Oaks of Cobden
1725 Kohlsmith Road
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Oaks of Cobden
It's worth the drive to Cobden!
Come golf the beautiful rolling terrain of our championship course in the spectacular Ottawa Valley. We offer a challenging 18 hole, 6, 427 yard, par 71 golf course for all skill levels. Below is a short description of each hole along with some helpful tips.
A short, straight Par 5 hole. Reachable in two for the long hitters, but very accessible to the shorter players. Good opportunity to get your swing rhythm. Avoid the right hand rough, and the spruce tress within. The green is protected by a bunker on the left side.
This hole is a brute. Playing 466 yards from the back tee, with water hazards on both sides of the fairway, the tee shot is very intimidating. There are four bunkers protecting both the front and back on both sides of the green. There is no shame in laying up on this difficult hole and playing it as a par 5.
This hole represents the first birdie opportunity on the back nine. There is out-of-bounds down the entire left side, but there is a generous fairway, which requires a fairly short tee shot. The bunker left of the large green must be avoided, but two good shots will lead to a positive score.
A short, uphill hole, which can yield a birdie, or an easy par, depending on pin placement. Be aware of the sucker pin tucked behind the bunker on the left side tend to break more and slope to the left side of the green.
This hole is a long and difficult downhill par 4, that features out-of-bounds down the entire left side. Be careful to avoid the bunker on the left side of the green on the approach shot, and don't be disappointed if you need to chip and putt for your par, since that is what most players do!
This hole plays downhill from the tee, and features a wide fairway and large landing area for the teeshot. Keep your second shot left of center since the hole plays downhill and slopes left to right. Two bunkers guard the front of the green, but be sure to avoid the left bunker, as it is deep and difficult. The green slopes from back to front and break.
The second of three par 5s on this nine features a steep hill on the tee shot, with fairly deep rough and trees lining both sides of the fairway, which makes this a three shot hole for all but the longest players. The green is protected by a large bunker on the right side, and the green is quite long (nearly 80 feet from front to back), so club selection should be judged by pin position here.
Be careful to avoid the bunker left of the green, and be aware that the green slopes from back to front and breaks from right to left as viewed from the tee.
Don't let the length fool you. This hole is rated as the most difficult hole on the front nine. The tee shot must be played over water, a carry of 140 to 190 yards depending on the angle to cross the water.
This hole features out-of-bounds on the right, and the green is guarded by a bunker on the right, and bush left and right. Staying short is better than long, left, or right.
Believe it or not, this hole is tougher than the last one. This signature hole features heavy bush down the entire left side of the fairway, which is considered a lateral hazard. There is heavy bush down the right side of the fairway, which is totally in play. The fairway is crowned and slopes sharply to the right from 190yards from the tee for another 75yards. The green slopes sharply from back to front, and is guarded by a bunker just off the left edge of the green. Once again, there is no shame in laying up and playing for a pitch and putt par.
This dogleg left demands a tee shot to the right hand side of the fairway in order to have a clear shot to the green, which gently slopes from back to front. The second shot is uphill, and the fairway has heavy bush on both sides all the way to the green.
A very strong hole, with a wide fairway with a spruce forest on both sides. The second shot must avoid the three bunkers which are lined up on the right side of the fairway to catch shots that are just a little short. The green is only 30 feet from from to back, but is 110 feet from left to right, so any pin on the right of the green must carry the bunker complex.
A straight-forward short hole. There are three bunkers (two short and one right) that protect the green, but the green is very large, and should represent an opportunity for par or better. This hole is completely in the open, so the wind will play a part in club selection.
This hole demands a controlled tee-shot of 170 to 190 yards to the center, or just left of center of the fairway. The fairway slopes seriously to the right, and the entire right side is played as a lateral hazard. The second shot is downhill, and club selection should take that into consideration.
This hole features two bunkers that protect both sides of the green. The green itself has two tiers. Be wary of the back right pin position since the tee-shot must carry the right hand bunker to get to the flag.
This hole features a fairway that has mounds on both sides which feed the ball back toward the center of the fairway, but a shot hit either too far left or right will find heavy bush on both sides. The green is elevated above the fairway, so add at least one club to your selection for the approach shot (more if into the wind). The green is protected by a cluster of bunkers on the left, and slopes from front to back, while breaking sharply from right to left from the front of the green.
The final hole is perhaps the best opportunity for birdie on this nine, but there are things to consider. First, the tee-shot must be played to the left-corner of the fairway in order to avoid the water hazard on the right hand side. There is heavy bush on the left side of the fairway if the tee-shot is pulled there. For the long hitter, the second shot must avoid the heavy rough on the left side (played as a lateral hazard), otherwise a tee-shot of 200 yards will leave a simple layup to set up the approach shot. The green is protected by bunkers on the left and the right sides, but three average shots should find the putting surface.