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4.5
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
93.4%
Recommend this course
105 out of 114 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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4.7
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6274 yards
Slope 122
Rating 70.5
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Windermere Golf & Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $23.73
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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Canada (2016 #7)

Reviews

4.5
114 Reviews (114)

What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Had a Nice round

Windermere golf course is fun place to play.
Course is in excellent shape & fun for all levels.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Classic Stanley Thompson

Course conditions were excellent. Very old mature Stanley Thompson that is fair but challenging. Located a bit off the beaten path but worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course. The staff was very friendly. Unfortunately, some of thre fairways were being aerated which took away from the otherwise pleasant experience.

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

Great conditions, rude staff

The course was a little wet after heavy rains but otherwise in great shape with the greens very smooth. We walked it in three and a half hours as a slow foursome let us play through. This is a classic old style layout with interesting design and small greens. Fair but challenging. Unfortunately our only interaction with a staff member was the young lady who checked us in and was very rude. Seems that the GolfNow bookings aren’t as welcome as the members. I had a similar experience earlier this year where I was greeted with “oh, you’re the GolfNow group”. If they don’t want public play (they always needed it pre-Covid by the way) then don’t allow it. Treating green fee players like second class citizens in the one year that a pandemic makes you busy doesn’t seem like a good long term plan to me. Like I said, excellent course though. We will keep playing here and endure the 2 minutes of poor treatment at check in.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Yard markers

There were no markers to show how far away from the pin, example 100 yds, 150yds, there were a few but hard to find and it was confusing where to park, the pro shop needs a more visual sign and direction where to park.
Thank you

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great afternoon at Windermere

Golfed at 1pm on a nice 21c afternoon as a foursome. Started the round just ahead of schedule and were completed in just over 4 hours. Absolutely love the 11th Hole Par 3 off the Granite Ledge with magnificent gardens surrounding the Green. Course improvements over the last 2 to 3 years are fantastic. We were members at a course close by but this course and layout is 10 times better !! Our buddy missed an Ace by less than 3 feet on #11.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Couse

Course was in great condition. A little wet when I played but still played fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A great round..

I thought this course was excellent! Layout was basic at times but some gorgeous holes with elevation changes. Course has very small greens to shoot for so short irons must be on point! Greens played very slow despite being 28 degrees during the afternoon. I’ll definitely come back and give it another go!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite course in muskoka!

Love this course! Well maintained, reasonable price, great value. Go by boat and they will pick you up at the dock. A true cottage experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well maintained, green, challenging but not a long course

Lovely course in immaculate shape considering the dry and hot conditions. Haven't seen a greener course this summer. If you can get a deal it is worth the cost, or just go after 2pm. No problems with bugs during our beginning of August tee-off. Some golfers need to replace their divots though. Overall a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but, 5 balls being played by group ahead, because they’re members

It’s a nice course well maintained sure. But if you’re not a member prepare to be a second class golfer. The group ahead of me was playing 5 people five balls. When I asked the drink cart if this was normal the first question she asked me was am I a member... do members have extra rights to hold up the course and play players - 5 balls???

Booked on golf now was told it would have a cart. Arrived no cart, Golf now was a pain to deal with.

In short it’s a good track sure, but the service is subpar, gold now is a pain to work with and I’d in future play another course where you are treated respectfully, the game is respected, and not through golf now.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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UNLIMITED rounds of golf over three days, and two nights lodging in one of our 4-bedroom Stay & Play luxury townhomes, including access to fine dining for dinner at Champs and Rockers.
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