From Our Editors
In the early 1960s, Gerry Chamberland grew tired of taking a ferry at Cumberland to reach the Buckingham Golf Club. Gerry dreamed of building his own course in the Rockland area, so he ordered a book entitled How to Build a Golf Course from the National Golf Foundation and did just that. What started as one man's dream more than 50 years ago, is today the venerable 27-hole Club de Golf Outaouais, one of the region's most historic courses. Here's what you can expect when you visit:
- The Layout: The three 9-hole courses—South, West, and East—are characterized by their tree-lined fairways, gradual elevation changes, and fast, undulating greens.
- Practice areas: Away from the links, the club boasts a driving range with a dozen bays, plus a large putting green. Lessons are available, too, including for juniors.
- The Extras: A fully stocked pro shop, a picturesque pavilion with a bar and dining area, and a terrace that overlooks the signature ninth on the West course.