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4.1
356 Reviews (356)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
180
3 Stars
68
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
91.3%
Recommend this course
319 out of 356 reviews
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4.0
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.6%
Recommend this course
31 out of 35 reviews
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4.1
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
Recommend this course
77 out of 84 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
356 Reviews (356)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Previously Played

Good winter course

Friendly staff and course is in good condition for Ohio winter.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winding Hollow - An excellent golf experience

It has been two covid-19 years since I last played this course. I will tell you that this course is vastly improved since then. Willow Run was showing off her excellent tees, greens, and fairways - well kept and very playable, This Jack Kidwell designed golf course showed some "getable" holes, but also some very testing holes. It does not beat you up, but it does challenge you to use every club in your bag. Best of all, are very affordable green fees (as other golf courses have jacked their prices up 25% or more). And for you power hitters, there are risk and reward par 4's to be played. Play this gem located just south of SR 161 on SR 310. You'll be glad you did. I was!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprised me

This course surprised me and I’m not really sure why I was expecting something less than what I got. This course was well-maintained;; the fairways, the tee boxes and the greens were in excellent condition in November. The course is long you better bring your boom stick on the back nine because it’s a beast. Had a great time here. Definitely coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Flooded. Terrible shape

Have played willow run many time. This was by far the worst I’ve ever seen it. Hope they aren’t giving up. Atrocious is the only word I can use for the fairways, rough and cart paths.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Enjoyed the round with a friend. Course was in decent condition.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

rainy day

First time I played golf going from tree to tree for shelter from the rain. Once it cleared, the course was very soggy. Surprise, surprise!

Otherwise, I liked it - not crowded, greens in good shape. However, fairways partly under repair, cart path a mess, tee markers a bit confusing, and no distance-to-hole or distance-to-hazard markers.

but NOT crowded and fairways not lined with houses.

generally a very nice experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice greens

The course was in good shape and the free s were better than expected

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid course for the price

I find this course to be a great value. While not the prettiest of fairways and teeboxes the greens and bunkers are done well. The course is solid and a challenge at times. Overall fun to play

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blind tee shot... hazards, beware

Greens were in great shape t-boxes were in great shape fairways need some work but watch out for the creeks that run across the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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