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3037 Quail Run Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1T3S1
Foggy starting in the evening.
Foggy starting in the afternoon.
Snow (< 1 cm.) overnight.
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Date: 2010 Review by Ted L
Greens hold quite well for new greens. They have a lot of subtle and pronounced contours. All greens putt consistently for speed and are true.
Management decided to stay off the course for an extra year in 2010 and the move (a wet year) paid off, with very even, thick fairways where the ball sits up well. Fairways are amply wide but fairway bunkers and water hazards keep a golfer honest on most holes. There are some risk reward shots where carrying the bunkers sets up birdies but a miss creates loads of trouble. This course is set up strategically very well.
There are five (5) sets of tees on this golf course allowing play for any skill of player. The tees are large and in good condition. Yardage signs are very good.
Many motorists that pass by on Hwy 11 are not too impressed by the looks of the course from the highway but upon arriving to the pro shop side of the clubhouse, the golf course instantly makes any enthusiast want to get out there. I was and still am very impressed with the lay out, contours, placement of fairway and green bunkers and the amount of water on the golf course.
The green fees are competitive with other courses in the area. Value for your dollar is very good. Membership and Ten pack cards give good value to the course.
With 5 tees to choose from, difficulty is the choice of the golfer. The course sets up playable for ladies (5217 yards-121 slope) and will challenge the best (7273 yards-131 slope) who want to play it from the tips. I must mention the 18th hole that upon teeing off looks a little unkempt and unassuming. That is until you go to play your second shot. The fairway doglegs left and leaves you very little room between the water, large bunker in front of the green and waste area that runs all along the right side of the fairway. The majestic clubhouse is in the backdrop of the green. Do not go long on this shallow green, there is water behind the green as well. (Wow, what a finishing hole).
This course is in very pristine shape for a first year course. It will take a few years for some of the trees to grow but the fairways, rough and greens are already in great shape. The only distraction is the presence of Highway 11 that runs about 50-100 yards east of the golf course, +-but most golfers can block that out. Many holes are very scenic with dog legs, mounding, water and bunkers.
I have found the Pro shop staff to be very courteous at all times. There was a beverage cart on the course each time we payed and the operator was friendly and respectful of golfers as they played their shots. The course could use a club drop off rack at the front of the parking lot and (when possible) a shuttle pick up of clubs from the parking lot to the staging area behind the club house.
The Clubhouse is well designed with restaurant and lounge services on the upper level and Pro shop, offices and Club rooms on the lower level. Reportedly, meals are very good and prices are reasonable. The parking lot is large, paved and ample.
Weather could make this golf course challenging on a windy day as it is quite open. The score card is laid out quite well with giving you ample rows to mark scores, stats and matches. Directions to next tee is fairly good with maybe one exception where the front nine crosses over with the back nine. All carts are equipped with state of the art GPS system that gives you course information like distance to water hazards, fairway bunkers, carry bunkers, green side bunkers, front, back and centre of green and distance to the pin. carts are speed controlled for sharp curves and monitored when driven into the rough.
We, (friends and wives) are very impressed with The Legends. It is a great addition to the Saskatoon area collection of golf courses. I would (and do) recommend this golf course to all golfers. It is a very walkable golf course or you can treat yourself to the GPS equipped golf carts.