7041, (905) 679-2703
  • (905) 679-4444
  • www.willowvalleygolf.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Graham Cooke (2000), Darrell Huxham (2000)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Links
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $18
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6405 yards 72.1 129
Blue 72 6052 yards 70.3 125
White 72 5746 yards 68.6 122
White (W) 72 5746 yards 72.9 126
Red 72 5223 yards 64.4 110
Red (W) 72 5223 yards 69.4 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 82 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

74 out of 81 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Tired of"


ralexander01's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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!

Common.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great conditioned course"


supershuper's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"When the wind is up, look out!"


Cdncobra's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"willow was great"


charlescthomas's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> Beer princess funny, friendly with regular drive bys (twice on the front, twice on the back).<br/> Finished in 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very pleasant surprise - playing it the first time"


golfme99's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> Can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"sanded greens, slow back nine"


yoshia00's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great looking golf course"


u000001799243's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Windy Willow wow"


GordLove's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"1 small beef"


teeman2487's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.<br/> 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.<br/> Like I said, a small problem but an annoying one.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One Of Hamilton s great Golf Courses."


buzzsaw35's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little pricey but worth it.<br/> well maintained with fast greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Real Treat...!!!"


Reinerfortyniner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Would definitely play this course again!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Willow Valley delivers again"


amarasovic's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


uJXPF4163JX's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


John3125044's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Willow Valley is a very nice course that was in great shape they had top dressed the greens but other than that it was nice. Drinks a little pricey as is the course but not bad with a golfnow deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Outstanding course"


jhleblanc's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautifal and challenging course. One of the best in the Southern Ontario.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a great course to play!"


uNUCH5534NU's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Another good day at Willow Valley. the course is always in great shape. I personally dont like the new setup where you start on the old 10th hole. we were making good time but then ran into a slow group that had 2 carts/3 golfers and one walking; a good recipe for slowness and no marshall to be found. Food in snack bar was not very good.

But always a great course to play!

Note that there is a go-cart track nearby and sometimes that noise can be annoying. Plus the farmers fields were fresh with maneur so the air was pretty strong!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fast becoming my favorite Hamitlon area course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value and really friendly staff. Course is in pretty good shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"as expected-good as usual!"


Opblaasie's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course conditions were excellent. the greens were in great shape. the bunkers were raked. The speed of play was average.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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