Whirlpool Golf Course
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
|Gold (W)||72||7019 yards||79.6||142|
|Blue (W)||72||6701 yards||78.1||135|
|White (W)||72||6292 yards||75.9||126|
|Red (W)||72||5702 yards||71.8||116|
|Yellow (W)||72||5203 yards||69.2||114|
|Gold M: 73.8/131 W: 80.4/140||400||415||234||509||536||216||431||440||352||3533||457||405||241||518||160||566||403||230||506||3486||7019|
|Blue M: 71.7/126 W: 78.0/135||384||386||212||495||513||210||416||434||337||3387||450||396||202||510||154||545||358||204||495||3314||6701|
|White M: 69.9/121 W: 75.8/130||360||361||189||475||471||174||404||414||322||3170||438||385||186||475||149||481||343||193||472||3122||6292|
|Red M: 66.9/115 W: 72.5/122||350||327||136||458||438||163||353||368||288||2881||390||343||156||427||136||444||321||170||434||2821||5702|
|Yellow M: 64.3/110 W: 69.5/118||321||295||123||408||417||133||302||346||262||2607||357||307||133||406||126||416||301||143||407||2596||5203|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Showers, Lockers
Photo submitted by JohnAFowler on 07/19/2021
Deer everywhere today Photo submitted by JohnAFowler on 07/14/2021
Par-5 18th hole Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 07/06/2017
View from the clubhouse restaurant Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 07/06/2017
Teeing off at Stanley's Hub Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 07/06/2017
Super long putt Photo submitted by BrandonTuckerGA on 07/06/2017
Photo submitted by Maddenrb on 08/17/2015
Aliums at Whirlpool golf course...delicious! Photo submitted by ronsheldrick on 06/02/2013
Challenging No. 3 hole at Whirlppol Photo submitted by Stevensiu on 04/03/2013
Stanley Thompson design that's great fun
Being a resident of the US south, we just don't have any Stanley Thompson designs around my way, so it's always a pleasure to get the chance to play one of his designs. While you may never get all the way up to Banff or Jasper or Cape Breton, there's really no excuse to miss Whirlpool, said to be his last design before his death and is just minutes from the falls and right on the Niagara Parkway where all the parks attractions are.
Whirlpool was my favorite round of the trip by far. The design is the perfect blend of challenge and playability.
Keep an eye out for "Stanley's Hub" which has the championship tees for three holes (no. 6, 12 and 16) all up a flight of stairs on a bluff that provide for some fun elevated tee shots. Even if you're not playing the tips, you may be tempted to do so on these holes. The 10th hole is another notable elevated tee shot but is even more noteworthy for its green, which is partially hidden by a big mound in the fairway. Local legend suggest Stanley, known for his wont to imbibe, buried his whiskey collection here.
Conditions and amenities aren't as top-notch as Legends on the Niagara, the excellent 45-hole facility operated by the Parks. But this is my favorite layout, and it's a great value, too.
The clubhouse restaurant is very popular for both golfers and passer-bys on the Niagara Parkway. Also, stop into the halfway house and if local fixture Gizzy is working, challenge her to make you a (the Gizmo, however, is on the menu and quite good).
After golf, check out the Whirlpool from an observation deck or take the Aero Car excursion over it.
Thank you for the great review & sharing your pictures! Glad to hear you were able to experience the "Gizmo"!
When I looked at the course online. It showed the river and a areal view of the course. Looked like there would have been some beautiful views. Not a challenging course no views The staff was very friendly
Awesome conditions at Whirpool
Fairly good value for your money. Course in excellent shape and well maintained. Great layout. Friendly staff. Will visit again.
I enjoyed my round and the 2 ladies i played with
a very nice day thank you
A lot of rain several days ago. Cart paths only.
Green were medium speed. Strong par 4’s
Typical Stanley Thompson design
A different look on each hole.
Just play it and if you know golf you will LOVE IT !!!!