Willow Brook offers golfers of all abilities a challenge with an opportunity for success. The addition of the new tee boxes in 2014 will extend the golf course to over 6,000 yards from the blue tees. The par 70 layout is entertaining, challenging, and rewarding if you are on your game!
Our superintendent, Brett Adair, takes pride in making sure that the golf course conditions are consistently excellent throughout the year. The fairways are cross-cut mowed to provide good lies and an appealing look. The bent grass greens at Willow Brook are as fast and consistent as any golf course in the Lehigh Valley.
Each hole at Willow Brook has its own unique features and characteristics. Willow Brook offers golf holes with elevation changes and sweeping doglegs cut from the natural terrain. Water is involved on 7 of the holes. Bunkers are strategically placed to test your course management skills. Please come out and enjoy a round of golf at Willow Brook!!
Advice From the Pro
We asked head golf professional Daniel Richie for advice and a few pointers for the course!!
Hole #1 Par 5 500 Yards
"Hole #1 is a great starting hole. When played correctly a birdie is possible to start your round. But a tree lined fairway and out of bounds on the right create havoc for errant tee shots. The green is also narrow and guarded by a bunker on the right hand side. Make sure to miss the green on the left for an easier up and down."
Hole #3 Par 4 315 Yards
"Hole #3 is a dogleg right. The Catasauqua Creek flows down the entire left side of the fairway and a missed tee shot to the right will put you in the woods. Course management is necessary on this hole. I prefer to hit a club off the tee that will get me to the 100 yard marker. Many players hit driver too far and end up in the creek."
Hole #7 Par 4 430 Yards
"Hole #7 is the hardest hole on the course. You must bomb a drive down the middle to give yourself a chance to hit this green which is elevated and guarded by bunkers. There is no let up on this hole. Make par and you are gaining strokes on the field."
Hole #10 Par 4 350 Yards
"You want to hit driver up the hill for this blind tee shot. Once you reach the fairway there is a significant challenge to hit this green as it is guarded by bunkers. A par on #10 can create momentum for the back 9."
Hole #16 Par 4 284 Yards
"Hole #16 is the shortest par 4 on the golf course but I believe it has the most challenging green. If you miss your approach to the left side of this green there is almost a 0% chance that you will get up and down. A grass bunker short of the green also swallows up golf balls. Accuracy and precision are a must on this wonderfully designed short par 4."