Willow Creek Golf & Country Club

4.5976529412 4.6 stars from 5 (371)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6611 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout


Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Stephen Kay (2005)
Type: Public

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6611 yards 72.9 134
Blue 71 6311 yards 71.3 131
White 71 5810 yards 68.9 129
White (W) 71 5810 yards 73.3 128
Red (W) 71 5013 yards 68.7 118

Willow Creek Golf & Country Club in Mount Sinai sits on Suffolk's scenic north shore. Opened in 2005, it is one of Long Island's newest golf courses but it has already established a reputation for being one of the area's most visually impressive. What makes the course stand out is the abundance of both sand and water. The number of bunkers on the golf course comes close to the triple digits and water appears on 12 holes. The lightning fast, wildly undulating greens are a challenging complement to the hazards. The layout presents a formidable test for even the best players. One of Hamlet Willow Creek's most difficult holes is the monstrous ninth, which features water on both sides of the seemingly endless fairway. With so much water, golfers almost forget about the three large bunkers that are also treacherously lurking on this hole.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 371 Reviews
5 stars:
236
4 stars:
109
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

357 out of 371 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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"Top Best Public Golf Course in LI"


GolfBJV's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Top 3 best Public golf course on Long Island period. Greens extremely fast. Pin placements are difficult. Rough is thick. Slow round. Overall it's a great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/10/2019

Outstanding! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2019
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/10/2019

Awesome! Come back soon!



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
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Reviewed on

Greens were in great shape. Fairways were good as well. Excellent deal at $45. Would love to come back. Pace was quick.


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


Commented on 06/06/2019

Fantastic! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that you found us to be a good value. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Willow Creek!



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/04/2019

Excellent! Come back soon!



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/03/2019

Wonderful! Come back soon!


"Great Day"


u5122794's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course offers great undulations, difficult greens and lots of water and fairway bunkers... Challenging but fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/03/2019

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge of our layout. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Willow Creek!


"great golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
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Reviewed on

the entire course was in excellent condition. The greens were lush and well manicured as was the entire course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/03/2019

Terrific! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed your round. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!


"Beautiful country club like feel"


Kenneth7746504's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2019
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Reviewed on

One of my favorite public courses on Long Island

Always nice staff and friendly atmosphere


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/03/2019

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and that our staff left a great impression on you. We're honored that we are one of your favorite public courses and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Willow Creek!



u792103973's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Excellent! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!


"Great experience"


u000007669086's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Willow creek many time, including with my wife. The course layout is fantastic, and the conditions are quite good. The staff is very friendly and things run like clockwork. It's just a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/29/2019

Terrific! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that our staff left a great impression on you. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!


"Reggie"


couz61's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
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Reviewed on

The course is in great condition...the greens wasn't as fast but are in good shape. I can't wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/29/2019

Fantastic! We're trilled that our course conditions met your expectations and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Willow Creek!


"Nice Course"


RayRayJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
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Reviewed on

Nice course. Staff was great. Some bunkers had no rakes around them. Get a yardage book because a lot of tee shots have blind spots. I had 4 times where I hit a good drive and wound up penalized for it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/21/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your review and we hope to have you back again soon!



woodsideko's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2019
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Reviewed on


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


Commented on 05/16/2019

Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!


"Greens are Slow"


woodsideko's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2019
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Reviewed on

I was Expecting Rolls and Rolls of Ball on Greens...

but, Greens are so Slow!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/08/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and we hope to have you back again soon!



u000004319503's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2019

We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (631) 474-9200 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Willow Creek Golf & Country Club!



Joseph9123150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/09/2019

Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!


"Things are looking up"


FromTheLeftSide's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Long gone are the days of mild winters on Long Island. So golf courses here take a beating from November to March. Even if we get a 50° day or 3, the amount of time courses are covered in snow or ice makes them a little rough when it starts to warm up in April. Willow Creek is already turning this course around from the winter we had. In a few weeks this will be the gem it always is. Fairways are in great shape and the greens aren’t pimpled with ball marks like at the several municipal courses because people who play here actually care about conditions. Once the rough wakes up it will be go time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/09/2019

Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course despite the rough winter we had this year. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Willow Creek!


"Great Course but Slow Psce - No Ranger"


GolfCriticMagazine's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ok it’s very basic . The course is gray but the course refuses to have a “Real Ranger “ the pace of play is Slow!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/09/2019

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course but we apologize that the pace of play was slow. We appreciate your feedback and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Willow Creek!



sunny1959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/03/2019

Awesome! Come back soon!



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