Niagara Golf Club circa 1875 This is the oldest surviving golf course in North America. Almost two years after his victory in the Junior Honda Classic, James Newton, from Ottawa, has once again triumphed on a golf course in South Florida. Bob Goalby, winner of the 1968 Masters and numerous PGA events, when asked by the Ottawa Citizen his opinion on playing on the Royal Ottawa Golf Course at the Maurier Champions Tournament in 1984, said the following. Another determining factor was the 5 cent trip for members on the Hull and Aylmer electric railway from Central Station, which left club members at the golf club station located a few steps south of the club on what is now Lower Aylmer Road.
During an interview, the former president of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club and frequent champion of the Ladies Club, Kathy Keely, summed up the sentiments of many of the members of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club. There's a new CEO at the Rivermead Golf Club in Gatineau, but he's no stranger to the Outaouais area. But after all, although a well-equipped clubhouse is a very important consideration, the golfer demands, more than anything else, a test field and, in this sense, the Royal Ottawa is specially equipped. Perfect for beginning golfers, young golfers and even experienced golfers looking to hone their skills, the “Royal Nine”, which measures just over 2500 yards, complements a traditional design that would otherwise be exceptional.
A variety of challenges await golfers, such as lush, rolling fairways bordered by a variety of mature trees and shrubs, numerous changes in elevation, a stream that meanders along the course, and small but very fast, purpose-designed greens. Rich in history and tradition, the Royal Ottawa Golf Club is the oldest golf club in the National Capital Region of Canada and one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in North America. The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) and the Canadian Professional Golfers Association (CPGA) were formed at Royal Ottawa and the club has hosted the Canadian Amateur Championships, Canadian Ladies Amateur, Canadian Open, CPGA, du Maurier Seniors and LPGA, Canadian Junior and Golf Canada Mid-Am Championships as well as Shell's Wonderful World of Golf. The Club, together with the Ottawa Hunt and Rivermead golf clubs, played a decisive role in the formation of the Ottawa District Golf Association in 1948 and, until 1974, all Association events were held exclusively on these three courses.
Whether you're looking for the latest on tours, in-depth interviews, product analysis, or just about anything about golf, it'll show up three times a week. The Royal Ottawa Golf Course offers members and their guests a superbly conditioned design that measures between 5748 and 6511 yards, compared to the 6270-yard course featured in the story “Golf in Canada's Capital” of 1917. Golf clubs are also a source of many stories and memories that unite us as family and friends, as highlighted in the latest issue of Golf Canada's family-themed magazine. Originally designed by well-known Chicago golf architect Tom Bendelow, the courses have hardened considerably in recent years, although in this regard they can still be further improved by placing additional traps and bunkers.