Willows Run Golf Club - Eagle's Talon Course

3.6678941176 3.7 stars from 5 (136)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6843 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $15
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6843 yards 72.7 129
White 72 6238 yards 70.5 121
White (W) 72 6238 yards 73.8 124
Gold 72 5763 yards 68.4 115
Gold (W) 72 5763 yards 71.2 118

Willows Run Golf Club has something for every golfer with two 18-hole links courses, a nine-hole, par-3 course, and a "themed" putting course that draws inspiration from courses in four different climate zones. Located in the Sammamish River Valley, there are stunning views of Mount Rainier to the south. Eagle's Talon is one of the 18-hole, championship courses. With four sets of tees, the golf course appeals to a wide range of skill levels. The links-style course is challenging but fair, with strategically placed bunkers and rough. Water also has a prominent presence, with the Sammamish River running alongside the two championship courses. The river is home to several runs of salmon and trout and it also attracts a variety of birds including ducks and blue herons.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 136 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
72
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

115 out of 136 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for walkers locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards thick rough bunkers   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2019
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Punched greens not advertised on GolfNow"


u4580373's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Payed a good price to play Eagles Talon a few days before my tee time. Thought the price was just an early spring good deal. I get to the course and the younger enthusiast counter guy notified me that the greens were punches a few days ago and that was why I was getting such a good deal. I questioned why it wasn’t advertised on GolfNow and The kids attitude was immediately defensive and reflective. He implied that I should have looked on the Willows website to check before I booked. I laughed and since I drove 45 to play, I wasn’t going to leave. Horrible conditions and the counter guy irritated me off but I ended up golfing a good round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"All skill golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good overall. Greens, tee boxes and fairways above average. Great location. Good selection of tee boxes for different skills. Bunkers also above average. Design is not ridiculous and easy to play with maybe 6-7 holes having some extra difficulty.

I like to play here 5-6 times a year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course awful sand"


Ndogg48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall nice course layout and excellent greens. Pull your ball it off the sand though. Sand was hard as a rock and also had a ton of rocks in them. Still had some soggy fairways. Will play again but probably more in the summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Sung9972338's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"thumbs up"


arvic14's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

this is a golf course with great green condition - even after the snow storm, rain etc. - thank you to the course maintenance crew who alwwaya take care of this course specially the green !


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


"sanded green"


uXVEX8922XV's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were sanded 3 or 4 days ago. A lot of sand. Why didn't you tell us. No warning sign the time I pre-paid ? If I knew, I did not play. .


I don't recommend this course


"Everything you want in a public course"


Kyle251's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I know this is for Eagles Talon specifically but I will use this as an opportunity to review Willows and a whole. I played both 18 hole tracks and the Par 3 nine hole and decided to join. I play pretty frequently and enjoy playing different courses, but this is home base. I’m new to the area and was very happy to find a facility like this to have as a “ home course”. At the beginning of the season the second and third cut was really high. I returned a week or two later and it was much shorter. People complained,( you were losing very in play balls) and they listened. Gotta love that. Layout wise both 18 hole tracks offer shots for any level of golfer, and the quality of the greens is great and you will find character and variation in them. Bunker placement is smart. Courses are overall very well maintained and that includes the 9 hole Par 3. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The clubhouse bar and grill offers good food and drink selection that is reasonably priced. Nice patio with music playing sitting over the 18th greens and practice green. It’s the kind of place you want to hangout at after you finish or before your round. The membership deal is reasonable and pays for itself within 3 rounds or so. Happy to have found a course to play on a regular basis that I enjoy. Try it and you’ll find the value, quality, and overall experience is great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"welll kept green"


arvic14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

as always, the green are all well mentained ! the crew were cutting the rough and fairway - thank you


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Austinkc's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Rather pedestrian layout"


raven1958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definitely a summer play golf course. Not exactly as presented, but definitely was good value for money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The Condition of the course Does Indeed Matter"


kaindl1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Well... it looks like both courses at Willows Run have finally made a positive change.

Years ago, these course’s were simply horrible and a rip off... Now? I have to admit that the course is in outstanding shape. The greens are simply “Perfection”. It is clear that the management of Willows Run were finally listening to their patrons.

Today’s Willow Run golf courses and others like it are why I play the game. There was no harsher critic than me when it was a crappy course and horribly/seriously under maintained. That being said, it only fair that I report the current conditions. Now, I am pleased to say... these courses offer the playing conditions that match the expectations golfers deserve to delivering the course to match those expectations.

To the Maintenance Crew... Congratulations are in order. I played today and I just shot the best round I’ve ever played on the Willows Run Eagle Talon course from the Blue tees with a -5 Round... Playing Condition Matters..


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


"Conditions of the Course Does Matter"


kaindl1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Well... it looks like both courses at Willows Run have finally made a positive change.

Years ago, these course’s were simply horrible and a rip off... Now? I have to admit that the course is in outstanding shape. The greens are simply “Perfection”. It is clear that the management of Willows Run were finally listening to their patrons.

Today’s Willow Run golf courses and others like it are why I play the game. There was no harsher critic than me when it was a crappy course and horribly/seriously under maintained. That being said, it only fair that I report the current conditions. Now, I am pleased to say... these courses offer the playing conditions that match the expectations golfers deserve to delivering the course to match those expectations.

To the Maintenance Crew... Congratulations are in order. I played today and I just shot the best round I’ve ever played on the Willows Run Eagle Talon course from the Blue tees with a -5 Round... Playing Condition Matters..


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000003279339's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



arvic14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


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


"great golf"


arvic14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

green is always nice - though the pin placement on #3 & #11 were challemging.

good golf!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good course, but course condition was more to be needed maintain"


u000003279339's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

better than 2 weeks ago, but still need maintain course.

This course was best in Seattle area, but not now.

too much water, course need soil ( masato?) and sandy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"SLOW. 5.5 hour round."


leftygolfer001's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

If you like 5+ hour rounds, this course is for you. The marshals drive around the course but did nothing to speed up play. Granted they really can't do anything when most tee boxes had 2 groups bunched.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Navarre family"


u000003117913's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than pace of play, and no beverage cart available on an 80 degree day, everything was great. Thank you


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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