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10402 Willows Rd NE
Redmond, WA  98052-2504
United States
P: (425) 883-1200
F: (425) 869-7607
www.willowsrun.com
Eagle Talon Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,792 yards | 122 slope

72.4 rating

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Eagle Talon Golf Course


The 18-hole "Eagle Talon" course at the Willows Run Golf Club facility in Redmond, Washington features 6,792 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.The course rating is 72.4 and it has a slope rating of 122. Designed by Ted Locke, the Eagle Talon golf course opened in 1994. Access Golf, LLC manages this facility, with Kathy Blumenstein as the General Manager, Kayak Point GC.

Course Reviews


This course was fine for my son and his first time out. The greens were in good condition and relatively fast. The pace was fine until 15, when we had three groups bunch up, not bad. I'll be back.

yes it costs too much but hey microsoft is kinda just up the street. The thing I like most is this is a golf complex more than a course, par 3s and putt putt for beginners or kids big or small and 2 full length 18 hole courses 1 long parking lot.

The best thing about this course is that you can almost always get














on. The normal rates are far too high for this type of course. Play at discounted rates is an average value. Pace of play is way too slow. It is convenient and is basically a good default course as the overall quality and number of courses in the area is so dismal for such a major metropolitan area.

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Played last weekend, The greens were in bad shape. It looked like they had some sort of disease. I never play during the summer it's way to slow. This course is not worth the price they want.

Great course. Play twilight hours

Well kept, challenging and good amenities but not very interesting (pretty flat). Great winter course as they cover the greens and are ready when you are any cold morning without snow.

I visited the course on a Monday with overcast skies. My twosome began the round at 3:30pm, and we were finished by 6:30-7pm. The rate of play was very, very good. The GPS on the cart lets you know what your rate of play is and whether your behind or ahead. However, whether one heeds the indicator is another story. The course was not too difficult. Most of it was straight, but the hills and some bunker placements added some difficulty to the course. The staff was very courteous and the bar after the round was not bad. I'll definitely visit again, but on a weekday, like Monday or Tuesday to avoid any long rounds.

The course is infamous for slow play in the summer and on weekend. I played Eagles early in the morning on May 4th, so finished 18 in less the 4 hours.

The pros: There are some narrow and challening fairways, the GPS in the carts is a great feature because it gives you distance to the pin, not just the green. The course was a little wet in spots, but that is to be expected in Seattle this time of year. The green's were in great shape.

Cons: Some of the holes are not marked very well and we had to back track more than once to find the next hole. The turn is after number 10, not 9 - just odd. Some construction on the back 9. The holes are not overly challening, but overall this is a nice course - I would recommend if you can play during the week when the crowds are not too bad, and I am looking forward to playing it again.

Good city course, easy to get to, with a good restaurant. This si solid after-work option.

Nice course in the summer. Not nice in the spring. Pace can be frustrating, but still a fun place to play

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.

This is a verry long course. nice and straight if you can bomb your drives.

I live nearby, so Willows is sort of my “home course” and I’ve played Eagle’s Talon a number of times. I honestly haven’t played on a lot of courses, but out of my limited experience Eagle’s is my favorite. It’s very well maintained with nice greens, fairways, and bunkers and some very pretty views of the Redmond valley and Mt. Rainier in the distance on some holes, not to mention the picturesque hot air balloons that are almost always floating to the north. I’ve never actually played holes 17 and 18 due to the fact that I always come in the late afternoon to take advantage of the better prices and end up running out of daylight before finishing all 18, but I can say that the rest of the course is very well designed. Every hole has some complex elements to it, many of which aren’t readily apparent if you’re just looking the course map, which won’t show you all the mounds, trees, little ravines, and undulations in the terrain, and each hole will have you strategizing with all of your shots, especially if you play from the super-hard black tees. Greens are very rolling and pin placements sometimes border on evil. Make no mistake – this course is rather difficult and should probably not be played by beginners. In a lot of places, if you don’t hit in the fairway, your ball is probably gone forever in woods, high grass, or a water hazard. However, the silver lining is that even if you don’t find YOUR ball, you’ll likely come out of the cabbage patch with two or three of someone else’s. I haven’t had to buy a single ball since I started playing here ?. The course’s difficultly and complexity make good shots that much more rewarding, though. It’s true that the pace can be slow, but this ain’t no country club, it’s a public course, and what public course doesn’t have you waiting a lot of the time? Golf is a game of patience. If you want a short round, go when the weather’s bad. As far as value, a round during prime time is a steep $55, but after 5 PM the price drops dramatically to $26, which even includes a cart with built-in navigation for a heckuva deal (though you probably won’t finish). Be sure to take advantage of this during June and July when it stays light until 9 PM or later. All in all, a fun and challenging course, and a great place to hone your skills if you live in the area.

Thats because alot of the people that play there are terrible and should probably be shanking balls at some obscure muni instead of a "championship caliber course"

Pace can be very frustrating. May be caused by lots of lost balls in the tall grass... Can be fun to play at twilight.

Good round, but needed course map

As we walked up to the first tee on the Eagle's Talon course, the starter handed me a handy photocopy of all 18 greens with the pin placements, which was nice. It was a bit hard to read (I don't think they saved the original), but a nice gesture. So I grabbed a scorecard and whacked my first ball. As I walked the first hole, I looked for a course map on the scorecard and to my dismay, there wasn’t one. I didn’t remember seeing a map at the tee either. As it turns out, the only way to see the course layout is by renting a cart which has very nice course maps on a monitor (my twosome was walking, but the guys we joined had a cart). This was a bit frustrating to me on several holes where I couldn’t figure out which club to hit and a couple times, I quite frankly got screwed by not knowing where bunkers were and water hazards crossed the fairway, etc. Luckily the course is in great shape and well cared for which made getting out of trouble not so difficult. Overall, I really like this course. It has some great holes with good variation. There is a string of four par-4’s on the front nine, but I can’t complain much. This was my best round of golf in a while so as we walked off 18, I was looking forward to adding up my score which I didn’t do at the turn. Oh, speaking of the turn, it was strange that hole 9 didn’t finish near the club house, but there was a nice snack bar between 10 and 11 where I grabbed a donut and a Gatorade that rejuvenated me. Rent a cart if you need course maps and a good GPS yardage indicator. For me I think walking contributed to my low score yesterday. Hopefully the managers of the course will read this and create separate scorecards for each course with a layout map on the back. For $55 per round, I expect it.

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Sheila Y. N/A 40 40 05/29/16
2 Mike Y. N/A 48 48 06/25/12
3 Joseph C. 14 80 66 09/01/14
4 Tom B. 36 103 67 07/20/13
5 Joseph C. 14 81 67 10/07/12
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
194 Sheila Y. 11 120 120 04/01/17
180 Sheila Y. N/A 95 95 08/25/16
174 Sheila Y. N/A 91 91 07/06/16
1 Sheila Y. N/A 40 40 05/29/16
162 Sheila Y. N/A 85 85 03/14/16

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About Willows Run, Eagle Talon

Willows Run Golf Club

Golf Only facility

Managed by Access Golf, LLC

24 tees driving range

36 regulation holes | 9 par 3 holes

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Course Staff

Kathy Blumenstein, General Manager, Kayak Point GC
Shawn Beattie, Golf Professional
Ryan Semertec, Superintendent
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