Willow Creek Country Club

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Henry Hughes in 1959 (William Howard Neff renovation in 1981 and Damien Pascuzzo renovation in 2005)

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (801) 942-1621

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Willow Creek's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 8505 Willow Creek Drive, Sandy, UT 84093

Photos:  See additional photos of Willow Creek

Accolades:  Ranked 8th in Utah on Golf Digestís 2013-14 Best in State list.

Signature Hole:  17th - 421 Yard Par 4

17th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (421 Yard Par 4)
17th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (421 Yard Par 4)

What to Expect:  The Nationwide Tour makes one stop in the state of Utah, and it is at Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy (south of Salt Lake City). The course has gone under a couple of renovations in its history with the most recent being in 2005. The course has an old, classic feel on the front and features some dramatic holes on the back. Willow Creek definitely has a country club feel and the conditioning is always solid. The course is reminiscent of other country clubs in the Salt Lake Valley area, which is a good thing since each of those courses are solid offerings, but it doesnít do much to distinguish itself from the pack. The back nine is the more memorable of the sides featuring some elevation changes before finishing with a couple of attractive water features that bring some strategy into play. If you havenít played much golf in the area, you will certainly be impressed by the mountains that tower in the distance and provide a stunning background for various shots throughout the round. In the end, Willow Creek is a solid golf course that can flirt with being in the Top 10 of the state but not in the discussion as one of the Beehive Stateís elite tracks.

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7101 72.8 136
Blue 72 6566 70.4 134
White 72 6050 68.5 126
Green (Women) 74 5509 70.3 122


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  16th - 213 Yards

16th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (213 Yard Par 3)
16th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (213 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th - 404 Yards

18th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (404 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (404 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  8th - 581 Yards

8th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (581 Yard Par 5)
8th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (581 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  14th - 189 Yard Par 3

14th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (189 Yard Par 3)
14th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (189 Yard Par 3)

Bogey Beware:  13th - 469 Yard Par 4

13th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (469 Yard Par 4)
13th Hole at Willow Creek Country Club (469 Yard Par 4)

Final Cut:    Grade C+

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