Whirlpool Golf Course

Logo for Whirlpool Golf Course on an aerial photo of the Niagara Whirlpool

Whirlpool Golf Course opens April 24, 2015. The Niagara Parks Golf team looks forward to welcoming you as the season begins on April 24. Get ready to enjoy the beauty and challenge of this renowned Stanley Thompson designed course. Whirlpool has incurred some winter damage on isolated areas of the fairways and greens. Agronomy practices are on-going to repair the injured areas and will continue until completely repaired. All 18 greens are in play and staff are working to provide the most optimal conditions during this process. As a result, Whirlpool green fees have been reduced accordingly to reflect the current playing conditions.

Whirlpool Spring Rates - 7 days/week (in effect until May 10) Walk Ride
Regular $39 $49
Twilight (after 1:30pm) $29 $39
Super Twilight (after 4pm) $20 $30

The Whirlpool Golf Course is one of Canada’s most highly rated and renowned public golf courses. It is owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission and is located in a spectacular setting against the backdrop of the Niagara River Whirlpool and Gorge.

Designed by famous golf course architect Stanley Thompson, the course officially opened on July 2, 1951, with an international tournament between four well-known professionals. Ten thousand spectators witnessed the defeat of the Canadians, Stan Leonard and Bob Gray by the American players, Dr. Cary Middlecoff and Jimmy Demaret. During the first year of operation, the course saw play by some eighteen thousand, two hundred and fifty-one persons and by mid-1980 the course had seen its one-millionth player.

  • From 1996 to 1998, extensive renovations were made to the sand traps, forward tees, and a new putting green and practice area.
  • Over the years, the course has been host to a variety of competitive tournaments including The Niagara Parks Amateur and the Canadian Tours’ Tour Championship, The Niagara Classic
  • The ideal location for corporate outings with as many as eleven thousand tournament rounds per year.
  • Whirlpool is an enduring classic that has been consistently rated one of the best public courses in Canada.
Photo of a water hazard on Whirlpool Course hole 2 Photo of a water hazard with the pin in the background on Whirlpool hole 2
Photo of rolling greens on the Whirlpool Golf Course Photo of the Whirlpool Golf Course clubhouse

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