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Situated between Ottawa and Kingston, Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club was officially opened on June 14, 1964. The Club is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors. For over 40 years, it has been challenging golfers with its hilly terrain and well-maintained greens and fairways. Rideau Lakes is a 9-hole course, with panoramic views across Upper Rideau Lake to the charming village of Westport, waiting to welcome all golfers from beginner to pro. If you only have one course to play in the Rideau Lakes area of Eastern Ontario this is the one.
The Club is open to non-members and green fee players are always welcome. A putting green and an area to practice chipping are available on site. Golf Country, which offers driving range facilities, is just a kilometer along Golf Course Road, left onto County Road 42. For those golfers who prefer to drive, gas golf carts are available for rent. Après golf, why not visit the club house and relax with friends while enjoying some refreshment from the bar or a delicious meal, freshly prepared by in-house staff? Enjoy the sunset from the veranda, which also gives a bird's eye view of number nine hole; re-live those last few strokes.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.
Mixed precipitation in the morning.
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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Date: 2009-Jun-26 Review by Dan P
Greens were lush. They had a nice speed to them and they could be even quicker with a short cut. The weather has been warm which is why the greens were probably left at their current height.
Greens are a bit on the small side except for #5 which has a very odd shape.
Nicely groomed fairways although yardages can be difficult to determine depending on where your ball ends up. A bit of guesswork is required from the rough.
The yardage plates, although big, do not stand out.
Width of fairways can vary quite a bit between holes.
The tees are small but in very good shape.
Good signage at tees and often doubled as yardage between tee blocks can vary by over 100 yards.
From the two back tees on hole #6 either play high tee shot over trees or playing a lesser club to the middle of the fairway. As well, #7 tee offers a very poor angle to start this long par 5.
Hole #1 starts you off easy but on #2 you'd better be ready for a tight fairway. Actually, #2 isn't that bad as the fairway opens up on the right but it's no visible from the tee.
Rideau Lakes is a good quality course at a very reasonable price. Being a 9 hole course, if paying for a full 18 it is an even better value.
The course is a good test for all levels of golfer. Each hole seems unique. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will certainly help in scoring well as each hole at Rideau Lakes is a bit of a puzzle.
You shouldn't lose a ball unless you pull one left off the tee on hole #2.
On the walk to hole #8 you'll pass a sign that reads, "most scenic hole on Rideau Lakes". I concur.
The course shows it's beauty on the last two holes.
The course was relatively quiet and there seemed like there was one staff member for every golfer on the course. Rideau Lakes is well maintained.
All staff gave a friendly wave and often stopped to wait for your shot.
I didn't see a beverage cart but none was expected.
Parking was not the best and a large gathering would probably pose some problems.
Venturing down the clubhouse stairs after a few too many could be dangerous.
You may have to use the scorecard a few times between holes to find the next tee. I went to the wrong set of tees on hole #7 then had to make a long trek back.
The course is quite walkable but hole #9/18 is a good test of stamina at the end of a warm day.
Washrooms can be found after hole #3.
Rideau Lakes is my kind of course. The course has a lot to offer with excellent pricing and a well-groomed course.
One of the nicer 9 hole courses I've played in a while.