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4.4
652 Reviews (652)
5 Stars
302
4 Stars
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3 Stars
57
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
94.5%
Recommend this course
608 out of 652 reviews
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4.0
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.3%
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4.4
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.9%
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7019 yards 73.3 126
Blue 72 6701 yards 71.9 123
White 72 6292 yards 75.9 126
Red 72 5702 yards 67.3 115
Yellow 72 5203 yards 65.1 109
Scorecard for Whirlpool
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.3/126 W: 79.6/142 400 415 234 509 536 216 431 440 352 3533 457 405 241 518 160 566 403 230 506 3486 7019
Blue M: 71.9/123 W: 78.1/135 384 386 212 495 513 210 416 434 337 3387 450 396 202 510 154 545 358 204 495 3314 6701
White M: 70.0/119 W: 75.9/126 360 361 189 475 471 174 404 414 322 3170 438 385 186 475 149 481 343 193 472 3122 6292
Red M: 67.3/115 W: 71.8/116 350 327 136 458 438 163 353 368 288 2881 390 343 156 427 136 444 321 170 434 2821 5702
Yellow M: 65.1/109 W: 69.2/114 321 295 123 408 417 133 302 346 262 2607 357 307 133 406 126 416 301 143 407 2596 5203
Handicap 15 1 9 11 7 13 3 5 17 2 4 16 10 18 8 14 6 12
Par 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 4 4 36 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 12 2 18 4 8 16 6 10 14 9 7 13 5 17 1 11 15 3

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
652 Reviews (652)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 61
19th Hole Scenic Views 51
Patio Dining 45
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 85
Plays Long 50
Elevation Changes 47
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 65
A Weekend Splurge 59
Locals 56
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 91
Worth the Drive 80
Convenient to the City 69

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course with mature landscape very well maintained

Had a great day playing the course, course was wet and cart path only due to the amount of rain we have been experiencing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Course, but Wet

The course is nice and beautiful. Unfortunately it has been raining, and there was a lot of water in the course.

When played from the blue tees, the course is long (6700 yards), with many long straight holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible Course Conditions

My playing partner and I could not believe the terrible course conditions. There was water everywhere. There were places where the water blocked the cart path several times. The fairways were soaked and the carts made tire marks everywhere as the cart continually sunk into the fairway.
A few of the greens were in very poor condition with dead spots and holes made from insects or animals.
We couldn’t understand why there were four work crews on one hole while there was so much work to be done elsewhere.
I would recommend everyone to avoid this course until late July.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A True Gem

Fabulous course, fairways were a bit wet and the rough was a bit long, but no fault of the course. The weather has been wet and there some of the rough has been unable to be mowed. Love the course, another great Stanley Thompson design. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Great course to play, highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet

Played 6 holes heavy rain play stoped Greens soaked etc no further play I bought a hot deal the course was very nice but they stated they can t help with a hot deal only g n Can help Called to see if g n would provide any compensation Told wait time to speak to a rep 3 hours U kiddin Won’t buy this again a hot deal was a bad deal Be careful Ps the course is beautiful staff great

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

Great Course

Very pretty location, beautiful and very near the falls

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice

We all enjoyed the golf course. Found the greens a little slower than we would have liked but in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

good layout

Wet in places but generally good considering the amount of rain we've had.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice but VERY wet.

Always fun, great layout on tree lined fairways. First time ever 'cart path only' was in effect. Good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/30/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Whirlpool Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Whirlpool Golf

We had a beautiful sunny day, but the course itself was extremely wet due to three severe storms the day before. The cart rule for the day was " Cart Path Only". This led to a slightly slower than normal pace of play.

Once we were on the course we did find that there was a fair amount of standing water on the fairways and the cart paths.

Other than that, the course was very good. The layout is fun, the par 3's are long and overall, the day was enjoyable.

All the staff and starters conduct themselves well and contributed to a very good day with our golfing friends.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways finally playable

I have played several rounds in the last couple of weeks atl Whirlpool and both Legends courses. With all the rain the fairways were so soft with plugged balls and negative roll out, it made them almost unplayable. Today was much better. It was still cartt path only but no balls plugged and the ball actally had some roll out. The starter let me go out by myself and with only a threesome 2 holes ahead of me I was able to catch them at the turn and they let me play through. Other than the 5 deer on 15th hole I had the whole back nine to myself. The greens were very fast with sone remnants of sanding. They are in really good shape for early season. All in all a good day at a great course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Embarrassing

I would have been embarrassed to have been the one to say the course is open for the day we played. To charge what they did with the course in the condition it was. Some fairways were cut but many were not. You could not tell if you were on the fairway or the rough. At many holes the rough was mowed before the fairway. I get it that we had much rain but to open and charge as much as they did is embarrassing. Generally a great course but not that day.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/30/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry you didn't have a positive experience with us. We will make sure this gets passed to the appropriate teams so we can improve moving forward.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brutal

While I can understand the weather hasn’t been kind, it’s frustrating when you lose your ball in the middle of fairway because the grass hasn’t been cut. Forget it in the rough. Even 3 feet in rough it was like a forest. Played this course over the last 25 years and never saw it like today. Just brutal.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/30/2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Whirlpool Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soaked

This course should not have been open for play, realistically everyone who played that day should all be refunded their money, i have never seen a golf course allowing play that was that soaked. Every shot was almost under water, ridiculous play was even considered. The warning from the pro shop was cart paths only, so we walked, and i hope you have waterproof shoes, complete understatement....very, very disappointed to say the least.....

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Whirlpool/swampool

This course is underwater and severely soaked throughout. Cart paths have been washed out in spots. 12” deep pools that were the cart paths. Every step/swing was wet, muddy, and not enjoyable. This course needs Caribbean heat for months to dry out. Was really looking forward to playing this course for the first time, disappointed due to all the water.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/30/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are sorry to see that you did not fully enjoy your time with us. We are always looking to improve, so we appreciate you taking the time to give us some feedback. We hope to have you back in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

May 2019

Very very soggy
Cart path only makes a long trek
Great course when-the weather is better and course is dryer

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Our foursome play behind 2 twosome and playing very slow, the course is good condition for spring golf.

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

First time

Got a great deal do enjoyed it. Not sure it would be as good full price.

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