As excitement builds around the Masters Golf Tournament, Niagara Parks is pleased to announce that its Whirlpool Golf Course as well as the Battlefield and 9-hole Chippawa courses at Legends on the Niagara, will officially open to the public on Thursday, April 12 (weather permitting).

The grounds of both Legends and Whirlpool have weathered well this past winter. Combine this with the maintenance work at the end of last season to help both putting surfaces and the overall playing conditions, and Niagara Parks expects a fast start to the 2018 golf season. With relatively dry conditions, the Ussher’s Creek course and practice range at Legends on the Niagara should also be open by April 21.

Take Advantage of Spring Rates

Niagara Parks Golf is now offering spring rates of $55 per weekday/$65 per weekend at Whirlpool Golf Course and $59 per weekday/$69 per weekend at Legends on the Niagara until May 11. These rates include the use of power carts (taxes excluded). To book your rounds of golf now, please call (905) 295-9595, or visit niagaraparksgolf.com. You can also download for free the Niagara Parks Golf App, to schedule tee-times, keep score and receive notification of course activities and other special offers.

ALL ACCESS Frequent Player Program

Niagara Parks’ ALL ACCESS program offers significant savings on green fees at all three championship courses and at the Chippawa 9-hole course. ALL ACCESS passes are available in packages of 20 or 50 rounds. Depending on the package you choose, you can play the courses at Whirlpool and Legends on the Niagara for as little as $50 per round with a cart or $10 per round on the Chippawa course (excluding taxes). The ALL ACCESS passes are fully transferable, can be shared with family, friends and colleagues, and allow golfers to select the tee-off times that suit them. Best of all, they never expire, should you be unable to use your passes in a single season. For further details, please call (905) 295-9595 or visit niagaraparksgolf.com.

Golf League Registration Open

Weekly golf leagues are a great way to enjoy the comradery of the game. Both the Whirlpool Golf Course and Chippawa 9-hole course at Legends offer leagues for men and women. While the men’s league at Whirlpool is now full (waiting list available), the women’s league is open for registration. Please call Whirlpool for more information at (905) 356-1140, ext. 2.

The Chippawa 9-hole course is now accepting registrations for its age 50+ senior men’s league, as well as for its women’s league. For more information and to register, please call (905) 295-9595.

Perfect Your Swing at the Legends Golf Academy

The Legends Golf Academy offers customized programs for all golfers from beginners to PGA Tour players. Head teaching Professional Norm Moote and his elite staff of instructors achieve success by focusing on the fundamentals of the game, providing club‐fitting analysis, keeping a minimal student/teacher ratio to allow for personalized instruction, and in using clear communication and state‐of‐the‐art swing analysis video technology, to help your game.

Whether you’re looking for specialized, private instruction from a golf professional or more comprehensive clinics and camps, The Academy at Legends on the Niagara offers a full range of instructional services. For more information please contact Head Teaching Professional, Norm Moote at (289) 241-3525.

Junior Golf Programs

Niagara Parks offers a number of programs to encourage young golfers to learn the game. Beginning June 25 through to September 3, junior golfers can play for FREE on the 9-hole Chippawa course at Legends on the Niagara when accompanied by a paying adult. Junior golfers 19 and under can play either of the courses at Legends or the Whirlpool Golf Course when walking, any day of the week for $30, plus tax.

Weekend clinics conducted by PGA Teaching Professionals for junior boys and girls are $20 per one-hour session, running from mid-May through August. For information about these clinics and lessons, please contact Head Teaching Professional, Norm Moote at (289) 241-3525.

Spectacular Golf for All Ages and Abilities

Niagara Parks Golf offers three distinctive championship courses that will challenge golfers of any skill level. Whirlpool, a Stanley Thompson designed course that opened to fanfare in 1951, has consistently ranked among the top-50 public courses in Canada. The 404-hectare (1,000-acre) golf complex at Legends on the Niagara opened in 2002 and features courses Ussher’s Creek and Battlefield, designed by two of Canada’s leading contemporary golf architects, Thomas McBroom and Douglas Carrick.

In addition to its two championship courses, the popular 9-hole Chippawa course at Legends, is also a great test of golf and is the only joint design by McBroom and Carrick anywhere in the world.

Legends also features the only 360-degree practice range in the country, covering 18-hectares (45-acres) with multiple practice tees and a private tee deck for professional instruction by a team of leading PGA Teaching Professionals.