The Windermere Club
|Silver (W)||72||5510 yards||67.1||128|
|Red (W)||72||4910 yards||69.7||115|
|Gold M: 73.8/138||387||412||542||192||388||507||446||483||201||3558||509||410||394||203||310||461||423||160||531||3401||6959|
|Blue M: 71.7/134||369||390||512||170||365||486||424||445||186||3347||483||382||370||173||288||434||402||150||503||3185||6532|
|White M: 69.4/127||348||355||483||155||337||472||383||413||165||3111||456||341||339||145||267||406||356||132||475||2917||6028|
|Silver M: 67.1/115 W: 71.5/126||328||305||454||128||302||446||351||382||123||2819||431||293||322||136||245||368||336||118||442||2691||5510|
|Red W: 69.4/116||261||263||426||109||263||406||332||346||91||2497||412||256||293||104||216||318||305||108||401||2413||4910|
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.
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.
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.
Enjoyable round of Golf
A very pleasant experience for mid-January. Course layout was great, and the holes with water were very picturesque.
Loved the course and layout!
This was my first time playing at Windermere, and I was a bit concerned that it might not be in the best condition after reading some of the reviews here. However, I was sweetly surprised by the overall conditions of the course. The P Dye design was challenging, yet fun, and scenery around the course is beautiful. After a terrific round, we stopped in the Club for lunch. I had the Shrimp Burger and it was amazing. Staff is very professional and friendly. I will definitely return!l
Continues to improve
I played this course last week. They continue to improve the condition of the course. The greens are better than last week. Gary Bennett has done a masterful job of bringing this course back to a very good condition. If you have not played it recently you should see for yourself.
Gary Bennett has done a remarkable job since he took over as Supt. in September 2017. I had not played here in many years due to the course condition. The Bentgrass greens are in good shape for this hot time of the year. Fairways had plenty of grass and it was a very enjoyable round. The course will only get better. I am looking forward to playing there more often as it is a great layout.
Greatly Improved Greens
I have played this course several times in the last year. The condition of the greens has vastly improved. They are completely covered and offer an excellent surface on which to putt. The layout of the course is challenging and offers a variety of tees for all skill levels. I recommend giving it a try if you have not played it recently.
greens are very good
greens have come back very well from a harsh winter that hurt almost all greens in this area---this is a Pete Dye design and build, and is an excellent layout!
every hole a good design!
Over the years the course had declined. Prior to today it had been a year since I played it. I and my friends were pleasantly surprised. The fairways had more grass than a year ago and the greens were in good shape.
There is a big improvement over the last few months, fairways are in pretty good shape and the greens are much better, a little slow and bare in in a few places. I love the layout.
Great shape.....great staff
Enjoyed the course. Greens are best around. Staff was a pleasure to meet. Made my group feel welcome and went out of their way to make for an enjoyable day. Will play again soon.
I came back to Windermere Club after a 3 month hiatus because I love a Pete Dye design and Bent Grass Greens.They surely did not disappoint. OMG, the difference between March and late May was phenomenal. I am so glad that Windermere Club has focused on it's premier amenity, the greens! They are in terrific shape. I look forward to playing regularly as it is by far the best course in the midlands.
The Windermere Club has made a complete turn around!
I played The Windermere Club this week because of positive things I heard from other golfers. The course has made a complete turn around. The Bent Grass greens were almost perfect and the tees and fairways are in good condition except for a few spots. The bunkers are being maintained and roughs were mowed.
You should make plans to play at Windermere. The rates are great and you want be disappointed.
Fairways need alot of work
Greens will be good in a few weeks. Fairways have a long way to go
My Favorite Course In The Midlands
I am a huge fan of Pete Dye designed courses and this is one of his best. As an intermediate player myself, I like the fact Windermere challenges me every time I play there but also provides enough "forgiveness" holes to give me a chance at a good score. Love the bent grass greens and Lake Windermere is beautiful. I highly recommend. You will really enjoy it.
I would like to personally recommend The Windermere Club. The Pete Dye design and bent grass greens gives the true golfer the experience of a lifetime. I felt like I was on a US Open tract.
I have played many courses around Columbia and all are having difficulty coming out of the rough winter. The Windermere Club had it's share of weather related damage but it is coming out of it faster than any other course I have played. Keep up the good work..I will be back!
Condition of the course has improved drastically!
What an enjoyable course to play now that the condition of the course has been restored.
We played here 5 years ago and were unpleasantly surprised. Fairways were horrible. One was unplayable and should have been labeled that way. Greens were some of the worst we've played anywhere. The one temporary green was nicer than the other 17. Candy in pro shop was nice and the day went down hill from there. We played LinRick next day and it was 100 times better. * This is the first negative review that I felt i needed to write.
This course has an amazing setup and layout. The fairways were in decent shape, nothing wrong with those. The greens are another story. This course needs to invest into getting better greens. It’s understandable that winter just ended and growing takes some time. Hopefully they fix the greens sooner than later. The staff is very friendly and nice. The chef makes great food and had a woman named Candy who was awesome. All in all I think it is cheaper and better to just get a membership there then to pay 30 There or on GolfNow. Memberships are cheap!