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4.3
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
84.2%
Recommend this course
107 out of 123 reviews
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4.1
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
9
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
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4.3
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 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.

Reviews

4.3
123 Reviews (123)

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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4.0
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First Time Playing

Fast greens

Nice tree lined course. It may not be long, but it’s tight. Fast greens. A course I’d play again when it’s a hot deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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5.5 hour round...woof!

Cart path only after heavy rains day before, understandable. A threesome of elderly women 2 groups ahead of us led to an almost 6 hour round which made for an unbearably long back 9.

Ranger was aware of the situation but did nothing about it. If I would’ve paid $80 for this round I would’ve been furious, got a deal on golfnow for half off so I can’t really complain too much.

Staff was great. Course was beautiful. Would be hesitant to return after the marathon today.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Skill Beginner
1.0

Play at your own risk

I have not played the course but know this— protective netting that leads to a major thoroughfare and residences are in disrepair with gaping holes. If you hit the ball through and it hits a car or a person you, the golfer are responsible for law suits. Know this now. There are a dozen courses in the area- choose another.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course.

From start to finish experience was awesome. Starters greeting was very professional. I felt as if I was at a private country club. Course was difficult greens challenging but doable and fun.

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

Pleasurable Experience

Needed an early tee time. This course fit the bill
Course was in excellent condition even though there had been heavy rains the day before. Layout of the course was perfect for beginner and intermediate golf players. Would play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Way too Expensive and Slow

The pace here is horrible and the price outrageous

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience and will be back....

Everyone from the starter to staff was outstanding and so very Nice-thank you! I played this course years ago when it was a Marriott resort and forgot about all the rolling hills. It was a great pace of play and hard to get it through the thicker grass, but understand with all the past rain we have had. It was an awesome golf experience and look forward to coming back soon! Thank you!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average course, above average care, slow play

TLDR: A nice course, nothing terribly special, really well kept by the grounds crew, apparently attracts the slowest players in the world and there were no rangers to tell people to move along.

The last time I played this course was about 16 years ago so it was nice to revisit. That being said, the weather turned out to be 50 degrees and drizzled on and off all round. The course was in really good shape considering the amount of rain we have received over the last few weeks, so kudos to the grounds crew. The staff were all really friendly and attentive. This is technically a Hilton resort course so I don’t know if that has anything to do with the clientele but my goodness were there some slow people out there. We were stacked up behind 5 foursomes of people who were hacking it all over the hole from tee to green and then taking 10+ minutes to putt out. It was most frustrating because there were no rangers to enforce any pace of play rules. I don’t think I will be going back anytime soon because the course is just average in terms of layout and difficulty but really well maintained. The price is a little much for what it is.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stop th Insanity

We unfortunately we’re placed behind a regular drop of players that were ridiculous slow. They had a :45 minute head start and we caught them on hole 6. Last 3 holes took over an hour. We stopped playing after 9 holes due to no rangers passing this group to pick up pace of play. Course was nice enough to refund our money, but please make sure in the future this regular group speeds up there play. It was ridiculous how slow they played. I will not go back on a Saturday morning round.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome track and very reasonably priced for quality of the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

larry

Overall the course is excellent! the staff is professional. The condition is good, and the course layout is challenging. Very fun to play this course and highly recommend this to golfing lovers.

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

Great time

Really enjoyed this course. It was in good shape and a lot of fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Still do not recommend

Read my review of 8/25/17. You'll thank me for that. The only reason I played here was because one of my golfing buddies had a certificate that his wife bought him for X-mas. The closest 18 hole course to my house and I avoid it like the plague. Greens were micro aerated but still rolling nicely with excellent speed.. Course has a plethora of sand traps (many forced carries over them) and it's a complete crap shoot of what you'll get. For a course that charges $75 on a weekday the sand conditions are completely unacceptable. Lucky it hasn't rained in a while (this place was a swamp before it was built and when after a decent rain it's a slog). Today the front aprons of several greens were swamps (the super over waters beyond belief) so your ball roll out is inconsistent. Beverage prices are ridiculous as well. Pace of play is always an issue here. Our back nine slowed to a crawl. Place is overrun with ladies in full regalia who tee off in the morning and routinely take 5.5 hours shooting well over 100. Watch out in the parking lot almost got hit by a clueless broad in her 100K Lexus. Save yourself your trouble....avoid this place....you can play twice somewhere else for what they charge here and have much better experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Willow Crest Golf Club - A fine course

The overall conditions were excellent. The only thing missing was fluffy sand in the traps as they looked pretty but needed sand to get under the ball. Fairways were in great shape and so were the greens. The check in was easy as all I did was show up to the cart area and the starter had my name and tee time and we teed off within about 10 minutes and on time. They were some challenging pin placements today and you needed to be a good marksman to be around the tees making you focus.

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