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Hawkesbury Golf Course offers a challenging golf outing to all levels of players. The mature, tree-lined fairways and difficult, elevated greens are trademarks of this course that has a reputation of playing much harder than its length indicates. Course yardage ranges from 5250 yards from forward tees to 6700 from the championship tees.
Hawkesbury is a semi-private course that has seven-day and five-day memberships for those of you who enjoy the camaraderie and competitions available to members. The club also boasts a large and enormously successful junior program that has produced a number of top-ranked juniors over the past decade.
The course includes a driving range, chipping area, practice green and a practice bunker.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Light snow (< 1 cm.) until afternoon.
Foggy starting in the evening.
Light snow (< 1 cm.) overnight.
Snow (1–2 cm.) and breezy in the morning.
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Date: 2009-Jul-01 Review by Dan P
Nice large greens, and why not? If you can maintain greens as nice as these then make them even bigger.
Even the contours were just right.
If the greens are good then why not the fairways? The entire course was lush and as green as one could imagine.
Fairways will allow you to wander a bit on a few holes.
Yardages are easy to find.
Some very large tees (especially #6). Move around and get a good angle for your tee shot. Because of the large tees you may have to do some pacing to get correct yardage on par 3s.
Signage postings often appear more then once per hole.
Bunkers are well maintained with good sand.
Course has minor elevation changes and is used for tee shots.
The layout is challenging but not over demanding.
Very little water comes in to play.
A little higher prices then other courses in the area but the quality of the course puts it ahead of the competition.
Well worth a stop any time in the golfing season.
Hawkesbury can be made tough. I just think members must like it a bit of the softer side.
Bunkers are placed in strategic locations but are easy to avoid if you manage the course well.
You can use every club in the bag at Hawkesbury.
I love the tall pine trees and clean underbrush. The tall pines make it impossible to hit over even with your most lofted club. Anything around the trees and you'll want to hit a low runner.
I can't express how well-groomed and well-maintained the course is. The beauty of the course is owed to the maintenance staff.
We had a very pleasant, although brief, chat with an attendant in the pro shop.
We occasionally saw the beverage cart.
The clubhouse combines both curling and golf. The curling ice surface doubles as club storage in the summer.
The pro shop is adequately stocked with all golf attire and supplies.
The scorecard could use a course layout as members seemed accustomed to directing green fee players between holes.
A washroom is located after hole #6 but I didn't notice one on the back nine.
A friend of mine played Hawkesbury last season and thought it was great. The course is a newly discovered gem and it's definitely on my must play list for the Ottawa area.
Date: 2009-Jul-01 Review by Dan L
Welcome to Hawkesbury! The greens were really nice with lots of undulations and long putts on fairly big greens, especially after playing at Algonquin G.C. were the greens were smaller.
Good condition, nice size, with no winter kill anywhere. They did a pretty decent job keeping their greens in good shape over the winter.
The fairways are in nice shape, but they play fairly tight. At times I'd find myself looking down the fairway from the tee box and thinking, "this looks tough... and tight." Then I'd grip it and rip it. Good thing I was hitting nice and straight this day. Hawkesbury has good yardage markers with lots signage showing the way to the next hole.
The tee boxes were also nice and big, and well manicured. Flat and easy to hit from but still tough when looking down some of the fairways. The white tees were with the red tees at almost every tee box, so I'd suggest playing off the blue tees for a little more distance.
The course was nice with slightly rolling fairways, nothing too crazy so very playable. There was some elevation from the tee box but overall fairly flat and easy to walk although a cart is included in the fees so why not?
$55 with cart is not too bad for this course. It was well kept with not a lot of underbrush so you can easily hit from anywhere. You were never in any real danger of being hit by someone else.
I'd go back again if I was ever in Hawkesbury.
The challenge factor did come into play off the tee, and the second shot was usually easier. Challenging for some, but if you're shooting darts, this can be a lot of fun. I was shooting darts on the back 9 with a plus 2. Overall I was an 81.
The surroundings were very pleasant with an excellent view from the clubhouse. You can watch people tee off on a couple of holes, then look to the right and see them finish on the 18th green.
The staff were very friendly, especially the kitchen crew. Our waitress was so nice and chatty, which I like. There was no beverage cart, maybe it's too early, who knows. It was very busy this day so a beverage cart would have been useful.
Nice clubhouse design with very nice views all around. Hawkesbury is well organized with lots to eat and drink, and everything looked very clean throughout. Sit outside on the patio, I know you'll enjoy it.
The weather was nice.
The scorecard was helpful.
Nice ball washers everywhere
The directions to the next hole was very well done with markings on the cart paths.
I enjoyed it, and I know you will too. Of course I always enjoy myself when I'm out playing golf and when I'm playing well, don't you?