Redmond >Willows Run Golf Course
do not play here. Greedy owners make for worst course ever. booked a tee time for 11:00 on saturday. showed up promptly, no indication of a problem when checking in. Waited for ten minutes after our tee time, still not called. checked in, told it would only be twenty minutes. This is an outright lie, as at this point they were sending out fivesomes and knew that they were an hour behind on tee times. timed a group at twenty minutes a hole. Checked with starter who was unbelievalby rude so we went and got a very gruding refund. Will never play this course again. While they were processing the refund heard them tell people calling to come on down as the wait was only twenty minutes! Greedy liars!
The course I wouldn't sneak on again. I would give this course a zero if I could. The greens were like putting on lava rock and I got my shorts ripped off by thorns of bushes I fell into. I could not even figure out why there where pretty girls out there, I was looking for my usual 74 year old cougars. I will never go back to this track for the cheap beers, I think they are laced with bad powder that make me play bad. Being a wanna be pro golfer, I will pick a better course to sneek on to next time. That being said, I have a tee time there tomorrow just to see if I had and isolated bad experience.
I do not recommend Willows Run - SLOW rounds, rude staff, and not worth the price..
I've played Willows about 20 times (close to work in Redmond) but had a string of bad experiences recently. Most people know Willows Run courses play S-L-O-W. I usually play Eagle's Talon and I've had 6+ hour rounds. Apparently Double_J thinks that is not a big deal but when it plays slower than Bellevue Muni, it makes you wonder what the management's priority is.
Second, their rangers are ineffective and unusually rude for a level of course where you expect to be treated with common courtesy. One ranger is specific was completely rude, demanding and yelling at my foursome to play faster when the foursome behind us complained. This was on Saturday afternoon when Willows is known for 6 hour rounds: Our group could have played left handed and still keep up with the slow moving groups ahead of us.
I told the ranger he better back off and don?t grandstand just to satisfy a group that complained the loudest and told him Willow's GC rangers don't know how to keep the rounds to less than 5 hours (wouldn?t that be nice.)
Anyhow, the ranger got in my face like he was duke it out. Simply, proof was in the pudding: That round took almost 6 hours to finish even with my ?slow? group waiting 5~10 minutes to before hitting every shot.
After finishing the round, I complained to the assistant pro who was working the counter at the pro shop to post a complaint against the ranger. The pro looked at me and said tersely, "You can't play 4 hour rounds here on weekends." Letters to the pro and the management has never been responded. So much for a ?championship caliber golf course complex.?
There are plenty of other courses (Oki courses in particular) that are managed well and affords golfers enjoyable time. My foursome will no longer play Willows Run.
Questionable at best. It boggles the mind how lame the managment can be. It seems all they care about is trying to make a dime and refuse to take a hard look at the customer experience. Good luck.
Awesome Golf Facility. Played Willows saturday and was really impressed. golf course was in great condition the staff was freindly and helpful and the beer was really cheap. Why drive anywhere else when you could play here. I also joined their membership because it gives you two for one dinners at 5 different restaurants.
Willows Run Golf. Course is overrated for the value. Practice facility is marginal at best, with the balls in poor condition. Course is usually in good condition, and is very convient to walk on. Compare against others in the area like Triology on Redmond Ridge, it cannot compete.
Four courses, including one just for putting, make this the region's most popular public golf complex..
The main courses--Coyote Creek and Eagle's Talon--are mostly flat, but can be difficult. If it's just brushing up on your game that you're after, stick to the 9-hole Heron Links or the 18-hole Rainbow Run putting course (great for novices, kids or folks on a casual date). Of course, there's always the driving range. This one is nicer than most, counting a wide roof in the among its amenities.
Execs buzz by after work to sneak in a round (Microsoft, after all, is just around the corner). The pro shop sells medium- to high-end clubs and other golf gear. Banquet facilities and a restaurant keep the place humming.
Number of holes: 18 (Eagle's Talon)/18 (Coyote Creek)/9 (Heron Links)
Driving range: yes
Pro shop: yes
Cart rental: yes
Not good. The golf course is fine until you get to the greens! They are commonly littered with ball marks. The golfers who seem to play there believe it is all right to leave their ball marks unrepaired!
Run from this course.....
Willows Run is a over-priced, pusedo county club or Eastsiders who want to pretend their affluent. While the links style courses can be challenging is well kept, this is really nothing spectacular or unique about any of it's holes. The par three course for the money best deal at Willows. It is well kept as many par three's are not and a great place for a take new golfer so that they may see portion of what a real golf course feels and looks like. I am not a cheap-skate and have paid over a $100.00 a round and felt it worth the price. So do yourself a favor go to Sumner Meadows if you like Link style golf,
it offers just as much golf course, at a reasonable price.
Are you kidding me?. No contour/grade change. Little landscaping, few trees. Unimaginative and unchallenging design. What could possibly be the draw?
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