Thundering Waters Golf Club

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3.7
259
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
116
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
80.5%
Recommend this course
212 out of 259 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
25
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 25 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
42
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
73.8%
Recommend this course
31 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6530
Slope 143
Rating 71.8
Type Public
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Thundering Waters Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Daly 72 6530 yards 71.8 143
Black 72 6153 yards 70.0 137
Blue 72 5723 yards 68.0 131
White 72 5083 yards 65.0 121
Red 72 4517 yards 63.5 115
Scorecard for Thundering Waters
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Daly M: 74.9/149 320 423 201 472 549 180 305 211 501 3162 210 328 500 227 406 540 170 435 552 3368 6530
Black M: 72.1/145 310 410 195 462 540 142 295 177 484 3015 200 304 462 205 381 516 146 398 526 3138 6153
Blue M: 69.9/133 W: 76.0/147 300 375 175 450 525 123 261 160 470 2839 172 279 442 179 349 483 119 372 489 2884 5723
White M: 66.8/123 W: 72.4/134 265 317 146 410 500 103 215 140 435 2531 150 248 418 150 311 429 96 335 415 2552 5083
Red W: 67.2/121 232 283 122 384 474 85 184 124 405 2293 131 228 336 120 263 397 74 274 391 2214 4507
Handicap 17 3 14 5 8 12 6 10 1 2 18 4 7 16 15 13 11 9
Par 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 3 5 36 3 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 5 36 72

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.

Reviews

3.7
259

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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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good for fall golf

Course was a bit wet in the low areas but was in very good condition. The layout is quite good and the weather was very warm and sunny with a bit of wind. All considered was a very good day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

Tight course, bad drainage

Going in I knew the course is a very tight course so get ready to lose a lot of golf balls. Some holes have such bad drainage that you can't even drive your cart on the fairways.

Was happy to say I have played the course but not on my list to run out and play again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Always enjoy a round of golf at Thundering Waters. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. My fail getaway golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Great

would go back in a heart beat. Had a friend from Australia, and anther from Hearst Ontario..They enjoy the day

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

Golfing for fun

It as a fun day golfing. The weather was perfect. Played the round with my son and a couple we met on the first tee.

The course was in good condition. And we were having a nice time. Nice enough to not notice the waits we have to do intermittently as the twosome ahead of us needs to wait on the flight ahead of them.

After our round the rain started to fall blessing a nice round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Skip It

This used to be a fun, well-conditioned course to play ... 10 years ago. I wish I had taken some pictures to show you all but I have seen driving ranges with tee decks in better condition than those at this course. #10 tee box (170ish par 3) is literally 2 paces wide with nary a tuft of grass or a flat spot on it.

Greens were spotty and the grounds crew was still fixing up traps at 1pm. The course has no rangers and starters put out a mix of 2 somes and 4 somes on a busy day making for a horrific pace of play. After 3 hours we arrived at #13 to find 2 groups waiting so we packed it in in frustration.

Needless to say with Grand Niagara, Usher's Creek, Battlefield and Whirlpool to play when you are in the Falls I would not recommend TW at virtually any price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
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

Good Value

The coarse is in great shape. Tight coarse with its fair share of water and sand traps. Difficult to play the first time as there was no GPS on the carts. The coarse was a bit noisy between helicopters, planes, weed wackers , lawn mowers and construction. Great coarse for the value. Would not recommend this coarse to an unskilled golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Bunker rescue

Played this course on vacation and was surprised by all of the bunkers and how bad the sand was in everyone of them. The fairways and greens were great. The pace was slow because of a best ball tournament. We were paired up with two great ladies that had played the course before and that helped a lot. Starter and the young lady in the restaurant were very friendly but the pro shop person didn't really seem like he wanted to be there. I would recommend this course but long hitters leave your driver home.

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

Great track

Great day out on the course. Conditions were excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Took 5.5 hours to play 13 holes

We waited on every hole. It took us 5.5 hours to play 13 holes. We should have been done the round. We left early because of the ridiculous wait time. For almost $70 play another course in Niagara

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Waste of MONEY !!!!!

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY !!!!

Course had heavy ruts on EVERY green. It is impossible for your ball to break normally. Sometimes you are putting with the ruts, other times on a 45 or 90 degree angle, etc, It's as if a tractor pulled across a heavy garden rake. I've never seen anything like it; even with October aeration. There are also a few tee boxes that were totally dried out; hammering in your tee. There is also a high rise being built. There is constant jack hammering echoing through your entire round. When we complained, the manager had no ideas his greens were in such poor condition. We waited while he inspected the 18th green, We paid full rate and were only offered a rain check after he conceded the poor condition. Beyond these issues, the course layout is quite awkward. You can immediately tell that they had very limited property to work with and the houses look like public housing crammed wherever they could find a spot. This should be rated negative 5. Check the uploaded pics!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 07/13/2018

Ron, we are always appreciative of feedback, both positive and negative. Our greens were verticut on that day (the reason for the markings), and we did/do apologize for that - we previously unaware until you come in. Some concessions including a complimentary round was offered for your group by our guest services manager. We cannot control the development going on around us, and we do recognize that the setting has changed, however, we do believe that we still offer our patrons a good golf experience. Thank you again for the feedback, it will be shared with the team.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

WONDERFUL TIME!

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this course. The staff were all VERY friendly. The course was very well maintained. The layout was gorgeous. The difficulty was extremely difficult (for us amateurs), however I loved the challenge. The food was very good. I would definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course Layout, poorly maintained

Enjoyable golf layout. Challenging greens in excellent condition.

Tee boxes - had to pound in tees with the clubs.

Sand Traps - No sand, burlap showing, Lousy condition

Staff - Unfriendly

Mowers continued to cut on the greens even when we were putting and on approach shots.

I think John Daly would be very disappointed in the condition of his design.

Would not go again, and wouldn't recommend it to anybody, regardless of handicap.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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