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4.4
717 Reviews (717)
5 Stars
340
4 Stars
291
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
93.0%
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4.3
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.9%
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80 out of 89 reviews
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4.4
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.3%
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94 out of 103 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7019 yards
Slope 126
Rating 73.3

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
Architect Stanley Thompson (1951)

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

Reviews

4.4
717 Reviews (717)

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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5.0
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Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Immaculate greens

First time playing this course. Well laid out. Greens were nicely groomed !
Only bad pet is the helicopters that circle all day long! Very annoying

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing

Amazing course, always wanted to play here since I was a kid and finally was able to. This course is fun but very challenging as it's very long holes. See you guys next year

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Whirlpool continues to shine!

For a cloudy morning surprised that there were not more golfers out. This is one of my favourite tracks in the Niagara Region. It is a Stanley Thompson désign that is fair for all category of golfers. The greens were relatively fast and well manicured as were the fairways and traps. There are no quarky holes rather thoughtfully crafted holes expected of a Thompson course. Greeeting by the Pro was a nice touch and the employees were courteous and friendly. Would definitely play this track again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice course

The oldest course in Niagara Falls is in good shape ,not much in the way of heavy underbrush if you head into the trees . Enjoyed the round , would play again if we are in the Niagara area. Had lunch afterwards, very reasonably priced for Niagara Falls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Leo

Still nice to play in Niagara....most fairways soaked from heavy rain 2 days earlier....no roll on anything...:)
Men ...Women....fix your ball marks on the greens!!!
It is such little effort......
Enjoy the fall golf

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but over booked.

This was a nice course unfortunately it had rained the night before and rained while we were golfing, so it was quite wet. I’m sure it is very nice under better conditions. The course seemed to be extremely over booked. When it came time for or booked tee time there were two other groups already on the first hole and another group behind us waiting to tee off. We were a twosome riding and the starter rushed out to tell us there was a foursome walking going out in front of us.
There was also no beer cart on this course.
Overall nice course just very slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Whirlpool golf course

This is an amazing course all4 of oyr group 1st time playing will absolutly go back again course was in great shapr and the greens were fantastic would highly recommend this course to anyone got it on golf now hot deal for 53 dollars aguy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

This course is one of the best maintained in Ontario

The condition of the course was up to their excellent standards and did not disappoint us. The par 4's are very challenging, especially those into the wind. Take an extra club on all the elevated greens except 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Easy to find . Great restaurant

Great midday morning golf. Beautiful course. Was paired up with Two young gentleman that we shared laughs with. Was a great time all around.
Mid afternoon lunch on the patio was beyond what you would expect for a golf course. We will return just for dinner. Great food and pricing. With access to trail system across the street and plenty of parking this is a great location to access the Niagara trail system.

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