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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Light snow in the evening.
Foggy in the morning.
Snow (8–17 cm.) starting in the afternoon.
Rain in the morning and afternoon.
Date: 2007-Jun-09 Review by Dan P
After 18 games of golf this year, Bearbrook had the slowest greens to date. The grass was too long. Most were small to very small in size with next to no contour. The only green that had any size to it was the wacky 9th green which had the shape of a number 8. I'm not sure whether half of the 9th is to be used for a practice green as there wasn't one that I could see.
At times it's tough to tell the fairway cut from the rough. Fairway markers are hard to find as they're not always where you would expect them to be. I found one almost behind a tree and couldn't find a 150 marker on the first hole.
Some yardages are questionable.
Three sets of rough, sparse tees. A few were very uneven.
Ladies (Red) tees appeared to be just a cut in the fairway. Rare did the reds offer any elevation.
Very little elevation so it is an easy walk. A few holes are a bit of a hike apart. Not very many bunkers and 7 or 8 holes have some water.
The one saving grace is hole #10 with the option of 2 greens to play. The tougher green has water surrounding it. Nice touch.
The mornings seem like the busy time for Bearbrook. We teed off around noon and the parking lot was quite full. When we left around 5pm the course was almost bare.
Pricing was reasonable for the weekend although it's not a great track to play.
Location is another obstacle that Bearbrook has against it. It is a bit off the beaten path.
Difficulty lies in the quality of the course and not the design. Small greens and poorly cut fairways are the major challenge.
Nice mature willows are abundant.
The bordering housing, some quite expensive, is set well away from general play.
A few garbage cans overflowing.
Pro Shop attendant was doing his best to make due with a downed Interact machine.
Clubhouse was a little slow on service. Attendant seemed a bit overwhelmed with about 10 people in the Clubhouse.
Two buildings; one for the Pro Shop, and one for the bar.
The Pro Shop had no supplies and is used just for paying greens fees and cart rentals.
Simple and serves it's purpose but nothing beyond that.
This years scorecard has cheapened compared to the previous one I have. Scorecard is now just thin, plain green card stock. The previous one I have had colour and a photo of the Clubhouse.
Bearbrook doesn't accept charge cards but they do inform you of this over the phone.
Course navigation is well defined.
No putting area.
A beautiful day for golf.
Sorry, not high on my list to play again.