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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Mostly cloudy until evening.
Mixed precipitation starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Snow (6–14 cm.) until evening.
Foggy in the morning.
Date: 2012-Jun-28 Review by Dan P
Upon arrival at Spring Meadows you'll be greeted by one of the appealing sites of any golf course you'll ever visit. The view from the parking lot is amazing and I dare any one to say, "This isn't for me!" My first impression of Spring Meadows was that the course was flat but as soon as we left the visible starting holes we were in for some elevation changes to add to our playing pleasure.
The greens were a comfortable size and the contours were not overly done. The fairways were soft and not much roll was given on our tee shots but this was more likely due to the heavy rain that had occurred the previous day.
There were lots of doglegs to contend with and you can really only cut corners if you have prior knowledge of the course.
A few holes stand out in my mind. Hole #1 offers a great start to a round with a dogleg right, around a pond to a challenging green.
Hole #6 is a par 3 with a nice elevated green that can produce a bit of work if you're short on your approach as it'll require an uphill chip. The opposite holds true if you're too long as a downhill finesse chip will be the alternative.
My favorite hole was #7. A drive from the tee will almost certainly leave you with a downhill lie and the approach to the green will be over a marshy area to a tricky green.
The 10th hole was under some construction at the time of our visit. It will be nice to see the finish modification to this par 5.
The restaurant/snack bar came highly recommended by a couple of retired gentlemen who joined us on the back nine. We had a sandwich from the menu that was fine but perhaps I didn't pick a local specialty.
The driving range was a bit limited in width and length but it did offer the opportunity to warm up before our game.
Spring Meadows produced a lot of challenges and many of the holes require well-placed shots. The first par 5 (hole #3) had two hazards cutting the fairway so it made it difficult for a long hitter like myself. This is one of the nicer courses I've played in Maine and I would highly recommend a stop.