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Willow Creek Golf Club

12003 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37922
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
423-675-0100
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Detailed description of Willow Creek Golf Club

Willow Creek Golf Club, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Willow Creek opened for play in 1988. The course was designed by Bill Olipheart.

Willow Creek Golf Club is an upscale daily fee golf course. This course has undulating greens and numerous trees that can affect your shots. Water hazards come into play on several holes, including the signature hole, #16, a 456-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot over water. The club hosted the Nike Tour's Knoxville Open in The 1990's. The Club has a state of the art practice facility with three tees, chipping green, practice bunker and a putting green.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7,211 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,426 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 10, a par-5 that plays to 584 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 11, a par-3 that plays to 174 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 3, a 432 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 11, the 174 yard par-3.

This course has been reviewed 4 times
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Do Not Recall (cart not included), played on Friday, January 2016 at 1:00 PM

Very nice layout, some of the fairways are pretty tight. Only one goofy hole (#5), two streams across fairway, yardage sign at tee box indicating distances to creeks was not accurate.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 028552
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Farragut, TN

$56 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2013 at noon

I probably wouldn't play Willow if it wasn't so close to my home.

The conditions at the course are average to slightly above average. The layout is kind of boring and not particularly challenging. The best thing about the course is it is one of the more walkable courses in Knoxville. The staff is hit or miss. Some are helpful/friendly, others are rude and act inconvenienced by your presence.

The worst thing about the course is the value. During the summer you can expect to pay around $65 on the weekend. I don't mind higher prices if 1) the course is nice; 2) the high price keeps the hooligans off the course; and 3) the pace of play is decent. During my most recent 18 holes, the tee boxes were a disaster, on more than one occasion the drunken rednecks in front of my group urinated in the middle of the fairway and it took just over 5 hours to play the round.

I may go to Willow to walk 9 if I am in a pinch, but for the most part I avoid the place. There are far superior options: Wind River, Rarity Bay, Avalon, River Island, Sevierville GC, Centennial, and the list goes on.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Average course for the area, Better courses for less nearby
 
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Rank ID # : 021420
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Knoxville, TN

$51 (cart included), played on Sunday, February 2009 at noon

Great Course

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 006333
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Knoxville, TN

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2008 at 6pm

These folks have always been accomadating for the EWGA leagues and events. I have to say though on the weekends the price is above what I like to pay but for someone on vacation - there is no prettier course, easy to find, and the folks in the pro shop are truly professional but with a southern flair. Come visit Knoxville and get a teetime at Willow Creek for some of the best golf you will ever experience.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 003503
4.3/5
Based on 4 reviews
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