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Day One Of My Two Day Golf Trip In The Ottawa Valley

By admin May16,2024

Every year, 72 golfers associated with my home town of Mattawa descend on the Petawawa / Pembroke area to have a fun tournament, rekindle long standing friendships and play some golf. This year, we played a two fantastic courses which added to great fun had by all. Organized by a long standing local resident of Mattawa, Paul, we headed down to White Ridge Golf Course for the first day of fun in the sun. It was an amazing day of golf on a stellar course!

I was nominated (dragooned ) as the official scorer for the two day event. The normal scorer, Jacques, was away so the task fell on my shoulders. With the help of my friend Blair, we decided to try the modified Stapleford system to see if the it would even out everyone’s chances to win a prize. As it turned out, it did not make any different and we decided to revert back to straight scoring for next year’s event. Regardless, it worked out well and the winners were decided.

The highlight of the two day event was definitely the golf courses. The first day, as stated earlier, we played at Wolf Ridge Golf Course, also referred to as the Homestead at Wolf Ridge. Playing at just under 6000 yards, this hilly course provided plenty of challenge off the tee and on approach shots. The course was dry and the greens were receptive most of the time. Being early in the season, the entire course was in fantastic shape.

Jim hitting into a beautiful par 3

Wolf Ridge was a hilly course that would be a challenge to walk. Of course, the price included cart and we definitely received our monies worth. On a side note, their carts were the best I have ridden in many years due to the comfortable seats. The course offered us a bit of a deal, but at their regular rates of $63 dollars with power cart, offers tremendous value for anyone in the Ottawa Valley who is looking for a fun golf course to play.

The golf course blended a great deal of the local Canadian Shield into the design. As someone who does not it the ball very long, being able to place many of my tee and second shots in the proper position was key to success on the course. Being early in the season, Wolf Ridge offered a greater challenge to my game because of the amount of rust I was knocking off.

The course was a mix of open and narrow holes, a few dog legs, and well placed bunkers. Club Superintendent, Paul Goulet, showed pride in his work through a well maintained and manicured course. Overall, I would rate this course as a must play. I intend on going back sometime!

To make our time at Wolf Ridge exceed our expectations was the staff. Course Manager Rose Shulist’s staff were courteous, professional, and willing to make our short stay a memorable one. They definitely achieved that goal. The entire team at Wolf Ridge are commended on a job well done and we want to thank them for the wonderful hospitality.

Day one of our golf trip was a huge success. I am already looking forward to next year!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links.

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