Willodell Golf Club of Niagara

4.1807764706 4.2 stars from 5 (224)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6481 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6481 yards 72.3 127
Blue 72 6216 yards 70.6 124
White 72 5994 yards 69.5 123
Silver 72 5439 yards 66.9 114
Red 72 5258 yards 67.7 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 224 Reviews
5 stars:
63
4 stars:
128
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

209 out of 223 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks dinner brunch  

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Reviews


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JohnAFowler's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



carlos4584930's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice change"


Bruce4801297's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a welcome change at Willodell. Most times I have played there something goes off the path. Everything was in place. Greens were firm and fast. Bunkers are in good shape. Fairways where good. Rough was thick and punishing. All in all the course is in great shape. Good price for this course. Finally a round at Willodell that things where the way they should be. No hidden costs or extras when you checked in like on previous dates. Good job now keep it up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always a treat!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Willodell is always an enjoyable course to play. The greens are constantly in great shape. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Clubhouse facilities are very good.

A couple semi-quirky holes on the course but that makes it challenging. Were I seeking a course for membership Willodell would be one of the premier few I would choose from. Well done.....keep up the good work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



JohnAFowler's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value!"


u000006100843's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Greens a pinch hard and discolored. Play started slow, by hole 3 it was smooth sailing. Marshals kept play moving. Numerous pitch and putting greens to practice. Food was good. I’ll be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Weather beater"


mboyle87's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2 of us showed up in wicked winds and fought through 2 holes of it before it died down but the course was great. Greens were average speed fairways were great. A few wet spots but all in all well kept and the yardage markers are accurate. Not many people wanted to test the weather so we managed to fly through 18 in a hurry. The gentlemen in the pro shop were friendly and informative.


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



uQDPH6426QD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. However it was too busy to enjoy the round waited every hole to tee off.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Willodell Golf Club of Niagara on 05/07/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.

"Late season golf"


20192345's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very good golf course. At this time of year one would expect that the golf course would not be well maintained. However, such is not the case. The greens tee decks and fairways were in excellent shape and leaf free. I have played Will O Dell for many years and have always looked forward to playing. The pro shop staff are welcoming and ensure that players enjoy their time spent playing the course


I recommend this course



uXLNC8802XL's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



JBkim69's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


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 value this time of year"


Cakes84's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for this time of year rough was really deep which was challenging keep it on the fairway. Awesome greens great course layout keeps you guessing and rewards smart shots. I’ll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"fall bonus"


deucer222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course on Oct. 23 and the weather was unseasonably warm but windy. It rained a little on the back nine but didn't last long. The greens had been airiated a few weeks before but had recovered well. Always enjoy playing this course but the leaves on the ground added to pace of play and lost several balls that landed in a bunch of leaves and couldn't be found but that is normal for fall golf in Canada. Great value for the money


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great shape. Friendly staff. Excellent value!

Gregg

Port Colborne, Ontario


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




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Willodell Golf Club of Niagara on 10/25/2017:

Hello George, thank you for taking the time to review our course Willodell Golf Club of Niagara in the Ontario-Niagara area, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to see that there may have been a slow pace of play, and we hope you will notice improvements during your next round. However, it looks like you received a good value for your round so we hope this enhanced your overall customer experience with us. Thank you for your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Cut Your Rough!"


dave6043269's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They need to cut the rough, it was extremely difficult to find our balls. (I know, just hit it in the fairway...easier said than done!)


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Willodell Golf Club of Niagara on 10/25/2017:

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Willodell Golf Club of Niagara, and for the 3-stars. We apologize for the pace of play and rough not being up to their normal standards, however we do hope that the course layout and friendly staff were able to ensure that you enjoyed your round with us. Thank you for recommending our course in the Niagara Falls, ON area and we hope to see you again soon!

"GREAT COURSE"


Hoonan's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play this course 4-6 times a year. It is ALWAYS in great shape! Unbelievable weather through October and my day was excellent! I got it for $31.00 with cart - GREAT DEAL -. Fairways were very nice and velvety, greens were in good shape (aeration had taken place so sandy overlayer but slow but decent. Great course for a really good price!


I recommend this course


"A fall day at willodell"


bhancock1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Been here several times in past year and enjoy the corse and layout

We had been informed the greens had been aerated the beginning of the week and were not too bumpy. Issue was they had been heavily dressed and with heavy rain the night before the sand clumped on the balls and made putting very difficult and slow.

Rough was long and course in general very soft so it must have really poured overnight.

However course staff was friendly as always and played with a very nice local couple so while the quality of golf was a bit taxed it was still a good outing


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always Good Condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I play this course 4 or 5 times a year. It is ALWAYS in great condition...velvet fairways and smooth greens. The layout is moderately challenging which is fine for me as an intermediate golfer (and most others too). They give great discounts through their website and also golfnow so the cost per round if you catch a deal is excellent!

I would always recommend this course for a round of 18 with cart under $45.00...great deal!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always Something"


Bruce4801297's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Willodell always has something that makes you not really enjoy your day. For starters we where charged more than what it said on GolfNow. We questioned it and were told these where the fees that we had to pay. This has NEVER happened anywhere else. Frost delay so they where 45minutes behind so they push you around the course! Since there was a delay they could have dressed the bunkers and maybe rolled the greens. The cart girl and Marshalls need to learn some golf etiquette. Keeping the noise down when a player is right there and trying to play would be great! All in all Willodell is OK but nothing great. Greens don't hold and are ok for speed. They try to market themselves as a 9 out of 10 but they struggle to be a 7.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Willodell Golf Club on 10/06/2017:

Hi Bruce, than ks for taking the time to review our course, Willodell Golf Club of Niagara. We are sorry to hear that the course conditions were not in the best conditions that day and appreciate the feedback so we can make the best improvements. Thank you for recommending our course and we hope to earn your business back soon!


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