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4.5
1121 Reviews (1121)
5 Stars
563
4 Stars
444
3 Stars
80
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
94.6%
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1049 out of 1121 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
105 Reviews (105)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.1%
Recommend this course
102 out of 105 reviews
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4.5
128 Reviews (128)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.1%
Recommend this course
123 out of 128 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7019 yards
Slope 142
Rating 79.6

Located in a spectacular natural setting against the backdrop of the Niagara River whirlpool and gorge, this magnificent and challenging championship course was designed by the legendary golf architect Stanley Thompson. Owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission since 1951, Whirlpool is considered as one of the Top 100 Courses in Canada.

Directions: From Toronto: Approach Niagara Falls on the QEW. Just after crossing the St. Catharines Skyway, take the 405 exit towards the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge to the USA. Just before the bridge, take the last exit to the Niagara Parkway. Turn right off the ramp onto the Niagara Parkway. Whirlpool Golf Course is 4km down the road on the right hand side

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Course Details

Year Built 1951
Golf Season Apr 1 to Oct 30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Lockers

Reviews

4.5
1121 Reviews (1121)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 63
19th Hole Scenic Views 52
Patio Dining 45
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 87
Plays Long 51
Elevation Changes 48
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 67
A Weekend Splurge 60
Locals 58
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 93
Worth the Drive 82
Convenient to the City 70

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Course conditions

I would have though there would have been a reduction in green fees due to the course being so wet. There was water on all of the fairways, the bunkers were full of water.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Whirlpool is Wonderful

This course is great. It is in solid shape, the greens are true, and it is a challenge. Go play a Fall round at Whirlpool!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winnndddyyyy

Played Whirlpool on Saturday, course was in great shape, they were getting rid of all the leaves. Pace of play was good. Coming back dor sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Whirlpool

Beautiful layout and friendly staff. Parks has beautiful courses. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Beautiful layout. No. 2 is particularly gorgeous. Beware, the greens were quite sandy, but I understand at this time of year courses need to do what they have to do to keep conditions up. All in all, you'll never be disappointed with a round here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

We played it on a wet day with cartpath only rules but was still a great day. Greens we slow but to be expected at this time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 44
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 55
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Previously Played

Whirlpool

Haven’t been here under a few years but is still a wonderful course. Gotten over my personal price threshold for a round but got a great Golfnow deal.

Last out and finished in 4 hours. Pace of play tempered by foursome in front who were very disorganized

Good weather, conditions were excellent even though greens had been aerated and top dressed recently they were a bit slow but true

Staff very friendly bit disappointed restaurant was closed when we finished.

If you haven’t played here try it. Good history and layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic gem

Appreciated the call to inform the greens had just been aerated. Expect this maintenance, wasn't informed prior to booking on Golfnow....
Pace of play was terrible!
Marshall kept telling us to push the group ahead, yet it wasn't that group slowing everyone down....
Also, I don't understand why the Marshall insists we need to push the group ahead....that's their responsibility!
Overall, a wonderful Stanley Thompson course that rewards good shots and of course, penalizes poor shots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a Gem golf course - Whirlpool the Great!

First time play here. What an amazing course it is. The layout is second to none! The course is long and challenging, but the course is inspiring! Although there seems to be a lot of helicopter hovering above, but the noise is not an issue to me, maybe a bit noisy to some. I played other higher rated courses around Niagara area such as Grand Niagara course and the Battlefield@The Legends, they both are very nice courses, but my personal vote goes to the Whirlpool course. I played the Blue tee around 6800 yards shot 88. Not that good score, but first time i am Ok with a y score under 90. I would definitely return and highly recommended to my golfing friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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