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4.2
265 Reviews (265)
5 Stars
118
4 Stars
110
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
89.8%
Recommend this course
235 out of 265 reviews
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4.2
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.1%
Recommend this course
51 out of 56 reviews
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4.2
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.1%
Recommend this course
73 out of 81 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6433 yards
Slope 134
Rating 71.5
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Willow Crest Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Dick Nugent (1987) Ray Hearn (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Internet Access

Reviews

4.2
265 Reviews (265)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 17
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 16
Locals 15
A Weekend Splurge 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 24
Convenient to the City 14
At a Resort 12

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a week
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Conditions Good
Value Good
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Friendliness Good
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
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Policy change

On a very cold gloomy day and with rain the last 3 days, the course was in very decent condition.
We (2) had a 1pm tee time. As usual we liked to go an hour earlier to the driving range. However they don’t have one but instead a couple driving nets to practice. The starter was very friendly and we were joking around. After hitting some balls we thought we would go ahead to tee off since it was not busy and nobody was on the tee box and the group in front was on to the 2nd hole.
To my surprise the starter chased us down and reminded us that our tee time was 1pm so we had to wait until that time. He did tell us earlier that we would start at 1pm. We thought he was joking since we had been joking around. But no, we found out the hard way that he was not.
The course was pretty open and there was no reason to stick with the booked tee time and there was nobody waiting behind us to tee off.
To his credit he let a single player go ahead of us even we were ready to tee off at exactly 1pm. Not sure if his tee time was earlier or the starter felt that he would not hold us up so there was some flexibility on the starter part.
Most of the courses do allow players to go ahead of their tee time if it’s not busy.
It was still a good day as the sun was shining just a couple hours later.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

We were only permitted to play the back nine and twice because the front nine was closed. Should have been notified of this

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A Golf Gem

The course is an excellent design, well maintained and a hidden gem. A really good value with friendly service/staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Willow Crest

1. It was a wet and rainy day with cart path only restrictions.
2. The sand traps were mud holes.
3. The cart paths were full of pot holes and very much in need of repair.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Willis Crest, great cource

Now been playing this cource several times, dough it was first time for my companion, whom is a single hcp.

We both think this is a nice cours, well worth the 45min ride from our Chicago office. Thx Staff for your service mindedness.

//Magnus (Swedish)

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

Great round

I was very excited to get out and play Willowcrest again. I haven’t played there since I was on the highschool golf team so it brought back some great memories. Course was in outstanding condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a nice course

This course is always in great shape and difficult layout. My one big strike against the course is that the sand traps didn't have barely any sand in them very disappointing. For a course with that many sand traps it would be nice to actually have sand I. Them not dirt and rocks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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