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  • Writer's pictureJen Bedard

Swing into the Niagara Region: The Ultimate Guide to Golf Courses and Communities

Are you an avid golfer looking for a vibrant community, lush fairways, and breathtaking views? The Niagara Region offers some of the most beautiful golf courses in Canada, as well as a variety of dynamic and charming communities. Whether you’re seeking to upgrade your lifestyle or just relax on the weekend watching the sun rise over rolling greens, exploring real estate opportunities in Niagara is worth considering. With this guide to golf courses and communities here in Niagara, you can swing into exactly what you need for perfecting your game -- along with finding your dream home!


Top-Rated Golf Courses in the Niagara Region

Sunrise over the golf course

The Niagara Region is home to a variety of top-rated golf courses, each with its unique features and offerings. Here are just a few of the most popular courses in the area.


Legends on the Niagara


If you are looking for a stunning view of the Niagara River and surrounding countryside, while still being able to test your skills and take on a challenging layout, you might want to head to Legends On The Niagara in Niagara Falls where they have two championship golf courses. The courses are called Battlefield and Usshers Creek. Depending on the season and day of the week, fees range from $65 to $125 per round at Legends On The Niagara. Both knowledgeable veterans and beginners can find something for their skill level at this premier golfing destination!


Whirlpool Golf Course


Discover stunning natural beauty and bolstered experience at the Whirlpool Golf Course in Niagara Falls. This picturesque course boasts dramatic elevation changes that wind through a tranquil wooded landscape, for an alluring blend of enjoyable sights and testing plays. Whether you’re an avid golf enthusiast or dipping your toes in the fine sport, give this golf course a fair chance — fees range from $50 to $80 per round.


Grand Niagara Golf Club


Golfers looking for an extraordinary round will find it at the Grand Niagara Golf Club in Port Robinson. Experienced and renowned golf architect, Rees Jones, had a hand in designing the world class course that offers breathtaking views of the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. With fees starting from $65 up to $155 per round, there is something for everyone to enjoy here! Make sure you add Grand Niagara to your must play courses!


Cherry Hill Club


The Cherry Hill Club is situated in Fort Erie, renowned as one of the oldest and most desirable golf clubs in the Niagara Region. Designed by famed architect, Walter J. Travis, its course structure lends to a remarkable challenge with outstanding views of Lake Erie from every angle. Requiring mandatory membership to play, initiate fees begin at $35,000 with annual dues of $10,000. This private golf club is less about green fees and more about providing a perfect experience sure to make lasting memories for its members.


Lookout Point Country Club


Lookout Point Country Club is a highly sought after part of the Fonthill community. With its ever-popular collection of challenging layouts, visitors are invited to take professional classes while encountering unique aspects woven artistically throughout the grounds. Players with hopes of becoming a part of the prestigious club membership will not go without noticing the views. Those ready to join must gain entrance through a required initiation fee of $20,000 before celebrating their completion with their first tee off and gaining access known only by members at a rate of $6,000 in annual dues.


Golf Course Communities in the Niagara Region

Sunset at golf course

If you're looking for a home on the green, the Niagara Region has plenty of golf course communities to choose from. Here are just a few of the most popular communities in the area.


Niagara-on-the-Lake


Welcome to Niagara-on-the-Lake, nestled perfectly in the heart of wine country. With its delightful mix of historic charm and modern convenience, this community is a haven for many. It's no wonder why people flock to the area, due to its unique atmosphere and vibe. Here you can find several top-rated golf courses to practise your swing at, such as the Grand Niagara Golf Club! Plus, whatever kind of home you're searching for here, it won’t be hard to come across.

Fonthill


Nestled just south of St. Catharines, Fonthill is a rapidly growing community that is quickly becoming a hub of activity. Home to Lookout Point Country Club, you can also easily access some of the other top golf courses Niagara Region has to offer. Whether it's single-family homes, stylish townhomes, or luxury estates you're looking for – Fonthill is filled with an array of options available at prices ranging from $600,000 to over $1,000,000!


Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls offers an incredible and vibrant city atmosphere, filled with plenty of entertainment. Home to some of the nation’s highest rated golf courses, residents and visitors always have something to look forward to. And when it comes to housing, there is a vast range of options that can accommodate different taste, styles, and budgets. Evoking scenes from classic history to futuristic designs, homes run in the hundreds of thousands as moderately budgeted condos for $500k can easily climb up over a million dollars.


St. Catharines


St. Catharines is the largest city in the beautiful Niagara Region, giving residents convenient access to some amazing golf courses. The Rockway Vineyards golf course is a favourite destination for golfing enthusiasts near and far. Additionally, the distinctive geography of St. Catharines offers its residents the unique features found in both urban and suburban neighbourhoods. No matter what your budget or your lifestyle may be, this city offers plenty of desirable housing opportunities for you to choose from!


Benefits of Working with Me as Your Realtor

Golf course with rlling hills

If you're looking to buy a home in a golf course community in the Niagara Region, working with an experienced realtor like me can help ensure you find the perfect home for your needs. Here are just a few of the benefits of working with me:


Expert Knowledge of the Niagara Region


As a lifelong resident of the Niagara Region, I have an in-depth understanding of the local real estate market and the various neighbourhoods and communities in the area. I can help you narrow down your search to find the perfect golf course community for your needs and budget.


Your Own Personal Buying Agent


Having access to a buying agent who has your best interest in mind gives you an advantage in a competitive real estate market. As opposed to many people's belief, contacting the listing agent directly to book a viewing does not always lead to the lowest cost. In fact, it creates a conflict of interest because the listing agent works for the seller and their goal is ultimately to maximize profit from that transaction. Listing agents are sometimes known to give buyers false promises of saving money simply by reducing their commission, but this false promise is mainly just an appealing sales tactic. A buying agent is better suited to help buyers find the perfect home that meets your criteria at a feasible price point.


Negotiation Expertise


One of the most important aspects of buying a home is negotiating the best possible price and terms. As an experienced realtor, I have the skills and expertise needed to negotiate effectively on your behalf, ensuring you get the best possible deal on your dream home.


Ongoing Support and Guidance


Buying a home can be a complex and stressful process, but with me as your realtor, you'll have ongoing support and guidance every step of the way. From helping you secure financing with my wonderful list of trusted mortgage brokers, to navigating the closing process, I'll be there to answer your questions and ensure a smooth and successful transaction.


Enjoying the social aspects of golf

All in all, the Niagara Region is a golfer's ideal destination. From world-class courses to breathtaking views, it's easy to see why so many are choosing it as their home. With my expertise as a realtor and my commitment to finding the perfect home for my clients, I can make dreams come true on the green. Let me help you find your perfect course and your dream home. Remember, whatever game you're playing – golf or real estate – success is about taking the right swing for the job. So, let's swing into action today and get started on finding your ideal dream home on the green!

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