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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Foggy starting in the evening.
Foggy in the morning.
Light snow (< 1 cm.) in the afternoon.
Date: 2008 Review by Ted L
Large, well bunkered greens with several levels makes accurate approach shots a premium. Putts are fast and true and the greens hold very well.
Fairways are lush, undulating and bordered by natural sand dune formations and indigenous prairie grasses.
There are five sets of tees ranging from 5100 - 7300 yards that provide a serious challenge to fit any golfer's game.
The tees are large, flat and in great condition.
Designed by top Canadian architects Graham Cooke and Wayne Carleton who said, "Very little material was disturbed or required on completing this course design. There could not be a more natural site for a golf course than this one."
Located on the Whitecap Dakota First Nations, 15 minutes south of Saskatoon on Highway 219.
Named "Best New Golf Course" in Canada in 2005, green fees are very reasonable when compared to similar courses in Canada.
The degree of difficulty is conditional on what tee a golfer plays. As golfers move back on the tees, the landing areas in the fairways become more difficult to hit and the strategically placed fairway bunkers come into play.
Crocuses, cactus flowers, wild roses and yellow violets are naturally scattered around the rugged land that frames the golf course. The layout of the golf course winding its way through the rugged, hilly terrain makes the scenery spectacular.
Dakota Dunes gives many young indigenous people the opportunity to work in the hospitality business or golf course maintenance field. Golfers are met by enthusiastic and friendly employees.
The current clubhouse is a temporary facility that houses a well stocked pro shop, lunch counter, deck, and washrooms. The site is the future home of a destination hotel and permanent clubhouse.
Play Dakota Dunes once and a golfer will be hooked and they'll see why it is so highly ranked and touted. After a 24 year absence, Dakota Dunes hosted the Saskatchewan Open (part of the Canadian Tour) in 2008. On a windy day, the golf course becomes one of the most difficult courses to play anywhere. Adjacent to the golf course is the Dakota Dunes Casino offering golfers a place to kick back, have fun, dine, or take in first rate entertainment.