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Algonquin Golf Club (Club de Golf Algonquin)
6 chemin du Golf, Messines, QC  J0X2J0
Tee Times: 819-449-2554 Toll Free: 800-935-2554 Fax: 819-449-7915
Email: golfalgonquin@bellnet.ca

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Ratings: 3   Score: 8.00
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Algonquin2010-Sep-25

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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON   K1T3S1
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Date: 2008-May-26 Review by Dan P
    Greens were a bit on the small side and this increased the difficulty of the course. Slope of the greens was normally in one direct (ex. back to front) making knowledge of the course a distinct advantage. Quality of the greens were very reasonable as this area still gets some frost.
    Fairways offer beautiful, large rolling hills. Getting off the tee to a flat portion of fairway can often be difficult. I was faced with many uphill lies. Yardage markers are easy to find.
    Tee width and size was normal. For some holes there is significant distance between men and ladies tees. Tee selection can greatly affect the way a hole is played.
    I love the layout! The rolling hills make for many blind shots and makes the course unique in many ways. Many uphill and downhill lies. Every par 3 can be an adventure.
    From the tee the 18th hole looks very plain but once you get to a position where you can see the green you'll identify the hole as being a tough finish.
    Under $40 for weekday golf with cart is a bargain for this course and twilight rates are a steal. My one complaint about the course is that's it's too far from home. I'm looking forward to another trip to Algonquin in the near future.
    You bet it's tough. The course can play along nicely but a blowup could be right around the corner. The angle of approach can make staying on some greens a challenge.
    Many fir trees line fairways. We played on a bit of a rainy day so the surrounds hills were covered in fog. Surprisingly the underbrush was quite clear and often allowed an easy find for a miss hit ball.
    The staff in the clubhouse was most helpful and very talkative despite some minor language barriers. Very accommodating.
    The course was quiet the day we played and it rained most of our game so no beverage cart was running.
    A large clubhouse with an excellent facility for dining. There was even a dance floor. Algonquin would be a great location to hold a tournament.
    Use the scorecard and signage to your advantage. Often I don't use these simple aids but I used them here.
    Cart paths can be a bit bumpy at times.
    Ball washers and course directions were easy to find.
    You'll want to take a cart! I can't imagine walking this course as my legs would be burning after 9. We stumbled Algonquin in error of our GPS and truly found this course to be a hidden gem.
   
Date: 2008-May-26 Review by Dan L
    The greens were nice, but man were they ever small compared to what I'm used to. You have to shoot darts to land on these greens, but that's OK with me. I truly enjoyed the small greens. No long putts to contend with.
    Well, if you like rolling hills and fairways, this is the course for you. There rarely was a flat lie. I really did enjoy the challenge of aiming left or right to compensate for the different grades and slopes. Visible yardage markers throughout made it easy to calculate your distance.
    These average sized tee boxes were nice and flat which allowed for a good tee shot. You needed this for some tight fairways and blind shots.
    Algonquin is a nicely designed golf course that was a real pleasure to play. What a view! Mountains all around and some water hazards throughout. I think you'll enjoy this one.
    Excellent value for dollar. $40 for weekdays with cart. I know I'd go back. It might be a bit far from Ottawa, but it's in the heart of cottage country on the Quebec side.
    Algonquin is open enough for the average golfer from the white tees, but yet more than tough enough when playing from the blue tees. There's a significant yardage difference from white to blue which changes your second shot dramatically. Try it from the blues if you can.
    Got to love the view here, with mountains everywhere and nice rolling fairways and water throughout.
    Nice, pleasant, helpful, and courteous. Can I say anymore? OK, maybe a little. The owner came to chat with us for a few minutes and discussed the frost issues encountered this season and how they only opened a few weeks ago because of the snow. He was very pleasant and informative. Keep up the friendliness people.
    Algonquin has a pretty nice looking clubhouse, but, I was a little surprised to see that the best view was actually from the pro shop and not from the dining area. I guess they want to keep an eye out on the first tee or something. Either way, the clubhouse was nice and clean with all the amenities.
    We weren't real lucky with the weather that day, but we still got to play. Make sure to use the scorecard and yardage markers as this place was pretty tough to play for the first time. I would play it a little different a second time around. The biggest problem I could see were the cart paths, but overall I really enjoyed this course.
    Try it, I think you'll be quite surprised. I know I was. It's a nice little hidden gem which we stumbled across looking for Mont Ste-Marie. I know, we were a ways away from there but it paid off in the end.
Photos: 2008-May-26


















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