Hole #1 / #10
260 Yards – Par 4 White tees /228 Yards – Par 3 Blue tees
241 Yards – Par 4 Red tees / 261 Yards – Par 4 Yellow tees
- This open downhill Par 4 is a great way to start your round with a beautiful view and a chance at par or better.
- A classic risk and reward hole. Bold golfers can go for the green from the elevated tees making sure to avoid the sand bunkers, the pine trees on the left, and out of bounds behind the green.
- For both long and short hitters, the fairway sand bunker catches a lot of shots and out of bounds runs along the entire right side of the hole.
- The green has an imperceptible front to back slope, so you’ll need backspin if you want to stay on the putting surface.
- As with almost all putts on the golf course, the draw is toward the Gatineau River, which flows east of the golf course.
Hole #2 / #11
306 Yards – Par4 White tees / 318 Yards – Par 4 Blue tees
301 Yards – Par 4 Red tees / 318 Yards – Par 4 Yellow Tees
- Beginners and bogey golfers need to aim left of centre as there is a road crossing the fairway about 110-120 yards off the tee.
- For this slight dogleg right, it’s best to land the ball in the wider portion of the fairway, avoiding the trees left and right, leaving a straight-away shot to the green.
- For those who stray, the tee shot landing area is framed by sand bunkers left and right with OB along the entire right side.
- The pocket-sized green is surrounded by large trees with out of bounds looming behind and to the right of the green.
- There is a subtle drift of the green toward the river.
Hole #3 / #12
223 Yards – Par 3 White tees / 258 Yards – Par 4 Blue tees
223 Yards – Par 4 Red tees / 258 Yards – Par 4 Yellow Tees
- As a challenging par 3 for men, the third hole tee shot requires a great deal of accuracy. A left to right shot is preferred as there are no trees to contend with. For the person who prefers right to left shots, you need to bring it in high to avoid the tall oaks 30 yards short right of the green.
- As a par 4, this uphill fairway slopes noticeably right to left and with the many trees along the right side, it pays to come into the green from the lower left side of the fairway.
- A road crosses the fairway about 30 yards short of the green.
- The deep left and shallow right bunkers come into play for everyone as they approach the green.
- The undulating green slopes right to left, so aim your approaches and putts with that in mind.
Hole # 4 / # 13
353 yards -Par 4 White tees/ 358 yards – Par 4 Blue tees
353 yards – Par 4 Red tees / 358 yards -Par 4 Yellow tees
- Accuracy off the tee is most advantageous on this hole. About 140 yards from the tee box, the fairway drops sharply downward and at the bottom of the hill, 140-150 yards from the green, are ball-eating creeks on the left and right edges of the fairway. As well, the bushes to the right delight in gobbling up wildly aimed golf balls!
- The approach shot is no less demanding. The green is a small target on top of the hill, is often a blind shot and always 1-2 clubs longer than the distance indicates. If you come up short of the flag, the false front could have your ball roll off the green, yet if you are too aggressive your ball may go out of bounds
Hole #5 / #14
378 yards – Par 4 White tees/ 382 yards – Par 4 Blue tees
378 yards – Par 4 Red tees / 348 yards – Par 4 Yellow tees
- This attractive hole is played back through the same valley as number 4, although the fairway has a more gradual slope and the landing area is easier to see.
- Longer hitters need to position their tee shot carefully as a creek runs completely across the bottom of the fairway about 110 yards short of the green and out of bounds runs the entire length of the hole. The same goes for a shorter hitter when planning their second (or third) shot.
- The green is elevated about 40 vertical feet above the creek, which often creates a blind shot.
- This may be the only green that doesn’t consistently break toward the river.
Hole #6 / #15
317 yards – Par 4 White tees / 340 yards – Par 4 Blue tees
317 yards – Par 4 Red tees / 300 yards – Par 4 Yellow tees
- Short hitters can really shine on this narrow dogleg if they keep the ball straight.
- A tee shot just beyond the 150-yard marker is your best placement. If you hit a long ball without applying a curve for the dogleg, your ball may find the strategically planted island of thick trees.
- A gradual uphill incline often leaves approach shots short of the green.
- The left sand bunker, the knob hill on the right, and the surrounding trees make this green a difficult target. It slopes dramatically back to front, so best to stay below the hole. If you go over the back of the green, get ready to have some fun with your shot coming back down the slope!
- As you come down the path from the 6th tee, look to your left, as you may need to know the pin placement for the 8th hole.
Hole #7 / #16
369 yards – Par 4 White tees / 381 yards – Par 4 Blue tees
369 yards – Par 4 Red tees / 351 yards- Par 4 Yellow tees
- The elevated tee sets you up for a great drive! About 145-100 yards from the green, a grassy swale runs across the entire fairway, and if your ball ends up in the swale, you may have a blind shot to the green, often from a downhill or uphill lie out of long grass.
- A lateral water hazard runs along the left side of the fairway to the swale and also along the right side of the fairway from the swale to the green.
- If your tee shot sails toward the forest on the right, call “Herman” loudly and there is a good chance your ball will be kicked out onto the fairway!
- This elevated green has a false front leaving a small landing area. To the left is a deep sand bunker, which continues partway around the back.
- Most putts drift toward the river.
Hole #8 /#17
465 yards – Par 5 White tees / 481 yards – Par 5 Blue tees
385 yards – Par 4 Red tees / 455 yards -Par 5 Yellow tees
- This dogleg right possesses obstacles that can lead to high scores: water hazards, fairway and greenside sand bunkers, OB along the entire right side, plenty of trees right and left, and a blind shot into the largest green on the golf course.
- The blue tees need about 165 yards to carry the pond.
- To see your approach shot, play to the top of the hill about 105 yards from the green, but if your approach shot is blind, recall the pin placement you noted on the 6th hole, as you may need an extra club or two to reach a back pin. The backside of that hill funnels down toward the green, yet a slightly rightward shot may end up in the little pond 30 yards short of the green. Farther right of that is a lateral water hazard, while the green is flanked by sand bunkers right and back left.
- Beware the subtle breaks on this long curving green as they often produce 3 or 4 putts.
- From the red tee box, the women play this as a par 4 that is much harder than its yardage would suggest.
- Five is a good score to walk away with from this hole, no matter who you are or which tee box you play from!
Hole#9 / #18
156 yards – Par3 White tees / 177 yards -Par 3 Blue tees
150 yards – Par 3 Red tees / 162 yards -Par 3 Yellow tees
- Ah, a not-so-sleepy par 3 with a backdrop of conifers and a green surrounded by bunkers.
- Often your shot ends up short due to the elevated green and the breeze that is not noticeable while standing amongst the trees at the tee box.
- Negotiate your tee shot well and this subtly undulating green may reward you with a sweet birdie!
- After you shake hands, stroll into the clubhouse for the 19th hole on the picturesque veranda overlooking the first few holes and the hills beyond!