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3.9
272 Reviews (272)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
136
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
242 out of 272 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.4%
Recommend this course
57 out of 61 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.1%
Recommend this course
82 out of 89 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

3.9
272 Reviews (272)

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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Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

It was very comfortable

I rounded today as well as yesterday.
I am very grateful for the announcement when the start time comes..
There are no announcements on Japanese golf courses.
The reception staff was very kind and happy.
Today was a score of 39-42.
I want to go again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

It ’s a very interesting course.

I came to the United States and played golf for the third time.
This golf course is close to the course, but it is easy to understand because there is the next teeing ground as soon as you hole out.
It was easy to play because the outlook was good even for the first time.
Today's score was 40-42.
I also want to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

When we started , there was no rain. It started to rain hard about the 6th hole. Ordinarily, this isn’t a big problem because you can get a rain check. I’ve played here many times with out ever having a problem. But , since I booked the t-time on Golf Now, as a hot deal, I could NOT get a rain check for the 3 of us that were unable to continue on the back nine. I wish I hadn’t used Golf Now, since the weather was cold and raining and we were the only ones on the course.. Lesson learned!!!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Surprise Value

For price it was fantastic. Little congested but otherwise we’ll pleased.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great deal fun layout

Beautiful 70 degree day to go sub 70 for 1st time this year. The fairways and greens are in great shape. The layout is prime for going low but be aware of the hidden dangers they can pop up and bring bogey as good score on holes. Great deal!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sunday Funday

Nice local course, for a quick Sunday round; not crowded; plenty of challenge slope, well kept greens. Good for walkers too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value, good shape

Played this morning and the course is well maintained. As it was the first time playing the course, our only issue was knowing where the hazards are. Enjoyed the round and walked it in less than 3 1/2 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well maintained course

Beautiful course, well laid out and obstacles make you think your way to plan shots. Errant shots can make life difficult but a fair course that tests you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value. Nice course for the money

I’ve never played 18 holes during the day for 20$ and have the course in this good of shape. Definitely coming back again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was completely over booked for a Wednesday afternoon in September. Pace was miserable and this is the second time in a month it’s been that way here. I will not play here ever again, too many other options that are price equivalent, and quite frankly nicer courses.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Worth the $12 w/ cart

Soooooo slow of play....no ranger..... a few of the greens looked like a rugby match was played on them.
Cart paths are poor at best. I think they haven't ever been maintained since the course opened....my back is still sore.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value

If you’re looking for a value this is a great place to come. Everyone was friendly and the course is fun to play as well. The cart paths are horrible and the greens aren’t the best but not bad either . but other than that it’s a solid place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

A Great Golf Experience

I met a couple of guys at Willow Run and we had a very enjoyable round. The course was in extraordinary shape, considering heat, COVID, staffing and everything 2020 has thrown our way. The greens were my favorite part of the course. Fairways were pretty good, too. The sand was not overgrown like other tracks. Easy to get to from anywhere in central Ohio .I highly recommend a day at Willow Run!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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