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3.6
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
74.8%
Recommend this course
73 out of 94 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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3.5
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
74.4%
Recommend this course
29 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6252 yards
Slope 129
Rating 70.9
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Whispering Willows Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Mark DeVries

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts must be worn at all times. No tank tops.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #22)

Reviews

3.6
94 Reviews (94)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great Course. Long Time Livonia Resident

I’ve lived in Livonia for over 40 years. I’ve played all three courses, Whispering Willows, Fox Creek, Idyl Wyld, many times overs these years. My favorite was Fox Creek until the ash bore killed many of the trees on the course. I still like the course though. Whispering Willows is now my favorite. I like the layout. It is a very nice well maintained course. All three Livonia courses are. There are enough water hazards and trees to make it challenging, but fun. I never get tired of playing these courses. I would recommend these courses to all who enjoy golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great public course

Our league has been here for about 8 years and we've all enjoyed the course. It's been through a lot of changes over the years and it is in really good shape. The greens are usually pretty fast but hold.
All in all, it's a great course for the money. Bar and restaurant are a great additional to it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Horribly Overbooked

Took 5 hours to finish a round. It wasn't like I was playing behind a group of 4 hackers. Everyone at every hole on the course was waiting 5 mins to shoot. I have to believe it was because the course is way overbooked.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/11/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Whispering Willows. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never again

This is a followup to a response from last years round.I was criticized for hitting up into a group in front of me and i realize the danger in such that is why i made sure they were just out of my range. Maybe if you would send a ranger out to do his job there would be no issues. Your pace of play here has always been terrible and that is why i will never play your course again..
As for a 3 hour and 10 minute round, where i come from that is not acceptable for a twosome. Maybe your management needs to focus more on managing all aspects of proper etiquette on a course instead of calling out people who complain about the lack of it.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
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
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great condition

I play whispering willows a couple times a year. This was the best condition I’ve seen it in. Green were fast and the fairways in great condition. For the price you can’t beat it. Only complaint was they should have water available out on the course especially when it so hot. But a ranger did come out and give free water bottles so that was great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Play

the 2nd and 11th hole tee boxes continue to produce logjams and it never got better thru the round. the carts are over managed with the controls and I had to reverse out of the rough when the cart quit. The rangefinder didn't work and the screen kept flashing, your time is up, return to clubhouse.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/02/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoy Playing Here

I very much enjoy playing this course. It has some challenging holes as well as some wide fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad carts, pro greens, bad pin placement

Carts have GPS and will only allow cart path only (course was not wet) and sometimes would allow partial fairway driving before shutting off, forcing you to slowly back up to cart path. Should've just walked! I'm a senior and not able to walk that much because carts wouldn't allow driving to the ball. Also noticed a camera lens on the display monitor (just like the ones on a laptop computer) I guess we were being watched!
The greens were like concrete and most pins were set on a volcano or break point so if you miss, ball rolls off the green!
The ranger was rude!
Our foursome ended up with the worst scores in decades and totally exhausted.
If they paid me $41.00 to play there, I wouldn't do it!!!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/02/2019

Hello. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Whispering Willows.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition great for public course. 12am tee time great

Course condition great as far as fairways and greens. Only 3 holes cart path only after all the rains. Some tee boxes need to be redone on par threes.

Had noon tee time on Sunday and was expecting slow play. Only 4 and 1/2 hours. Hit it just right I guess.

Nice bar and restaurant there.

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

Needs a few things, but great course

So my friends and I are the type that we would like to see water more on the course. If there's a consistent presence of a cart girl, we can choose to buy beverages but having water to drink is essential. Especially when it's as hot as it has been. Also, keeping an eye on who goes out in front of who is key. We have played twice this season and have had foursomes out in front of us as a two group. We try not to press, but it's hard not to. Tee boxes, leveling out your boxes and making sure they aren't all dull of divots and uneven would make the experience that much better too.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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