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1118 Congress Pkwy N
Athens, TN  37303-1720
United States
P: (423) 453-5455
Willow Springs Course

18 hole executive length course

Public golf course

Zoysia grass

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Willow Springs Golf Course

The 18-hole "Willow Springs" course at the Rock Springs Golf Course facility in Athens, Tennessee features all the hallmarks of Tennessee golf. Designed by Jerry Lemons, the Willow Springs golf course opened in 1997. Dominic Stephens, PGA manages the course as the Golf Professional.


Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed July 06, 2013

Rock Springs is well kept, very fun to play and learn as it is not too difficult. Amenities are good, but could use a good face lift. Great price and I will return to this course if in the area.

Reviewed July 27, 2011

This is a FUN course, but bring lots of balls!

Reviewed May 21, 2011

This is my "home" course, so I may be a little biased. There has been many improvements made since last season. There have been tees added on or expanded, so the course is a little longer now, not by much, but enough to change the way some of the holes play. The greens have recovered nicely from last seasons heat (everyone in our area struggled with their greens during the hot months last year)and the course is in nice shape. It's a fun play & pretty challenging for it's size due to the hillyness of the layout. Well worth the $20 to play ($25 on weekends & holidays)

Reviewed November 30, 2010

I played this course in the late fall of 2010. The greens had obviously suffered from the extreme heat during the summer of 2010; every green was bumpy with sod patches and small bare spots. I did not make a putt over 3 feet.
This is an executive-style course, with each nine featuring five par-3s, three par-4s and one par-5. The terrain is very hilly -- there are no flat holes.
I was disappointed with the course layout. There are large distances between the green and the next tee box at sevral places -- between #2 green and #3 tee; #7 green and #8 tee; #8 green and #9 tee; and #9 green and #10 tee. The architect also seems to have a thing for dramatic downhill par threes -- holes #1, #8, #9, and #12 feature long vertical drops from tee to green.
I intend to play it again during the late spring when it is in better shape.
One more thing -- rent a cart unless you are in tip-top shape. As mentioned before, the course is very hilly with long distances between greens and the next tee.

Reviewed February 24, 2010

The current management is doing a great job of keeping this course in "tip-top" shape. There is a great mix of Par 3s and longer Par holes no matter which side of the course you start on. There is a PGA pro in house to help you with your game. The club house amenities are improving as well. The only thing missing are restrooms along the course. The people are always very nice and eager to help. The membership is affordable too!

Reviewed July 15, 2008


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Mike F. 1 60 59 03/01/12
2 elmer O. 7 69 61 06/24/19
3 Joey S. 17 79 62 08/18/07
4 Tommy D. 23 86 63 10/22/11
5 Jason B. 9 74 65 07/29/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
2 elmer O. 7 69 61 06/24/19
2 elmer O. 10 75 64 05/24/19
2 elmer O. 9 72 62 05/14/19
2 elmer O. 9 73 63 04/29/19
2 elmer O. 10 76 65 04/25/19

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About Rock Springs, Willow Springs

Rock Springs Golf Course

Community facility

18 executive holes

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Course Staff

Dominic Stephens, PGA, Golf Professional
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