Whirlpool Golf Course


The Whirlpool Golf Course is one of Canada’s most highly rated and renowned public golf courses. It 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.

Golf Course Features


Having built or constructed more than 145 courses, renowned golf course architect Stanley Thompson designed Whirlpool in 1947, which opened in 1950. As recently as 2002 Niagara Whirlpool Golf Course ranked #47 overall in Canada among both private and public courses and also ranked as the #4 golfing value among the same courses. Golf Digest has also rated Niagara Whirlpool Golf Course as a Four Star facility over the last few years. (source Score Golf)


Enjoy the panoramic view of the greens and the tree-lined Niagara Parkway, at the Whirlpool Clubhouse Restaurant and Lounge. We are pleased to offer a variety of items on our menu and are open to the public throughout the golfing season. We invite you to come and relax while you overlook the 18th hole and enjoy a casual meal. We are pleased to serve the best in Niagara wines and of course we offer our great, friendly service. A Children’s menu is available and we offer full tournament and banquet services.