A golf course is a scenic sanctuary where young blades of grass receive constant grooming and grizzled grains of sand can retire far away from merciless ocean waves. Explore a relaxing landscape with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get an 18-hole golf outing for two at New Gatineau Golf Club in Aylmer (up to a $96 value). This Groupon is valid for any tee time Monday–Thursday or after 1 p.m. Friday–Sunday.
Recently renovated by prolific course architect Graham Cooke, New Gatineau Golf Club’s championship course stretches across 7,114 yards of kempt fairways, intermittent water hazards, and sloped greens. Throughout the course, generous fairways beckon longball-hitters to swing freely, as slight misses can stumble upon favourable lies. Distance off the tee is immediately placed at a premium at the 495-yard, par 4 first hole, a slightly-uphill jaunt where reaching the bunker-fortified green in regulation will require two precise and powerful pendulums. Water hazards appear on 12 holes, and enormous, bent-grass greens await twosomes at the conclusion of each hole, ready to challenge putting strokes with their fast surface, subtle slopes, and shape-shifting holes.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole course designed by Graham Cooke
- Bent-grass greens
- Distance of 7,114 yards from the farthest tees
- Four tee options available
New Gatineau Golf Club’s rates vary throughout the day, month, and year. Call ahead to make sure you are redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Gatineau Club de Golf
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.