This short, straightaway par 4, favors a tee shot up the left side of the fairway for the best angle up approach into the elevated green.
Out of bounds runs along the right side of the fairway, a deep bunker guards the front right of the green and beware of going long over the back of the green. A good starting hole to get you warmed up.
For the longer hitters, a decision will be required from the tee on this straight par 4.
A pond guards the left side of the fairway, and out of bounds runs along the fence on the right hand side. Choose your club wisely as the predominant winds are generally into you. The approach is into a large green which is surrounded by mounds. Be careful not to go for pins that are to the back of the green as it slopes away from you, making it harder to hold the green.
This hole is a straightaway par 4 from a slightly elevated tee to a generously sized fairway.
A fairway bunker protects the right side and a lateral hazard runs completely up the tree-lined, left side of the hole. The approach is uphill to a fairly large green, which falls off in the back left hand corner. Keep it in the fairway and this hole offers a good birdie opportunity.
A long par 3 that plays slightly uphill with out of bounds running along the fence on the left hand side.
Club selection is difficult on this hole as it is sometimes difficult to gauge to swirling winds, so choose wisely. The long, narrow green slopes from back to front, so try to keep the ball below the hole to have an uphill putt. Par is a very good score on this hole.
This long par 4 plays as a slight dogleg to the left.
A good drive is needed from the elevated tees to get past the water on the right, and the trees on the left. The left hand side of the hole is tree-lined and plays as a lateral hazard up to the green. The approach is to a large green which slopes from back to front as well as from left to right. Try and keep the ball short and right of the hole for an uphill putt, otherwise you may find this green tricky.
A straight par 4 that plays slightly uphill.
Longer hitters need to play their tee shot up the centre-right of the fairway to avoid the long fescue and water on the left. The approach is played to a large green that slopes off on the back and left side of the green. Water guards the front right and left sides of the green. A good tee shot should set up a good opportunity for birdie.
This long straightaway par 5 requires a tee shot up the left side of the fairway as the fairway slopes from left to right.
Hitting your drive to this position, if long enough, will get you some extra distance as the ball will roll to the centre of the fairway. With a good drive, the longer hitters will have a chance to go for it in two. Your lay-up will require some precision as the fairway narrows at the 160 yard mark. Trouble lurks both to the left and to the right. Ideally you’ll try to get to the 100 yard marker, and favor the right hand side as there is more room than you think. From this position, you can attack the pin on your approach to a long, fairly flat green. Par on this hole is a good score and good course management could save you some strokes.
A par 3 that plays slightly uphill to a large, back to front sloping green.
The green is guarded by a bunker, short left and mounds to the right and back of the green. Club selection is the key, and be wary of the wind, it is generally coming from the right and can swirl. It is difficult to feel on the tee, but try and keep in mind the velocity and direction the wind was blowing from on the seventh hole.
This straightaway par 4 has a wide fairway that is guarded by out of bounds along the right side and lateral hazard with long fescue on the left.
Again, the wind predominantly blows from the right, so be sure to calculate before hitting your tee shot. The large green, which is guarded by bunkers short right and left, slopes off at the front left and back. With a good tee shot, you should be able to attack the pin and have a good opportunity for birdie.
A short par 3 that plays downhill and into the predominant winds.
The front section of this undulating green slopes from right to left and the back of the green slopes towards the back. Two bunkers, one in front and the other to the left and back, protect this large green. Try and stay below the hole and you should have a chance at birdie.
This slight dogleg to the right, par 4, is the most difficult driving hole on the course.
From the elevated tee, you will need sufficient carry to clear the ravine and the trees that guard the right side of the fairway. The right is guarded by out of bounds and the heavily wooded left by lateral hazard. A solid tee shot up the centre left will put you in good position for your approach. The green is two-tiered and undulating. Be wary of going long when the pin is at the back as it will make for a difficult chip shot. Par is a very good score in this hole.
This par 4 plays as a sharp dogleg to the left.
Try to hug or go over the tree line on your tee shot to cut off some distance. The approach shot is one of the most difficult on the course as it plays uphill and the winds are always swirling and very difficult to guage. The undulating green is protected by a large bunker on the left, and slopes from back to front.
This long par 5 is a double dogleg, first left and then back to the right.
The driving area is guarded by a pond on the right and a ravine on the left. The second shot should favor the right centre of the fairway as the terrain slopes towards the left. You must be long enough or far enough to the left side of the fairway in order to have a clear shot to the green. The green is large and undulating, but not very deep. Try to position your approach below the hole, and do not go long as trouble lurks behind the green. Proper positioning of all three shots on this hole is a must, and par is a very good score.
This straightaway, short par 4 plays from an elevated tee and gives you a very good look at the green ahead.
The longer hitters will want to try and drive this green, but be careful as out of bounds guards the tree line on the right and long fescue guards the left. Ideally, you want to play your tee shot up the right side of the fairway, positioned at around the 100 yard marker in order to have a full shot into this difficult green. The green slopes from back to front and is two tiered. Your approach must be below the hole to have a chance at birdie. Although short, this hole can produce some big numbers, good course management is the key.
This signature hole is an exciting, short par 3 that plays from an elevated tee to a green that is surrounded by water in the front, right and back.
Club selection is important as the wind is generally from the right and can swirl. The green is large, undulating and slopes from back to front. There is some room to bailout on the left side of the green, but a difficult chip awaits. Try and hit the centre of the green and two good puts should get you your par. Enjoy the view and have fun!
A picturesque par 5 that generally plays downwind and can be reached in two.
Precision is required as woods and fescue lurk right and left. The ideal tee shot will be positioned up the left side of the fairway and give you the best angle to go for the green. The approach is then over a pond and a creek to an elevated green. Your shot must be struck solidly to clear the trouble. The lay-up to the 100 yard marker is no bargain either as you must contend with a narrow opening to the fairway which is guarded by the pond on the right. Your next shot is then uphill, over a creek. The green is bowl shaped and slopes from back to front, and is guarded by woods on the right and behind the green. This true risk-reward par 5 can produce some low numbers, but be careful as any mishit shots are sure to produce some big numbers.
A short par 3 that plays uphill to an elevated, two tiered green.
Your tee shot must be straight as the right is guarded by trees, and the left by trees and a ravine. Play for the centre of the green, make two good putts and you’ll walk away with your par. Be careful not to go at any pins that are positioned at the back of the green on the upper tier, for if you go over the green you will have a difficult time in trying to make par.
This short, straightaway par 4, favours a tee shot up the left side of the fairway for the best angle up approach into the elevated green.
This par 4 plays from an elevated tee and can be very tricky. The right side of the fairway is guarded by trees and out of bounds. On the left a large pond comes into play at the 150 yard marker and narrows the fairway on the right. The wind generally wants to push everything to the right and can swirl. Ideally you will try to position your tee shot in the centre of the fairway, short of the pond. The approach is then slightly uphill to a large, elevated green that falls off to the right and at the rear. A well positioned approach will be below the hole and will afford you the best opportunity at finishing with a birdie.
To help you with your score, especially for the first time players of this course, we would like to offer you the following tips:
Control on your tee shots is important as most holes are surrounded by woods and fescue. Keeping it in play will help your score tremendously.
You will score much better on the greens by keeping the ball below the hole.
It is important to gain your bearings early in the round. This will help you to better gauge where the wind is coming from, and its velocity.
Lastly, please keep in mind where the Gatineau River is situated at all times. This will be very important when putting as seemingly straight putts will always want to break towards the water.