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92 Reviews (92)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
64.8%
Recommend this course
66 out of 92 reviews
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3.4
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Conditions
2.9
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
63.6%
Recommend this course
7 out of 11 reviews
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3.5
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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12 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6734 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.6
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The Willows Golf & Country Club - Kenton County Golf
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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.4
92 Reviews (92)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Undulating Greens 15
Water Hazards 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Advanced Golfers 12
Playing Multiple Courses 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
Near the Airport 9

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course.

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

over priced

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Willows has gone downhill

Willows has been overplayed and is in awful shape. Pay the extra money to play Lassing Pointe.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Much Improved

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible conditions

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

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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.

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

Great course

This is one the best course and lay out course I had the pleasure of playing. Canr wait to play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout

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!

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

Great Course

Always enjoy playing Willows. A challenging course that will consider using every club in your bag.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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

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

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.

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

Weather permitting

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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