Whirlpool Golf Course

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

Due to the extreme winter conditions experienced throughout the Niagara Region this past year, Whirlpool Golf Course will remain closed until May 30. The Whirlpool Pro Shop, however, is currently open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During this time, Niagara Parks staff will be working to implement a turf maintenance and recovery program to those areas of the course impacted by the winter weather. Legends on the Niagara golf complex will be open as of April 17, as it was not affected by the harsh winter conditions. Please contact our reservation department for more information at 1 (866) 465-3642.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to hosting you on our golf courses this coming year.


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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