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3.8
287 Reviews (287)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
76.9%
Recommend this course
217 out of 287 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 31 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.9
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.0%
Recommend this course
44 out of 55 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
287 Reviews (287)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

A Stand Out

Best inward stretch of holes in the Columbia, with stand outs including the deepest bunker I've ever been in on #10, a driveable par 4 on #14, and a closing stretch of holes playing toward, and alongside,a lake. Also worth mentioning is #9, a par 3 with a 180 yard do-or-die carry over a pond. For those looking to experience a Pete Dye design without the resort costs, Windermere is a perfect outing.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Poor course conditions for money

I was extremely disappointed in condition of this course. Bunkers unplayable all of them had standing water t he supposed cart path was nothing but sand. For a Hot deal at 35 i would expect more. Poor upkeep and worse pace of play.. only positive club house guys were awaesome and greens were in above average conditions. But for money this course is way overpriced

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cart died halfway through the round and wild of our staff is rude.

Cart died halfway through the round and wild of our staff is rude. Had to go looking for someone for a while to swap out a cart that died and had to be pushed back to the clubhouse. They were having some kind of private event and couldn’t be bothered to assist the people who paid to play golf..

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windermere Return to prominence

Course is in great condition. Great facility. Great layout. Beautiful community. Fred has done a great job in returning Windermere to its rightful place and status as a top golf community in area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Give it a try!

Never played before but we enjoyed the round. Greens were in great shape, a little slow. Overall, conditions were good though tee boxes could use some attention along with cart paths. Very friendly
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow greens

Greens were recently punched, and extremely slow!
Lots of thin lies around the greens.
Overall the course still needs work!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Nice Course

Well maintained. Great hole layouts. Visually pleasing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is improving

I played the course last year the greens were fuzzy the tee boxes were in decent shape .the fairways played ok if you were in good position the maintenance seemed to be heading the right direction for the last time I played

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent track and Value!

Enjotmyed the unique course layout. Pretty tough course and excellent scenery. Looking forward to coming back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course was very neglected. Greens were moderate - fairways had little turf - lots of bare patches.
Disappointed to pay $75 each - on arrival at the club the green fee for a walk-up was $49.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic Dye layout with poor conditions

The course gives you the classic Dye layout and features. But the conditions were well below what we played on other area courses during a recent golf trip to Columbia. The practice facilities are pretty poor, too. Overall, if you love Pete Dye and can overlook the poor course conditions, you’ll have fun.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

When in Columbia, SC...

Made a trek down South to escape the Midwest weather and catch a practice round of the Masters. Nice course, great layout, had rained quite a bit so not fair to comment on the upkeep of the course. Would definitely play if back in SC.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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