Fairwinds Golf Club

3.4432823529 3.4 stars from 5 (58)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6204 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 69.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6204 yards 69.9 130
Blue (W) 66 6204 yards 76.3 143
White 71 5699 yards 67.6 125
White (W) 66 5699 yards 73.3 134
Red 71 5173 yards 65.3 114
Red (W) 66 5173 yards 70.2 127
Yellow 66 4043 yards 61.0 98
Yellow (W) 66 4043 yards 64.0 109

Overlooking the Georgia Strait, Fairwinds Golf Club occupies a scenic stretch of land on the East Coast covered with towering Douglas Firs and Garry Oak trees. An abundance of wildlife also inhabits the course. It is not rare to see deer during a round or an eagle flying overhead. The oceanfront golf course features water on 11 holes and there are more than 70 sand bunkers strategically guarding the greens and fairways. Les Furber designed the course, incorporating subtle nuances in the greens that make them much more challenging than they appear. Fairwinds is often thought of as a "thinking course" as it requires careful strategy in order maneuver the contoured greens and tree-lined fairways. Seasoned golfers may be able to uncover some hidden birdie opportunities. Known not only for the challenging round, Fairwinds Golf Club boasts pristine conditions, which has made it a popular golfing destination.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 58 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

53 out of 58 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Wonderful conditions"


Three60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The conditions of this course and the scenery around you during play is phenomenal, however I played on a Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and there were no confections available beyond coffee and chips until 11am, no cart person - nothing. So be sure to have breakfast before morning play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great round spoiled by grounds crew"


AllanKormilo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes, I booked on golfnow at a discounted rate. Yes, I was the first tee time. Yes, I am an average player who would rather play than practice. Yes, the course was in relatively good shape. But, that is no excuse for the grounds crew to act in such a manner. I was having a great round by my standards. I had 3 birdies coming to the 12th tee box and that's when it all came unravelled. The grounds crew had been working the greens and fairways on the back 9. My approach shot on number 12 was to a flag-less green where they had left the flag on the ground and moved on to the next hole. As I moved past that hole I let the grounds crew know politely that it would have been nice to take a shot towards a pin. He laughed and responded with a smug "well did you make the putt". From there it only got worse. I understand that these people have to prepare for the day of play. But on the 13th tee box the guy mowing the fairways looked right at me and just kept mowing away. So, I had no choice but to hit away. Not going to lie the arrogance and stupidly of the guy kind of got in my head. I hit a decent drive and by the time I reached my 2nd shot he had moved into my next hitting area. He ended up moving over and turning the mower throttle down this time. But now I was frazzled. I ended hooking my next shot into the trees. Walked up shaking my head, dropped my ball and shanked the next shot into a creek. Decided I had had enough and moved to the next hole. Luckily a free and clear par 3. But onto 15 and again the same no mind treatment from the next guy. Again on 16. By this time I was ready to walk right off the course. I am generally not one to complain. But was infuriated and decided to make a mention in the proshop. Two young kids behind the desk apologizing. So, I asked if there was anything they could do for me. No no sorry nothing we can do sir. Asked to talk with the manager as I felt this needed to be handled in a professional manner. Kid walks back and says our manager is in a meeting and offered me a couple range tokens. WOW, I was in appalled. I own a business and understand the importance of addressing customer concerns and the value in great customer service. If anything, I hope this review helps the next guy make a more informed decision to play here or not for that matter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Wonderful February golfing"


u417428298's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great way to spend a day in mid February

This is our 5th trip to Fairwinds, and the course was in great shape. Greens were a bit slower than we were used to, but in great shape. Drainage was good, and overall not too wet for this time of year. Alot of Hills here, and I recommend a power cart. Good luck and happy golfing!

Cheers


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Winter Golf"


Telebit's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2016
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape for playing in January. Only downside was the greens. Fairwinds usually amazing greens, but we got there after they had just sanded and the ball was not rolling and breaks were unreadable.

However, the course was fairly dry and we played 22 holes in 4 hrs. (yeah we sneaked a few extra cause it was so quiet on the course)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Such a beautiful course"


Terrill4004280's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having just gotten back into playing golf i had forgotten how beautiful this course is .The surroundings with the deer , ducks, trumpeter swans and fountains make for a very nice round.Considering it is almost November the course was in immaculate shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Got some tricky holes...."


Carmoon308's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, great shape, great staff. The only negative is not being able to use driver off a couple too many holes at the start. But then you just have to play a little smarter.


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


"Nice course & good value on golf now."


u000006805292's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was a really nice course, but they had way too many on course at the same time, pace of play was terrible.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fairwinds Weekend"


u355883854's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course, even though we got a drizzly morning<br/> Good Valve on Golf Now .com


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow greens and some finicky holes"


Nick81's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

For the green fee rates that this course charges during peak season I was extremely disappointed with the speed of the greens they run at around 7-8 on the stimp very slow. The layout is finicky the par 5 3rd hole has to be the worst design to a par 5 ive ever seen the landing area is ridiculously small for the driver I hit a 6 iron laid up with an 8 iron and hit a pw on the green. its comical they charge as much as the premier courses and its not even close to as nice of a course. Fairwinds is the most ticky tack Les furber design ive ever seen he butchered this one. This course would be better off offering an all day 35$ rate. its a very almost boring redundant course narrow with small greens I only hit driver twice and still had 13 holes I hit a wedge into. if you've played this one once trust me that's enough.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Always liked Fairwinds"


Ray45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even in drought conditions the course was in good shape. We got a single added to our group. Our pace of play was a tad slower than usual. Enjoyed the course. Nice course to walk. Holes were challenging and made you pay attention. I would play again. Definitely the Golfnow saving helped.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


""Unfairwinds""


uehara's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Be forewarned. This course is greatly affected by wind! Beautiful course Though incredible short. Consider using your three wood many of the holes. Accuracy should prized over distance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice laayout"


Crash3174's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course , nice views and challenging enough for all golfers. The pin locations were tough which made birdies that much more rewarding. Would play again for sure. The only reason I gave it 3 for course conditions was they are on water restrictions and it was very dry, not much they could do about it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great location"


u000008112048's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round later on a Saturday. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We played with a member and even though we had played this course before, it was a long time ago, and she was so helpful in advising us on present conditions and local knowledge. We will definitely return to play there again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Simply great"


nickbayliss's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Everything was great - couldnt have been a better day; staff and course all very nice<br/> Simple as!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, good deal - I guess there was a typo so we got the foursome for waaaay less than we should<br/> - we all around happy


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"course with good features"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

beautiful course, easily walkable. varied challenges.<br/> not in top shape right now; fairways marred by irrigation lines. greens in good condition.<br/> definitely recommend it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is a pleasure"


Neil5983267's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. I like the improvements made on the 4th hole. We had a great day on the course; we could not have asked for better golf conditions and the course is in great shape for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great setting............."


uLWKZ4656LW's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape for time of year. Actually for anytime. Great greens. Not as fast as summer but heh........


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


Mark8632250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Narrow fairways and tight sloping greens. Second fav course next to predetor ridge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


u000005705927's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The price was outstanding for an excellent course which was in great shape considering it was so early in the year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

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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