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Greensmere Golf & Country Club
1717 Bear Hill Road, Carp, ON  K0A1L0
Tee Times: 613-839-7772 Fax: 613-839-7773

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    Greensmere Golf & Country Club is a 36-hole championship golf course in Ottawa, just ten minutes west of Kanata. Situated on almost 400 acres of land, this is a highly desirable golf course to play. A tranquil setting suitable for both competition and pleasure. You are invited to indulge in the beauty of nature surrounding you.
    Greensmere Golf & Country Club has been designed to eliminate slow play and challenge golfers of all skill levels. The tees, fairways and greens are bent grass. According to many, Greensmere has the best greens in the Ottawa Valley.
    Choose from our renowned and popular Premiere course, Greensmere's original 18-hole championship golf course or our spectacular new 18-hole Legacy course, named in memory of golf course designer and owner John Green.
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Ratings: 6   Score: 7.83


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Partly cloudy until afternoon.

Mixed precipitation (1–4 cm. of snow) starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Breezy in the morning and mixed precipitation (3–9 cm. of snow) until afternoon.

Mostly cloudy until evening.
Date: 2010-Apr-24 Review by Dan P
    We were the first tee time of the day but were delayed 35 minutes due to frost. Greensmere was worth the wait. The course was in excellent condition, both fairways and greens. I played Greensmere four years ago and I must say that it has aged beautifully. I didn't notice any changes except for conditioning.
    I was hoping to play the new Legacy course but this 18 was closed and I understand it won't be open until mid-summer. Hopefully I can return to play the Legacy course and add a complete review.
Date: 2007-May-10 Review by Dan P
    Very few contours on the greens and par 3s are very large (as are many of the greens). Greens appeared to be in good shape but were difficult to read and often produced hops.
    Average fairways for this time of year. 150 markers are very visible. The front 9 is fairly wide open and recovery from stray shots early in you game can be easily played.
    Tee markers were placed ridiculously far apart. Large and spacious with room for varying tee distances.
    The front 9 is very easy. Starting few holes are very forgiving. Wide fairways allow those who are late or not quite loosened up to recover from a bad tee shot.
    The back 9 produces more of a challenge with some elevation changes.
    Price was good for a twilight game. A strong mid-priced course that isn't too taxing to walk or too challenging for a novice. A worthy play for both sexes.
    Very few holes offer a real challenge. Hazards are rare and bunkers are at a minimum.
    The par 3 - 12th has the best view from tee and the large green can offer some difficult pin placements with water in front and trees behind.
    The Men's #1 handicap 5th hole brings question as to who is rating the course as it's a sub 400 yard par 4 from all tee boxes with basically nothing to challenge. Quite honestly the par 3 12th is the most challenging and it's handicap rating is 16.
    Nothing flashy for scenery but offers pleasant surroundings. Traffic can be heard but not seen on a few holes on the front nine.
    Cart girl was around often, always gave a wave with a smile.
    Clubhouse staff was pleasant.
    The clubhouse is a rectangular building that doesn't appear to be designed to hold any sort of a tournament. Proshop is amply stocked, more so then what I would have expected.
    Clubhouse is off the road with a nicely paved lane. Sadly, the parking lot is gravel.
    Navigation between holes is easy.
    Scorecard is well designed and offers an excellent course map.
    A new nine is to open mid-summer 2007 with the complete 18 hole addition should be ready by the end of the season.
Date: 2007-May-10 Review by Dan L
    Amazingly fast greens considering they must have aerated them a few days ago. Looking good for this yearly in the year. And very tough to get a good reading on slopes and angles.
    Great condition throughout, nice shape, not too long, and no wet or marshy spots. Tight from the tee at times, but I like that. Loved the way they used the landscape by giving you things to aim at down the fairway... check out the pictures.
    Big tee boxes with wide tee off areas. Some were a little rough here and there, but it is yearly in the season. The yardage signs seem to be quite accurate and very helpful throughout the course.
    Again, I loved the way they used the landscape and layout to their advantage, quite surprising considering it's only 1/2 hour from downtown Ottawa; and we know how flat the land is there. It was a nice walk with a few good sized hills to climb. Every hole was different from the next, including the par 3s. Very well done.
    $25 after 4pm. Excellent bang for the buck. I've played some pretty bad courses and had to pay a lot more money, so it's nice to find a little gem like this for very affordable prices. Even the prices from the cart girl were more than reasonable.
    Well, if you can keep it in the fairway on every hole, you'll do just fine... but go left or right now and then and it's a whole new ball game. I played very well on the front nine, then started to spray it around here and there on the back nine and found myself struggling to shoot a 44 on the back... ouch. From your average to above average golfer this place will give you a nice run for your money. If you're a 100+ golfer, you might have a lot of fun with this (or maybe not). Try it!
    Like I said before, for it being so close to Ottawa, this place is very picturesque. It was very clean with nice thick rough and well groomed under the fairway trees. Nicely done.
    Very friendly and courteous staff. The cart girl came around quite frequently, which was nice considering it was muggy and warm. 27c I believe. Keeping up being nice people can be a rare thing.
    The clubhouse seemed okay, not very big, but okay. Parking isn't paved, but not every club is. I used the change room to switch into my golf clothes and they provided a nice area to change in; hangers and towels for anyone to use. I thought this was a rather nice touch, wouldn't you?
    Weather was great. Ball washers seemed to be scattered here and there. Cart paths were in good condition but not paved. Scorecard was very useful and informative. Directions to the next hole was easy enough... follow the cart paths.
    I was surprised how much I enjoyed this course. Even if the shots wouldn't stick to the greens (very hard greens), but overall I give this a solid 8 on 10.
    Keep it up Greensmere!
Date: 2006-Jun-22 Review by Terry L
    Greens in very nice shape and true to the read. Most greens were a fair size and fun to putt on. The key word here is fun.
    Clean and well manicured fairways. The nice point to these fairways was they were all the same so it wasn't necessary to change your swing to accommodate the fairway.
    Lots of grass to tee off from, placement was good.
    This was my first time at Greensmere and as you can see I was very impressed by the course.
    Very good value considering I've played on lesser courses and paid more to do it.
    This course is not all that long so for the beginner it is a course that will have them coming back. For the more advanced golfer playing from the back tees will add what is required to make the course a challenging one.
    Very pleasant and clean. It was obvious that the groundskeepers took pride in their duties.
    Most of the staff was very friendly with the exception of one young Marshall who made it his full time job to follow us around. For those that play here you will pick out this young body builder at a glance pay no attention and with any luck he'll go away.
    Adequate clubhouse we didn't spend much time in the clubhouse only to pay and go but it looked well stocked.
    The weather was perfect the bugs not too bad and the score was right on par (no pun intended). The course itself was very easy to maneuver about and is spread on enough land that we were never in danger of being hit by another players ball.
    All in all a very nice course to golf at and one that I will definitely play again before the summer disappears.
Photos: 2007-May-10

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