Windermere Golf & Country Club

4.3041823529 4.3 stars from 5 (71)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6265 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

  • 1012 Golf Ave, Windermere, Ontario, P0B 1P0
  • 1 (888) 464-4414, (705) 769-3381
  • (705) 769-3711
  • www.windermeregolf.ca

Year built: 1920
Architect(s): Stanley Thompson (1920), George Cumming (1920)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Apr 1 to Oct 30

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 71 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

65 out of 70 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive  

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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


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.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



JTPt2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pre-paid reservation not honoured"


Len4143928's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


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.


u252749186's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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: Average


I recommend this course


"Course layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u354491932's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice day at Windermere"


andersmi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cottage Course"


casper2013's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


u000001132363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very pretty course, but would not go back."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"beautiful old resort course"


GlennBolder's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Like stepping back in time"


Robert2161832's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Changes"


leslie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"the landscaping is amazing"


uFOLN2681FO's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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 .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful surroundings"


u059768590's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Day Up North"


golfinggal77's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Renewed confidence in Windermere condition"


bobnorman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course now in excellent condition. We had stopped playing there because of bad greens keeping. Even so on some holes second cut 3 to 4 inches. Difficult to find ball not far off fairway and to hit out of at our skill level. Slows pace of play.

Grounds crew courteous. Moved off the fairway when we were hitting. This often does not happen on a Golf North course near Waterloo Ontario.

Great price with Golf Now. Pretty course. We will play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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