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Watson's Glen Golf Course is one of Durham regions premier public 18 hole championship courses. Located in north Pickering, Watson's Glen is situated on approximately 200 acres.
Designed by Kevin Holmes, this links style course has bent grass tees, fairways and greens. Water comes into play on 11 holes and 90 temisca white sand bunkers add to the challenge.
If you are looking for a challenge and a true test of golf on a course that is fun to play, this spacious new modern layout is the place to test your game. Play the course from the forward tees at 5,225 yards or challenge yourself from the tips at 7,072 yards. Other amenities include a full practice range, chipping area and putting green. In addition to a new full fleet of Club Car golf carts, Watson's Glen has a licensed patio, on course beverage cart and snack bar to enhance your golf experience during and after the round.
The 18th hole at Watson's Glen was voted one of the "Top 18 Holes in the GTA" from 2005 to 2012 by the Toronto Sun's Golfer's Choice Award. Best Bang for the Buck Ontario Golf Magazine.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Rain until afternoon.
Rain in the morning and breezy until afternoon.
Foggy in the evening.
Overcast throughout the day.
Snow (1–2 cm.) and breezy overnight.
Date: 2006-Aug-21 Review by Dan P
Greens in great shape, nice contours, size and weight.
For the volume of golfers on the course I was amazed at how good a shape the fairways were in. They don't get much better than this.
Four tee box sets with a good variation in yardages ranging 5211 to 7072 yards. I like tees level and not chewed up. These ones were just fine.
11 holes with water and 90 temisca white sand bunkers throughout. Don't visit the beach if you want to shoot a good score. A good variety of yardages and challenges.
This links style course is one of my favorites.
A high end course without the high end price. This course would be a regular visit if I lived in the area.
Watson's Glen offers challenges where challenges should be. The finishing 18th can make or break a great game. Tee off through a channel of trees then fly a pond to the green. A long hitters delight.
The horseshoe fairway of #12 with a waste bunker up the middle is an interesting design.
Water is about the only reason for losing a ball. Now where's my retriever?
One of the few courses that has planters of flowers throughout the course. A nice touch that adds to the beauty. I wish more courses would do it like Watson's Glen.
While there isn't beautiful mountain scenery or luxury houses surrounding the course. The setting is serene and relaxing.
The Pro Shop staff was busy handling a power outage with calm and patience. Although always on the go, staff had time to stop and answer any questions we had.
Beverage cart was around often and she always had a smile on her face.
Construction is expected to begin this October for a permanent clubhouse. The current building doesn't offer much in the way for tournaments or to mingle. With a new building things can only look up for Watson's Glen.
A huge parking lot, although currently unpaved, will suit the course well when the new clubhouse is built.
Although the course is easy to navigate it's still nice to confirm that you're on the right path. I'm not one for looking at a scorecard to see where the next tee box is when I'm riding a cart. I simply 'go'. A few directional signs will add to the course especially between #12 and #13.
I like it! I like it!
Although some 4 hours from home I'm going to try and get back to play Watson's Glen again.
Thanks a bundle, Donna.
Date: 2006-Aug-21 Review by Dan L
Great conditioned greens with nice contours and size. The pin placements varied from hole to hole. Very nice.
Nice rolling fairways. No mountainous terrain, but they make up for it with nice wide fairways that never gives you a flat lie.
Good size tees, good yardage markers, and good condition throughout. What more could you ask for?.
A links style course that I actually enjoyed. Typically I prefer the mountain forest type, but I must say this one was well done. Great variations with a lot of trouble from one to the next.
From what I've seen around the neighborhood, this was very well priced for the quality of course.
Not an extremely tough course, just keep it straight... isn't that typical. Anyway, I think it fits in good for the average golfer, maybe even the more experienced pro.
Watson's Glen is a links type course, but they do spice it up with a lot of potted flowers throughout the course... which was a nice surprise.
Very pleasant, but very busy due to the power outage. They took care of it and got everyone off on time, with a very friendly smile. Kudos.
Not much to mention about a clubhouse, but plans are in place to begin construction this fall. Can't wait to see the end result. Best of luck.
Weather was nice, course was dry, directions were good, with all the typical amenities; ball washers, paved cart paths, scorecards... and try out the GPS, It's pretty cool.
Had a great time, played a decent game, and truly enjoyed the company. What more could you ask for?
Try it out people, you won't be disappointed.