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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Snow (1–2 cm.) overnight.
Snow (< 1 cm.) in the morning.
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Date: 2014-Aug-24 Review by Dan P
Sand, sand, and more sand. Le Diable is one of those unique courses that can see a good golfers score balloon to a point where they'll think they've just started playing the game. Much of the sand is waste area and the starter informed us to move the ball, pack the sand, and hit. The sand is not soft and many rocks, although not very large, can mar a club if you're not careful.
The greens were of good size, in excellent shape, and tricky to read. Because of the speed of the greens I found it difficult to read the subtle breaks. On a number of long putts my second putt was still of significant length despite having the correct speed. At other times I read something into a green that wasn't there.
Le Diable has five tee decks varying from 7,000 yards to a meagre 4,651 so there should be a deck for everyone.
I found the fairways to be very average. They were cut quite short and the grass didn't seem to be very dense.
There are lots of nice views to be had from a number of tees. After playing the 10th hole and looking back toward the clubhouse you see the 18th fairway and the hole you just played split by some mature evergreens. Quite spectacular.
I particularly liked the first par 3. The 3rd hole is over a large pond with a mid iron required. With the pin placement toward the front of the green there wasn't much room for error to even have a good chance at par.
The 15th is the shortest par 5 on the course and with the elevation drop it makes this hole even shorter. A good tee shot can see you hitting short iron to the green for your second giving you an excellent birdie or better chance.
Similar to Le Geant, the clubhouse is rather plain. The food is overpriced based on my standard but such is the case of all courses I have played in the Mont Tremblant region. The pro shop is stocked heavily with clothing and basic golf supplies.
Le Diable is a top ranked course in Canada and I give it a thumbs up in my book as well.