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    Best Course in Ottawa


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    Interesting view?

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    I have played all but 3, and tend to agree with the negative reviews.
    (The 3 I haven't played... I can't afford, or have friends at Camelot, Hunt Club or Royal Ottawa)

    Two courses that have improved quality (but I question cost increases), Pineview and Edgewood.

    Pricing is the biggest barrier to increasing the numbers of new golfers... unless there is a pandemic!

    And when the operators start seeing the same decreases as before 2020 I wonder if they will see the light (not holding my breath).

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    Wow ... Champlain in the top 25. Lost my respect based on that ranking. Whoever made this list drove 1 1/4 hours to Montebello, but Renfrew, Perth, Oaks of Cobden, Prescott, Mississippi are WAAAAAYYY better courses than Champlain and within the 75 minute drive limit. I'm sure there are others I haven't played.
    You always hit a good shot on 18 to keep you coming back.

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    Hilarious. Montebello while a solid track, has been a disaster from a conditioning perspective for a long time. No way you can rate it as #1 and besides itís not even remotely close to Ottawa. And he canít even take 2 minutes to look up the two nines along Hawthorne at the meadows which are south and west, not south and north. Embarrassing. No mention of any courses in the valley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffc View Post
    Hilarious. Montebello while a solid track, has been a disaster from a conditioning perspective for a long time. No way you can rate it as #1 and besides it’s not even remotely close to Ottawa. And he can’t even take 2 minutes to look up the two nines along Hawthorne at the meadows which are south and west, not south and north. Embarrassing. No mention of any courses in the valley.
    I don't know if there are more than two main guys associated with that blog, but they clearly have a thing for Montebello. I get it, the bones are there, but it has been completely neglected and it's tough to rate something in the present on it's potential (with nothing planned), or on it's history.

    Aside from that, I think the point is that beyond the top few courses, everything else around here is meh. In that vein, does it really matter which 9s elevate Meadows to 20th spot on a mediocre list?

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    Perhaps. But if you canít take 2 minutes to figure out which two 9ís those are then it just comes off as bush league and hard to take seriously. He hacks apart eagle creek (and rates it below Hylands) partly due to conditions but Iím not sure Iíve played a worse course condition wise than Montebello in the past 5 years.
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    Agree with all you guys, this ranking system is not good.
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    While I tend to agree with the negative reviews.
    The rankings are questionable and leaves out many local courses... say within 30, 45mins of the city center.

    But it is nice to see some criticism... that is rare in the golf industry

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    Nation in the same category with Champlain and Tecumseh..... hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by eez View Post
    Wow ... Champlain in the top 25. Lost my respect based on that ranking. Whoever made this list drove 1 1/4 hours to Montebello, but Renfrew, Perth, Oaks of Cobden, Prescott, Mississippi are WAAAAAYYY better courses than Champlain and within the 75 minute drive limit. I'm sure there are others I haven't played.
    I agree, Renfrew is better Champlain, or Tecumseh, I prefer to play Hawkesbury over Montebello (silly 1st hole to start)

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    The Hunt is the best course around. Montebello was in almost unplayable shape when we played it 2 years ago and I heard last year it was even worse. Itís foreign owned and up for sale, so I doubt there will be any improvement this season.

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