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Golf memberships are wonderful ways to get some exercise, enjoy remarkable scenery, challenge yourself, meet new friends, business opportunities and the list goes on.
Unlimited golf, play in any members functions, have a locker, club storage, use the range... all included. Advance tee times, on line booking... no shortcuts. The real membership experience that you'd expect.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
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Date: 2009-Jun-06 Review by James C
Nice greens, with an excellent stimp of 10.2 (the day we played). Good sized greens with subtle undulations that requires a close look from both side of the cup.
Most fairways were in good condition, though some suffered from some torrential downpours in the days leading up to our round, which made for some wet areas. All in all, nice fairways, with good yardage markers at the normal distances of 100, 150 and 200 yards.
The tees were in good condition and were level, which I consider important. More yardage signs could have been installed though this is a private course and most members would be quite comfortable with yardages.
The course is a lovely design with an excellent variety of holes with a good range of difficulty. A nice array of hazards, with water on a few holes that make you make sure you miss in the right spots.
Hard to rate value for dollar here as there are no green fees, with membership numbers limited to 300 you'll never have a hard time getting a tee time or a round in under 4 hours. Nice stuff.
After playing the course and now knowing what I know I would rate the course as a good challenge but not overly difficult to the average golfer knowing where NOT to miss a shot.
I quite enjoyed the scenery of the course, which is laid out in a nice little valley with water on a few holes. The course was well maintained, though it suffered from some flooding from heavy June rains, on a few holes.
Staff at the club were very friendly and went out of their way to say hello. The club pro, Gary Betts, came out to the first tee to wish us a good game, which was nice.
The clubhouse is very nice, with a nice ample men's locker room, comfortable restaurant/bar with patio, and a large room to host events. The club also has a small pool, which I found a little on the small side, but that being said the club only has under 300 members most of whom are there to golf.
Weather was fantastic for our round. There are ball washers on all holes, and the cart paths and directions to the next holes were clear.
Had a great time (though a bad round 94), and would return if invited again.
Date: 2009-Jun-06 Review by Dan P
Some very tricky greens and tough pin placements can really inflate scores. Most greens are medium-sized and in very good shape.
Contours produce quite a challenge and reading the slope can be tough.
A few tight fairways. Hole #2 has out of bounds left which feels hard to avoid. To add difficulty the hole has a small green.
Hole #10 has houses bordering right which attracts quite a few balls. Plans to modify this hole are underway.
Knowing the drop off points for push carts will save you some pushing (or pulling) once you know the course.
Three sets of tees to choose from.
Sleepy Hollow is not a long track at only 6222 from the tips.
Some memorable holes were #11 and #16. Both were sweeping with everything visible in front of you. The 11th, a par 5, played along water to the right with a slightly raised green.
The 16th sweeps left with a beautiful elevated tee giving you the impression you could hit it a mile.
Bunkers have excellent sand.
Membership at Sleepy Hollow was a bit pricier then expected but members appear to like it that way as tee times are easily had. We were there on a Saturday morning and the course was not busy although I was told that this was as busy as it gets.
The course has a number of tough holes. The par 5-#2 because of the out of bounds left and small green. Hole #3, a par 3, proved to have very tricky contours. After these first few holes I was ready for anything.
For me, some of the easier holes played tougher while some of the tougher played easy. It just wasn't my day.
The front nine at Sleepy Hollow is quite private but once you hit the back you do get to see some housing.
My personal favorite holes are on the back nine and I've already mentioned these under "Course Design".
There are locations where gardened areas should be quite pretty in a few weeks.
All staff were cheery and upbeat. The starter, with his accent, gave the flavor of teeing it up in the old country.
The Pro had a personality that I took an instant liking to.
After the round we had a drink on the patio and it appeared that the waitress knew every one by name.
I was told the clubhouse was a bit on the small side but I guess it depends on what you compare it to. I found it quite spacious with a reasonable dining area and a larger room for weddings or parties. The outside can produce a nice photo shoot.
There's a 19th hole that comes in to play as improvements are made to the course.
Outside the clubhouse, a large scoreboard can be used to track tournament results. A very nice addition.
I might of had a bit of trouble finding my way around the course if I wasn't with a member.
Sleepy Hollow is a private club that's ideal for someone who wants to play when they want. The low membership numbers is appealing.