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Value
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3.7
Friendliness
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Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6053 yards
Slope 117
Rating 69.1
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Willow Creek Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6053 yards 69.1 117
White 70 5702 yards 67.5 114
Red 70 5293 yards 70.5 121
Scorecard for Willow Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.1/117 335 493 195 372 383 165 338 521 171 2973 435 481 364 341 391 175 341 171 381 3080 6053
White M: 67.5/114 321 459 163 359 333 151 307 515 164 2772 412 471 348 322 380 165 306 157 369 2930 5702
Red W: 70.5/121 307 419 153 348 303 134 290 501 151 2606 394 454 331 302 350 120 258 130 348 2687 5293
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 35 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/18 Closed: 11/15
Architect William J. Spear

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.9
31 Reviews (31)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Had a great time. Very good experience. Nice relaxed outing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value.

A few holes where you need to check the distance off the tee to avoid hitting it through the available fairway unless you have a controllable fade and draw.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value, not the friendliest.

The course conditions were excellent for the price. With a couple exceptions, the layout was fair and allowed me to use pretty much every club in my bag. There wasn't much for water hazards. My only complaint was the pro shop. Both days I played, I felt like I was bothering them. Unfriendly. It's unfortunate, because otherwise this was one of my favorite finds for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough shape but early in the year

Greens are rough and need some work. Course pro running the clubhouse is not very friendly

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

What can you expect from a golf course in Minnesota in march? The greens were slow and wet and beat up. But the course was pretty dry and certainly playable. The tee markers were not out...it was the first day they were open. It was great to be out golfing.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

November Conditions

Greens are poor with much grass kill and bare spots. Got around in 2 1/2 hours as a single on Wednesday 11:00. Bear in mind that November 16 in Minnesota is very late in the year for golf. I'll try it again next June and see how it looks at its peak.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Watch Out For The Mower

One of the grounds crew almost ate my wedge with his zero turn mower as I was putting not five feet away from my wedge on the ground. Honestly, I felt taunted and this was the first hole. Why come that close anyway?!

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

This course is in rough shape!!

This course is in the worst shape I have ever seen for it. the tee boxes were full of crag grass. Over half the greens were terrible. They used the wrong material to put circles on the greens, and it killed the grass. Fairways were acceptable.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

The rough is thick

The rough is thick at Willow Creek bordering on neglect. I was not happy seeing the fivesomes' and a group of six along with walkers. Pace was obviously issue with these factors.

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

Nice course and good value with golf now.

Winter ware on the fairways, greens where in good shape. Balls stuck on approach shots but moved fast when stroking a
Putt. Still a nice course worthy our challenge
.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad layout

You get lost a lot of the course and there were tractors and mowers all over the course at 2 p.m. Be sure to pay attention to the map. 3-5 holes we didn't even know where the hole went. The course was in good shape other than that though

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Great course, both large and par 3. Enjoy the scenery everything was well I appreciate such a great golf course thank you and have a great day. I'll definitely be back to play more there!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Interesting Course

An ok course. Not super long...in 18 holes only used driver 6 times. Not too much trouble to get into in terms of hazzards...but they are there. Favorite holes are 9 and 11.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

New to Rochester

Really fun and Challenging course. The course plays very different from the front 9 to the back 9. Had a very pleasurable time and look forward to playing it again.

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

Amazing day of golf

Day was great holes were amazing other than being extremely wet due to I'm assuming some sort of water accident there were alot of maintenance people on the course maintaining the problem once we hit the back nine everything was dry and amazing greens were well maintained and fairways perfect even the rough was kept nice and neat easy to shoot from "not that I spent alot of time there or anything " this is the first time I've golfer this course but am already planing my second trip back with my dad if your and avid golfer or just a weekend warrior and enjoy a stiff drink and an amazing course at a very good price then this is the course for you

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Course was in good shape and pace was great today even with a full course. Some challenging holes. Played this course 3 times this summer and really enjoy each time I play.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great greens but slow pace

The greens are excellent- fairways and tees are average. Some interesting holes with challenging tee shots from the back tees. We waited on every shot so the pace of play was slow caused by a 5 and 6 sum ahead of us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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