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Golf Mont Cascades is one of the most scenic and affordable golf courses in the National Capital Region. Members, tournaments and regular green fee players return each year to enjoy the challenge and beauty of this mature course in its magnificent country setting. A semi-private club, Golf Mont Cascades is truly a retreat from the city with a warm, country atmosphere, abundance of wildlife, outstanding mountain and water vistas of the Gatineau Hills and the Gatineau River.
Mont Cascade's manicured layout offers rolling terrain that combines magnificently with the areas rugged beauty…offering an unforgettable golfing experience, and with four sets of tees, caters to all golfers skill levels, even beginners. The par 70 course which plays 6,200 yards from the blue tees, offers a number of outstanding holes, but one of the best is the 523 yard, par 5 sixteenth. A true risk-reward hole that from tee to green will demand all of your skill and attention. With its tight landing areas, water, and elevated green which slopes from back to front, we are certain that you'll want to play the course again just to try and better your score.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
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Date: 2008-Jul-24 Review by Dan P
The greens were quite true. A few greens had two tiers (of note are #10 and #17). Speed was average. Most greens are very large. Pin placement uses the standard red, white, and blue flags. The course can play quite tough depending on pin placement.
With the rain that the Ottawa-Gatineau has had this season the Mont Cascades fairways were lush and healthy. Some fairways (mainly on the back 9) can be a bit tight. Entering the woods is general not worth the effort of looking.
Yardage markers are at 200, 150, and 100 yards identified as posts at the side of the fairway and plates in the centre. Some yardages are difficult to judge as there's a few sharp doglegs.
Three sets of tees all in decent shape. Yardage signs are quite visible and are average size.
The front nine is quick open and much easier then the back to play. The back has a more elevation and much tougher for judging distances.
Bunkers never seemed to come in to play on our round and there didn't appear to be a significant number of them. Most were located around the greens.
Some great positioned water hazards from the white tees. Clearing the hazards can be a real challenge.
Par 5s are near impossible to reach in 2 as all 3 are in excess of 500 yards from the blue and white tees. Add in double bends in the fairways and you'll discover that coming out with pars is very satisfying.
During the weekday Mont Cascades is quite reasonably priced. Weekends are a bit higher. Electric carts are on the high end of the pay scale as well. In general, Mont Cascades is good quality course.
Build you confidence on the front nine and make your scoring here. The back nine can see scores blossom as some high risk and reward shots can enter play. I'd suggest erring on the side of caution unless a risk is really necessary.
Be very satisfied with par on hole #16 and don't be a afraid to play short of the water on #18. Mont Cascades has some tough finishing holes.
The front nine is open with a view of most other holes on the front. The back cuts through the woods and follows a distinct route.
From the clubhouse and a few surrounding holes you can look across the Gatineau River. The Gatineau Hills surround the club and make a nice backdrop during play.
The beverage cart was around frequently as we were playing in a tournament. No marshal was seen on course. Quite a few staff would in and about the clubhouse. All were busy and professional.
The pro shop is a smaller building beside the first tee. An old barn is close by and used to store electric golf carts. The main clubhouse is a cosy bar will a few TVs tuned to the Golf Channel. A tent off the clubhouse is used to hold tournaments.
The road to Mont Cascades is not in great shape. Expect to encounter lots of bumps and twists on your way there. As well, the weather in the Gatineau Hills can change frequently during a day.
It would be nice to see an overview of the course on the scorecard as playing the course for the first time is a true learning experience.
The putting area is fenced off a bit too much from the parking lot and access can be a pain. I saw quite a few people stepping over the low fence and I even did it myself a few times.
Mont Cascades is situated in a beautiful location. Playing through a round from beginning to end has increasing challenges along the way. Another recommended play course.