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The eighteen hole course is beautifully designed amongst hilly terrain, numerous ponds and abundant trees and gardens. Par 72 and over 6300 yards from the blue tees, it features beautiful tree-lined and lush fairways, fast and tricky greens, spectacular elevation changes and challenging water hazards and bunkers on a number of different holes. Golfers can enjoy a stimulating round and the tranquil beauty of one of the finest golf courses in Eastern Ontario.
There are four sets of tees providing a challenge for the better golfer while at the same time making the course playable for the novice.
Many fine amenties enhance your golf experience. Excellent pro shop, on course snack bar, practice putting green, bunker and chipping green, driving range, modern power carts and CPGA professionals offering lessons.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
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Date: 2010-Jun-11 Review by Dan P
I had one of my poorest putting days but it certainly wasn't because of the greens. The greens were recently punched and sanded and you could tell the end result would be exceptional.
Large to very large greens which is a bit surprising considering the age of the course (founded in 1913). Obviously many good changes have been made throughout the years.
Pin position is indicated by checkered flags of the standard red, white, and blue.
Yardage markers can be found at 100, 150, and 200 yards. The fairways are well-maintained yet a few minor areas were identified as ground under repair.
Be aware that there's quite often a key area that's best to position your ball for your approach to the green.
There's a few tight fairways where you may want to leave the driver in the bag.
Four tee sets. The tips weigh in at just over 6300 yards so being a long hitter isn't mandatory. Elevation changes make some holes play a lot longer.
Signage is well posted but the subtitles of each hole can only be learned by playing the course a few times. A nice touch sees the tee signage showing the green with pin location identified.
Most tees are in good shape but not overly wide.
Knowledge of the Brockville course layout is extremely important. We were fortunate enough to play with a couple of members that gave us advice every step of the way. Too bad I couldn't execute as advised.
Course Design is a really tough category to evaluate for Brockville. I really do like courses that have a lot of elevation changes and there is no doubt that the land the course is on makes routing very tough.
There are a lot of blind shots and doglegs that will have a first time player guessing at what lies ahead.
Brockville is an elite course that resides in a smaller community so it probably won't get the recognition it deserves. Friends of mine stopped here at the start of a golf weekend to the US and identified this course as one of the trip favorites.
At whatever the price, make a stop and experience the Brockville Country Club.
What was a takeaway on the Course Design makes a plus on the difficulty. The par 5 "Dog Leg" #7 appears impossible to reach in two no matter how far you can hit a ball. The aptly named 16th, "Devil's Elbow", and the 6th, "Double Trouble", are both par 4s that have severe bends to the fairway.
When things don't take a turn you'll be looking at a sharp ascent (like hole #2, "Cardiac Hill") or descent ("Hill Top" #17).
Take a look back down the fairway from the summit of hole #2 and you'll enjoy one of the most scenic golf views in Eastern Ontario.
It's not often you see the pro out on the course doing maintenance duties but I met Ron Healy while he was marking a few repair areas.
A beverage cart was situated near #4 tee which also picks up traffic from golfers crossing to hole #13. A halfway house is also available and all staff were pleasant to deal with.
A large spacious parking lot can accommodate large events.
The pro shop has a good selection of supplies.
I didn't have time to visit the remainder of the building but I'm sure the facilities are top notch.
We were playing with members so we really didn't have to pay much attention to the course routing. I did lose track of where to go between hole #12 and #13 as there's a crossover at the #4 tee.
Brockville is one of those must play courses. I'd suggest being in very good shape before walking the full 18.