Thundering Waters Golf Club

3.9504470588 4.0 stars from 5 (229)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6530 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 6000 Marineland Pkwy, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, L2E 6X8
  • 1 (877) 833-3259, (905) 357-6000
  • (905) 357-6007
  • www.thunderingwaters.com
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Year built: 2005
Architect(s): John Daly (2005)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 229 Reviews
5 stars:
67
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

191 out of 229 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Losing its appeal"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playing this course 1-2 times every year. Rather disappointed with the general up keep of the course and facilities. Immaculate manicured bunkers are no more. First time we encountered dandelions and weeds on the fairways. Greens much slower than in previous years


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2018

I'm sorry you didn't have an optimal experience. Dandelions and weeds are certainly not commonplace on our fairways, we will investigate this further. We do appreciate your input and will share your comments with our superintendent.


"Short but challenging..."


u000006227818's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of those courses you love or aren't pleased with. My friends and I loved this course! The guys up front talking to us about the layout and the challenges this course hold for you definitely helped us decide how to approach the course. Is it really long? No. Is it tough? You bet!

This course makes you think about everything you have in the bag, and if you have the guts to risk it, or just play for par and lay up.

And considering how early it is in the season, the course was in great shape. The staff were a tremendous help right off the hop, and everyone was super friendly. Looking forward to going back later in the season for a few more cracks at this beauty!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great course. The “hot deal” from Golf Now was fantastic!!!


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



Chris3398's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Difficult day"


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 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition considering it's early in the year. Greens not quite as good as they normally are on this course. Was a very windy day so a more difficult round than usual.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Varied"


circus1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having not played in years here,I won't wait this long for my next round at T.Waters.Lots of features but fair we thought.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The website said the course was closed....it wasn't. Good thing I drove out to check it out. The staff was amazing ...very helpful and accomendating. Unfortunately...the course was not ready to be opened. The traps were disgusting.

Aswell there was no map of the holes. As a first time player...it was a bit misleading.

This course could be a fantastic place to play . Unfortunately improvements are needed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/01/2018

I'm sorry for the confusion. We absolutely do have yardage booklets (maps) available upon request. In most cases, if our starter is aware that it's your first time with us, they'll offer one to you. If you could be so kind as to email mathew@thunderingwaters.com re: website closure, it would be much appreciated.




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



baydone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Spring Golf"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is not my favorite course as very tight with some tricky holes. Spring golf (first week) does not make it easier especially with "cart path only" rule in place. However definitely worth the price. Will book again later in the season and maybe play a bit smarter.

I picked Hot for the weather BUT relative to the season to date (16 C).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golfnow"


u9699140's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My only concern is that I paid 9.47$ to book a tee time at Thundering Waters through golfnow and the spring rate they offered was the same price as listed on your site. So I ended up paying a fee to golfnow for no reason whatsoever. I’ve been a paying golfnow member for a few years now and would like my money back for this booking.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/25/2018

We would like to rectify this situation for you, however need a little more clarification. Can you kindly give us to call - (905) 357-6000 Ext. 424.

Thank you!


"First and last"


Andre059's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played early season It was the opening weekend. The course was not ready to be opened, the carts were not properly cleaned, the fairways and greens were in fair condition, it was expected to be wet and it was. The greens were very bumpy, should have been rolled and cut. Sand trap were awful not touched by the maintenance crews. That's why I say it opened too early, its one thing to try to get extra dollars in, but the players who went there certainly would not return or recommend to a friend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/25/2018

First and foremost, thank you for coming to TWGC this past weekend. It was our opening weekend, and while we know conditions wouldn't be perfect (reflected in Swing Into Spring special pricing), we strived to ensure conditions were fair for Spring golf. We would like you to have a better experience, and if you would like to come back later in the year, we would be happy to make it right with you.


"Great deal from Golf Now"


Paul9402095's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a great deal for an early tee time. Paired with a couple of nice lads.

I appreciate it was Fall, but the tee boxes, and bunkers were terrible.

The place is looking like it needs a refresh, and while all the residential building is going on it’s not a pleasant peaceful experience.

Some holes are great, the layout and test of golf is fair, but it’s overpriced at this time of year, but as I said we got a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Thundering Waters -Don’t Go"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is a joke. I have played it before, several years ago. I forgot that I swore I’d never play there again.

The course is a dumb layout. Tough? Ya. But stupid tough and made all the tougher by awful course maintenance. There are plenty of bunkers to get into trouble with. That I don’t mind. But put some sand in them please. The pace of play is atrocious. I left after nine because I was fed up just sitting in the cart waiting. They have no Marshall’s to move slow play along. I have really nothing good to say about the course. Save your money and pick any one of the other Niagara courses. They are all better.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Gone Down Hill"


Chuck905's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course has really gone down hill in all facets from course conditions, pace of play and customer service; save your money for else where.

Too many hackers and stoners on this course. Got high from being stuck behind a marijuana foursome and asked the Marshall that you are obliged to your responsibilities in ensuring safety.

There's a reason why this course unrated.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2018

I'm sorry you had a bad experience, Chuck. Our staff (marshal) should have immediately rectified the situation based on our policies. I wish I had seen this sooner, or was brought to my attention that day, so that I could have made good on this with you. Our apologies - Mathew, GM


"John Daly's place"


Gary1725312's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice track! I love that there is 6 par 5's. Just what John Daly would love! Should have played the "Blacks" - as the par 5's are kind of short from the "Blues". But - a great round!


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


"Thundering Waters Golf course"


Gary1725312's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice track. I like that there are 6 par 5s on the course. Next time I think I would play the black tees. The par 5s were a bit short from the blue tees.


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


"Target golf on steroids"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
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Reviewed on

I enjoy playing this golf course but it is ironic that it is branded as a John Daly course. I give the course architect full credit for figuring out how to put 18 holes on this property and the course routing is bizarre. This is absolutely not a bombers course but if you enjoy target golf you will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Late in year"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging to an average golfer ~ requires accuracy to keep ball loss acceptable. A course book iwould be helpful to assist with management of shots.

Early morning not recommended as course very wet. Bunkers a little short on sand.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Amazing course"


u5191663's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I payed 42 $ a person on golf now plus tax

So definitely the best course for that price..

if you hate sand you'll love this course. Basically every hole has sand on both sides and decent amount of water as well

But best course ever and I hope to return soon


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



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