Willow Crest Golf Club
|Gold (W)||70||5670 yards||73.1||130|
|Silver 1||70||5189 yards||65.8||121|
|Silver 1 (W)||70||5189 yards||70.5||124|
|Silver 2||70||5004 yards||65.0||119|
|Silver 2||70||5004 yards||69.5||122|
|Black M: 71.5/134||390||547||165||409||525||182||363||170||443||3194||417||596||393||196||523||147||365||425||177||3239||6433|
|White M: 69.8/130||371||534||133||391||499||171||343||145||424||3011||399||569||377||163||500||134||346||407||152||3047||6058|
|Gold M: 68.0/126 W: 73.1/130||353||510||116||366||485||146||322||128||406||2832||384||539||357||149||479||116||323||363||128||2838||5670|
|Silver 2 M: 65.8/121 W: 70.5/124||324||450||116||338||358||146||303||128||377||2540||366||505||314||124||442||116||309||345||128||2649||5189|
|Silver 1 W: 69.5/122||324||450||95||338||358||79||303||77||377||2401||366||505||314||124||442||103||309||345||95||2603||5004|
Food & BeverageBar
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Internet Access
Our tee time was at 10:54 on Labor Day, the course was full but not packed. Pace was solid, we wrapped up in just under 4-1/2 hours for 18 (and didn’t shoot particularly well). Overall, the course itself was nice enough, but for $80 go elsewhere. First issue: the cart-provided divot repair bottle was empty, and the first par three tee box (as with all the others) needed some love. Second, sand traps were rock hard, there was just no getting under the ball. Third, on a 90+ degree day, you cannot run out of hot dogs at the turn. When I asked if they had some inside, the attendant said no. The three they had left, which our group grabbed, were probably the worst hot dogs we’ve ever had: cold, overly firm, like they’d been there keeping warm for days.
I know golf in the Chicago area is expensive, but the amenities here were garbage. No range, lackluster food, hard traps, and too many divots. We may go back, but for $80 there’s much better out here.
Good layout, terrible bunkers
Bunkers are basically hardened mud. Rumor has it the course is being sold off so maintenance has lacked. Most groups we played near said it’s a commonality and expectation that if you hit in the bunker you drop next to it. Aside from that, not a bad course layout, pace of play was good, but not worthy of $80
This course is not worth the greens fees. Poor conditions, over crowded. After the round we had drinks and they were overpriced. They charged $3.00 for ICE??? We will NOT be back. There are way better courses in the area for less money.
Course has really gone down hill
This used to be my favorite Go to course. The greens are really beat up. The maintenance crew was constantly around moving and it was around noon. so annoying. Cart paths are in bad shape. Pace of play was terrible and there were no rangers keeping an eye. so sad to see this course go down hill. It used to be amazing.
Challenging course but too expensive for what you get. The Greens are not in good condition. Also no sand in the traps just hard packed dirt making them hard to play out of and no range finders in the carts. The course has some nice holes and a friendly staff and will put your golf skills to the test but there is better value for the money in Chicago.
Course in good shape considering the weather
Only bad parts sand traps very hard
Greens to many people not fixing ball marks
Avoid All Bunkers
Course bunkers in terrible shape, all mud no sand. Not worth the price of playing very disappointing.
Course Review from BigShooter
Very disappointed on how all the bunkers lacked sufficient sand in them. Most were very muddy and unplayable if your ball were to land in them. Pace of play was somewhat slow but not too bad. Tee boxes were a bit worn down.
Great staff, nice layout, terrible bunkers
Overall a nice course, friendly staff and good value. But there were some glaring maintenance deficiencies including bunkers that were hard as concrete.
Course ownership has seemingly changed hands a few times over the years, and each year the overall course upkeep seems to decline. I like the course layout, so I play the course at least once a year with the hope that it’ll be better. Disappointed to see the greens aren’t in good shape (divots are out of control) and bunkers are pathetic (no sand). It’s like watching a decent track endure a slow burn. I hope they turn it around soon.
Resort Course, But Challenging
This golf course may not be super long in total distance, but tight fairways, plentiful sand bunkers, and fast pace greens makes this course fun, yet very challenging.