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Champions Nest is a 36 hole complex located just a 15 minute drive from the south end of Ottawa. The layout includes three distinct 9 hole courses which can be played in any combination making each visit to Champions Nest a unique experience. The fourth layout is a 9 hole par 3.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Overcast throughout the day.
Foggy until evening.
Foggy in the morning.
Snow (6–13 cm.) starting in the afternoon.
Date: 2013-Apr-05 Update
Poplar Grove went under new management in 2012 and the word heard to my ears is that great effort is going in to bringing this course back to respectability.
Date: 2007-Aug-19 Review by Dan P
Greens were in good shape although they're quite small. A ball landing on the green will often bounce off so it's best to do a pitch and run.
Fairways are narrow so think nothing of seeing other golfers wander onto your hole.
Yardage markers are identified with a pin in the middle of the fairway with the standard blue, white, and red.
Tee boxes are hard and a bit worn.
Yardage signs don't always match the scorecard.
An easy walk as the course has little in the way of elevation.
Lots of deja vu. Many of the holes are par 4s that seem to be very much alike in design and distance.
A few bunkers and a meandering creek flows through the course. Hazards can normally be avoided.
Poplar Grove is generally easy to get on and is a great practice course. It's in the average price range and the course is the same.
The Red Course offers trouble left as the first 6 holes border the perimeter. If you're not hitting left then the course can play quite easy.
Par 4s are not overly long but not reachable from the tee.
Some well established trees border almost every fairway. If it wasn't for the leaves it would probably be tough to lose a ball on this course.
Attendant was pleasant and seemed to state the turn out at the course this day was feast or famine.
Didn't see a beverage cart on a pleasant Sunday afternoon.
Bare boned Pro Shop offered little, if anything, in supplies.
Parking lot can handle many cars.
Expect to lose and find a few balls due to leaves. Frustration can easily mount in finding your ball if you roll into the rough. At least twice I lost balls for no apparent reason. Establish a good landmark where your tee shot lands.
Flag colour does not indicate pin position but rather the course you are playing.
Some holes have no ball washers.
I haven't played Poplar Grove in over 20 years and it still looks and plays the same. Some work was being done on the Blue Course but I don't know what that was for.