Falcon Ridge Golf Club - Championship

3.6176470588 3.6 stars from 5 (36)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6945 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Yellow 72 6945 yards 73.4 122
Blue 72 6739 yards 72.9 124
White 72 6288 yards 70.3 118
Red 72 5383 yards 65.9 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 36 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

28 out of 36 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport   Great for locals   Challenges include narrow fairways plays long   Great for drinks  

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lukethompson24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Different front and back 9s"


Robthebirdie's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First 9s fairly easy and wide open, back 9s (in particular 10 to 13) are totally different set up with narrow and difficult fairways. I rather play the front 9s twice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed based on other's reviews"


eltrebor's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked FR based on many positive reviews of the course but there are lots of nicer public courses in Ottawa. The front 9 is your basic cow pasture turned wide open and flat golf course. The back nine is cut out of the woods and vary narrow in spots. You are right on the landing path for the airport, I mean the wheels are down, which was actually interesting. Pace of play was real slow considering everyone in front of us was in carts. I highly recommend carts as there is long spaces between holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Alan8029822's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Course Good Value"


edc808a's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyable round. The course was initially a nine-hole that was expanded at some point to 18. You can see two styles of design. 10th hole my favorite. 18th very nice too. Not discouraging for the over 100 scoring player. Glad they offer walking rates for those that want that too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape"


John1966819's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Greens were soft and rolled good , front nine open and long , back nine definitely target golf but nice to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"where is the cart girl, or guy"


u00000670741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great, wide open on the front 9 , narrow and alot tougher on the back9. The only bad thing about the course was there was no cart girl/guy and no canteen open on the course. You were to far from the club house to get a drink, so you better load up before you tee off...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Alan8029822's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In really good shape with very friendly staff. The greens were awesome


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/30/2017

Thanks for coming out and playing Alan! Hope to see you soon!


"Fair but only for a hot deal."


pmak9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are some reasons for my overall rating as fair, and it's a low fair.

1. Having never played the course before and not taking the time to reasearch it on-line there is an additional 9 hole course (Raceview) with the first tee right beside the clubhouse. The group didn't know any better and started there. Pro shop didn't mention anything and I didn't ask when checking in. They didn't have a problem with the group heading over to the Falcon Ridge course after we realized our mistake.

2. The course is still recovering from a very wet spring, all holes were open with the exception of 17 (par 5). All tee boxes on 17 have been moved forward to about 200 yards from the green. Not sure how much longer the hole will play this way but will probably be opened up in a week or so. Nothin was mentioned on-line or at the course that we noticed about this. Greens are a decent size and in good condition. The course layout changes up from a very forgiving front 9 to for the most part an unforgiving tightish back 9. #18 was the nicest hole in my opinion, decent dog leg right with elevated tee box and green.

3. Advertises 4 tee boxes ranging from 5383 to 6945 yards (red,white,blue,yellow) whites and blues are the same on 9 holes. On applicable fairways the 250,200,150,100 yardage markers were lined down both sides of the fairway which helped for aiming off the tee box and distances were accurate from what I could tell.

4. There was a halfway house after #7 that was closed...on a Saturday. Main club house is a fair distance away by power cart after finishing #9 (over 500 yards). #10 tee box is right beside #9 green and you would have to drive past #2 tee box and the full distance of #1 to get to the clubhouse and then back, so definitely not convenient.

5. Beverage cart was out, passed us 3 times during our round and was very friendly. Didn't go into the clubhouse/restaurant and didn't use the practice area (putting green or range) so no comment.

For this time of year overall I would have felt jipped if I walked on and paid standard green fees or non hot deal on golf now. The hot deal with cart after playing seemed a bit pricy but when the course has fully recoverd later in the season I would recommend the hot deal with cart only. Our group scores were between 83 and 105. I consider myself a fair to tough critic when it comes to reviewing golf courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Excellent value"


studiojim's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having never played the course, I was unsure of what lay ahead. I was very pleasantly surprised by the layout. The front is wide open and fun to play. The back 9 is tight and very much target golf. There are tee boxes for all levels and the pace of play was being excellent. I will be returning for sure!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"LOVE THE LONG PAR 5s"


maggierreid's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and a good mix of various distances and landscape challenges


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Good value"


robertgeorge's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I and 2 friends I haven't golfed with for 5 years went on a Hot Deal. We had a great time. The course is in pretty good shape. I am a poor golfer so did not do that well but that is my fault. It is a fair track, the greens are in good shape, and all staff we came in contact with were happy and helpful. Golfed here 2 times this year and will go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A pleasant round...great weather and friends."


MRSDTW's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

#10 a bit of a challenge...be prepared to look for your ball!

Not sure why there are large areas of wood chips near the greens on two holes (on the back nine). Never have seen this before on any other course. Not an easy "chip" shot onto the green if you end up there!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lot of fun"


samarako's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a very enjoyable time at the course. Staff were very friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Good Course - close to Ottawa"


kpryan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good course. The front 9 is very open as is most of the back - but 10/11/and 12 are very tight and challenging. Would help if there were a sign with distances to the landing areas/obstacles especially on the blind 10/11 & 12 holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow pace"


ishaque1032197's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very slow pace and no marshals around to control players


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Underrated course with different 9's!"


DIbit's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played super quick as a single in a cart, passed 5 groups to finish is 2.5 hours! Great staff. What a difference the front and back 9's are. Should cut/trim some trees on the back 9!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good but not great is the best way to describe it"


RGLC's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course was about as good as I have seen it. I think the greens need to be a bit quicker for my preferences but it makes it a bit easier for the average golfer that you can be a bit more aggressive. The fairways and rough were dry so lots of roll off the tee. My suggestion to the course would be to have markers on the holes where a hazard comes in to play. For instance on a par 5 - it is 255 yards to the hazard down the fairway or its 200 yards to the corner etc (maybe I just need to buy a garmin). Also the website didn't work this morning for the course. So that's kinda funny that it takes you to a course that is in Austin Texas.

It is not friendly for senior golfers as my dad would have preferred some tees that were a bit closer in some places. For the most part it was a great day and staff were pretty friendly (the one I talked to anyways). Probably should also be a MAX of $40 to ride and golf after 3 pm or lower (taxes included). There are lots of practice areas including 2 putting greens, which I always appreciate even though I seldom find the time after rushing to the course from work.

All in all I am not excited about going back, the price of golf these days its just not worth it to visit courses like this very often. Its amazing to think what kind of course it would be with all that land if they invested ohhhh say 25-50 million dollars. It has the land to truly build a great course but that will never happen, it will always be a B course with average at best conditions. They could make it a greyhawk but as it sits its just a couple steps better than an Irish Hills. Average golfers I am sure you will find it more than suitable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Made it my home course"


Denis5310105's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Falcon Ridge has been a work in progress for years. As it is today, it's in great shape.The front nine allows golfers to be aggressive by taking advantage of wide fairways (although long). Make sure your game is on track by the time you reach the back nine or be prepared to dip into your bag to get those extra balls out.

This course will impact your handicap with its long fairways and odd angles and sight lines...it's a challenge. I love a challenge and I love Falcon Ridge G.C.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It's like they ran out of space"


betterthandany's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine is very long and wide open. When you make the turn to play the back nine it's like they ran out of space.

The back nine is much shorter, very narrow with hazards lining both sides a lot of the time. It doesn't even seem like the same course. It's like they added another nine but didn't have enough room to continue with the style of course.

There are a lot of blind shots. The maps on the tee boxes are terrible illustrations of the holes. There are a few holes that are very confusing from the tee box, i.e. it looks like there is a fork in the hole and you don't know if it's going to the right or the left. (The illustrations are no help).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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