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3.8
Layout
4.0
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4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6265 yards
Slope 122
Rating 70.4
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Windermere Golf & Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6265 yards 70.4 122
White 72 6019 yards 69.3 120
White (W) 72 6019 yards 74.5 127
Yellow 73 5345 yards 66.2 112
Yellow (W) 73 5345 yards 70.9 122
Red 72 4098 yards 61.0 107
Red (W) 72 4098 yards 64.4 116
Scorecard for Windermere golf and country club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.7/121 W: 70.0/120 333 144 400 384 445 449 385 399 288 3227 456 173 430 289 367 160 461 391 252 2979 6206
White M: 70.2/117 W: 68.0/115 324 144 390 335 439 449 385 354 288 3108 456 163 388 298 362 152 441 389 252 2901 6009
Yellow M: 68.4/115 W: 67.1/113 306 136 299 313 413 388 308 326 260 2749 412 162 322 292 293 144 404 311 246 2586 5335
Handicap 7 15 5 11 1 13 9 3 17 16 6 2 12 4 10 14 8 18
Par 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 36 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1920
Golf Season Apr 1 to Oct 30
Architect Stanley Thompson (1920) George Cumming (1920)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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Reviews

4.1
72 Reviews (72)

What Golfers Are Saying

This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 8
Worth the Drive 6

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather

The day after 4 inches of rain

Had a good time, balls were sticking and plugging everywhere but still had a great time. Try to play this course at least once a year....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Response from Windermere Golf & Country Club on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are always looking to improve and would welcome your feedback.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pre-paid reservation not honoured

Pre paid 4some with cart included and as soon as walked up staff met me to tell me that there would be no carts that day. No reimbursement or anything offered as they said was booked through golf now so nothing was possible

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Windermere Golf & Country Club on 06/28/2018:
Hello Len, thank you for reviewing our course, Windermere Golf & Country Club. We're very sorry to hear you may have had a poor customer experience with us recently, and we appreciate your feedback so we may work on improvements for your future experience with us. We apologize for any miscommunication or misunderstanding in regards to your reservation and hope we can better clarify in the future if necessary. Thank you for choosing our course in the Windermere, Ontario area, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Commented On 08/08/2018

We could not get carts on our day because of a bad rain storm but a call to GolfNow resulted in a refund for the carts.......

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course layout

Fun course to play. Semi challenging holes. Easily walkable course. I think the cart rate is a little expensive, my friend and I paid $21 each to share one cart.

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

Nice day at Windermere

Fabulous weather; course was in great shape. Golfs in my group ranged from 50s to 80s. Course has something for everyone.

Thanks to Will for being so accommodating. He's the best!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Condition

Windermere somehow captures the feel of a cottage country course and a private country club. The course is in beautiful condition and is great value mid week. The par 4s are lengthy but the 5s can be birdied with good shot making. The design with tees and greens more accessible by cart allow for faster play. The course has a much more relaxing feel than some of the monster Muskoka courses. We will return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cottage Course

Good place to play 18, old style course with small greens. The course was dry when I played there. Greens were slow but it is early in the year.

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

Great place to play

Course was in really nice shape. Best we've ever seen. Good pace of play. We'd play it again any time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very pretty course, but would not go back.

My wife and I arranged a last minute trip to Windermere, as much for the drive as anything. We have actually played the course before, but I think since I retired, my memory is beginning to fail. Should not have gone back! The course is actually laid out incredibly strangely. Many adjoining fairways, which make for dangerous conditions! Also many tees incredibly close to other tees,as well as greens. Very dangerous, as well as making it difficult to tee off while someone else is teeing near you! On a positive note, if you are interested in gardening, this course probably has the most incredible gardens we have ever seen!! A million hours have been spent building gardens everywhere! Nice job!
Won't be back however.

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

beautiful old resort course

straight forward older type wide open course, no island green gimmicks.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Like stepping back in time

This course is what I imagine golfing 50 years ago was like, but in a good way. Well maintained, fairly narrow. Very picturesque. Greens are rolling and challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Changes

The changes were well done. Course is in excellent condition.

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

the landscaping is amazing

what a nice course. rained in the am , but we golfed in dry conditions. then poured on the 18th hole.
we loved it . fabulous scenery .

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

Beautiful surroundings

Despite a rainy start, the sun came out for the back nine. Great track, weather made it a bit sloppy but overall in very good condition. No refreshment carts but available at the turn. Well worth the price!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Day Up North

I chose to play Windermere partly to add another notch to my Stanley Thompson designed courses belt. I was treated to an excellently conditioned course, that though not long by todays standards was quite challenging due to its elevation changes, narrow fairways, strategically placed bunkers and small greens. The layout with respect to rock outcroppings is not as dramatic as some other Muskoka courses. The property does lack a driving range. (Net provided instead.) I'll be back for a rematch.

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

We played when most tourists have gone home so the course was mostly empty. This is a well laid out course, the greens where in excellent shape with many subtle breaks, and the fairways where cut and in excellent shape. We played in under 3 hours, had a refreshment and a shower and left after being there for only four hours. I wish I could play golf like this more often. The staff where extremely helpful and we can't wait to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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