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Pine View and Bytown Catering combine for enjoyable tourneys

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Tournament organizers are discovering that planning an event in 2014 at Pine View Golf Course is a tasty bit of business for a couple of reasons.

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The first is because Pine View has teamed up with Bytown Catering, Ottawa-Gatineau’s top pick for catering services, to prepare delicious events for groups ranging in size from nine to 288 golfers.

Players are going to be able to sink their teeth into scrumptious meal choices after sinking their birdie putts throughout the summer at the 36-hole Blair Road property.

The second reason is there are several innovative ideas in place to keep things loose on the fairways and greens for men and women.

“We have options like having a larger hole on one of the greens, placing two holes on a green and having a closest to the keg contest to go with all of the tradition features associated with a tournament,” said Ben Patenaude, Pine View’s tournament/event co-ordinator. “These choices are available to produce positive experiences for organizations when they choose Pine View.”

Patenaude says the spaces open for events this summer include a nice selection of Sundays, golf-only Saturdays and weekday times.

And the prices haven’t gone up over last year.

“Our fees are the same as 2013 and groups, organizations and families can book an event day for as low as $25 per golfer, with all taxes in.”

The Championship Course at Pine View is a par 71, 6,679-yard parkland design. The mature style layout provides ample landing areas for tee shots as well as large putting surfaces that are guarded well by bunkers and have plenty of undulations.

The Executive Course plays to a par of 64 and measures 4,025 yards in length. Players get to use every club in their bags because the tee-to-green distances vary quite a bit.

“By having two very different courses, we’re able to provide flexible options when we meet with clients,” Patenaude said. “If time is tighter, our Executive Course is perfect in that the length and design - it has nine par threes, eight par fours and one par five - combine to complete tournaments in less time while still maintaining a fun atmosphere.”

Pine View Golf Course is located at 1471 Blair Rd.

For more details and to book a tournament, e-mail Patenaude at events@pineview.com, ben@pineview.com or call 613.746.4301 ext. 230.

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