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3.7
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
74.3%
Recommend this course
105 out of 144 reviews
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3.9
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 reviews
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3.6
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
73.1%
Recommend this course
19 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6959 yards
Slope 141
Rating 73.8

Located just outside of Columbia, The Windermere Club sits along the banks of the lake that it takes its name from. Pete Dye designed the golf course, crafting a number of memorable holes. It's his only design in the Midlands. No two holes are alike on this challenging layout, so expect to use every club in your bag. The golf course offers a variety of risk-reward opportunities that will appeal to both low and high handicappers. There are also five, and sometimes six, tee boxes on every hole, making the golf course even more appealing for any skill level. The fairways are generous but lined with mature hardwoods and there are strategically placed bunkers to contend with. Golfers at The Windemere Club will also encounter subtle but tricky elevation changes and several lakes and ponds.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (1989) Pete Dye (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.7
144 Reviews (144)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Bunkers 7
Forced Carries 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 6

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beginning to be maintained, great layout, challenging

Wonderful course slowly and steadily being maintained and coming back. Great layout. Challenging. Worth playing if people ride on the side of the fairways, avoid carts near the green and take 90 degree paths.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout, great course.

For the price, a great course with a great layout. If you don’t like the condition, pay $100 at the least to maintain the course. It’s a course with challenges and scenery. Play without loosing a single ball :)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old slow pokes

There was two sets of geasers in front of me a single holding up the entire course. Playing split tees and not one offered to let me play through as a single and I saw the ranger once. Other than that tho it’s a nice course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good golf

It was raining all way through round so that didn't help but over all a good test .I was plesently surprised how good the greens were...bunkers in horrid conditions...course needs a little TLC

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

New greens

Just put in new greens and they came in nice. The front nine are well done and the back nine are mostly in. Not overly crowded so was able to get a nice 3 hour round of 18 in.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

9 holes of misery

Half of the course is shut down for the rest of the year to get new greens put in supposedly. I find it awkward how a supposed bankrupt golf course can afford to replace the greens on half the course, but maybe I misunderstood them at the neighborhood hoa meeting. Obviously the back 9 is packed because people are playing it twice to get 18 holes. Long waits, burned out bent grass greens that are surprisingly wet and let your balls bury into them. The staff and layout is great though.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs work

This course always goes up and down as far as condition goes. Right now it is down. Bunkers are horrible, liners exposed in most, others are more waste area than sand trap. Several greens have seen better days. For a country club it should not fluctuate this much in terms of condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

First time playing here and will definitely go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Course, Great Value

Good course with one of the best layouts I’ve played. Plenty of bunkers and multiple holes that bring water into play. I recommend getting a yardage book even if you don’t normally as you HAVE to plan your way around this course. A few greens are a little patchy but can tell they’re on their way back to good shape, and are still in better condition than most courses in the area. Bunkers are pretty firm, but also played in a light drizzle, so that could be a big factor. Really a hidden gem with them just opening up to public not long ago. I’ll definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Round and It Appears Like They Are Really Trying

As previous reviews state, The greens and course are receptive to issues throughout the year with the SC heat, but right now the course is in great shape (I’ve also seen some hard times out here). All 18 greens are playable and full, (yes,slow at times) but overall it’s a win.. understandably the bunkers are sometimes hard to maintain with midlands orange clay, but most tee boxes and fairways and greens are where they want them to be I would believe (even with this heat wave).. one of my favorite layouts in Columbia with best finishing hole in the area in my opinion.. Even if the course is not in tip top shape, it’s completely worth the course architecture and appreciation for golf to enjoy a round here.. thanks to the staff for continuing to try and improve the experience

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor Windermere

I have played here over 25 rounds in the past year. Holes 10,15,18 are in terrible shape. Hole 15 should just be skipped all together since every time the ball lands in the fairway it gets buried in mud. There are more Cart tire tracks then there is fairway grass. The layout here is awesome though. Maybe they need to consider an angel investor to help get the course back up to okay shape. Course needs GREENS! Bent grass is not doing the trick! This course is literally worth 10-15 for 18 holes. The greens rarely bounce causing balls to stick to most greens. Disappointed, yet optimistic they can attempt to stop the bleeding..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Not an A course

The course overall was ok. Most of the greens were in terrible shape with fungus and bacterial growth causing rough surface. Some of them had been scraped up and swatches placed to help recovery. Price was discounted for this reason. Heavy rain this winter makes playing difficult as the greens and fairways cannot dry out. I have played here before when it was in much better shape and it is a nice, somewhat challenging course. Average golfers can really enjoy the layout. Plenty of challenges, but not too hard.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spotty greens

Took advantage of Golf Now Hot Deal, thank goodness. Just 15 minutes from home and a beautiful, secure area, the course condition was quite disappointing. We have had above average rainfall lately, so the fairways were rutted up by cart traffic. The tee boxes were in good shape, but most of the greens are suffering. I play a municipal course about 10 miles away and their tee boxes are not well maintained, but the greens are always in excellent condition. May give it another chance in the summer. Thanks.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Challenging from the tips, no doubt. Be long and don’t miss left or right if you want to feel any good about your game. Course was a little beat up and definitely challenging. Tons of big trouble waste on both sides, most of which stood impossible for a play based on conditions. Lucky to avoid them ... Paths could use some work. Overall good round, but don’t think I’d write home about it. Good luck.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth my time

The greens are awful, Unless you like seeing your ball bounce to the hole. Fairways underwater. This course has some huge potential and has a great layout with the ponds or lakes around it, but clearly money is not being invested in this course. It’s too bad because we really enjoyed the views on a lot of holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Enjoyable round of Golf

A very pleasant experience for mid-January. Course layout was great, and the holes with water were very picturesque.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0

Never again

Course is in terrible shape. Front 9 is closed and no notice beforehand. Were supposed to play the back twice. Played a few holes and left. Waste of money and time.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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