Golf clubs are easily identified by their names: irons are made of solid metal, sand wedges help players negotiate sand traps, and drivers wear liveries and transport society matrons to black-tie monster-truck rallies. Brush up on golfing terminology with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a round of golf for two at Les Vieux-Moulins Golf Club in Gatineau, Quebec (up to an $80 value), located 10 minutes from the Champlain Bridge in the city's Aylmer sector. This Groupon is valid anytime Monday–Thursday or after 1 p.m. Friday–Sunday.
Les Vieux-Moulins Golf Club's 18-hole course sprawls across 6,511 yards of fairways, greens, and hazards designed by Bill Dolgos. Golfers line up shots and decorative lawn flamingos at one of three tee boxes before hitting, slicing, and hooking balls through the course's par 3, 4, and 5 holes. Large rocks line myriad water hazards, and sand traps threaten to exile wayward golf balls in a score-wrecking desert. In between swings, idling golfers can gaze at views of the Ottawa River or chase squirrels up the course's tall, lush trees.
Les Vieux-Moulins Golf Course
Stretching across the tree-lined shores of the Ottawa River, Les Vieux-Moulins' 18-hole course spans 6,511 yards of immaculate fairways and greens. Stone faces hem a circuit of ponds that come into play on seven holes throughout the course, forming a rigid barrier between dry and peacefully drowned balls. The strategically incorporated water hazards create memorable shots on multiple holes, including the par 4 13th, where dimpled orbs seemingly pause in midair to gaze at their reflections in the large pond below, which players must carry if they hope to reach the green in regulation. A moderately difficult course when played from the farthest tees, the course caters to players of all abilities with three tee options.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Length of 6,511 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 70.5 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 116 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options
District de Deschenes
511 Chemin Antoine Boucher
Gatineau, Quebec J9J 3M5