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3.7
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
80.7%
Recommend this course
121 out of 160 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.5%
Recommend this course
23 out of 26 reviews
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4.1
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.2%
Recommend this course
37 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6734 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.6
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The Willows Golf & Country Club - Kenton County Golf
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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.7
160 Reviews (160)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Undulating Greens 15
Water Hazards 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Advanced Golfers 12
Playing Multiple Courses 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
Near the Airport 9

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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Overpriced

Used to play this all the time 5-10 years ago while in college and after before moving out of town. First time playing since moving back and the course was in decent shape but cart paths have gotten worse causing some parts of course to get tore up. Price of a round also went up but not to match any upgrades made. Would play it on a hot deal but not $50 for a round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

The Willows

The atmosphere at this course was great. Went on an evening when they had live music. The actual course was a little rougher than some others courses I've played at. I would only recommend if you got a good price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Holiday weekend.
Holes on greens were located for tour pros , behind bunkers, on slopes etc. caused slow play & frustration for less skilled players.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course. Lots of hills.

The greens are fantastic. The tee boxes were in excellent condition. The staff was very friendly. Good prices on food and beverages.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

best condition in 20 years

Played on Thursday (6/17/21) at 1:20pm
Entire course was in excellent condition!
Greens were firm and fast
Bunkers were full of sand and well groomed
Fairways, rough, and tee boxes were in great shape
The ONLY recommendation is to have a beverage cart. On the LONG back nine of Willows, we were thirsty

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Love/Hate relationship with the Willows

It's a toxic relationship that I keep coming back to because I love the challenge. As far as public courses in the tri-state are concerned this is one of the better courses in the area. On a Wednesday the pace was great. Greens are fast, fairways are in great shape, tee boxes are cut, the rough is fair. The front nine is easier than the back. You can walk the front and play well. The back is as tough and challenging as any course can be. It's also hard to walk unless you're in great shape. I've worked as an assistant pro at several higher end well-known courses on the east coast and the back at willows is as challenging as any of those. But for course conditions I (expletive) love this course. In traditional form for the rolling hills courses in the tri-state you must be below the hole.

One suggestion, It's summertime, gotta get a beverage cart out there starting in the morning on the regular. It's too hot, especially on the back, to not have drinks available. Some of the people playing look like they're one foot in the casket one foot on the banana peel old.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improving conditions

The course is headed in the right direction. Cart paths still need some work. Looks like they removed quite a few trees that opens things up. Rough was very penal and you really had to hack it out. Greens were in really good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rough Ride

Overall experience was good, but riding in a cart was rough. The cart paths are in dire need of repair. Knowing this is expensive to do, it would make a great improvement. Some of the rough around the greens seemed very thick and hard to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape

The course was in really good shape. They have taken down a lot of necessary trees. The fairways and greens were also in great shape. Cart paths need some love but I’m sure it’s on the list.

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

Willows

Willows is hillier than most courses, so there aren’t a lot of flat lies. But the course is in good shape, especially the greens. They were perfectly smooth, and faster than average. It’s obvious they’ve put a lot of effort into the course. I will definitely be back.

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

Beautiful Day for Golf

The course was in great shape. Greens were really nice. Good day

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