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“Overpriced and too snooty by a long-shot”

Willows Run Golf Complex
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

For far less money and attitude, you could drive east about 35 minutes and enjoy a truly enjoyable and more challenging golf course near Carnation. My daughter invited me to play Willows as a birthday present, and we got a tee time on a Saturday. There was evidently an informal tournament scheduled for later in the day, so we were dispatched with military efficiency by a No-Jokes authority figure in a small toll booth. "8:37" Not 8:30. Not 8:40. Exactly 8:37; ready to tee off. Willows was a well-oiled machine that day and he was Chief Oiler.

If the middle-aged crowd, who were milling around, eyeing us, had been sipping mint juleps, the visual would have been just perfect. "Maybe next year, dahling. We'll see. I DO hope they repair their divots." "Indeed, Chas; I just HATE a blemished course."

In fact, the course had quite a few blemishes of its own. There was a surprising number of dry patches on fiarways, especially considering that the course is watered from a nearby slough, with water that came from Lake Sammamish. On the back nine, some of the approaches to greens had patches of dying or already-dead grass. On the APPROACH! "We paid extra for THIS?!"

Thank Roger C
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

With a variety of courses for all ages this complex is a great place to go if you like golf. The putting course is top notch and a lot of fun.

Thank scrollforyou
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

With a slope of 123, Willows is an average course. But, its well maintained. There are the right number of par 5 & 3 holes, four of each. I've had many animal spotting, including coyotes, beavers, owls, eagles, hawks and herons. Willows has two full 18hole courses, a par 3 course complete with water hazards and tree lined, and an excellent practice facility. Lastly, they have a miniature putting course that rivals any other and includes a grizzly bear cave.

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Many golf courses are designed for the experienced, low handicap player. Only a few courses can claim to be family friendly. Willows Run Golf Course is family friendly.

With areas devoted to miniature golf, to an excellent executive short course (mostly chipping and putting, no long drives are needed), to a full sized 18-hold golf course for the more adept player, Willows Run Golf Course has it all.

I was visiting family and had only a few hours to explore the area and just enough time to play 18 holes of golf. Willows Run had an immediately available tee time, inexpensive rental clubs and cart, everything I needed to enjoy golf -- all at value pricing.

Give this golf course a try, or better yet, bring your "I want to learn how to play" friends and enjoy a golf outing without the hassle and pressures of the courses catering to more serious players..

Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We make a point of visiting a putt putt golf course virtually everywhere we travel. This one is in our backyard and it's one of the more fun, and certainly nice to play in a setting that reflects the Pacific Northwest, as opposed to one with treated lumber lanes and a rock here and there to avoid.

Thank sshifton
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