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4.6
361 Reviews (361)
5 Stars
215
4 Stars
116
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
94.7%
Recommend this course
339 out of 361 reviews
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4.6
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 31 reviews
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4.6
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.8%
Recommend this course
61 out of 65 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6834 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.2

Windy Knoll Golf Club is known among locals as being one of Springfield's best public golf courses. The course was built in 2001, though you would not be able to tell from its traditional links design. It manages to be a classic links golf course while still being a challenge. The site was originally a horse farm and the design incorporates some of the features from the terrain's former use. Water hazards come into play frequently throughout the golf course and there are trees and rough lining the fairways. Golfers will find many risk-reward opportunities on the course, one good example being the par-4 eighth. This hole plays into the prevailing wind and if you miss your drive, you may find yourself in one of the eight bunkers surrounding the undulating green.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Brian Huntley (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Down Under Par Golf Academy at Windy Knoll"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire must be worn at all times in The Stables, on the golf course, and on the practice facilities. T-shirts, bathing attire, gym and tennis shorts, cut-offs, short shorts, tank tops, halter tops and other similar dress are not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
361 Reviews (361)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 21
Bunkers 19
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Advanced Golfers 13
A Weekend Splurge 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
Convenient to the City 16
Near Local Attractions 6

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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
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Tee boxes could use a diagram of hole design.
If you didn't get a book you would not know the layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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A True Gem of a Course

I normally do not take the time to write reviews on anything, but recently I decided to start giving feedback and reviews since 50% of whether I may play a new course comes from players reviews. So I have decided to break this down into two different reviews, the overall course itself, and then the overall experience itself.
From a pure golf aspect, this course gets an absolute 5 rating. It is beautiful, challenging, well maintained, fair, and the greens might be the best public greens that I have ever played on. Large greens, fast, and everyone was in great shape and all consistent with each other. There is not one thing negative I can say about the course itself.
From an overall experience, I am going to get a little picky, but I want to preclude that my overall rating of the course and in general was a 5 star rating. My overall experience rating is a 4/5.
The Pro Shop was pretty much just a building with not much in it. If you wanted to buy a hat, nice shirt, shoes, gloves, then you can pretty much not worry about it, because they had very little to pick from, if at all.
The scorecard is as plain as you can get, however, you are given a color booklet that details everything about the course, the history, course map, and the best part is that it breaks down each individual hole with a description, yardage, green and hole layout. Truly priceless. I have only every seen this twice before at any other course.
There were basically no yardage markers on the course. We found 1 on the first hole, but nothing after that. It did not affect us at all since we had GPS on our phones, however if you are playing this course without any type of GPS, you will be out of luck.
The markers on the tee boxes need to be upgraded. They were horseshoes since the overall theme of the course is built on the former WIndy Knoll Horse Farm. The horseshoes are just to small, were missing, or needed some paint. This could easily and I think relatively inexpensively be upgraded to make the tee boxes look awesome.
So please keep in mind, the overall rating for this course was an absolute 5.
We drove from Mason, OH, so it was around 60 minute drive, but this was so well worth it. We have only played this once, but both my son and I agree that Windy Knoll now is ranked in our Top 3 courses that we play, and that expands to the Cincinnati area, Northern Kentucky, and now Springfield. We will most certainly be playing this course again. Thanks for a great experience Windy Knoll

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Amazing course with great layout

Nothing but positive things to say about this course. One of my all time favorites

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

Worst experience I’ve ever had trying to play 18 holes of golf. It took 2 hrs 45 minutes for 9 holes needless to say is absurd! I quit after 3 1/2 hrs after 12 holes and only managed that by jumping ahead and going to the last 2 holes making my way back to clubhouse. Will never ever!! play at this course again!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Greens

Thanks for everything,Great Greens. Fairways are plush

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windy Knoll

Are the course was in great shape and I really enjoyed playing a team me up with one guy and we finished in 3 1/2 hours and had a wonderful time

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Staff.

Great Staff and perfect golf course. Greens were great condition. Very organized

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in area

Play here every year when I come home to visit family. This is the best course in the area, and very much worth the drive from Dayton.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape. Front nine great pace. Back was slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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