Willow Creek Golf Course

3.9912470588 4.0 stars from 5 (186)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6890 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 205 Sandy Run, Greer, South Carolina 29651, Spartanburg County
  • (864) 670-9329
  • (864) 476-0615
  • www.willow-creekgolf.com
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Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Tom Jackson (1995)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6890 yards 71.9 137
Blue 72 6378 yards 68.8 129
White 72 5749 yards 65.9 122
Orange 72 5521 yards 64.5 119
Red (W) 72 4951 yards 68.5 122

Situated between Greenville and Spartanburg, Willow Creek Golf Course is a favorite course amongst many area players. The course has a classic layout that starts out gently with a player-friendly front nine but then becomes much more challenging on the back nine. The layout is a seemingly mild 6,890 yards from the back tees but it can feel longer because of all the elevation changes you'll encounter. It's a golf course that will appeal to beginners but advanced players will also enjoy the many risk-reward opportunities that can be found throughout. Water hazards come into play on eight holes and there is a slew of strategically placed bunkers lurking along the greensides. The par-5 fifth hole is Willow Creek Golf Course's signature. This 516-yard hole tumbles across rolling hills with a stream that cuts right through the fairway.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 186 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
101
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

175 out of 185 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Always liked it"


timk1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
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Reviewed on

Always really liked the layout. Usually in good shape. Fairways were great. But greeens are gone. Burnt up or something


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens have improved"


Jon9649411's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Have played the course 3 times in 2 weeks and have noticed rapid improvement in the greens. I enjoy playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



Lawrence4220251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2019
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Reviewed on

The course generally was in good condition but some of the greens are still suffering damage from last year.

I love the course but the greens do spoil the experience a little.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course with Variety of Holes"


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New Jersey Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It was perfect weather for our round of golf. We played from the forward tees and it was a fair test for the women in our group (variety of handicaps). Lower handicap female players should probably play the Orange Tees (based on the length of Par 3 holes, which were short from the forward tees).

There were elevation changes and a few holes that required some carry. There is one hole with a creek about 179 yards out that you can't see and it roles down hill towards the creek so either club down or really know your yardage with a GPS device.

The only two "negatives" were a few of the forward tee boxes were uneven and some of the greens had bare spots. However my understanding from one of the locals is that the course is going to redo the greens this July (2019).

Staff was friendly and the club house was nice for a public course.

We played on a Monday mid-day and pace of play was great (played in 4 hours). Not sure what it would be like on the weekend.

I would definitely play Willow Creek again.


I recommend this course


"Decent Course For Too Much Money"


L2W's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fairly challenging course depending on the tee you play. Tee to green the course is usually in good shape. The greens, those have been poor for the last couple years. Lots of dead spots. Nothing really to brag about with the amenities. Basic kitchen with very basic menu. Greens fees are a bit high considering the pace can be slow and you will be putting through dead spots. All in all this isn’t a bad trek but could be way better.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



Johnny7521037's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fast firm greens"


golfinguitardude's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Solid layout fastest and firmest greens I've played in along time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Michael8459818's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent course, greens could be better"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If they had better or new greens, it would be a top tier golf course.. The greens are holding this course back from the next level.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Switch to Champion Bermuda"


BUZZBAIT1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times and have always enjoyed it. But the greens this year have been awful. Hope they get this fixed soon so we can come back and enjoy this normally great course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good pace of play nice layout"


JJaeggi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Played early on Saturday morning and pace of play was excellent with our forsome playing in 4 hours and 5 minutes. Staff was friendly and value was good. Several greens were in bad shape with some dead areas. Good layout that is not too difficult for novice golfers


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Willow Creek"


llavely's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Find course with challenging growth. Greens look like they had a hard summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sunday Round with friends"


Lawrence4220251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Willow Creek used to be one of the best courses in the area. Currently there are several issues that have changed my mind about this.

1) The greens have suffered from Winter Kill and are in a poor condition. Apparently no plan to fix it until next year.

2) some of the bunkers don’t have sand in them or are in poor condition.

3) the Rough is too deep. We all lost several balls in the rough as it was much deeper than the ball diameter making it almost impossible to find them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Save your money"


L2W's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2018
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Reviewed on

This course is not in great shape. The greens are among the worst in town. There are better options for less money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u5954106's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


ajjames1120's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved this course. The fairways were in great condition. Green were pretty good. I loved the layout...it's right in front of you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


u028245995's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Willow Creek was very busy that day, but pace of play was actually pretty fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow for a Tuesday mid-morning round"


u000003275770's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was in decent shape. Tee boxes and fairways were in good condition. The greens had been sanded recently and were slower than normal, but the ball still held its line. The bunkers were in below average condition. It had rained the night before and bunkers were never drug or raked before the round. I was surprised at the slowplay for a mid-morning round on a weekday. We teed off 20 minutes after our scheduled tee time due to the slowplay, and then had to wait on each hole for the tee box, then fairway, then green to clear to hit each shot. We did still finish our round in four and a half hours, so all in all not terrible but could have been done much sooner with an average pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent Greens and fairways"


Charles7168955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape...paired up some great golfers...pace of play was on point...would play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun, challenging course."


sachem000001's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great experience. Pro shop and grill staff very helpful and efficient . Course in great shape. Interesting layout. Definitely will replay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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