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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Foggy in the morning.
Foggy in the morning.
Overcast throughout the day.
Date: 2009-May-23 Review by Dan P
A few greens had minor blemishes from the past winter but it didn't appear to affect putting.
Greens were true but were a tad slow as they could use a cutting. The course is probably waiting for the grass to get a bit healthier before trimming them short.
All greens were a decent size.
A bit of winter kill on some fairways as well but that was at a minimum.
Yardage markers available right up to 250 yards. Both plates and pins in fairway. Some fairways are quite wide and other can be narrow. A good mix.
Tees were in rough condition. Hole #10 had artificial grass for the tee. A few tees had next to no grass at all and some were uneven. #3 tee was under construction. The #9 tee was also had problems.
Not a long track. We played from the back tees at just over 6200 yards. Three sets of tees to choose from.
Some well placed bunkers can pose a problem.
A good variety of holes with some being blind from the tee. You'll want to drive ahead on a few holes to check out the fairway slope and whether the path is clear.
The back nine has a bit more elevation changes then the front.
The par 4 14th is a nasty dogleg left with a blind elevated tee shot. You won't be using driver here as you can easily run the fairway.
Good use of bringing the water in to play.
Oasis appears a bit pricey for golf and cart on the weekend considering its location. Reasonable prices can be had for golf later in the day. Weekday prices are good.
The course would be a good place to hold a tournament.
A wide range of challenges and hazards. Whether it's a tight fairway with trees, hitting over a pond, or exploding from a green-side bunker. Oasis provides a good mix.
Thick underbrush abounds.
In the right location you can get some wonderful photos.
Some creeks need a bit of cleaning of debris which would add to the beauty of the course.
Course was very clean.
I wish there was a beverage cart but the day was moderately quiet.
I didn't see any maintenance being performed on the course but perhaps this is done more on weekdays.
The clubhouse is quite nice and offers a dining room as well as a casual, after round, sitting area. The washrooms were spotless.
The pro shop stocked the minimum and is specifically used for handling green fees.
A beautiful day for golf.
Nice scorecard with much needed hole layouts. A slope and rating is on the card but the course didn't seem to be registered online to record my score.
Bring you bug spray. With the mix of trees and water playing this course at the wrong time of day will surely keep your hands swinging.
Cart paths can give a rough ride and need to be graded. The course was very easy to navigate.
I've always associated an Oasis as, "a track of fertile land in the desert." However, there is another definition of Oasis meaning, "a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary."
Date: 2009-May-23 Review by James C
The greens had the perfect speed (according to me) for the average golfer, not too fast and not too slow. Some greens had minor winter kill but nothing worth noting.
The fairways had quite a bit of winter kill, which if you play winter rules was not a problem.
The condition of the tees left something to be desired, with several tees either under repair (#3) or had artificial turf in places where it seemed difficult to grow grass due to lack of sunlight. Yardage signs were adequate, as a few holes were blind shots off the tee with one hole had yardage signs from the tee to the center of the fairway.
The course design was respectable, with a good mix of holes. However, the design of a few holes forces the golfer to hit shorter irons off the tee and then an iron into the green (something I'm not keen on). Please see my comments in the scenery section of this review for more.
In terms of value for dollar, it is a decent course for the money and is very scenic. This course is a must try for those living within 75 km radius of the course.
Though the yardage of the course was not overly long, this course definitely challenges the golfer to make very good, accurate shots into the greens. Another factor that makes this course a challenge is the many blind shots that face the golfer off the tees.
The course definitely is in some beautiful countryside of the Laurentians, is clean and well maintained, though some spots need work (i.e. the tee boxes.)
Staff was very courteous and friendly both in the pro shop and at the restaurant.
Clubhouse is well taken care of with what seems some recent renovations in the locker rooms. The patio overlooks #9 green with a nice view down the hill.
There were ball washers on all tees, the cart paths needed some grading in spots but overall were good, and the directions to the next hole were clear.
I had a pleasant experience playing Oasis, even though I had a brutal round of golf. Thanks for reading.