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    Outaouais

    just read this on twitter

    Interesting note for Ottawa golfers, a group of 30 investors has purchased the Outaouais Golf Club and renamed it Rockland Golf Club.
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    Had not realized they changed the name.This news came out last fall Jeff. Thanks for the update.

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    will be interesting to see the impact. I love the course and to me it's one of the best values in the city. I'd love to see a new clubhouse or at least some renovations. A proper deck/patio overlooking that hole would be incredible.
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    Yep, agree with you its a great course. There is one of the main owners who has a few $$$ Hopefully they will inject some major funds to update the clubhouse.I dont think you could improve the course itself as its just nice the way it is.

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    Will improving the clubhouse actually bring in that many more golfers?

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    It depends on the golfers who enjoy the après-golf, I rarely stay after a game but a larger deck overlooking the 18th would be very nice and would be where I would head for a drink.
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    no idea, it would be nice though. It could be a good way to attract new members but it has to make financial sense
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    i tried to find this, which twitter feed did you read this?

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    i can't recall to be honest, one of the local sports media
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    That is great news---hope they just return to their regular maintenance program---course is fine the way it is. IMHO---there is no need for a new clubhouse---maybe a few renovations and paint etc. Spending money to put a "fake face" on things just begs trouble.
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    I can't honestly believe that an old clubhouse is the reason for a lack of business and a struggling golf course...

    It is a super nice layout, 27 holes, always in great shape... so why the struggles?

    Price of green fees?
    Distance to get there?
    Better deals out there?
    Slow pace of play?

    For me, it is just way to far and I have other options much closer that offer good value also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfisforfun View Post
    I can't honestly believe that an old clubhouse is the reason for a lack of business and a struggling golf course...

    It is a super nice layout, 27 holes, always in great shape... so why the struggles?

    Price of green fees?
    Distance to get there?
    Better deals out there?
    Slow pace of play?

    For me, it is just way to far and I have other options much closer that offer good value also.
    the clubhouse isn't the reason at least not for green fee players. Members perhaps.

    Green fees are some of the best in the city in terms of value for what you are getting. That and I play twilight if i play there which is under $30. Pace of play has always been ok in my experience. It is a long way unless you live in the east end. I am in the south end and it's 45 min for me on a good day. Too many other options a lot closer for me than going there and if I do go, it's often twlight which is a PITA to go east on the 417 at that time. I do like playing it once or twice a year though.
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    Have to agree with jeffc. you cannot get better value for money than Outaouais. The course is always in great shape, great practice green with chipping green as well. I know it is a bit out of the way, but then again so is Equinelle, but it seems that their tee sheets are jammed all day. I think with proper marketing this course would see a dramatic increase in business. The only publicity I have seen for Outaouais has been negative, and it had nothing to do with the layout of conditioning. It was all about the demise of the course. If you haven't played here in a while I would definitely recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOKO72 View Post
    I know it is a bit out of the way, but then again so is Equinelle, but it seems that their tee sheets are jammed all day.
    If you live in Kanata it's only about 30 min to eQuinelle and it's even closer from Barrhaven, etc.

    Unless you live in the east end of the city eQuinelle is closer for a lot of people.
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    I would like to see a decrease in membership fees as the course is almost in my backyard and could go play after work without having to drive at least 30 min to go to any course. But i dont think it will happen

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