Dunnderosa Golf Club’s par 3 course lets golfers swing and putt their way through tree-dotted hills that look out on the scenery of nearby Gatineau Park. With greens that are reachable in one shot on every hole, the course invites players who are still seeking out their first hole-in-one or trying to arouse jealousy in their driver by spending more time with their short irons. Dunnderosa Golf Club also features Dunn-D’s mini-golf course, which wreathes around a central waterfall for 18 holes of tricky putts and scenic landscaping. Lined by brick rails and peppered with rocky obstacles, each hole presents geometric challenges, forcing players to carom balls around 180-degree turns and steer them through craggy outcrops before sweeping them into holes positioned on devious slopes. The mini-golf course’s front nine is designed to be accessible for players with reduced mobility, offering a competitive venue for clubbers of all ages and those intent upon playing with their shoes tied together.
Formerly known as the Glenlea Golf Club, the Champlain Golf Club retains its antecedent's undulated 18-hole course, where both beginner and advanced golfers practice swinging and putting skills. The club's accredited CPGA instructors can guide guests on the practice greens before they take on the rolling fairways beset with obstacles such as water hazards, drainage ditches, three-tier sand castles. After invigorating rounds on the course, visitors can re-energize with a feast at the club restaurant or restock their collection of balls and irons at the pro shop.
Club De Golf Tecumseh incorporates the Gatineau countryside’s diverse topography into the design of its 18-hole, 6,466-yard golf course that sits on the north side of the Ottawa River. A quick jaunt from downtown Ottawa, the course caters to players of all abilities who are looking for a respite from the workday doldrums or an excuse to use their dueling golf glove against fellow competitors. The par-72 layout boasts tree-lined fairways, a multitude of sand traps, and several water hazards that will put golfers’ swings to the test.
Golfers encounter ponds, streams, and diverse marshland throughout the grounds at The Meadows Golf and Country Club, which provide a sense of scenic continuity to its sprawling 36-hole golf complex. The four nine-hole courses can be played interchangeably for a variety of 18-hole combinations, all of which weave fairways through rows of mature willow trees on their way to large, bent-grass greens. Golfers can warm up for rounds at the full-length driving range or head to the 40-yard short-game range to work on approach shots, such as chipping, pitching, or threatening to replace underachieving sandwedges with flagsticks.
In addition, golfers can seek out inventive ways to improve their swings with lessons from The Meadows’ staff of CPGA instructors or decorate their golf bag at the pro shop full of rental clubs and equipment from top brands including FootJoy and Top-Flite. The Meadows Golf and Country Club also offers a club card complete with special perks and savings for frequent visitors.
A tiny creek flows over a bed of rocks smoothed over by its stream, casting tranquil sounds into guests' ears as they line up putts across Mini Golf Gardens’ two 18-hole courses. The more traditional of the two layouts, the blue course takes putters over green carpets that pass low brick rails and, on certain holes, between stone walls that rise above most players' heads, undermining their ability to experiment with new plot lines for their Godzilla-on-the-golf-course script. The red course more closely resembles an actual golf course, favouring open greens hemmed by shaggy rough and dotted with sand traps and water hazards. At Mini Golf Gardens' umbrella-shaded patio, guests can bring their own barbecue for corporate outings, birthday parties, or seances for groups hoping to channel the spirit of a runaway pet rock.
Golf-O-Max's indoor golf centre tees up 10 golf simulators with dozens of virtual world-class golf courses, allowing for year-round play. Pregame, players can practice approach and chip shots and wallop with woods and irons on a simulated driving range that realistically captures speed, direction, trajectory, spin, and sportsmanlike conduct before a 10’x12’ screen. Trees and hazards come into play on the par 3 course, as wayward virtual balls follow the course's actual topography. Players can also narrow options with a choice of tee levels, wind speed, and green conditions on a choice of world-class courses, such as the PGA Tour–famed Castle Pines or Pebble Beach. Reverse and aerial views allow players realistic course sights, and the replay feature recaptures impressive shots and shots only a mother could love. During the summer period from May 1 through September 30, this deal is valid for either two rounds of play for a single player, or for one round of play for each of two players.
After a three-year renovation by renowned course architects Graham Cooke and Stan Brigham, Gatineau Club de Golf unveiled a sleek new course layout in 2010. The site boasts championship-calibre credentials, including a total distance of more than 7,000 yards from the back tees and large bent-grass greens that punish poorly struck approaches with treacherous putts. Generous fairways reward precise bifurcation with excellent lies, but players guilty of errant drives will be pleasantly surprised to find plenty of room to make a bold go at the green. Water makes its omnipresence known as early as the 395-yard second hole, where players must tee off over a pond, negotiate with a creek that crosses the fairway 100 yards in front of the green, and avoid the water that buttresses the green to the left and rear. The 18th hole makes a 90-degree dogleg right around a massive reservoir and a pond stretching alongside the entire right length of the fairway, demanding the same precision as the moat around a driveway.