Aerial view of the 18th and 9th holes at Thundering Waters Golf Club
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4.0
344 Reviews (344)
5 Stars
108
4 Stars
152
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
82.2%
Recommend this course
282 out of 344 reviews
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4.1
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.2%
Recommend this course
32 out of 38 reviews
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4.1
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.1%
Recommend this course
49 out of 59 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6530 yards
Slope 143
Rating 71.8
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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Daly (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS 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
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
344 Reviews (344)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 54
Water Hazards 42
Undulating Greens 34
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 34
A Weekend Splurge 26
Locals 25
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 44
Near Local Attractions 41
Worth the Drive 23

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Reviews 30
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Not worth the money charged

They gave up on traps. Overwatered in areas. Good course but $40 should be top end for this course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

My son brought me for my birthday and we were paired up with a younger couple. I love this golf course. Some holes are a real challenge but still somewhat forgiving. My only criticism is the sand bunkers. They need a lot of sand added to make it perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

It was okay

The good is the course was in decent shape, and the layout pretty good overall.
There are rumours this course is partially being sold off to housing development which is rampant in the area and it was a course that reflected that.
It is promoted as a John Daly course and other than the cardboard cut out of John when you go in the pro-shop there was nothing available in the way of merchandise to indicate such.

It really felt like a course that was prepping for its end. The greens were great but there is no practice area and for $80 a round you should be able to warm up.

Its an okay course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

Interesting holes where the drive needs to be placed properly and greens rolled perfectly

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Be Sure to Visit in Niagara

This is another example of one of the beautiful courses in the Niagara Region. Playing from the whites makes this course more of a tactical challenge, but there are 3 sets of blocks beyond that to challenge you long hitters.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bitterly Disappointing

I never write reviews for courses, but felt compelled to do so after this round. I also wrote the GM to share my concerns with him - one week later and no action yet.

Our back nine took over 3.5 hours to play. Had to wait on each tee box for 10-15 minutes, even after letting the group in front of us FINISH the hole. Felt like you were on the first tee every time. No flow to our game. Saw the Marshall at #1, but nothing improved.

Too bad - nice course but our future golf outings will not include this one.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course....

Great morning round...the fairways were a bit soft but overall very nice conditions. The only draw back I saw were the lack of divot replacement and green ball mark repairs. Lots of dips on the fairways and greens. Well cared for course.

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

Overall great experience

Played from the Tips.

Had a blast. Your starter is a gem. He was the very good at his job.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting Course Design

I've played this course many times. All but the sand traps are in very good shape. The traps have been altogether abandoned since the onset of COVID so are really now ground under repair. Greens are tricky and plenty of water hazards but it is a short course so good shots will yield birdie putts. Overall a fun, challenging course that requires smart club selection and precision shooting.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too expensive and course could use a revamp

Course is much shorter than it used to be. Some par 5s should definitely be par 4s. Bunkers are not taken care of at all. It's like mud.
Value for money on this site is reasonable. No chance whatsoever I would ever pay full price to play here. Definetely not even close to worth it.
The fairways and roughs are in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great conditions, and pace. Bunkers need work

Played a round here this past week, and the course was in very nice shape. Fairways and greens were well taken care. The only weak spot would be the bunkers. I suppose with COVID the attention has moved to other areas, and you can pick up and play from the grass, but I think a little better care can be made. A rake through, or some weeding would really help. Even if you just added some new sand, I think the course would be really amazing. It just looks like they havent been touched in weeks. I only say this because other courses around the GTA have put some attention here even with the new COVID rules.

But dont get me wrong, thats really the only thing that I could fault the course for. The bunkers, and maybe a louder siren to alert rain delays and such. We barely heard it. Ring that thing for a minute straight!

Great round though, and I will for sure be back. The proshop, and starter were awesome.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thunder

Exceptional course in very nice shape. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Always enjoy playing Thundering Waters, scenic and challenging, maybe not for beginners. If you want a golf course where you can us el all the clubs in your bag this is the course. Greens are fast and in excellent condition.

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