The Willow at Golf Courses at Kenton County, The

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2.7
69
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.0
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
50.9%
Recommend this course
51 out of 69 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
13
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
46.2%
Recommend this course
6 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
3.1
15
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
53.3%
Recommend this course
8 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6734
Slope 137
Rating 72.6
Type Public/Municipal
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The Willows Golf & Country Club - Kenton County Golf
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6734 yards 72.6 137
Black (W) 72 6734 yards 78.7 145
Gold 72 6371 yards 71.1 134
Gold (W) 72 6371 yards 76.8 141
Grey 72 5749 yards 67.1 126
Grey (W) 72 5749 yards 71.9 131
White 72 5131 yards 64.3 119
White (W) 72 5131 yards 68.5 124
Scorecard for Willow
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.6/137 382 144 295 393 179 497 382 389 526 3187 430 182 568 432 398 418 425 140 554 3547 6734
Gold M: 71.1/134 359 131 275 372 159 479 354 352 510 2991 420 152 543 412 387 392 410 127 537 3380 6371
Grey M: 67.1/126 W: 67.1/126 330 128 241 345 147 417 281 328 439 2656 402 115 517 346 357 373 379 127 477 3093 5749
White W: 64.3/119 254 125 240 339 147 412 276 323 434 2550 278 110 472 315 352 111 374 122 447 2581 5131
Handicap 7 17 15 1 11 5 13 9 3 2 16 6 8 12 14 10 18 4
Par 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 15 17 1 11 5 13 9 3 2 14 6 8 12 16 10 18 4

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

2.7
69

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Patio Dining 5
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
In the 'Burbs 5
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Goat ranch

The public golf courses at Kenton County continue to go downhill. The fairways are patchy. The greens are worse. If you mistakenly miss the fairways with your drive, prepare to say goodbye to your ball because you'll likely never find it. The "Old man's club" that seems to be promoted out here is actually hurting the course. Way more unrepaired ball Mark's than repaired. Top that off with a refreshing $2.50 diet coke and... (way overpriced). It seems to be all the public courses around here. Boone county courses are not much better. Best decent golf in the area is Belterra or North to Cincinnati.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great time

Took my 7 yr old son with me, both of us had a great time.

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

help me help you

I want to like this course I really do...I’ve played at Kenton Co since high school — 20+ years — but the past five years have seen a steady decline in the care of the course. They are making some improvements, but it’s probably to little to late.

The greens were horrible, fairways tolerable and tee boxes concrete...

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in bad shape

The course was in horrible shape. Every fairway and green had many dead spots. I won’t be going back there

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time

Played on a Monday morning. Not crowded and peaceful. Great time to work on my game, which needs a lot of work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pathetic shape for a golf course

Worst conditioned course I've played this year (30+). Superintendent should be embarrassed. Greens fee should be $15 or less. Besides the conditions, the layout is not for the average golfer. On certain holes, just off the fairway, the rough is no longer mown for no particular reason, other than to save $$. Spent all their $$ on the clubhouse and re-design of the parking lot! That's what golfers want, a lovely clubhouse and parking lot!! HAH!!

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

Had a great time

This course had a great layout and was a lot of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Yikes!!

I have played every course this year at Kenton County, and the Willows was by far in the worst shape. Greens were hard as a rock and not very receptive. The greens has big holes where turf was missing, especially on the 10th and the 11th holes. The fringe areas had patches of long grass, and it seemed that my ball found the bare patch behind a piece of rough on two or three holes. The staff is friendly inside, but the mowers are going to do their job even if you are ready to tee off. I hit one over a mower because I was tired of waiting, and he stared me down on my next shot, then followed me until I got to the green. It was very frustrating!!!!

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

Sunday Golf

Some of the greens had big black spots other than that for a Sunday it was a great value and pace of play was 4 hours

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