Niagara Falls is home to more square golf courses per square mile than any other location in Canada.
Look no further–the extensive, scenic landscape of the Niagara, providing golfers with innumerable options and various types of courses suitable for beginners, amateurs and professionals. Here are five of the best, most unique and most popular golf courses in Niagara Falls
Legends on the Niagara
This public golf course has not one but three golf courses run by the Niagara Parks Commission. Spread over 1000 acres, Legends on the Niagara has two 18-hole courses–Battlefield and Ussher’s Creek plus the 9-hole Chippawa course. The Battlefield golf course has challenges for golfers of every skill level. With fairways spread across the rolling countryside and greens surrounded by forests, this course is a delight to play on. The classic parkland course at Ussher’s Creek has wonderful greens along with deciduous trees, fescues and wetlands. Beginners will like the Chippawa course as it is easier compared to the other two. Despite this, the 9-hole course has its own challenges and is very popular with seniors and ladies.
Whirlpool Golf Course
Another public golf course operated by the Niagara Parks Commission, the Whirlpool Golf Course is situated near the Niagara Whirlpool. Designed by Stanley Thompson and functional since 1951, this golf course has hosted several championships including the Niagara Parks Amateur and the Canadian Tours’ Tour Championship. Corporate outings here have also resulted in its popularity with almost 11,000 tournament rounds every year. The 18-hole par 72 course has challenges for various skill levels with its vast fairways and greens, sand traps, short rough and bunker placements.
Oak Hall Par Three Golf Course
Situated on the grounds of the Oak Hall estate of millionaire Harry Oakes, the Oak Hall Par Three Golf Course is 9-hole course is perfect for those looking to brush up their understanding of the short game. Beginners can improve their skills as well as wind up the game within a short duration. But it also has a few challenges like sand traps and water hazards which every golfer will enjoy.
Grand Niagara Golf Course
Voted Niagara Marriott Staffs Favourite Niagara Falls Golf Course
Situated near the Fallsview tourist area and bordering the Welland River, the Grand Niagara Golf Course is a popular destination in the Niagara Region. Designed by famous golf course architect Rees Jones, it spreads over an area of 770 acres. With its fast greens and carpet fairways, this public golf course has its own share of challenges like water hazards, fescues and woods. Suitable for every player level, this well-maintained course has friendly and efficient staff to cater to visitor requirements.
Thundering Waters Golf Club
PGA pro John Daly’s first signature course in Canada, Thundering Waters Golf Club is located close to the wonderful waterfalls in Niagara. Rolling greens, sand traps, sculpted bunkers and woods ensure a great game of golf.
So, if you are game for golf, tee off at one of these great courses in Niagara Falls!
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