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Casselview's pristine greens in mid-summer shape

No. 1 at Casselview Golf and Country Club.
No. 1 at Casselview Golf and Country Club.
Ron Patey

The crew at Casselview Golf and Country Club has beaten back the chilly challenge that Old Man Winter blew at them.

The large greens at Casselview are in fine form.
Ron Patey

Your reporter played the track in Casselman last week and the news is true - the large greens are in velvety fine mid-summer form.

"We’re always improving to stay ahead,” said Claude Leclair, who co-owns and operates the full service facility with his brother, Daniel. “Our motto for 2014 is ‘Experience all that is great’ and to make this happen for members and public players we continue to look for ways to better the experience each player has here."

One of the tweaks is in the works on No. 11 where the former par four has become a risk-reward par five now that the tee boxes have been moved back.

“No. 11 used to play from 393 yards from the white tees,” said Daniel. “It now measures 446 from the whites and presents golfers with the challenge of going for the green in two while missing the pond that borders the putting surface on the right.”

Claude and Daniel are also huge believers in providing all golfers with pleasant social experiences.

“Our two women’s leagues on Wednesdays are back for the 2014 season,” Claude said. “The ladies can play during the day or in the evening. Each golfer receives nine holes of golf, a power cart, a buffet and the chance for prizes for $40. The day league starts at 2:30 p.m. and the evening league begins with a shotgun start at 6 p.m.”

Meanwhile, the age for seniors to be eligible for special rates has dropped to 55 from 60.

“The senior rates are the $35 for walkers and $45 for power cart riders every Monday and Tuesday,” said Claude.

Casselview and Country Club features five sets of tees-boxes and is situated only 25-minutes east of Ottawa beside Hwy. 417 near the Casselman exit.

The layout measures 4,851 yards to 6,705 yards in length and plays to a par of 72. It features four ponds and is surrounded by Butternut Creek.

For more details, to book a tee-time or inquire about leagues and the new tournament and banquet menu, call 613.798.4653 or e-mail golf@casselview.com.