Aerial view of the 18th and 9th holes at Thundering Waters Golf Club
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4.0
338 Reviews (338)
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
150
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
83.2%
Recommend this course
278 out of 338 reviews
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4.1
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.5%
Recommend this course
28 out of 32 reviews
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4.1
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
48 out of 56 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6530 yards
Slope 143
Rating 71.8
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Thundering Waters Golf Club
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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
338 Reviews (338)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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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
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 8
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 2
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 58
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not bad for the price

The course has a really cool layout and it was in great condition outside of the bunkers which were terrible.
Most of them were mucky and didnt have enough sand in them so if you go into the bunkers its like hitting off of rock hard clay. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating aside one of their course officials who needs to learn how to approach golfers a bit better. After playing the 9th hole you have to play the 10th before you have an opportunity to hit the half way house for food and a drink. After spending a good $40 at the half way house we set on to play the 11th and upon taking a drop off the tee box because of the water hazard the marshall told us “we were slowing play down and backing up the course” he was very rude and should be aware that people do need to stop at the half way house and are bringing business to thr course while so. We weren’t backing anything up as within the next 15 minutes we pulled away from those behind us and caught up to the foursome in front of us but where was he then? He made us feel rushed for no reason.. So the marshals customer service skills and skills and awareness of the half way house coming before the 11th needs some work but other than that everything was great.

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

Fun course

Challenging fun course with many hazards to avoid. Target golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not made for Daly

Very tight course, very target golf with no room for errant tee shots. Course rough and fescue is very high and thick. If you hit the ball out don’t even bother looking. Well kept and nicely manicured. Course is narrow and made for excellent straight shots, can be frustrating....

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course is in great shape as usual but the bunkers are not maintained at the moment and unplayable at times .
Greens are well taken care and play nice and fast

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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