Windermere Country Club

3.9925000000 4.0 stars from 5 (664)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6641 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

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  • 2710 Butler Bay Dr No, Windermere, Florida 34786, Orange County

Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Ward Northrup
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Tif Eagle
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6641 yards 71.6 136
White 72 6259 yards 69.9 131
Yellow 72 5933 yards 68.3 128
Red (W) 72 5375 yards 71.7 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 664 Reviews
5 stars:
197
4 stars:
324
3 stars:
98
2 stars:
31
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

576 out of 658 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Sad day"


FRamser's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course closing. Nice layout, used to be well maintained


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Unless nostalgia strikes, save your money"


eccoach's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unless nostalgia forces you to play here before it closes on Monday, save your money and go elsewhere. They've packed it in here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"My thoughts"


KPArnold's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can see it was very well appointed when private. But I'm thinking maintenance has relaxed w new owners and that's understandable. Some traps were removed to loosen up some toughness maybe to speed up play? But that wasn't an issue as we played in just under 3 hrs. I would play it again as it was a good value. Greens held there lines and were consistent. Chips checked up well too. KA, St Charles, Il.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"going out of business"


pkmusic123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is closing up shop in April and looked it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Will be closed – what a shame!"


tomik17's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

This was one of mine favorites in Orlando – and they gonna close it for housing!!!! Incredible!!! And as it is known that it will close on April 4th, they just let it go… The conditions are horrible. I am really sad about this decision. This will be the second great course (after Grande Pines – Marriott) that will close because someone will make more money – jus bad. No further comment.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting course with good value"


maddog5454l's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very interesting layout with decent conditions - the rye grass in fairways and tee areas isn't going to come in very well, but greens were fine and rough okay. There were several challenging holes and we found the course to be a solid value. We would return again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Too bad"


Dyszkiet's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Windemere Golf club is in a beautiful setting in a very nice section of suburban Orlando surrounded by very nice homes but it is closing in April to be transformed into a housing development. It is a very nice course in terrible condition. Only the greens are being watered. The range is horrible. The pro shop is virtually empty of merchandise. The grill is a joke. However we enjoyed the course and can only imagine what it would be like with some TLC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Parched greens roll like pavement painted green"


gmanrocks's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Last day of golf trip and we wanted to find a cheaper venue. We paid about $50 through golfnow. The bag drop person was less than friendly and when we brought the cart back because it didn't act like it was charged before teeing off he treated us like we were an annoyance. The course is a wreck. Almost all yellow and brown and very little healthy grass. The greens were a joke... parched and therefore lighting quick. Holding a green was near impossible even when you land short and let it run to the flag. Some even had green sand on them. The fellas that greet you after the green seemed pleasant but just like your waitress does when its time to collect. You can save money but don't try at this place. Green fees with course as is should be in the $25-30 dollar range and then I'm not sure its worth it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Too Bad"


nojokes's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is closing 4/18/2016, building condos! Nice layout, but only tees and greens are being kept up for play. Played off hardpan all day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Now or never"


busguyjohn's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track! Most unfortunate it is scheduled to close in the near future for property development. Get a last round in if you can. Greens are faster than most.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fairways Still Not in Good Shape"


uBNUY1437BN's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Disappointing that fairways are still dry and have not been irrigated. Some greens have winter kill.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Off the bucket list"


Gary8767580's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Always enjoyed playing Windermere in previous visits but I now understand it is closing April 18 for development. Very obvious as Mr. DeCunha is not putting any money into the place. Took 5 hours to play and we are not slow players. Waited on every shot.

Too bad as his Dragon's Fire course in southern Ontario is quite nice and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Tobadsosad"


frecklesx20's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course ,to bad it''s closeing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"What a Shame it's Closing"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here 2 years ago and really enjoyed it so when I had a chance this visit to FL I booked a time. The rate was excellent and the weather was gorgeous. I was paired with 3 local fellas and we teed off 10 minutes earlier than our tee time. The course was booked solid but pace of play was good and we finished in 4 hours 15 minutes. The course was not over seeded but the greens were in great shape, fast and firm with lots of subtle undulations. Fairways are dormant Bermuda but easy to hit off of. The last 4 holes are a treat to play and will make or break your round. It's a shame that the owner is closing it in mid April to build houses. A real loss for us golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Save your money"


Norman5961297's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

It seems with the coarse closing in two months no one working cared about you. From the check in to ranger to pro shop. Took us over 5 hours to play.<br/> Coarse layout was great, virtually no maintenance carts terrible. If you can get on for $20.00 or so it may be worth your money.<br/> Pick another coarse to spend five hours.<br/> Norm


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good course in bad shape"


Randola148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a decently laid out course but due to its pending closure has been let go


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"This used to be a great course"


mikestotz's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We've played this course in recent years and really enjoyed it. Great track and lots of great holes. Unfortunately it is closing permanently in April and it looks like they've stopped maintaining it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course is closing"


cgallagher15's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Since the course is closing in April, the course was not in very good shape. Clearly there was not any watering of the fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"So Sorry"


4pasteve's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sorry to hear they will be closing the course in April. It was fun while it lasted


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


pchaney1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course the only downside was hearing that the course is closing permanently in April


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course