Whisky Run Golf Club has been Niagara's Friendliest Golf Course for 28 years. The par 34 Owl Nine opened June 30,1989; followed by the par 72 Fox/Serpent Nines in '92 and '98.

Land with a shady-yet-colorful past!

The prior history of the property led to the golf courses' unique name. The Kinsey family, owners of the Lorraine Road lands from 1792, had a fleet of fishing boats during prohibition, and like many others, used the boats for rum running. In fact, according to a relative, one boat was purposely sunk to escape the U.S. Coast Guard. Somewhere, at the bottom of Lorraine Bay, is some well-aged whisky!

Somewhere, at the bottom of Lorraine Bay, lies some well-aged whisky!

While working with the irrigation architects, Lou noticed they’d scribbled, “whisky run” on the blueprints. And the rest, as they say, is history! (#8 on Fox, Nickel’s Glenn, was named after one of the dozer operators at Lou’s insistence!)

Striving To Improve, because history will only take you so far.

In the hospitality business, it’s not about history it’s” ‘What are you going to do for me TODAY?’

Since opening in 1989, the Nieuwland family has undertaken many improvements at Whisky Run. Sand traps were added, trees planted, driveway and parking lot paved.

Clubhouse improvements include kitchen and outdoor decks, and a pavilion built for group outings.

Led by Kevin Nieuwland, the maintenance department continues to improve golf course conditions year after year.

An 18-hole disc golf course was added on the Owl Nine 3 years ago, and 2015 saw the addition of an 18-hole foot golf course as well.


Fox (18) Fox to Serpent

  • 9 holes
  • Par 36
  • 2903 yard
SSS 109 112 119 121 120 109
SLOP 32.8 34.1 35.5 35.8 36.4 32.8

Serpent (18) Serpent to Owl

  • 9 holes
  • Par 36
  • 2917 yard
SSS 103 112 120 121 121 125
SLOP 32.8 34.1 34.5 35.8 35.8 36.2

Owl (18) Owl to Fox

  • 9 holes
  • Par 34
  • 2046 yard
SSS 92 91 91 93 93
SLOP 32.2 31.4 31.4 31.9 31.9
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Whisky Run Golf Club

631 Lorraine Road
Port Colborne, Ontario, L3K5V3, Canada
☎ (905) 835-6864

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