Willow Springs Golf Course

3.2975857143 3.3 stars from 5 (33)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 62
  • Length: 4253 yards
  • Slope: 96
  • Rating: 60.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 62 4253 yards 60.6 96
White 62 3897 yards 58.6 95
White (W) 62 3557 yards 58.6 95
Red (W) 62 3144 yards 57.5 89

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 33 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

27 out of 33 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes narrow fairways  

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"Nice short course"


Beaker37's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great place to take my 13 year old son who doesn't take golf very seriously. We had a lot of fun and were done in 3 hrs. It's a short course and wide enough to avoid losing a lot of balls. The layout is great and conditions were very good. The carts and paths are rough but it is priced accordingly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The Worst Golf Course I've Ever Played"


swordbird22's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

I don't know where to begin with this golf course, there was so much wrong with the course. I guess I will start with the tees which really weren't there. The tees were pretty much the same length as the rough but more bare. The fairway was non-existent, the course was completely rough. I didn't think there would even be a course that wouldn't cut the fairway have it the same length as the rough. I still can't get over this. Also the fairway was quite bare. There was really no fringe or anything around the green, it was just rough then green. The greens were quite bad but they were sadly the best part of the course. There were ball marks galore on the green and the aeration job was awful. The greens also had cracks and dry/dead spots on about 1/3 of the greens. Also when they cut the green they managed to leave behind the remnants of it such as grass clippings from the mower. Lastly on the course conditions in the bunkers. The bunkers were as I expected, not raked. however at least they weren't packed down and rock hard so if you wanted you could rake it and place to get a reasonable lie. Now the layout, the layout in my opinion was awful. If you are going to be making an executive style course such as this you really shouldn't be having many forced carries. basically through hole 11 most hole required some sort of carry or trouble that is fairly easy to get into. The reason for this is because this course is and executive course and it targeted for beginners who more than likely don't have the swing to consistently get it over trouble. So by forcing people to carry trouble it makes it a lot less enjoyable to play since you will be loosing so many balls. design wise I would say the first 12 holes were not very good and the last 6 were pretty decent design wise. So overall this is the worst course I have ever played and I have played some awful courses. I would not recommend this course even for the $10 hot deal I have seen on golfnow. I will never go back and I recommend you never go at all.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Fun"


u000007517367's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fun family friendly course. Short holes with a TON of character. Conditions were rough in some places and ball marks on the greens aren't fixed by many golfers. Through these issues, it's still my favorite "executive" style course I've ever played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Only worth a golf now special price"


donsprinkle's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course a good place to practice short game or for beginners, but course in sad shape for seasoned golfers. Fairways are terrible not much different that the rough, hard as a rock and a lots of dirt. Greens not much better lots of damaged spots and no one must fix there divots!!!(Beginners I guess). But for the price, the practice and short time of play worth a round if you don't have much time and can play under less than desirable condition, and get a golf now discount. If you pay full price you will feel ripped off. Don't expect a lot and don't pay a lot. Go out and play golf and have fun Don.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good value"


CrouchingTiger61's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course. Lots of par 3s. Great place to work on irons. I am a shorte hitter off the tee so this course suits me. Greens are in good condition. This is not a course for a long hitter. I plan on coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course was very nice, short but nice."


William6536828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will play this course again, it is very nice to practice short irons and par threes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Links gem"


rcraiglaw1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I need work on my short game and this course did not disappoint. Lots of opportunities to shoot out of sand, trees, around water, forced carries, postage stamp fast greens surrounded by bunkers...Awesome course. In very good shape, fairways not bumpy. Just the course I was hoping for on my first round of the year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this course!"


kpbass's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a shorter course it has a very fun and interesting layout with a lot of variation from hole to hole. It is a great course to walk because of its length and has a very laid back atmosphere. Can't beat the GolfNow special rate. I hope to play it again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun time good value"


u000007695969's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun time on a short course. No par 5's and many par 3's allow for good work on your irons from 150 and in. Also allows for a fast round of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Horrible Course Conditions!"


BergerKing22784's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Wow... All I can say is wow. This was my first ever golf course last season when I picked up the game. Ive golfed it maybe 3 other times at various price points and the course did its job for the price we payed. Today we played and 2 of the greens were not even playable. They were covered in muddy brown fungus? I dont know they were bad. A handful of other greens had lots of dead spots as well. I am sad we paid the normal Saturday morning rate considering the condition of multiple holes. They really should have offered rates of half off while they fix this problem with the course. Needless to say I will probably stay away for a season or two or until I hear much better reports.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible greens and t boxes"


Travis3826299's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were brown. T boxes hard as a rock and torn up


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Short Game Workout"


Ervmclain's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was as expected. It provided a venue for work on your short game. I played from the whites because they paired my playing partner and me up and we allowed the other twosome to choose the tees.We were away from home and needed to get an early morning tee time and were successful here. I would play it again in a pinch but certainly with no regret.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


bdaerr's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. A bit on the short side but some of the holes are challenging with water and bunkers. Most of the fairways and greens were in good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Overall Average"


u765969334's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You come to this course for great prices (via GolfNow), quick rounds and practicing par 3s. The price was great as usual through GolfNow and I got some much needed work on my irons and par 3s.

Unfortunately, the pace of place was awful. We finished the 3rd hole and there were 2 other groups ahead of us waiting in line for the 4th tee. I've always been a firm believer in making people ride carts during the weekends. Case in point, all of us were waiting for a large group of walkers to finish the hole. It took us about 4 hours to finish the course which isn't bad, but considering 10 of the 18 holes are par 3s, it should only take 3 hours max to finish. I've been here about 3 times before this and I've never had this much of an issue so consider the time and day when you schedule a tee time.

Another issue I have are the greens. The greens were awful on several holes on the front 9. There were tons of dry patches and dirt patches. However, the greens on the back 9 were decent and acceptable.

Overall, considering the price I paid for the round, I am not disappointed. But the pace of play could have been much much better.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The course fairway is actually rough...Smh"


Thomas9153004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From a view in the distance the course looks decent. Once you actually get on the grass there is nothing distinguishing between the fairway and rough. They both looked and felt the same. The greens were ok, a few more damage then others. Not bad for a short course. There was an excessive amount of par 3's, that ok. But if they are going too be consecutive, I would have rather have at least 2-3 club selection between the holes. Not use the same club for three straight holes. The staff were nice and professional.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great for begginers"


bigcq8713's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played here about 6 or 7 times and it is a great course to practice your chops and for begginers. There are many par 3s and no pat 5s. As my friend says this is the course to boost your confidence.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course for iron play"


hmsbiz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course to work on your iron play. Also a good course for beginners to learn the game and have fun at the same time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun course to work on your short game"


KidIcarus08's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

You won't need many drivers. No Par 5's, lots of Par 3's, but this is NOT a Par 3 course. Great place to walk and work on your irons and short game.

When we went, the was in decent condition. The greens rolled true. For the price, I highly recommend to new golfers or experienced golfers who want to work on their short iron shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"winter rules"


Pepaw829's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fine time at a course I've played ever since it opened. Played front nine in 1 hour!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice day in the sun"


GolfNupe4's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I really enjoyed this course. We like the various par 3s. The staff was friendly. We enjoyed playing over the water hazards. Will plan it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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