The Willow at Golf Courses at Kenton County, The
|Black (W)||72||6734 yards||78.7||145|
|Gold (W)||72||6371 yards||76.8||141|
|Grey (W)||72||5749 yards||71.9||131|
|White (W)||71||5131 yards||68.5||124|
|Black M: 72.6/137 W: 78.7/145||382||144||295||393||179||497||382||389||526||3187||430||182||568||432||398||418||425||140||554||3547||6734|
|Gold M: 71.1/134 W: 76.8/141||359||131||275||372||159||479||354||352||510||2991||420||152||543||412||387||392||410||127||537||3380||6371|
|Grey M: 67.1/126 W: 71.9/131||330||128||241||345||147||417||281||328||439||2656||402||115||517||346||357||373||379||127||477||3093||5749|
|White M: 64.3/119 W: 68.5/124||254||125||240||339||147||412||276||323||434||2550||278||110||472||315||352||111||374||122||447||2581||5131|
Good time. But staff are sticklers. Booked through golfnow. Played the same course the day before so asked to play a different one of the three available. But wouldn’t allow it. And golfnow doesn’t make it possible to request a course. Just something to be aware of.
Just an OK course...
Nice course for the money but sad to see the cart paths were so badly broken up that it was best to drive next to them. Sand in the traps was non- existent. Some greens were a mess.
Kenton County needs to spend some money on maintaining the course!
half of the parking lot is closed, the tee box are rough, the bunker are hard as a rock, half of the greens are dying , and the cart stop running.
Willows has gone downhill
Willows has been overplayed and is in awful shape. Pay the extra money to play Lassing Pointe.
My grandson had played Willows previously. The conditions of the course were not good, due mostly to winter weather. When we played recently, the improvements are very noticeable. The Willows is our favorite course again.
Rates to high
The couse is under construction around the greens. Not worth the money until completion. $20 max for the condition it's in.
This course.....sad to say the least.....every course I’ve been on this year has been gorgeous, except this one....plenty of rain and no heat this year and it’s still burnt up somehow....few fairways were trashed, couple greens destroyed so bad that u had to move your ball to avoid putting through tire tracks....not a single bunker is playable and the rough needs cut down....staff is very friendly as always, but the Willows needs to be forgotten about for the year....I will not be returning
Has Potential, Bunkers Worst Ever Seen
This course has a lot of potential, I played the front 9 of Willows and then the back 9 of Pioneer today for the first time. The staff and starters/ranges were very nice in my interactions with them. The fairways were in pretty good shape and the course layout was both challenging and fun.
I took three stars off because many of the greens on the Willows had bumpy, dead areas. Tee boxes on both the Willows and Pioneer were mediocre at best (some had uneven lies). The major disappointment were the bunkers: the absolute worst I ever saw on any golf course! I attached a picture, which shows the green side bunker on Pioneer #16. Literally every bunker on Willows and Pioneer had grass growing out of them, were hard as clay, and none of them were maintained at all. In addition, none of the bunkers on the Willows front 9 had rakes lying near them? I guess the staff gave up on them and they wanted players to as well...
For the staff who maintain the golf courses at Kenton County: why even have "bunkers" on the course if you do not maintain them? Fill them in and just have grass in their place. It's embarrassing to operate a golf course with EVERY bunker in terrible condition. It speaks to your work ethic and care of the course, quite frankly. No effort was put into any bunker, please see the attached picture.
I really do see potential in this course, though. A little effort in certain areas (the greens and bunkers) can go a long way! I do not know if I would recommend playing here this year, but would like to try it in the future to see if any improvements are made.
Will be back again and again!
Course would get 5 stars if not for bunkers which is understandable given the weather we have experienced the last several weeks. Staff is excellent, facilities are top notch, and course is challenging but fair.
Fairway and greens decent, bunkers awful
Walked the front only, but the fairways and greens were in good shape. The bunkers, however, need some serious work. Weeds, packed sand, a little effort could go a long way in how the course looks.
This is one the best course and lay out course I had the pleasure of playing. Canr wait to play again
Good layout, but greens were rough in quite a few spots, dead spots! Spring time conditions for the fairways and rough, not a great lie to be found, especially around the green. Yardages could be better marked, especially card could be a lot better marked as far as a map for first time players to navigate around course!
Always enjoy playing Willows. A challenging course that will consider using every club in your bag.
Course was in good conditon. It had been wet the day before and never fully dried out before I played it, but fairways and rough were of ease to hit out of. Bunkers seem to need some work before the season begins. Shot 73 with some new irons so the layout made it easy to work those in. Overall 8.5/10
A good test of Golf
Front nine is tight and tests your placement skills . Hole # 4 a Bogie feels like par . Back nine # 10 plays like a par 5 . All in all one of the tougher courses in Northern Kentucky.
18 Holes of overcast.
Good friends, New clubs, and a little friendly competition, What a great Day.
The Fox Run course is in good condition and the greens were running at about 10.5 to 11.