Windy Knoll Golf Club

4.3461470588 4.3 stars from 5 (190)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6834 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 500 Roscommon Dr, Springfield, OH 45503-7133
  • (937) 390-8898
  • (937) 390-8860
  • www.windyknollgolfclub.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Brian Huntley (2001)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Down Under Par Golf Academy at Windy Knoll"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire must be worn at all times in The Stables, on the golf course, and on the practice facilities. T-shirts, bathing attire, gym and tennis shorts, cut-offs, short shorts, tank tops, halter tops and other similar dress are not permitted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black Shoes 71 6834 yards 73.2 135
Grey Shoes 71 6400 yards 71.3 130
White Shoes 71 5939 yards 69.2 125
White Shoes (W) 72 5939 yards 74.2 128
Burgundy Shoes (W) 72 5101 yards 69.7 118

Windy Knoll Golf Club is known among locals as being one of Springfield's best public golf courses. The course was built in 2001, though you would not be able to tell from its traditional links design. It manages to be a classic links golf course while still being a challenge. The site was originally a horse farm and the design incorporates some of the features from the terrain's former use. Water hazards come into play frequently throughout the golf course and there are trees and rough lining the fairways. Golfers will find many risk-reward opportunities on the course, one good example being the par-4 eighth. This hole plays into the prevailing wind and if you miss your drive, you may find yourself in one of the eight bunkers surrounding the undulating green.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 190 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

175 out of 189 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Great Course"


Carbonfetish's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course a lot. First time back in years though. I remember there being yardage sticks though so you could get an idea how far from the green you were and now they are gone. That is the only complaint I have. The course is in great condition. Still love the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Windy Knoll Round # 200 at least"


GregAce12's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
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

Reviewed on

Windy Knoll has been my course of choice for a couple years. Every time I play here it is always enjoyable. Great pro shop staff, friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Joe4216824's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Nice course"


u000004557974's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, fair course. Due to all the rain the course was wet and greens slow. Being first one out play was fast. Definitely should play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"My favorite"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best hotdeal in the area. Fun layout. Bring your short game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sunday play, NOT GOOD"


u000008206406's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

I play this course frequently & I have started noticing just one thing that really bothers me.. let me start with I can only play golf on Thursday or sunday... Playing this course on Thursday is fantastic every time I play... Sundays on the other hand are a mess, last 5 or 6 times I've played this course on a Sunday it is WAY overbooked & takes forever to play a round... I've been playing golf for 20+ yrs & I get it, everyone wants to play in Sunday & it's usually packed anywhere you go but don't book so many tee times that people are waiting on top of each other & it takes nearly 5 & 1/2 hrs to finish a round by myself on a sunday... Course is fantastic to play, conditions are great, clubhouse is nice, & even have really good food but really need to work on the Sunday booking issue.... Not just me either, I've talked to numerous people at the course on a Sunday that are just frustrated with the over booking & hideous waiting times between shots


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u774334081's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything went well. Course in good shape for this time of year. Very friendly staff and good price. Will come again often.


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


"How A Golf Round Should Be"


FusionMonkey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our foursome were the dew sweepers today and that's how we like it. No one to hold us up and we can finish around easily under four hours. The course was in good condition and the weather was cool but otherwise perfect. A great spring rate value at $25 on a Saturday morning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value, great course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time after finding a hot deal for $17. Course was in great shape especially for this early in the season. Staff at the grill/bar was extremely friendly! Will definitely be returning to play at Windy Knolls


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good day to be out"


u000001447211's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course did not have my reservation, but they honored it anyway. Busy place yesterday. They had sanded the greens, so putting was not great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Improving Course"


golfcrazedcurler's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is steadily improving and is a lot of fun to play. Some of the greens have been damaged by wildlife, but most are interesting and receptive to good shots.The bunkers have been renovated and are well positioned. Friendly staff.

The only suggestion I have is to improve the rough, although I realize that this would slow down rounds.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ron3601299's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
Previously played

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


"Nice course"


u6019034's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Had a early tee time, wet conditions but the staff was great and greens were well manicured and fast! Only issue is we had our cart die over half way through but they immediately brought us a new one and it didn’t slow our play at all. Good spacing between groups. Great course for a good price!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in good shape for time of year."


Jtutt102's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

In the area for a few days and saw the hot deal at the course. Well worth the drive out. Staff was very friendly and the course is in the best shape compared to anywhere Ive played in KY this year. Greens rolled pretty well and I managed to shoot 2 shots under my handicap first time out. Would definitely play again. Speed of play was fine. My only negative is there's not many yardage markers out there. The only ones I could find were 150 markers and they were really small in the fairways. Plan to play again while I'm in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Grumpy staff goose poo on greens"


C2PVurG1cQkTHUDrPrs4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've been playing this course on Sunday evenings for about three weeks with my wife and young son. They have been blocking off major sections of fairway to repair turf. The remaining holes that are not blocked off are poorly maintained. Outside of the fairway, the grass is so high, it feels like the ball should be marked out of bounds. The ninth hole was so covered in goose poop, we couldn't even putt without stepping in it or having our ball go through it. Two weeks in a row, I requested to play the back nine holes with my family and we were told we had to play the front nine. This evening, the staff was rude and told us we had to play the front nine holes once again and questioned us and asked "don't you guys have trouble getting nine holes in?" My family and I play nine holes in about two hours.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Windy Knoll"


Patrick6195272's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a great trip over to Springfield to play this track 2-3 times per season.

However due to some serious turf & grass problems the course was not in very good shape vs. previous outings. Hopefully they will correct whatever issue they are having with the turf before we return next season. Given those conditions we experienced on Saturday I would think either a pre round notification would have been in order or a discounted fee to play would have been in order.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GC's Favorite Golf Course"


GregAce12's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I first played Windy Knoll 12 or so years ago and immediately liked it. I think it has everything that makes a great golf course. Long holes, short holes, uphill and downhill shots, all four lies, several ponds that come into play and plenty of bunkers. The course is always in great condition, nice fairways, the greens are smooth and fairly fast with unseen breaks that will make you talk to yourself. It has five sets of tees to fit anyone's game. Now that I'm retired, I try to play three or four times per week. Nice staff, too! Hurry up Spring Time!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u960015074's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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