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Located 6km South of the town of Arnprior on the White Lake Road. The course has built a solid reputation for superb playing conditions and excellent greens. The Championship 18 hole layout winds its way around two lakes and a meandering creek which comes into play on 5 holes. Each hole is distinctive and interesting providing fun and enjoyment to players of all levels.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
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Date: 2011-Jun-18 Review by Dan P
The green at Mountain Creek were in excellent condition but what hurts the course is some of the wacky green contours. I found holes #1, #4, #5, and #11 to have greens that can be very frustrating to handle and it didn't take much to roll a putt off the first green.
The only blemish I found on any green was hole #16 which looked like a drainage pipe had been installed. No big deal.
Expect a lot of 3 putts during your round!
Not very impressive fairways. There was a lot of bare spots that I don't know how they will get filled in.
Yardage markers were stakes in the middle of the fairway at the standard 100, 150, and 200 yard locations.
Fairway width was average to a bit tight.
Signage was posted at all tees.
Some tees were worn directly in the middle. This is understandable for par 3s but rare for longer holes.
Most tee boxes were a bit narrow.
The course features moderate rolling hills but the course design leads to a lot of golfers from other fairways appearing on your hole. At least three times we had balls land near us for which we had no idea where they came from.
There are very few areas where a ball can be lost as there really is no forested area of very much water.
Trees border most fairways but don't offer much protection.
We had a two-for-one coupon which was kindly returned to us for use on another day but without the coupon I did find Mountain Creek to be priced a bit on the high side for quality of course.
The greens were the challenge for me. I had 45 putts for my round which is my worst performance in years. The following day I dropped to 29 putts at a different course.
The 18th is a tight finishing hole with a pond to the left and right. A well-placed tee shot is essential.
The course didn't have very many bunkers and I don't remember any of them coming into play during our round.
Mountain Creek is located in a pleasant country setting. The course was clean and well groomed.
Hole #16 is a very pretty par 3.
There was no beverage cart but there is a shack which serves both holes #3 and #15.
Staff in the pro shop handled our green fees with precision and wished us a good round.
All encounters with staff were pleasant.
The menu at Mountain Creek appeared to offer a decent selection and there was a "Special of the Day".
The clubhouse met the courses basic needs.
Although unpaved and dusty, the parking should be able to handle a full slot of golfers.
There was a bit of a hike between holes #12 and #13 and a minor jaunt between #13 and #14.
The scorecard has a simple course layout that does handles everything required.
I don't remember seeing any signage posted for directions but paths are visible and with a quick check of the scorecard you can figure on where to go.
Mountain Creek was one of the few courses I haven't played that is within an hours drive of home. While the course didn't come highly recommended to me it did present itself much better than expected.