Thundering Waters Golf Club

3.8241764706 3.8 stars from 5 (245)
  • 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 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 245 Reviews
5 stars:
71
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
43
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

200 out of 245 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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"Great track"


u000004923446's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day out on the course. Conditions were excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Took 5.5 hours to play 13 holes"


u919982415's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



JohnAFowler's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Waste of MONEY !!!!!"


Ron2108443's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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.


"WONDERFUL TIME!"


BABEGURL1121's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course Layout, poorly maintained"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible layout"


u000003512911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has 6 par 3 - 6 par 4 and 6 par 5. This course has been destroyed by all the housing being built. Very difficult for average players with a huge amount of sand traps everywhere. Course was ok for condition but not worth the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course in great shape"


uABMY1019AB's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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Reviewed on

I had not played here for a few years. The course was exactly how I remembered it. It can be challenging if you miss the fairway. Greens putted true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


NiagaraFalls's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we had a wonderful game of golf and enjoyed the course


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
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Reviewed on


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Thundering Waters"


Bill1955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Very disappointed in the sand traps. They dominate the course which would be a lot of fun however the traps have Noy been maintained and they are not playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Thundering Waters"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Great course to challenge your golf skills. Course conditions were excellent!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Rusty018's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very Acommadating"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I called early in the day to see if we could change our tee time to play as a twosome as we had been paired up for our original tee time. They were able to make that change. As we were coming from out of town we arrived an hour early. We spoke to the starter and he recommended a restaurant for lunch. When we came back they had everything ready for us. He spent time to explain the course and let us go early. 2 complaints, no real driving range and the holes are all over so lots of driving around. Other then that great facility and friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hit and Miss"


CMalton's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Play in the league at this course. Usually play 2 or 3 times a month.

Played for the first time this season yesterday and hopefully it gets a lot better.

The greens were so incredibly slow. Its been a great spring for course conditions in the area and these greens were unusually slow it makes the course play completely different and not all that fun to play.

Bunkers were in terrible condition, looked as though they have not been raked in days.

Halfway house and Clubhouse both closed early and on a league night does not make much sense. The clubhouse has always been a bad setup being it isn't even an actual restaurant more of a snack shop but at least stay open when you have a league night going on.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Losing its appeal"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
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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
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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



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