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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Snow (< 1 cm.) in the morning.
Light snow (< 1 cm.) overnight.
Foggy in the morning.
Mostly cloudy until evening.
Date: 2012-Jun-15 Review by Dan P
The Saranac In Golf Club starts with three tough holes and ends the same way. A rough beginning has always been a flaw in my game and starting with unforgiving holes doesn't help matters.
The greens are quite large and many are circular but contours vary greatly from hole to hole. Starting with the first green you can easily discover difficult pin placements to challenge a golfer.
The second hole is a monster par 5 at just over 550 yards from two of the four tee boxes.
Most difficulty can be found to the right so remember this tip as a first time player at this course.
Hole #13 has has the one blind tee shot on the course but the hole is straight. There are no doglegs on this course.
Don't be long on the par 4 15th! The quick drop-off behind the green is almost certain to inflate a score.
The only hole with water is the tee shot over a pond on #16. For some ladies this will be a tough carry.
If you're the type of golfer that likes to run a ball to the green then this course will change your approach as many greens have narrow bunkers that hug the front of the green.
The four tee decks vary greatly in yardage. I typically play the closest yardage just over 6,000 yards. The whites measured in at 6,377 and the next block down dropped to 5,510.
The name of the course, Saranac Inn, led me to believe that this was a resort golf course. Although there are some rooms to rent the actual Inn burnt down many years ago.
The beverage cart was around often.
Thanks to John and Sue who joined us for our round!