Renfrew Golf Club (613) 432-2485
Ontario Golf Course Review
Renfew Goilf Club is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada. Established in 1929, the Renfrew Golf Club has always been known as one of the best courses
in the Valley. And if you've never played this course you're missing out on a great golf experience. If you've played it in years past, you should play it again. The club has rebuilt all
of its 18 greens and they are simply beautiful.
The first tee (a par 4) gives you a good idea of the changes in elevation that occurs throughout the course. The men's tees located 330, 319 and 315 from a large undulating
green is a real challenge. The women's tee is front and to the left of the men's' at 239 yards. The fairway, though ample, is bordered on the left and in the front by valleys. You
definitely want to get as far up as possible in order to set yourself up for pitch onto the green if you plan to birdie this hole. #2 is a narrow 165-177 yard par three to an elevated
green while the par 4 #3 doglegs well to the left through an open fairway. Another par 3 (215-204 yds.) with a small water hazard sets you up for #5 which is a long par 4 (399 yds.)
. Try to keep your ball left when teeing off on #6 (a 358/352-yard par 4) so you'll have a view of the green on your next shot. There is a small water hazard on the left in front of the
green. Hole #7 is a real challenge. The dogleg to the left is severe so you want to be sure to place your first shot as near the marker as possible in order to have a shot at the
green. This is another large green that is elevated and very well bunkered. A dogleg to the right greets you on the par 5 493/478 yard 8th hole. The fairways are hilly which makes
you feel that the hole is farther than it is. Keep your shots at eye level with the flag and it's a do-able birdie hole. The drive back to the clubhouse on the par 4 #9 is wide open with
more elevation changes. Use your big club here.
The back nine opens with three long, scenic par 4s. Perhaps the most beautiful hole on this course is #13. It is a 373-yd. par 4. The tees are elevated, the fairway is expansive
and you won't find a bad lie anywhere, but your second (or third) shot will be onto a severely elevated and undulating green fronted by perfectly sculpted (but deep) bunkers and
moguls. It is picturesque but will offer even the most seasoned player a challenge. A 215-yard par three follows on the 14th. When you first approach the tee box it doesn't
appear to be a difficult hole but the slope and the bunkering make you pause to rethink your shot. The 15th and 16th holes give you the opportunity to bring out the big drivers and
relax. Prepare yourself for the 17th hole. It is a 155/149-yard par 3 that is very undulating well bunkered and fronted by a deep ravine. It looks deceivingly close. A par 5 476/443
-yard closing hole gives you a beautiful view of the clubhouse where the friendly staff awaits you with a good selection of cold beverages and an excellent menu.
We were very impressed with the quality and layout of this course. The greens are very fast and provide some interesting putting experiences. The overall design of the course
rewards well placed shots but does not overly penalize the novice hitter. We highly recommend the Renfrew Golf Club. It is just 10 minutes off the Transcanada Highway and a
mere 5-minute drive from Renfrew. The golf club has partnered with one of the local hotels to offer stay and play packages. You can find out more about them in the Two Guys
Who Golf Detailed Ontario Listings Section with a link to their website by clicking here.