Willow Springs Golf Course

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3.9
52
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
99.5%
Recommend this course
50 out of 52 reviews
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4.0
1
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
5
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7221
Slope 130
Rating 74.6
Type Municipal
Opened in 1923, Willow Springs G.C. is the oldest golf course in San Antonio. The course has hosted several Texas Opens and many local amateur tournaments over the years and has been enjoyed by several famous golfers including Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. By today's standards Willow Springs Golf Course might seem pretty straightforward, but do not be fooled. The course's par-5 second hole is the longest in the entire city at 663 yards. There are also long, open fairways and a variety of elevation changes throughout the golf course. The popular Willow Springs course is located in eastern San Antonio, only about a 10-minute drive from San Antonio's famous Riverwalk.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7221 yards 74.6 130
White 72 6979 yards 73.5 128
Gold 72 6392 yards 70.6 126
Gold (W) 72 6392 yards 76.6 133
Red (W) 72 5616 yards 71.8 120
Scorecard for Willow Springs Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 75.2/132 396 663 435 196 415 523 415 214 375 3632 476 168 599 432 455 407 450 372 230 3589 7221
White M: 74.1/130 386 653 423 186 400 517 396 195 360 3516 465 161 580 412 430 395 435 365 220 3463 6979
Gold M: 71.0/137 W: 76.4/132 330 587 380 180 341 487 334 189 340 3168 458 149 544 380 400 357 412 355 169 3224 6392
Red M: 67.3/119 W: 72.4/123 321 487 310 150 326 324 315 165 300 2698 444 110 493 357 375 331 337 337 134 2918 5616
Handicap 7 1 11 13 5 15 3 9 17 8 18 6 12 4 14 2 16 10
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 5 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 1 17 13 15 3 5 11 9 2 18 10 6 8 16 4 12 14

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bermuda
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.9
52

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

One San Antonio’s best kept secrets

I was really impressed with this course. It’s challenging but fun and plays super long. It also has a lot of history too, as it was the home of the Texas Open decades ago. Despite the course being air rated a few weeks ago, the putts rolled pretty true. PROS: lengthy course, wide open, didn’t lose a single ball,nice elevation changes, GPS on golf carts. CONS: bottleneck at the start, so we started a half hour later, no driving range. Bottom line, this is a great for the value. I’m putting it as my top three muni in San Antonio. You better believe I’ll play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Willow Sorings would not honor my Golf Now Tee Time

I booked on Golf now, but when I showed up they did not even have me in the system. When I produced the receipt, they still charged me full price even though the amount due at the course was less. You would think that they would make it right especially since I produced the reservation. Basically I'm out $6.15 WHICH IS NOT A HUGE DEAL, BUT I FEEL LIKE THE GOLF SHOP COULD HAVE MADE IT RIGHT.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Open Fairways

Willow Springs was a nice municipal golf course. Wide open fairways on most holes. Some had OB on one side but unless you sprayed the ball it shouldn’t come into play. The course was wet and with the brown winter conditions, things were a bit muddier than usual. Overall, the greens rolled good. Not the fastest in town, but definitely not bad at all. Easy walk. Ample elevation change. Great utilization of the meandering creek. No GPS or driving range. Putting green is available. Enjoyable, fairly wide open municipal golf course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Surprisingly good

Solid golf course that sits on nicely rolling land. Good variety of holes with some fun risk-reward par 4's. Great location across from the AT&T center, and if you play the course on gameday you can just leave your car in the lot and avoid paying for parking.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Good Value

Course could use some water. Greens were dry but ran good. Overall good course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course Maintenance

The front nine was closed when we started. The course did not notify golfers that the front was being top-dressed and was unplayable. This is not uncommon for the city courses however. Guess I should have asked before purchasing the rounds of golf. We were required to play the back nine twice.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

great course

Highly recommend playing this course. Great value for the price on golf now and in my opinion , top 2 muni's in san antonio. Not a really challenging course, but longer par 5's make up for that. I always enjoy playing this course and was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great local course

The course was in excellent condition, pace of play was very good.

I just don't understand why they never have an on course beverage cart especially in the hottest part of summer and the weekend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Plenty of Length here

They rarely have the blue tee markers on the back box but if you want to get a good test of golf then play the back box no matter where they have the markers set.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is good

There was no Marshall to speed up play had a tournament going on got too late in the evening to keep playing

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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