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3.9
304 Reviews (304)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
164
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
83.4%
Recommend this course
277 out of 304 reviews
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3.8
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
80.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 15 reviews
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3.8
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
80.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6481 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.3
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Willodell Golf Club Of Niagara
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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Golf Season Apr 1 to Oct 30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.9
304 Reviews (304)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Dinner 11
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 32
Water Hazards 16
Plays Long 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Walkers 28
Seniors 23
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 34
Near Local Attractions 20
Worth the Drive 11

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Cart fees

We booked the course through Golf now .
My buddy wanted a cart because it was hot .
So he paid extra for use of the cart .
Was nice enough to ask me if I wanted to ride with him .

We loaded the clubs up . Marshall said I had to pay a fee to ride in the cart ?
I said why , he’s already bought the cart . Can he not invite me into it . It has 2 seats .
Nope . I would have to pay to ride in it . I said why would I do that ?
If I was gonna pay for another cart . I would ride in it alone to save time .
He said you can do that if you like .
I said I’ve never seen 4 guys ride in separate carts , 4 separate carts to play a round of golf .
Usually 4 guys in two separate carts , sharing .
I thought they were nickel and diming us on that .
So I went to the car , got my pull cart and walked rather than pay twice for a cart to ride in together .
Club pro jumped into the conversation claiming I didn’t golf much and must have been stupid to think this wasn’t right . Maybe from his point of view to make more $$$ it was .
But from a consumer point of view , if my buddy purchased the cart . Can he not have who he wants in it .
If I buy a rental car to go on a trip . Can my buddy join my in the car I rented or does he have to rent a car from the dealer as well to go on the trip with me .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game and will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Willodell Golf Club of Niagara. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Forgiving miss hits.

I found the course to be forgiving on miss hits. Never have I played a full round with the same ball I started with.
The fairways could use some work. I found the fairways to contain way too many bumps and rough grounds. I've played many different courses and this one ranks tops for way too many bumps.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great well kept course

Nothing crazy but for the price and overall, couldn’t ask for anything better. Super well kept in a summer that’s been super hot with minimal precipitation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Not bad

Great course but beware of using Golfnow. Had a buddy who was sick but still had to pay his green fee and GolfNow. Not really a deal. Won’t be using this service again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice

Nice course, greens were very nice. The only downside was that they were starting groups 7 minutes apart, a little tight. But I would still play this again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

This course was in fantastic condition today. Greens were quick and true and got quicker as it dried out. I would recommend this course to anybody based upon its current condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lost potential members

We booked through Golfnow but due to Covid, it only allowed to a selection of 4 people. When arrived at the course, we stated that there was 3 of us but the young gentleman at the desk gave us poor attitude and stated that we had to pay for all 4 regardless. I mentioned that we are frequent bookers through Golfnow, not to mention locals looking for a new course to become members of, he stated that this is now their new policy and too bad we had to pay for 4. I told him to cancel our booking and rebook through the course portal for 3, and he stated we are not able to do that. We told him to just cancel and he stated that my credit card would be charged regardless. Obviously, we were p@$$ed off about this.
On course:
Tee times were jammed and had to often wait on course, and there did not seem to be the necessary group distancing of Covid measures that we have encountered at other courses. Two members kept playing right up behind us even finishing holes and joining on the following tee deck. We mentioned it to the starter after nine, and were told that there was nothing they could do because "they are good and we are packed today".
Needless to say, we will NEVER be back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hello, we appreciate you reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the experience you had during your round. Your feedback regarding confusion of the GolfNow booking process and the course being COVID compliant is extremely important to us. We always want to make sure our golfers are clear about the purchase and cancellation process before checking out. We ask that you contact GolfNow's customer service department at 1 (800) 767-3574 for further clarification in this matter. Please have your confirmation number handy. Also, please know that we are doing our best to work in compliance with the current restrictions and maintaining proper social distancing as our golfers health and safety is always our upmost priority. Thank you for playing Willodell Golf Club of Niagara. We hope to earn your business again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Willodell

The greens and fairways are maintained very nicely. The rough was very long but patchy. The bunkers need more sand and I would recommend entry and exit signs to help keep the course in better condition for better lies. Overall a good bang for the buck!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good greens

Nice true, fairly quick greens are best thing about this course. Fairways, rough, and bunkers mediocre conditioning. Boring uninspiring layout except for a couple holes on back 9.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Hi bentim! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

I won’t be back

They sold it with a cart course was too wet for a cart let alone to walk they have no drainage whatsoever I would only recommend this course for twenty bucks during the summer with a cart after no rain for two weeks!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/31/2019

Hello, Cakes84. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the course is important to us. With the recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. We are working to recover the fairways and greens from the water on the course. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Willodell Golf Club of Niagara. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Striving to be like ICC

Course is going downhill. Traps are garbage. Sand is needed in all traps. This could be the turning point for this course. Does it go to yet another marginal course or do they do what is necessary to make it a course worthy of playing. Only time will tell.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/25/2019

Thanks for the review. We see you rated the traps negatively and are interested in learning what else we can do to improve for your next visit. We take negative feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Willodell Golf Club of Niagara.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasantly Surprised. Very Nice

Overall conditions are very good. Fairways are good except for a few spots. Rough is nice -very little weeds. As expected for this time of year greens are airated. Way too much sand on most of them, may e they just put it down this AM?
Anyway. Nice starter.
Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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