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Windermere Golf Club
Windermere Golf Club is a favorite among North Atlanta golf enthusiasts. A true Davis Love III design, Windermere is challenging yet playable, scenic and yet in perfect harmony with its surroundings. The course rolls through the Piedmont Plateau, offering golfers stunning views on each hole.
Windermere Golf Club opened in 2000 to rave reviews and has continued to impress both our members and their guests. With its convenient location in Cumming, Georgia in Forsyth County, just off GA-400, Windermere is definitely a must-play for all Canongate Golf Members! Walking is not permitted at Windermere.
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Member Rating: 3.8
Donald Livengood, 5/24/2013 4:07:21 PM EST The ultra-dwarf Bermuda greens will make Windermere great again. There are a few really odd holes requiring some local knowledge, but overall it's very good course.
Paul Kappock, 10/19/2012 8:33:17 AM EST Agree with Thomas. Windermere is broken. I joined last August of 2011 and have watched the course go downhill since. Greens especially. Too much play. I play other courses in the area, Bears Best and Hampton Village and the greens are mcuh better.
Our Response: The greens at Windermere are currently very good shape and we will have quality putting surfaces throughout the winter and all next spring. Our Members and Staff are very excited about the commitment of converting our greens to Mini-Verde next summer! As for slopes, we have examined all of the greens and we only have to reduce the slope on two greens (#11 and #16). Lance Bailey, Windermere General Manager
Thomas, 10/15/2012 3:27:40 PM EST The reseeding of the font nine makes the course more playable. Most of the greens have superficial coverage (no root structure)so they won't last long. Collars have been planted but not rolled or leveled (why?).
Thomas, 9/14/2012 9:41:24 AM EST Course is in decent shape but greens are despicable. Canongate needs to use the best process from each course instead of letting everyone do their own thing. Windermere is broken. Hopefully they won't shave the fairways before the grass goes dormant so there will be some grass in the winter.
Eric Hall, 8/21/2012 1:52:28 PM EST New member. Played Windermere on Thursday 8/16/12. Loved it! Fairways are in great shape. Greens need some TLC. But all else is immaculate! Can't wait to play it again!
Patrick Owens, 8/11/2012 8:32:20 PM EST Normally enjoy playing this course, especially the back 9, but the greens are like mine fields. It's hard to believe with the amount of money we pay combined with Old Atlanta being overhauled this summer the greens would be allowed to be in this bad a shape.
Mark Carroll, 7/26/2012 2:04:32 PM EST I love playing this course and love the layout. Was out here last week and then again a couple of days ago. What is going on with the greens? The greens are not too far away from being lost. Great course but not much fun putting
Paul Moore, 6/20/2012 3:59:56 PM EST Have been a member for over a year now. Great staff and good food. Really like the course. Divots on fairways and greens do seem somewhat persistant. I find myself frequently repairing ball marks on the green and sanding several digits in the fairway. I believe its from both players not doing their duty and cart path only days. You cant sand a divot when you don't have sand. Besides that, Windermere is still a great course and a great club. I love playing there!
Evan Mann, 6/3/2012 10:19:10 AM EST I am a new member and have only played 2x, but could not agree more with the comments below. The divots are a problem, especially on the greens. "the course is only as good as you leave it". I could have taken prob about 30 min fixing ball marks on the greens 1 - 9. If you make a great GIR or just great shot, please just repair the divot/ball mark.
Michael - count me in as a volunteer.
Michael Bridge, 5/15/2012 11:51:11 PM EST I am a new member and really enjoy Windermere. I could not agree more with Bobby's comments below surrounding the members and guests. While I have only played 5-6 rounds thus far, I have yet to see one person repairing a divot, outside of my friends that I know share the same mindset. I played 9 holes this evening and took 4 bottles of sand mix with me. I ran out of sand on the 4th hole. If every member made a concious effort to repair divots and ball marks as part of their post shot routine, the course conditions would quickly improve (not that they are poor to begin with). A few holes (1 & 9 come to mind) have some patchy sod that does not seem to be taking, but it could just be part of the re-sodding process? My only area of opportunity (don't believe the word complaint is fair) for the course would be the sand traps. While I do appreciate the fact that a hazard is just that, there is no real consistency from trap to trap, or even different areas of the same trap. The trap walls are like sugar and the lower portions of many traps are hard pan. Without question, the members are partially at fault as its not uncommon to see un-raked sand, but I would love to see a more consistent powder in all traps. I think the course layout is fun and challenging, rewards good drives, and smart play on most holes. Fantastic, friendly and courteous staff. Very happy to be a part of Windermere and look forward to meeting new people and making friends. Let's take pride in our course and fill those divots!!! The course could ask for 18 or even 36 volunteers to take one hour a week to do damage control. One person could repair ball marks on greens and one could fill fairway divots. Each person assigned to one hole only. While this really should not be necessary, the current plea for help seems to fall on deaf ears. Consider me a volunteer!
Bobby Hutchinson, 4/10/2012 3:30:24 PM EST The course itself is improving very well from all the hot/dry weather we had last year. The grass is growing in very well after their aeration on the greens. The par 3 tee boxes could use some care. The biggest thing that could help the course is for members and guest to use the sand bottles and divot tolls when needed. The course is only as good as you leave it.
The staff at Windermere is always very helpful and seem to be doing all they can to make everyone visit pleasurable. You will not find a better staff in the club house and on the course than we have at Windermere.
Canongate Golf Clubs, 4/9/2012 11:49:36 AM EST Members….we need your help taking care of the course, particularly with ball marks and raking bunkers. We will do our best to remind you and help with the effort. We have posted signage in the clubhouse, pop-up reminders on the GPS units, and signage close to greens and throughout the course. The starters also remind golfers at the 1st tee and our turf care employees are dedicating 4 hours each day to fixing ball marks with Gash Be Gone. If you have additional suggestions for us, we welcome them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Musgrave, 4/5/2012 11:23:07 AM EST I joined recently. Course has a great layout with a lot of variety. Since the greens were aerated they have improved quite a bit from my first rounds in Feb. Only complaint would be the collars which need improvement on 4 or 5 of the holes. The staff has been very friendly in the grill and on the course.
Our Response: The Windermere greens have now fully recovered from the Spring aerification and are in great shape. The greens collar areas that were thin have also been taken care of with fertilizer applications or fresh sod and should be perfect very soon.
Chris Lowe, 4/5/2012 9:13:45 AM EST A great layout, especially from the tips. My home course and wouldn't change that. The staff is excellent from top to bottom and are proactive in trying to get to knowthr members which to me is important. Would love to see the course in tip top shape soon so we can all enjoy the courses full potential.
Jenny Ross, 4/2/2012 10:25:39 PM EST Thomas, you are absolutely correct. The greens are full of poa annua, so much so that you have to kill the ball from more than 15 feet out and then because of foot traffic near the hole, the ball takes off when it gets close. Very frustrating. I played a couple weeks ago and was shocked to see the collars in such terrible shape. My biggest problem with Windermere is the pace of play. I have played probably 10 rounds here, and each time it is extremely slow. It took over 5 hours a couple weeks ago, no exaggerating. I will never play here again, which is unfortunate because it has a great layout. So, if you don't mind waiting 10 minutes between each shot, then this is the course for you. Otherwise, you might want to find somewhere else to play.
Thomas, 3/31/2012 10:56:48 PM EST Fairways are hard panned and cut too tight. They haven't been aerated in years. Greens are bumpy and full of poa annua. Collars on greens are in terrible shape. No attention paid to tee boxes. A great course that has been neglected.
John McConnell, 3/23/2012 9:55:22 AM EST The course design is great with opportunities to use all the clubs and mental faculties in a round. The problem with this course is the experience. It gets too much play and has a membership that frequently displays a lack of respect for the course and fellow players. If you can get an early time, before the bunkers are all tracked up and the greens are not pock marked and playing pace is reasonable, you will have a great time
Conner Lentz, 3/15/2012 8:57:16 PM EST the maintenance crew has been working hard to make the course in better shape and they have made tremendous bounds. the course is in great shape, especially compared to what it's used to be. the layout never gets old and it's already greening up well. the pace of play is still a little slow, but other than that, the course it great!
Scott LaJeune, 11/14/2011 1:16:51 PM EST I have been a member here for many years and have not experienced the rudeness others have mentioned. My biggest complaint is the number of ball marks I routinely repair on every green, 5-6 in addition to mine is not unusual.Not uncommon to find most traps haven't been raked as well. Come on members, this is a private course. If you you don't appreciate the etiquette of the game cancel your membership and go play Countryland. It is embarrassing to bring guests to this course. Maybe a divot repair tool should be handed out with every cart key.
Tim Hoover, 10/11/2011 2:46:02 PM EST Next month will be my first year as a member. Love the course, I'ts an interesting layout and tests golfers of any skill level. The staff is as friendly and profressional as they come. I live right on the course and enjoy watching the the golfers and the wildlife. Deer and coyote are common here. The course is kept in great overall shape, with only the greens showing some serious stress since this summer, but im sure they are doing all they can within their budget. Only complaint I have is the futility of getting a single chance to play golf in the morning on weekends, or ANY day if its over 40 degrees. The so called "lottery" has never panned out for me during an entire year. Yet mystically, since I live right on a green, I routinely see the SAME "lucky" golfers playing in the morning all the time. Sorry guys, I'm not mistaken here.... It's the same groups all the time, and it's gotten me to very seriously consider taking my membership somewhere that I can actually play an occasional morning round.(I'm rather suspicious that once the weather turns SUB-ZERO, the magical "lottery" number for me will be drawn, and I'll finally get a t-time before 1!) Anyway, I do love the course, and the staff. I guess I was just spoiled in the past with actually getting to play on my course when I wanted to, at least ONCE in a while!
Paul Moore, 9/14/2011 11:30:55 AM EST New Cannongate member this year. Love the course. Greens are rough right now but it seems good effort is being taken to improve them. I have not experienced the "rudeness" that others have talked about ... yet. I have enjoyed the people I have played with. Staff is great and food is good. Great clubhouse as well. I HIGHLY recommend to anyone my Windermere Cannongate experience!
Young, 8/13/2011 2:49:41 AM EST kidding me?? green condition was bad...bad,,,
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Anonymous, 7/25/2011 1:55:11 AM EST Fun and some holes can be challenging, great course to play!
Blake, 7/12/2011 3:17:03 PM EST Love the course, incredible layout, keep watering the greens before they go south though.
Shawn, 7/12/2011 8:08:26 AM EST The heat is really taking its toll on the greens. They're in pretty rough shape.
Anonymous, 7/11/2011 7:11:03 PM EST
Bill Gates?, 7/9/2011 7:05:31 AM EST Is Bill Gates a member here? He must be, because I have come across more self important you know whats over the last few months at Windermere. I am sorry we are not worthy to play your golf course that before Canongate took over was going to close and was a train wreck. The funny thing is you go down south to lets say Canongate 1....the crowd is a little more country, a little less refined, but hey guess what.....4 hour or less rounds are the norm there, and I have met many a good golfer down there. Go up north to "Excluse Cumming, GA" and play Windermere you get a 5 hour round, and you get to watch "Junior Executive Wanna Be Mini-tour player" shoot 95, line up every 2 foot put and plumb bob for 3 minutes, and take a mulligan on every other tee box...all with some $1000 Mizuno blades in the bag that they clearly can't hit!!
Shanky Mcshankerson, 7/8/2011 1:01:13 PM EST Everything at this course is good except the beer prices!
connor, 7/4/2011 12:22:37 PM EST course is great. this is my home course and the "rude prople" at the course are the few that make this club look bad. the only thing that needs improvement is the greens but the latout is terrific and it is my favorite course to this day.
Anonymous, 6/28/2011 10:58:36 AM EST
Joe, 6/16/2011 11:12:32 AM EST I have played 10 of the courses and this is still my favorite. Fantastic layout. Very fun. Very challenging.
Cecil Whitmore, 6/14/2011 10:52:52 AM EST I love the Windermere and Olde Atlanta courses. Keep working on the greens and these two courses will be the best in Canongate. However, the weekend website and members only policy on Saturday before 12pm is probably going to make me switch my membership to a different Canongate course. I thought the Canongate policies were suppose to be consistent for all courses. All my friends can call on Tuesday morning and get great tee times for members and guests. I found out two months after joining about the website after calling at 7am and getting a 11am tee time. Disappointing.
sean vlasak, 6/10/2011 4:10:29 PM EST
richard, 6/9/2011 5:04:48 PM EST love the layout, but condition could be better. in my opinion if the course were closed one day out of the week, the course could have time to recover from the over booked weekends. other than that the course is very enjoyable!
Robert Hennon, 6/3/2011 2:00:50 AM EST It is extremely busy ALL the time...Not much of a "private course"..
Tony, 6/2/2011 4:21:34 PM EST I'm a fairly new Windermere/Old Atlanta member and I have not really noticed an unusual amount of rudeness in interacting personally with other members. However, the "rudeness" I do run into is idiots who don't repair ball marks/divots. Also, slow play is often a problem, with some foursomes not allowing groups to play through even though they are more than 1 hole behind the group ahead of them. A fairly common sight at Old Atlanta is seeing someone take 7 shots to get from tee to green, and then spending a couple of minutes analyzing their three-foot putt for a snowman.
I will say, however, that I have not had an opportunity to play many other Canongate courses. Maybe these problems are fairly common.
Anonymous, 5/28/2011 12:53:31 AM EST Great course. The course was in great condition as of May 2011. The greens are rolling great and will definately test you. The course layout is great. It's funny but I definately agree with the comment below about the members. I guess if you're a canongate member and Windermere is your home clun you're "ballin'" or "high class"-I've been here a few times and felt the same way. I would definately not rate the course down for that though.
Anonymous, 5/18/2011 11:59:51 AM EST Course is nice. People were rude here (members, not staff). Snobby would be a good description....why I have no idea not like its Augusta National or anything.
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Chad Rothschild, 4/14/2011 12:21:37 PM EST The course is usually in great shape. Nice clubhouse. The layout is OK to me and the only thing keeping it from a 5. I would recommend it.