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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Partly cloudy overnight.
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Clear throughout the day.
Partly cloudy until afternoon.
Clear throughout the day.
Date: 2008-Sep-26 Review by Robert F
The greens were excellent. The fringe was cut and gave way, most times to a decent second cut. A few greens were very large with #18 being about 50 paces deep. Numerous greens were well protected by bunkers and all the bunkers were in good shape.
Many of the fairways lacked enough grass. It appeared that the area floods a lot and thus kills the grass. Sprinkler heads were marked and some of them had the distance to the front, center and back of the greens. This I thought was a good idea. Fairways bunkers were good with sufficient rakes. There was very little rough other then the OB areas. There were a number of mature trees lining the fairways which looked good.
About half the tees were in very poor shape. Some of the tees appeared to be just cut from the fairway. They had ball washers, nice maps of the holes and official yardage markers.
Nothing special about the course design. Front nine was flat and had a string of four holes that were interesting. These holes started at eight. Eight had a very large waste bunker to the right and a pond in front of this par three. Nine was a short par four, 299 yards, with water on the left and in front of the green. You had to lay up. Ten tee was elevated and the hole had a good look to it as it had a lake to the right and wetlands to the left. You had to hit a good drive or you were in trouble.
Not the best value in the area. We paid $50 with a cart. They did offer a twilight package with 18 holes, cart, and dinner. This might be worth checking out.
The course has a slope of 125 from the white tees and played to 6364 yards. The length made up for the lack of hazards. If you get off the fairways you will have to navigate around or over a few trees.
Some views of the surrounding hills and with a lot of very nice homes.
Everyone was nice and glad to see us. The grounds crews shut off their mowers when we were near by.
San Luis Rey Downs had a very nice club house. It is perched above the course so you had some nice views from the dinning room and lounge. There was a pool, tennis courts, and a good pro shop. The halfway house was at the club house and you passed right by it on the way to the 10th. There was a phone on the 9th tee so you could order in advance.
Cart paths were good but not continuous and they had washrooms on each nine. I mentioned the extras under club house. The course seemed to be a meeting area for the locals as the lounge and restaurant appeared to a place where the people in the surrounding community could just drop in for something to eat. There was a good feeling around the club house.
We had an enjoyable day and thought about coming back for the twilight time package some other day. We never did as we found there was better courses at better prices in the area.