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3.8
240 Reviews (240)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
76.7%
Recommend this course
180 out of 240 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
57.9%
Recommend this course
11 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
71.4%
Recommend this course
35 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6959 yards
Slope 141
Rating 73.8

Located just outside of Columbia, The Windermere Club sits along the banks of the lake that it takes its name from. Pete Dye designed the golf course, crafting a number of memorable holes. It's his only design in the Midlands. No two holes are alike on this challenging layout, so expect to use every club in your bag. The golf course offers a variety of risk-reward opportunities that will appeal to both low and high handicappers. There are also five, and sometimes six, tee boxes on every hole, making the golf course even more appealing for any skill level. The fairways are generous but lined with mature hardwoods and there are strategically placed bunkers to contend with. Golfers at The Windemere Club will also encounter subtle but tricky elevation changes and several lakes and ponds.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (1989) Pete Dye (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.8
240 Reviews (240)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Bunkers 7
Forced Carries 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Great Layout, Poor Conditions

First time back since right after the greens were redone. Honestly, course could be great if they could do it. Layout is fantastic and don’t feel like there are any “bad holes” just challenging ones. Greens are just not there and fairways and tees are kinda rough. Overall feel a little ripped off I paid $35 for these conditions. Definitely a $25 course. Very bumpy and roll slow. Staff is always very friendly though.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout. Not good shape.

Nice layout of what most likely used to be the nicest course in town. The greens were nice though just punched. Fairways and rough were in need of some love.
Overall great layout. Very fun shot making.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Layout

The course was in good shape with the exception of the sand traps. They could use some sand and raking.
The pace of play was very good on the front nine but was very slow on the back. This was due to people beginning their round on number 10 due to a small backup on number 1.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course and great price

This is my favorite course in Columbia and is a lot of fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Shame

The previous reviews hold true. Staff in the clubhouse didn’t give me the time of day. No one was around when I went in to get help. Cart barn kid was helpful and doing his best for being the only one on staff. Cool course layout but in bad shape. Bunkers not raked. Dirt patches on some greens. Cups not fully stamped into the ground. Course was empty except a 5some I ran into who didn’t wave me (a single) thru. Smh. But overall just a shame this course looks like it could be so great.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Blythewood country club or Windermere?

This place has the best layout in the Columbia area. The parts that need attention is greens, fairways, tee boxes, bunkers, pro shops employees, and price. This course has so much potential, but nobody has any money to make this dream a reality. I don’t even know what the name is… is it Blythewood Cpuntry Club, or back to being Windermere? The main reason the fairways are a shade of green is due to weeds, not fairway grass. They bragged and bragged about the gorgeous greens they put in a couple years ago… where are they now? Looks like Windermere back when they had the bent grass greens. Also, the price to play has gone up higher as the course gets worse and worse. Tom in the pro shop needs an attitude adjustment or maybe just a personality. Great course layout, it just needs uncle Joe to bail it out like the rest of the country.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

The course is in dire condition

Staff not friendly from the time we entered the facility. The course was in dire conditions .

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course a bit rough

Greens and tee boxes are in poor shape. Nice course, very playable, but needs care.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout

The practice green was nice and fast but the greens on the course were inconsistent mostly slow. Course was very dry and not in good condition. Greens were punched and course gave no mention that they were.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Same story

Same old story in Columbia SC! NO GRASS! NO GRASS! NO GRASS! Weeds we're coming in nicely though...Greens we're super bouncy, and I paid $49 on a Monday. Guys I know the demand is high for Golf right now but really? At best this is a $30 course for the conditions right now, which is a shame because it's a great layout and fun design.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is great

Staff at this course was great Layout on the back was beautiful 9 holes Front 9 was little wet Can't wait to come back and play this course again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing

Played this course for the last time probably due to the poor conditions that haven’t changed in several years! Have played the course with a group of guys several times over the last 8-years but we skipped it the last two years due to condition! Unfortunately it has not improved at all. Our group of 24 wont be returning. It’s like they don’t even use blowers or rakes! It’s a shame with the track being such a good one!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great scenery. Beautiful course. Great golf.

The course was beautiful and a bit difficult with the deep bunkers. Greens were very fast but beautifully maintained. The workers as well as others on the course were extremely helpful and nice. If you want to go to a beautiful place with good people for a great price this is the place to go. I will be going back very soon.

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

Getting better

I love the layout. Course condition is improving. Friendly staff. Looks like new management is doing a great job.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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