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Whirlpool Golf Course
Whirlpool Golf Course is now closed for the 2014 season.
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.