Whirlpool Golf Course

4.3357882353 4.3 stars from 5 (553)
  • 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 553 Reviews
5 stars:
243
4 stars:
240
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

515 out of 552 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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"A favorite"


u000006446747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Reviewed on

Great day. A little slow at times but not unreasonably . Great shape, nice greens. Will play this golf course again. Just enough water hazards, and sand traps.

Beautiful club house .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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Arrived at Whirlpool Golf Course a little early for our tee time and we were asked if we would like to start early. Course was in fantastic shape and the staff was friendly and courteous. I would recommend Whirpool to anyone looking for a great day of golf with some long par 3 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



garyrich6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



uGWVV3116GW's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Classic Thompson Layout"


u417019061's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Tremendous value for a municipal course. Very challenging layout, but very playable for a wide variety of skill levels.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



aboyes's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
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



u4084106's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"so-so..."


Cristian3237750's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Played here many times over the years - usually 1-2x per season. Used to like it here much more than now. Course conditions were a solid B which normally is fine but when they charge the same as the other 2 Parks courses (with A+ conditions) its a bit underwhelming. Fairways & tees hadn't been mowed (on a Fri am) although the greens were (real) good - smooth, quick, & held shots. Not to mention the constant helicopters overhead & traffic noise from the parkway near many holes, its just a meh experience here these days unfortunately. Much better value for the $$ over at Legends where they clearly spend more attention (& money) w/ the upkeep & attention to detail. Should be at least $10 - $20 less to play here but it usually isn't & that's really my main complaint. Not great value for the $$ here compared to the other 2 courses..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/13/2018

Thank you for your feedback, we'll pass this on to our staff for review in regards to conditions and pricing strategy.


"One of the best!"


Eugene6339896's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Always a pleasure to play Whirlpool! One of the most enjoyable rounds whenever I’ve played there. It would have been 5 stars all around with the only complaint being the bunkers, some were fine others very little sand. Inconsistency is always a problem especially if you find yourself in a few. Otherwise the course conditions were superb, greens were absolutely excellent!, fairways and tees were great. I like that they have removed a lot of the fescue as trees have matured. It creates problems for off line shots without slowing down play looking in the long grass!


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


Commented on 06/13/2018

Great review, thank you very much. We'll be sure to pass on your bunker comments to our Turf Department for consideration.



daveguitar777's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First time."


tooncuckoo's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff. Course in excellent shape. Good variety of holes and tees for any level of golfer.


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


Commented on 06/13/2018

Thank you very much!


"Love"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
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Lucky to live in the area played this course so many times and I make sure to play few rounds every year . Pace of game was slow last time but that was the first time .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/08/2018

Thank you, we hope to see you back again soon



Ann7089043's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"perfect course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

what a great course well looked after workers so friendly all worth the price.if you haven't been there its worth the trip


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 06/08/2018

Thank you very much!



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
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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


"ANOTHER GREAT ROUND"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course to play. Very well groomed fairways and the greens were excellent and true. We had a 7:54 am start but the starter let us go early teeing off on the back nine first. The pace was great, we weren't being pushed nor were we on the heels of anyone in front of us. Well worth the money to play this course. Just wish they had a snack bar open when we hit the turn.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/08/2018

Thank you for the compliments and the halfway hut note. We'll look into this for future improvement


"So noisy"


golfec28's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This golf course is nearby the heliport. The helicopters flying around was so noisy and disturbing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/08/2018

Sorry about the helicopters, unfortunately we don't have any control over where and how often they fly.


"Nice golf experience"


bigbob0817's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Classic golf layout, fun to play with just enough challenge. The fringes of the course aren't what they used to be however the overall course is in very good condition. Go play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/08/2018

Thank you, we hope to see you back again soon



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