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The Kingsway park golf and country club is an excellent 18-holes Par 72, 6400 yards golf course sitting on 175 acres. Our newly renovated 1821 heritage clubhouse offers remarkable scenery and breath-taking background views of the Gatineau hills. Indeed, the Kingsway is a privileged destination for all golf lovers. We are highly praised for our undulated greens, our installations and our friendly and professional services.
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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Foggy until afternoon.
Overcast throughout the day.
Overcast throughout the day.
Snow (9–18 cm.) starting in the afternoon.
Rain in the morning.
Date: 2009-Aug-05 Review by Dan P
The greens were a bit larger than normal and the course had none that I would consider undersized. Good speed with minimal contour. Most putts were straight at the hole. Hole location was identified by flag colour.
About half a dozen holes were being worked on. Areas were roped off with fresh sod planted. Fairways were very wide and very forgiving. The prominent black and white 150 marker couldn't be missed. The 100 and 200 yard markers were smaller and all three distances had plates in the group.
The tees showed a bit of wear but surprisingly, the par 3 tees were as good as any other tee blocks. Yardage signs with hole layout are well positioned. Any par 4 or 5 will probably see you use a driver.
There's nothing really remarkable about Kingsway. Hole #17, a par 5, is the most challenging. Too bad it's followed by one of the easier holes on the course. I hit a brutal tee shot on #18 to the right that I should of has no business of finding yet I did.
A few par fours feel very similar.
Bunkers are well maintained but not always well located. Some are extremely off line. The par fives are tough to reach with two good pokes.
Average pricing for the quality of course.
With the forgiving fairways you should be able to keep your ball in play. If you're a good iron player then you should score well. Not a difficult track.
The surrounding hills provide a beautiful backdrop. Surprisingly, the course is extremely flat. The drive to Kingsway will give you the impression that the course will match the grade contours of the road.
The maintenance staff were courteous even though I often found them to be out of site and sound of my shot.
The young gentleman in the pro shop was very polite.
I may be a little unfair with this rating as I didn't get to go inside. I teed off early in the morning and only got to take a peek in through the windows before my game as the doors were locked.
Kingsway is one of the easiest courses to find your way around. It was an easy walk and never once did I have to think of where the next tee was located.
Washrooms are after holes #3 and #15 but can easily be missed.
The scorecard does not have a course layout but you don't really need one.
I played Kingsway about 25 years ago and, in my opinion, it has improved with age.
The extreme rainfall in the region has hurt the recovery of the fairways but let's hope for a dryer season in 2010.