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3.8
277 Reviews (277)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
99
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
75.7%
Recommend this course
208 out of 277 reviews
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3.8
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
69.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 29 reviews
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3.8
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.5%
Recommend this course
37 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
277 Reviews (277)

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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Plays Once a week
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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 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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 15
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 36
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
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout - nice water holes

Playing a few courses in the are (Northwoods, Golden Hills, Mid-Carolina) this was my first time playing Windermere and I really enjoyed it. It is forgiving enough for a high handicapper but still challenging enough for a low handicapper playing back further on the tees. Great mixture of waste bunkers, water and undulating fairways. The greens were in good shape and were not as fast as the other courses I played so I had to be more aggressive with the putts. The 18th is just awe inspiring. Great course for the money. I'm definitely coming back here to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better in spring or summer

The wind is difficult on this course with so many water holes. I think once the grass is back and thriving, the greens will play a lot better. Felt like spring but still played like a winter course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pete Died

Wanted to play this course for a while due to the 4 star rating. The layout was very fun and the course was well designed. I wish the course had been maintained better it still has a lot of potential. The price wasn't worth the conditions. Weeds everywhere, a few dead spots on the greens(not to bad, didn't affect my round at all) bunkers weren't good, and the cart path was super bumpy, my cup kept jumping out of the cup holder. I enjoyed the round but this is not a 4 star course. It's a 2.5 star course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course layout

Great course as each shot is never flat. Fairway and tee box needs work. Greens were okay. It's the winter, so can't expect too much. Staff is always friend and service is always great. If they up keep this summer, it will be a great course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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