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Head to the lake and the mountains at Calabogie, just one hour from Ottawa and you'll arrive at the Highlands Golf Resort.
Guests enjoy nature's best with its 18-hole championship golf course twisting through rolling hills and valleys. You may choose to enjoy Lakeview, our scenic, nine-hole challenge. Whatever your choice, both are backdropped by the panoramic views of the Madawaska Highlands and Calabogie Lake.
If you don't golf, stroll down to the water to enjoy the breezes and the changing shadows on the hills across the lake. Be prepared to be amazed at the beauty of your surroundings.
Tremendous downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing, mountain biking, hiking and canoeing on miles of trails and waterways of the Madawaska Highlands are only minutes away. The Highlands is only 30 minutes to Renfrew or Arnprior.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Foggy in the morning.
Overcast throughout the day.
Foggy throughout the day.
Snow (7–14 cm.) starting in the afternoon.
Rain in the morning.
Date: 2008-May-09 Review by Dan P
Greens were quite fast, a good size, have a touch of contour, and were in great shape.
The scorecard indicates 5 different pin locations but this day they appeared random. Not much help.
Fairway grass appeared a bit like home and not overly wide. If your ball happened to stray off the fairway it was quickly brought to a halt.
Yardage markers were highly visible.
Fairways were in decent shape.
Varying sizes and widths for tees. Three sets of tees to choose from. Generally smooth and easy to find a level lie.
Yardage signs not always visible. In some cases the scorecard and signage does not agree.
Calabogie offers quite a mixture of elevation and design. The difficulty can really vary.
Hole #3 has a nice backdrop of lake with hidden water in the front. It's an island green but not visible as such from the tee.
Hole #9 has probably the most significant elevation change and if you can get you ball over the hump it'll run a long way.
The tee on #12 is a bit confusing and we ended up heading down the wrong fairway.
Bunkers don't have much of a lip so a low runner will often get you out.
Calabogie is $33 weekdays but is a bit off the beaten path. Two for ones can often be found in the off season.
It's a tough decision whether to walk or ride as there's a lot of up slope and down slope walking.
There's a bit of hidden water that can't be seen from fairway or tee. Check the scorecard to be aware of such hazards.
Holes #15 to #17 have strong elevated tees with swooping fairways. This is were walking will really take its toll. Too bad Calabogie has an average to weak finishing hole.
Many fairway lies will be uneven because of the hills.
I was expecting to see a bit more of the Calabogie Lake from the course but it wasn't very visible. There isn't an abundance of trees on the course either.
I few nice cottages and houses border the course. A few distract from the courses beauty by being a weak backdrop.
Beverage cart was out early and visited us regularly. Staff were always pleasant and accommodating.
Pro Shop and Clubhouse are separate from each other. There didn't appear to be a washroom at the Pro Shop which meant a short walk to the Clubhouse.
We didn't have a meal or a drink at the Clubhouse but it did seem neat and in order.
The scorecard makes it appear that there is 3 distinctly different nines. There is, however, the Mountain course starts about as far from the clubhouse as possible so I can't see ever playing that nine by itself. The Island course finishes at the start of the Mountain course making it a long trek back to the parking lot.
I heard a few ladies state that they were very disappointed with the on course washroom facilities and would not be back.
Cart paths are easy to follow.
Calabogie Highlands offers a Championship 18 hole course and a shorter Lakeview nine that maxes out at just over 2700 yards.
Resort packages can easily be arranged.