Willow Metropark Golf Course

3.9133588235 3.9 stars from 5 (104)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6397 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6397 yards 70.0 124
White 72 6032 yards 68.5 121
Gold 71 5320 yards 65.9 108
Gold (W) 72 5320 yards 71.0 119
Red (W) 72 5183 yards 69.5 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 104 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

85 out of 104 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals walkers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers  

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"Love this course!"


Pam1708724's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

With all the rain we've had in Michigan this spring, Willow Metroparks Golf Course was in great condition. There were four holes that were cart path only, and it was understandably so. The ball washes all had soapy water for cleaning. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would go back there anytime, and am planning a golf outing there in August.


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



u624545423's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
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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


"Much improvement from the past"


u817002756's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Played here for the first time in a few years. Was reluctant to try it based on past issues with drainage on the course and the very wet spring we have had. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the fine conditioning of this course. It is apparent that they have worked hard to improve the conditions and fix some of the problems with water that were hindering this course previously. Not quite perfect yet, but this course has a really fun layout and we were reminded why we used to play here frequently. Will put it back on the list to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



DCervelli3's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout. A lot of character. Also some elevation changes. Putting and chipping greens. Driving range."


Dstevens722's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2018
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The course was in real good shape. Played long do to recent rain. Greens were healthy but a little slow. Lots of undulations. I was able to be aggressive and made a lot of putts. I only remember one green with some bare spots. Course has a lot of bunkers and they were well maintained.

Enjoyed the round.


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


"NEGLECTED"


Sawzb313's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played Willow today for the first time in a few years. I (we) could not be more disappointed. This course is in major decline! The greens are bumpy and severely damaged making putting a “hit and hope” affair. Grass on the fairways and tee boxes are covered with weeds. Many areas show turf damage, patches of dirt, etc. The pace of play was ridiculously slow. We were informed by staff that new metro park management has decided to remove all rangers/player assistants leaving course etiquette up for grabs! It’s shameful to show such disregard and disrespect for the game and for players, especially at prime time on a sunny Saturday in August! And charging full price for a 5+ hour round for a threesome! I (we) will not return and advise others to do the same until they make drastic improvements to this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u525702051's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2018
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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: Average


I recommend this course



u013609315's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great location"


Justin3580938's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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Reviewed on

This course has all you need to sharpen your skills as a golfer. Length and contour. Nice course with happy people.


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


"Staff was great!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in great condition, Bob was great to talk to while on the course, he helped speed up the pace of play!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Detroit Trip"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
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Really like the course layout. Greens were in nice condition. Some of the fairways looked like they had some water damage. Will play next year when we are in the Detroit area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course/bad luck"


hetu1d's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Due to recent torrential rains, Willow Metro Park Golf Course had several areas of water damage. But the damaged areas did not affect the fun of playing this course. And I’m sure this great layout will return to A-1 shape soon.

Every club in the bag is used when you play Willow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"**WARNING - Course is under water June 2018**"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was no warning until arriving at the course that half of it is underwater. 3 holes are converted to par 3 because the holes are unplayable. Cart path only. All the holes had a few puddles to half the hole under water. Lost at least 5 balls in puddles or buried in mud.

Course specific: the front nine is very flat and only mild interest. The back nine is much better with elevation changes and much prettier holes. There were multiple players blasting music and saw a group of 7 on one hole. There is obviously no supervision of this public course. Warning, play at your own risk! Not worth $25 and I don't recommend this course while it is wet.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Willow Metro"


u000007595037's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape but green are slow and many wet areas on the ciurse.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Good People"


u4484395's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Reviewed on

I have golfed at Willow more than a few times now, and I will say I always enjoy it. The views are very nice during certain times of the year, and the staff has always been friendly and accommodating.

The course was a little wet this past weekend, but that is expected at this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Willow Metro Park"


golf4boone's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course to play. Excellent condition, I like the layout, there are some tough holes and some not so tough holes but the entire course requires you to concentrate on your golf swing and hit good shots or you will be in trouble, every hole. Great greens and fairways and tees, for the price this course is hard to beat.


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



u000001206682's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


mag111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course and layout. A bit on the long side but very enjoyable to play. Feels like you are playing a northern Michigan course.


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



u3833711's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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