Windermere Golf Club

4.6470588235 4.6 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6805 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout


Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Davis Love III (2000)
Type: Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6805 yards 73.3 139
Love 71 6592 yards 71.8 137
Blue 71 6283 yards 70.3 134
White 71 5532 yards 67.5 130
Red 71 4635 yards 68.0 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 7 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Challenges include elevation changes  

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"Awesome course and in Great condigion"


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing Windermere C.C. I must say, I loved the course and I will definitely be back. The course was in GREAT shape, the greens rolled smooth and true, even though you could tell they were punched a couple weeks ago. The greens were fast and smooth. The condition of the course was great.

There are lots of elevation changes with some beautiful golf holes. There was wildlife on the course (several deer and turkeys on a few holes)I .

The person in the club house was great and very friendly and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience other than the weather (it rained on holes 17 and 18). I would highly recommend to play Windermere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Windermere has stepped up its game!"


zbuechner4's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Atlanta Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I would have never given this course a poor review based on its course conditions prior to this round, however, they have recently made improvements over the past year that has taken this course to the next level. Many of the bridges and cart paths have been re-done and the greens are in the best shape ive ever seen. The clubhouse also had a renovation done and it looks incredible and is a great place to have a meal before or after your round. The new patio has great views of the par-5 18th green.

One of my favorite parts of this course is the elevation changes. #3 and #12 both have tee boxes that are roughly 2 or 3 stories above the fairway creating some extreme hang time. A good majority of the fairways are wide and forgiving which is a help to pace of play and high handicappers.

With that said, I have been told that Windermere is one of the busiest Clubcorps courses in Atlanta. We had a 9am-ish tee time and it took us 4.5 hours to finish. This wasn't bad considering we were a foursome and I know they had multiple groups of foursomes in front and behind us as well.

Otherwise, this is a great course and one of my favorites in the area!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Good Course But Not The Best Experience"


DG1's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Windermere is a challenging course with a good layout. The greens have considerable undulations and are fast. All other elements of the course conditioning are simply average. However, the course could be above average without too much additional effort. I am not a member at this club and would not consider a membership at Windermere because of the staff. The Pro Shop seem disinterested in being pleasant when making the reservation and when checking-in. The practice tee was closed because the utility cart used to pick balls was dead on the driving range. A reasonable operation would have directed some staff to partially pick the range as is done on mowing day. There was no effort to manage play or the pace of play. The front nine move along at a good pace, but the back nine was quite slow and we barely finished before dark. All of the golf carts are in quite poor condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"A challenging but fun course"


Luke6262959's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course has quickly become one of my favorites. It has a lot of personality with many different types of holes. The course forces you to make strategies and think critically about where you need to hit your shots. While every hole is exciting, there are a few holes (holes 3, 13, and 15 for example) where you get to hit some massive and sometimes very creative tee shots. Overall, the course seems to favor the intelligent player, not the long hitter. Windermere is always a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Decent course with good features, minimal character"


PickItClean's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Windermere is a decent course with minimal character, but allows for a good time with the ease of the course.

The course is surprisingly hilly. Your cart will be consistently struggling to creep up all of the hills. If you are expecting to walk this course, please think again. You will be extremely surprised by the steady grade changes.

With that said, you can attack this course with everything you have. It is a par 71 so iron play on the par 3's is a premium. Almost every par 4 and 5 you can let the big dog eat and unleash the driver. Fairways are wide and forgiving which makes this course fun from the tee.

Greens were in great shape, but you can tell they had been aerated in the last two weeks. Pretty easy reads around the greens and they can be managed well.

Golf carts have on-board computers which keep your score as well as determine distance. I shot every hole with my range finder and found this system to be within 2-3 yards every shot.

Overall, easy course which provides some fun shots. Not overly challenging. Golf staff is great, however, inside staff was just okay. Would recommend this course to a friend, but would be hesitant to pay a premium to play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course but unforgiving"


uFMGP2699FM's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course has a lot of interesting holes and was in great condition. It's not particularly long but many of the hole designs limit your choices anyway so long hitters will feel they don't get to use that advantage all that much. My only complaint is that this course has no sympathy for the average golfer who might miss greens and fairways, even if only by a little. Plan for a lot of lost balls. The views more than make up for most of that frustration.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Staff Is what made the day!!!"


perdido1158's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was my and my groups 1st visit to Windermere. We drove more than an hour to play golf and I got to tell you because of the staff and the course we won't hesitate returning. Our tee time was at 11am and the staff member that we dealt with in the Pro Shop was very accomadating and provided us with one of kindest gestures we've had in awhile and was greatly appreciated. The course was in excellent shape yet challenging. I give all involved the highest of ratings and my heartfelt thanks for enjoyable day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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