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The Marshes Golf Course â€" a Robert Trent Jones Sr. last design (and a collaboration by father and son) is one of the nation's finest golf destinations. The Marshes is Ottawa's leading corporate-play facility, bringing one of the nation's finest golf experiences to the very doorstep of the city's thriving business community.
The Marshes features breathtaking holes, gentle streams and crystal-blue lakes weaving through modern towers of glass and steel-all against the distant backdrop of the Gatineau Hills.
Meanwhile, Marchwood Golf Course, a European, PGA-approved Short Course is a truly unique small-scale version of The Marshes Golf Course. This course was designed for golfers by golfers. It represents a true test of golf ability, but allows you to get around in a short time. MarchWood offers a golfing experience unlike any other in Canada by virtue of design, quality and attention to detail.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
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Date: 2007-Jul-05 Review by Dan P
Large, spacious greens. Good condition. However, not quite up to the speed I would have expected.
Fairways are in great shaped. No yardage markers are visible because you're supposed to use your golf cart's onboard GPS system. I still like a stake or two to aim at.
Four sets of tees with yardage ranging from 5200 to just over 7000 yards. Large spacing between tee sets usually means difficult in locating a ball washer when you want one.
Robert Trent Jones Sr. originally walked the marshlands in 1992 and his son completed the course design.
Not much in the way of elevations but mounds do surround most fairways. Hazards are your biggest fear. Lots of challenging bunkers and marshy ponds.
I hate having to pay and take a cart on a walkable course. Although there are a few crossover points that would be a long jaunt, the Marshes is flat enough that it doesn't warrant the necessity of a cart.
A few very challenging holes. The dogleg right par 5 #2 will either make or break your game early. This one's a monster at 640 yards from the Gold. A deceivingly tough hole. The 8th, although not the toughest par 3 on the course, is simply a nice hole to look at.
At times The Marshes can feel like a country course built in the city. Some holes feel quite sheltered and protected and others do not.
The course is very well maintained.
Our starter, a nice lady that was a smiles and chuckles, which set a nice relaxing tone for the first tee.
Nice relaxing atmosphere in the Pro Shop. Pricey.
Restaurant is lovely.
Parking lot is large and can handle a substantial event.
Generally easy to navigate but we did manage to get confused at the hole 15 tees.
The golf carts shut down when near hazards and you have to put the cart in reverse to reset the problem. Ouch! I had my cart shut down more than a few times. Once in the middle of the fairway to which I spend half the hole driving backwards. I can't imagine golfers were driving carts into ponds enough to warrant this solution.
Welcome to Groundhog City! I don't think I've ever seen so many of the little furry creatures in one afternoon.
The Marshes has a brutal booking system. You can book 48 hours in advance and you must give 48 hours cancellation notice (what?). You must leave a credit card and cancellations within the 48 hour period are given a rain check. Can you think of any problems for someone vacationing?
The Marshes is a course worthy of playing when in Ottawa. A challenge for any skill level.