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4.3
171 Reviews (171)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
85.3%
Recommend this course
149 out of 171 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.2%
Recommend this course
41 out of 47 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.8%
Recommend this course
43 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6433 yards
Slope 134
Rating 71.5
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Willow Crest Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Dick Nugent (1987) Ray Hearn (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Internet Access

Reviews

4.3
171 Reviews (171)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 17
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 16
Locals 15
A Weekend Splurge 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 24
Convenient to the City 14
At a Resort 12

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoy playing this course

The course is in great condition.
The down point is the condition of the sand traps

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course has a good layout and is a lot of fun. Really friendly staff and would definitely recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Willow Crest

Most of the course was in good shape; the fairways and rough were lush and the greens rolled true. The only negative was a lack of sand in the traps.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course for all golfers

Willow Crest is a course you want to play more than once. Not too long for beginners or weekend golfers and friendly staff make the experience enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course laying out

Many Charengeing holes but check your skills and working out coming back to playing better.all good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Feels like a boardroom will be on the next tee box

Boring course overall. Decent conditions, greens were solid, fairways and tee boxes were fine. . I am writing this review for only one reason... the bunkers were not ok. Basically was like hitting off of concrete. Need more sand! Staff was great though.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Worth the $$

One of the the best looking public golf courses I’ve played. Great value for the $$, quick 25 min ride from downtown Chicago - would definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Course is not an easy resort course. Requires accuracy off the tee and approach shots or you are in deep trouble! I’m a 12 handicap and the course will add 4 strokes to your score. Very tight set up so errand shots come from multiple directions- kinda scary at times. It is a great test for good golfers and probably miserable for high handicappers. I would suggest one of the first tee times before the hotel guests come out to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good, but overpriced

Good course, good groundskeeping, greens and fairways were in very good shape. At $79 for 18, it is on the high side, but, did have many tee times available and the pace was very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great pace of play and staff

Very tight golf course with lots of hazards and OB just off the fairways and greens. Greens are very small and in decent shape for a public course. Not a bad course to play if you can get a good deal, but would not go out of your way to come back. Great staff though and very well run.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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