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05-22-2011, 05:44 PM
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Favourite Golf Courses?

Way OT (and I'm sure it's been done before).

What are your favourite golf courses in Ottawa?

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05-22-2011, 05:58 PM
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Marshes, Sorcier, Nation.

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Royal Ottawa
Camelot
Marshes
Eagle Creek
Kanata Lakes
Hunt Club

Roughly in that order

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05-22-2011, 07:06 PM
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I've got a few that I like in different price ranges.

If you're looking for good value courses where you won't have to spend an arm and a leg to play, you can get some pretty good afternoon rates at Nation, Casselview, Pakenham and Meadows.

For courses in the 40-55 range: Stonebridge, Outaoaouis and Anderson Links.

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Awesome thread. Only live in Ottawa full time during the school year, but in terms of Ottawa Valley courses, I love Whitetail and Oaks of Cobden. Definitely going to play some Ottawa courses this summer, liking the suggestions.

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Any that I don't have to hear "FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE" every 10 seconds.

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Echo the Expert plus add Renfrew and Arnprior @ Sandpoint as fun tracks/low cost if you are willing to travel a few minutes up the valley - toss my vote at Marshes damn you #2

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Definitely going to have to play a lot more courses. For a long time, I didn't have a car in this city and was limited to playing Pineview (took my clubs on the bus!)

Now that I've finally got a car, I've tried a few others. For the price, I really liked Manderley and Hammond. Vieux Moulin over in Gatineau isn't bad. Obviously from this thread though, there are a lot of good courses I haven't played.

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Love a lot of the higher end courses, of course. Eagles Creek and Marshes are great tests, and the Hunt and Royal are classics.

Hiddgen gems not a lot of people play would be Outaoaouis and Mississippi.

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Favorite golf course? A Putt Above, in Bells Corners. I can't believe this is even an argument.


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For the price, Greensmere is pretty good... So is Anderson Links... Cloverdale is a decent course, links style, but abit of a drive. Metcalfe has really improved since they added the new 9 holes.

Stonebridge is really nice as well, and the twilight starting at 3:30 isnt that expensive... Those are pretty much all under $50...

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I like Kanata Lakes, Greensmeere.

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Before the children, I used to like going to Emerald Links, no too far from my house. Eagle Creek is a treat too. Marshes is nice and not too far from my neck of the woods Hunt Club/Airport Parkway area.

With three kids I am starting to understand why golf is for old people...who has the time!

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Loch March and Emerald links were two of the higher end public courses i liked, but Nation and Vieux Moulin were cool too. I find all the golf courses on ski hills are nice. Cascades maybe my fav. Pakenham is a nice short course. Calabogie, Mont St Marie, Edelweiss all fun.

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Golf is too hard :'(

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Royal Ottawa
Camelot
Marshes
Eagle Creek
Kanata Lakes
Hunt Club

Roughly in that order
If you have been able to play all of those then I am truly envious.

My favorite is Eagle Creek, followed by Loch March when there are no bugs.

I like the Marshes - a nice course that is very playable -- would like it a lot more if you could walk it.

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Has anyone played Camelot Golf & Country Club in Cumberland? I don't live in the Ottawa area or Ontario, but they are hosting the 2012 Canadian Amateur so I would be curious to hear how the course plays.

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Has anyone played Camelot Golf & Country Club in Cumberland? I don't live in the Ottawa area or Ontario, but they are hosting the 2012 Canadian Amateur so I would be curious to hear how the course plays.
I played it last year in a scramble tournament.

Very nice course, but it didn't quite wow me like I thought it would. Style is both links and traditional American country-club. Conditioning was pretty good but not outstanding.

In terms of difficulty, it's hard to say because of the format. We played from the whites, and I didn't get the sense it was a killer. Didn't seem to have the real difficult green complexes that you see at Kanata Lakes and Stonebridge, and didn't have the "trees-everywhere" factor that you get at Eagle Creek.

Of course, from the tips it might play much much harder.

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Calabogie has some awesome elevation changes. Hole#9 #15 #16 and the " island green" #3 is nice another nice hole. I used to be a member at Rideau View so I'm biased it's nice as well. All of the courses mentioned above are great. I've played them all except Camelot . As far as value goes Arnprior( Sandpoint) is $25 with cart until end of May. I went to Augusta National this year I recommend any golfer should try to get to Augusta once.

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I played it last year in a scramble tournament.

Very nice course, but it didn't quite wow me like I thought it would. Style is both links and traditional American country-club. Conditioning was pretty good but not outstanding.

In terms of difficulty, it's hard to say because of the format. We played from the whites, and I didn't get the sense it was a killer. Didn't seem to have the real difficult green complexes that you see at Kanata Lakes and Stonebridge, and didn't have the "trees-everywhere" factor that you get at Eagle Creek.

Of course, from the tips it might play much much harder.
It is tough from further back, but it also depends on how they cut the greens. If they cut them tight, it plays much tougher, but for tourneys (scrambles) they tend to let them go a little longer for playability for the everyday golfer.

Eagle Creek is probably the toughest from back tees. The constance requirement of accuracy just wears you down.

Talon at Grey Hawk is another nice course.

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how did you get to augusta?? its almost impossible to play that course. my father-in-law went to school with a former premier of ontario, remains friends with him and even HE (the former premier) said he got turned away from playing at augusta!

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how did you get to augusta?? its almost impossible to play that course. my father-in-law went to school with a former premier of ontario, remains friends with him and even HE (the former premier) said he got turned away from playing at augusta!
He didn't say he played there...

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how did you get to augusta?? its almost impossible to play that course. my father-in-law went to school with a former premier of ontario, remains friends with him and even HE (the former premier) said he got turned away from playing at augusta!
plane I would guess

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I walked it during the Monday practice round. The elevation changes are quite noticeable and it makes for a long walk. The greens have huge undulations. Hole# 11 is a tough hole after seeing the course in person. Those guys carry the ball so far. 300 yards for example Martin Laird on #1.
Cataraqui in Kingston is a beauty.

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how did you get to augusta?? its almost impossible to play that course. my father-in-law went to school with a former premier of ontario, remains friends with him and even HE (the former premier) said he got turned away from playing at augusta!
I met a golfer in Miami who was going to play Augusta this year. You don't pay a greenfee. I'm not sure how that works but you don't pay. To play Augusta as you probably know you have to be invited. You don't ask.

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