Oct 5, 2020

Golf Course Review - Brockville Country Club

Nothing like Fall golf and no better place then in my own backyard and a place I'd yet to visit, Brockville Country Club finally got crossed off my bucket list last week. It was great to finally get out and play this Stanley Thompson gem. Tucked off King St. West within a Bryson DeChambeau drive of the St. Lawrence River. It was great to get out and play golf in a beautiful Fall setting but as well having a chat  with two people I've worked with at Rideau View Golf Club before (Ryan Sloan - Course Superintendent, Jason Walmark - GM)

Only a short 48 min. drive from my house had me to the course and teeing off for my 10:30am round. I was hoping to get paired with some members being a single and all but the course was busy with many 4somes taking advantage of the great weather. 

Ted a member and gentlemen in the 4some behind me made my round even better. I spoke to him several times during my round and he was great at giving me the "scoop" when it comes to playing Brockville CC. Had a great time golfing and taking pictures of this mature golf course. 

Stanley Thompson's design features were evident from the get go of the round including many angled approaches from the tee or from the fairway. The many natural hazards like trees and rock outcroppings plus the many uneven lies was reminiscent of my rounds at other Stanley Thompson designs like Highland Links and Lambton CC a few years back. 

Not a huge fan of doglegs but at Brockville CC they seemed to work better with many different tee offerings (7). 

The course was in great condition after a lot of rain overnight and the day before. Maintenance staff had the greens running smooth and true and for the amount of play and this late in the season the golf course held up beautifully. Brockville CC is continuing to work on updating their irrigation/drainage systems. Which for most better courses is an ongoing matter. 

Being long enough on your drives especially on the many doglegs at Brockville CC is paramount for scoring well that and playing from the right tee boxes. 

Majestic trees and beautiful rocky terrain frame most of the holes at Brockville CC.

Loved the blend of both long and short holes including #12 this great par 3 name the Signature Hole. At 179yds from the grey tees, wind will have you guessing what club to unleash. 

Wasn't a big fan of #11 Cardiac Hill more of what I see as a golf oddity then an actual golf hole. This short and steep uphill par 4 with a green that probably should be fixed from its tiers to me definitely needs some updating. As well the hill has got to go on #13 the Montreal hole. (Landing area is too small for most golfers).

A short par 3 #9 Little Misery is aptly name be sure and choose your club wisely. 

Brockville has one nice little golf course tucked away near the St. Lawrence River. I can't see why it's near 500 members wouldn't be happy. With a beautiful and varied choice of holes(7 sets of tees) you have not only a challenge for all levels of golfers but a variety of golfing experiences from day to day. Glad I finally made the trip to Brockville to experience this Stanley Thompson design for myself. Can't wait to return.

Great sign over the downstairs bar. Oh! to be 1960 again. 

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