Winding River Golf Club

3.7241352941 3.7 stars from 5 (88)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6672 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6672 yards 71.1 124
Middle 71 6238 yards 69.3 121
Forward 71 5053 yards 66.4 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 88 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

77 out of 88 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals seniors wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens water hazards  

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"First Time Playing"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout. Not spectacular. Ground very hard. Needs some maintenance. Greens were OK.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A nice round as usual at Winding River"


breweradam's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play here once a month or so and was a nice round as expected.

Everything had been mowed and maintained. It was a warm day and dry conditions. For being late spring, the weeds are mostly under control.

Only saw a rough patch or two in a couple fairways. The fairways were not cut super short, but easily differentiated from the rough and good.

Most of the greens are in great shape. Only a couple greens had excessive ball marks, and one or two had some spots that needed love. The grass is seeding, so grain direction was important. Balls rolled pretty quick. Most greens have a pretty good slope to them and break heavy.

Tee boxes were in great shape and maintained, other than broken tees needing picked up and stepping on a few in the ground.

I like playing here. Layout is challenging and the trees can get you if hit into them. We usually go for the Golfnow Hot Deal and the price is right!

Get to see some various wildlife at times as the woods and river sets to the east and south of the entire course. A few scenic and pretty hole layouts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Enjoy this course very much"


David2775239's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoy this course very muchOther golfers you like to play a nice course the greens are wonderful the fairways are wonderful and the second cat is wonderful enjoy the place I do


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


"Poor scheduling"


jeremy5040's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our tee time was set directly behind a shotgun start scramble. I guess they made their money on our hot deal...after 3.5 hour front nine we had to call it.

Could have sent us off the back. Not an option from the guy at the counter who had no time for me. Didn’t even have a cart for us. See my previous review. Why did I go out there again?

It’s just not worth it - terrible customer service.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



kshotlo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u6937739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent Older Course"


DrOldSchool's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Winding RIver has a classic design with smallish tilted greens. I liked the layout as it had some character and required some different shots, especially in the heavy wind we played in. I was a bit surprised how hole 15's fairway was exposed to the driving range, so we had to dodge a few while there. Main gripe about the layout: hi-tension power lines ran through some holes, and were even in the fairway on 6.

Main tip: Don't go above the hole. The conditions were very firm. Had to bounce it onto the green, even with a wedge in your hand or it was going off the back. Greens were pretty quick. The rough and fairways show the scars of the rough winter. Rough especially was patchy at times.

Overall, for the price it was ok. Don't go in with high expectations and you can enjoy yourself. Just don't go above the hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course gets better as it goes"


u753772321's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The last four holes are absolutely gorgeous. The course gets better as you play it. Need to do a better job with grass clippings in the fairway. The staff could not have been nicer. Will definitely get back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u4663170's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best shape I've seen this course in a long time!!!"


Jeff1097910's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really enjoyed the course!!!

Staff was excellent


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



u810660476's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


u6937739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Sunday evening. Course was great. Pace of play was a little slower than I would like. I must say that I play relatively fast


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Excellent laid out Course!"


footmans's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Excellent laid out course. Challenging for experienced players, while maintaining wide open fairways for beginners needing extra room to navigate. Staff keeps golf course well kempt. Nearly all greens have undulations.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice quick round"


rmarcotte001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I went out around 7AM on a Saturday and the course was pretty empty except for me and a million mosquitoes. As the sun came up they all disappeared but the first few holes were rough. The staff was very friendly and the course was in great shape. By the end of the round the weather was beautiful and the course was full of people.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




indybrian68's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in good condition, I didn't play very good,my fault not the course. would recommend to friends


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


"Waited 10 minutes past tee time for a cart"


jeremy5040's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Was a beautiful day. But, somehow the course was surprised by the number of golfers? No cart for 10 minutes after our tee time.

Just to top it off - no hot dogs at the turn. probably my last trip out there for awhile. If I had paid full price I would have been disappointed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time out this year. Course was in good shape especially greens. Senior tee boxes a bit worn. Slope and pin location #14 made putting impossible.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Academy is unbelievable"


Jackdavid10's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The Director of Instruction stopped to help me at the snack bar. Course and staff were great. I even got to check out the teaching facility, it was amazing. I came back for a lesson and shot my best score next time out. Instructor is amazing, love the course and practice facility is worth going out of my way. Thank you.


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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