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The magnificent course at the Glen Lawrence Golf Club in Kingston, Ontario is host to a variety of encouraging and challenging holes. You can build your confidence on the first hole, a short par 5, and hope that it carries through the second and third holes without losing a stroke. When you get to the signature 17th hole, you'll encounter your final challenge against the ponds and pine trees that have been constant but eye-catching obstacles throughout the course. Enjoy the 6,623 yards of golf the course has to offer and visit often to master the course's par of 71.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
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Date: 2007-May-11 Review by Dan P
Varying sizes of greens with not a lot of character. Difficult to read and slow. Greens appeared to be slope but ball wouldn't break probably due to the length of the grass.
Fairway markings were adequate but condition of fairways was moderate at best. The 90 degree rule was in effect and although we had a zippy cart we were unable to take advantage of it because the short rough was very uneven. Little mounds every few yards produced a very bumpy ride.
Average size tees but odd colours for tee boxes. Normally I'm used to playing from the Men's Whites. At Glen Lawrence, White is for Ladies with Men having the choice of Black or Blue. Strange.
Tee boxes need a little work.
Some elevation change so the course is not really for the occasional golfer who is walking. Not a lot of hazards but there are spots that will produce trouble.
The back 9 has a string of 5 par 4s that can challenge and the closing par 5 is a good finishing hole.
I chatted to a fellow who said the Glen Lawrence was an excellent club 20 years. Over the years the condition of the course has degraded.
A fellow golfer recommended Glen Lawrence to me as well who grew up in the area 20 years ago.
Sadly, I was really looking for to playing Glen Lawrence but it didn't meet my expectations.
Glen Lawrence can be challenging. The slope of the fairways can make for uneven lies. Good tee shots are essential to put yourself in position to make a good run at the green.
A couple of real nice looking par 3s.
Elevation on a golf course is always something I like.
Nothing really breathtaking about the surroundings but it is peaceful.
Staff always had a smile on their face. Saw the beverage girl twice.
The Clubhouse has a nice design with a large screen TV in the bar area. Bar was adequately stocked but the Proshop was not. Few items were available so as a last minute golfer you would have been hard presses to equip yourself with desirables.
On the drive in to the parking lot you pass beside the driving range. Although the range is for irons only it still would be a good idea to put a net along side the driveway.
CAUTION! The washroom floors are extremely slippery if wearing soft spikes.
Golf carts are not allowed in the parking lot! My wife made not of this a one senior was upset and stated he would not abide by this rule to get his clubs. I carried both our sets to the cart and along the way noticed employees freely using carts outside the no cart zone. Sadly, they didn't offer to help me or the senior.
Navigation of the course is easy. Ball washers are missing in a few places or not readily available when you want to use one.
...and I'd still change the colours on the scorecard.
Glen Lawrence has the landscape for a strong, challenging course. Sadly, if conversations are true, the course has suffered over the years and needs a bit of a facelift.
If I was paying full price for green fees (I had a 2 for 1) I would have been a bit disappointed.