A view over the water of green #2 at Whirlpool Golf Course.
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4.4
749 Reviews (749)
5 Stars
355
4 Stars
304
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
91.7%
Recommend this course
696 out of 749 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.7%
Recommend this course
26 out of 29 reviews
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4.4
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
81 out of 90 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7019 yards
Slope 142
Rating 79.6

Located in a spectacular natural setting against the backdrop of the Niagara River whirlpool and gorge, this magnificent and challenging championship course was designed by the legendary golf architect Stanley Thompson. Owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission since 1951, Whirlpool is considered as one of the Top 100 Courses in Canada.

Directions: From Toronto: Approach Niagara Falls on the QEW. Just after crossing the St. Catharines Skyway, take the 405 exit towards the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge to the USA. Just before the bridge, take the last exit to the Niagara Parkway. Turn right off the ramp onto the Niagara Parkway. Whirlpool Golf Course is 4km down the road on the right hand side

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Course Details

Year Built 1951
Golf Season Apr 1 to Oct 30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Lockers

Reviews

4.4
749 Reviews (749)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 63
19th Hole Scenic Views 52
Patio Dining 45
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 86
Plays Long 51
Elevation Changes 47
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 67
A Weekend Splurge 60
Locals 57
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 92
Worth the Drive 81
Convenient to the City 70

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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful condition. Fast paced

Played in 3 1/4 hrs. Love this beautiful course and it’s in perfect condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Time

Booked as a solo player and paired with a great group. Course is in great shape and a great Stanley Thompson design. No blue or gold tees but didn’t matter for our group. The one usual knock on this course, helicopters flying overhead, are a non-issue right now so GO PLAY! And enjoy!

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

Excellent customer service and great course conditions - always a pleasure to play at whirlpool!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

Course is in good condition. The staff have done a good job of making the facility safe but user friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Old School Gem

A nice, challenging round from the white tees. Par 3s are tough. Greens were on the slow side, but rolled true. The wind swirls alot so take extra club for approach shots. Nice course, I will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Great Track

What can you say about a Stanley Thompson? Of course the fairways were lined by trees. And more than once I had a side or downhill lie (or both) in the middle of the fairway. 2nd cut was fairly thick and more than once we lost a ball that was a gallery ball. Greens rolled pretty true. Pace a bit slow but better on back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play there NOW but no blue tees

Course is in great shape and the greens are great. Only thing that needs to be said is that the blue and gold tees need to be put out. And 2 markers on the decks don’t take any more time to put in.

But the main point is the course is in GREAT shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

great round of golf

the condition of the course was immaculate. there were grounds keepers throughout as we were playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Fastest Round I Ever Had Here

Don't know if it's because of COVID, but the place of play was 4 hrs. All the years of played here, the average is 5+ hrs. Conditions (fairway, greens, tee box, & some sand traps) were excellent. Staff has done a great job getting the course in prime condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Best ever

This is in the best condition ever. From years past with the troubles it had. It has bounced back as the jewel of Niagara Parks. Very enjoyable to play and look at .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Spectacular day!

Always love this golf course and today’s experience best yet despite limitation of some of services. Course in great shape, warm welcome and pace excellent. Nice to see traditional layout that rewards good shots and punishes bad. Generous fairways and greens in great shape! Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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