Whirlpool Golf Course

4.3370764706 4.3 stars from 5 (530)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7019 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 530 Reviews
5 stars:
232
4 stars:
231
3 stars:
48
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

494 out of 529 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers plays long elevation changes   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Take a chance"


2sammmy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good to enjoy. playable course and kind staffs welcome you.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course - too many helicopters"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, nice mix of par 3 and 5s. A bit long for us amateurs. Found the constant noise of the helicopters annoying and distracting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Another great round at Whirlpool"


erfus's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in fantastic condition, the greens have come in nicely since the last round here and are holding approach shots much better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
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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


"Whirlpool...the Hidden Gem of Niagara Parks"


Roybinbuffalony's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this golf course. It is my second favorite of the three excellent Niagara Parks courses (Ussher's Creek being the first) and it may be the hardest of the three.

It plays long, especially in the wind and it is a challenging layout. Hit fairways and you will be rewarded...miss them and be ready to make bogey or worse.

Greens are in good shape and the course is in the best overall shape that it has been in since Pierre Trudeau was PM of Canada!

Niagara Parks may very well run the three best Munis in the world. Amazing job here at Whirlpool folks and I can't wait to get back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2018

Fantastic review, we really appreciate it!


"We enjoy the layout of the course"


u027175384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played more than once, and we never had a complaint. The area is relaxing, even with the helicopters overhead.

The time of play is always good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2018

Thank you very much, see you again soon!


"Good day at Whirlpool"


erfus's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect weather conditions. Course in good condition tee to green. Greens quite patchy and haven't grown in yet. Still early in the season but always enjoy playing this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2018

Thank you, we hope to see you back again soon


"Blue tees/white tees"


u9699140's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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We played from the blue tees and I must say that it makes it long for the average golfer. Par 3s especially. I’m going back to whites next time I’m there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed the course and yes the par 3's are tough from the blue tees! The architect, Stanley Thompson was always known to create difficult par 3's.



martinasevic's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are fantastic, course is beautiful and very

hard,

Will come at the end of the season when I play better


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2018

Thank you, glad to hear you enjoyed our golf course conditions.


"GOOD BUT SOGGY"


motsknab's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the time of year and the weather we have had recently the course was in very good shape. However the low lying areas were still very soggy and water still standing in areas. The greens however were very good and rolled pretty true. This is a challenging course and one of the better ones in Niagara, a definite to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2018

Thank you and we'll see you again soon


"Soggy day"


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 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was soggy at best. This made it cartpath only which slows everything down. The course is in good shape overall. It’s early in the season and I am sure we will play it again!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2018

The course has been drying up nicely with the recent warm temperatures and winds. We'll see you again soon.



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Still spring golf so a bit wet especially sand bunkers. Positive side with Spring golf is that the course is not very busy and rates are great, Great walking course. Saw a herd(?) of deer on the back nine so that was a nice break.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2018

Thank you, we hope to see you again soon.


"Great Place"


u572028473's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is early in the season and the green's are fast. Going to be a real challenge in the summer. We have had some rain so it was a little wet. No roll but clean and place. Made it real long. Nice layout, well bunkered, tree lined but not to narrow, nice amount of water. Pretty course. I have always wanted to play this course and now, I must play it again. The staff are great. The hamburger's are the best I have had. Jim


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2018

Thank you for the fantastic review. We look forward to seeing you again.




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u634024273's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a pleasure."


Capsfan1978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff always friendly and accommodating. Great shape for early spring.


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


Commented on 05/02/2018

Thank you very much.



ROLANDROJER's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good for fall golf"


erfus's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always this course was in excellent condition considering the time of year. The off course facilities were closed, (halfway house, restaurant etc.) but that wasn't an issue at all. Real good round in November.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/13/2017

Thank you, glad to hear you enjoyed your late season round of golf with us. See you next year!



BrianBarkerCD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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