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3.7
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
81.7%
Recommend this course
100 out of 125 reviews
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3.8
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.7%
Recommend this course
26 out of 30 reviews
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3.7
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.7%
Recommend this course
30 out of 35 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

3.7
125 Reviews (125)

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
Reviews 51
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Frustrated

It was unfortunate that I, as a senior resident was charged $38 rate on a weekday afternoon for 18 holes w a cart.
I thought it was a mistake but not! Course not worth that! Won't be back...

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/07/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Whispering Willows. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

I was disappointed that I had a 6pm tee time and was sent off on number ten where three groups were waiting to tee off. I would have had to wait fifteen minutes or more to tee off. Would have been lucky to get three holes in. Got a refund instead but waisted a 1/2 hour driving to and from the course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Municipal Course

Played early. Played 18 in 3.5 hours. Course is always in good condition. Nice tee boxes, nice fairways, true greens with lots of movement. This is my favorite of the Livonia courses. I’ll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course operations mostly

The course is nice, but they inexplicably changed the policy about taking carts into the parking lot. I've been playing this course for 30 years and can't understand the change. I'm an aging senior and this is difficult for me. Keep this in mind if you want to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Whispering Willows. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

One of my favorite courses

A good challenge of golf. The course can be made to play quite difficult, but the staff keeps it challenging without being unfair. Typically, in good repair.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Planning on Tee-Times

We were the first group off after an outing took place and we sailed through the front 9. When we made the turn, we were stuck for every shot behind people. It's as if they put out players playing 9-only out on the back 9, instead of starting on the front, so it slowed everything to a screeching hault. Also, the GPS units in each cart were on, but didn't work. The course was playing Cart-Path-Only, but there were no signs in the club-house or around the practice range stating such, so not until getting stuck in the middle of the fairway on the first hole did you know that it was Cart-Path-Only.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Whispering Willows. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It is ok course

Overall It is a good experience to play there, but several tee box areas are not maintained very well with less grass.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/26/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Whispering Willows. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, but needs better maintenance timing

Played here for the first time yesterday, and the views were spectacular! The greens were very well kept, and the course layout was challenging but very manageable.

My only real point of frustration was with the lawnmower operator. It sounds silly to say, but for almost five entire holes he was following me very closely, idling loudly behind me and smoking cigarettes (and leaving them on the ground. I must have stepped on six of them just of the greens).

Even after letting him pass, and waiting a few extra minutes at the turn, he still wound up behind us again. I'm not sure if it was our tee time or what, but it was very distracting and really detracted from the overall experience, and it definitely affected my game.

Again, this is a small and simple point, but hopefully something that will be considered by management for future rounds. I would definitely love to come back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Whispering Willows, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Whispering Willows, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Whispering Willows, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Whispering Willows, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Whispering Willows, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Whispering Willows, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Whispering Willows, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pretty average course

It’s been a long time since I played here last, and it was pretty much how I remembered it. Decent layout, but so many blind shots from the tee. If you’re not familiar with the course, you’re just guessing how far to the doglegs, etc...The carts has some sort of gps system for course layout and scoring, but offered no assistance for yardages.
I would call this course mediocre. The pace of play was decent, as we completed our round in about 4 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Whispering Willows. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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