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Set in the heart of the Gatineau Hills, Edelweiss Golf & Country Club offers golfers of any calibre 18 unique and challenging golf holes, spectacular mountain views and all of the amenities you would expect from a fun and exciting semi-private course.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Foggy in the evening.
Foggy until evening.
Foggy in the morning.
Snow (4–11 cm.) starting in the afternoon.
Date: 2014-SEP-19 Review by Dan P
It's been a number of years since I've played Edelweiss (probably 10 years) and the course has remained exactly as I remembered it. The mountain scenery surrounding the course offers some scenic views and the course complements these these views on a number of holes.
At the start of my round I was wondering whether the greens were all going to be on the smallish side but this only appears to be for the first two holes. Although the greens don't appear to have a lot of contour you will be quite surprised at how much break they do have. Visually, the greens didn't appear to be very fast but it was extremely easy to roll a ball well past the hole as most greens slope completely in one angle or another. Don't be surprised if you have a number of three putts.
Edelweiss is not overly long from the tips (almost 6,400 yards). The white tees are almost 6,200 yards and the red reach almost 6,200. Be aware that there are some holes that ladies will not be able to play because of the distance required from the tee. A bit more thought is required to fix these problem holes.
A lot of fairways feel like speed bumps as the waves of rolling grass can provide quite a jolt to one's derriere. The condition of the fairways was average with some areas requiring repair; probably due more to golfers in carts damaging soft zones.
Hole #11 has a well positioned tree in front of the green that most golfers will have to go over on their approach to the green. The 12th is a long par 3 for men at around 200 yards and, if you're hitting into a wind, may require a driver.
I'd consider hole #14 the be the signature hole. It's a dogleg right that gives the appearance from the tee that some distance can be cut off by flying a pond. This will be a sucker play for most golfers.
Following this beautiful hole is a rather bland uphill par 4 that just doesn't fit nicely with the rest of the course.
I've played a few tournaments at Edelweiss and they've always managed to provide a good meal.
To warm up, their driving range is across the road.
I felt the cost to play the course was a bit steep and others may have felt the same way as I had no difficulty getting a tee time when I desired on a weekend.