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4.1
342 Reviews (342)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
172
3 Stars
66
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
91.5%
Recommend this course
306 out of 342 reviews
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4.2
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.4%
Recommend this course
64 out of 70 reviews
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4.2
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.5%
Recommend this course
86 out of 93 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6139 yards
Slope 125
Rating 69.0

Willow Run Golf Course was designed by a ubiquitous name in central Ohio, Jack Kidwell. The local designer played a role in creating many of the state's courses but he infused a different character into each. Willow Run has an interesting layout that will test your shot making skills as well as your course management capabilities. The greens are bentgrass and the fairways are accented with Ohio bluegrass. Correct placement off the tees is the key to doing well, especially on the front nine. Plenty of water comes into play throughout the golf course as well as several strategically placed bunkers. Willow Run's back nine boasts one of the most challenging par 4s in Ohio, the 13th. The green on this tricky hole is fronted by a meandering creek.

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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Kidwell (1964)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
342 Reviews (342)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 22
Bunkers 15
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Seniors 19
Walkers 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
Convenient to the City 13
In the 'Burbs 7

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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Conditions Average
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4.0
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Great for the money

Greens were pretty good. Fairways were very good. I like this course and I play it a lot. I don’t golf fast but geez are there some slow players out there. Not the course’s fault so I can’t criticize that. Great value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great course for the money

Best condition I've ever seen the course in, just a bit of crab grass here and there. Pace of play was great, got 18 in in under 4 hours on a Sunday.....almost unheard of anymore, too many white belts playing the tips and thinking they are on tour usually! Practice putting green is in an odd area between holes 10 and 12 and is not really an easily accessible area. You have to walk in front of 10's tee box then watch your back because of white belts playing the tips and straight shanking tee shots 50 yards right at you!!....or I would rank it even a higher rating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 23
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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Bad shap

Played willow run many times. Have never seen it in worse shape. Hope they can turn it around

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor

Fun round

Pace was slow but it was 8:00 Sunday morning. Greens were in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Track

I was pleasantly surprised. It's an older course with big trees which were great for the shade on a 90 degree day, but troublesome if you are not a straight shooter. I loved the greens. Super receiving with a good shot and putted well.

Typical struggles on a first time course. Didn't know where some of the water was but no big deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Several areas where there are major drainage issues, otherwise the course is in pretty good shape and reasonably priced.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome greens

These greens are always in great shaped. Soft and gast

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cheap and it shows.

Understanding we have had a rain recently, but the course was overwhelmingly saturated and bogged down all over. The fairways seemed to not even be cut, couldn't get a ball to do anything but come to a dead stop everywhere on the course. The greens rolled horribly and the wait at every hole was over 5 minutes. I have played here several times over the years and the attraction has always been the price point, but not any more. Cheaper and it shows.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cart paths are extremely bumpy and leads to more problem with grass in certain areas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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