|Coordinates||45°20′26″N 75°41′05″W / 45.3405°N 75.6847°WCoordinates: 45°20′26″N 75°41′05″W / 45.3405°N 75.6847°W|
|Location||1 Hunt Club Road|
|Established||1908, 115 years ago|
|Designed by||Willie Park, Jnr.|
|Length||6,864 yards (6,276 m)|
|Course rating||73.8|
|Length||6,834 yards (6,249 m)|
|Designed by||Willie Park, Jnr. &|
|Length||6,808 yards (6,225 m)|
|Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club|
|Location||1 Hunt Club Road|
|Established||1959, 64 years ago|
|Club type||Dedicated ice|
|Curling Canada region||OCA Zone 2|
|Sheets of ice||Six|
|Rock colours||Red and Yellow|
The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, often referred to as Ottawa Hunt or the Hunt Club, is a private golf and curling club in Canada, located in Ottawa, Ontario. Founded 115 years ago in 1908 as a hunting club, it has hosted many world-class professional and amateur golf tournaments, along with many high-profile Canadian curling events.
With golf entering into a boom period after World War I, with enormous demand for new facilities, the Ottawa Hunt Club expanded into golf in 1919. Its South and West nines, usually paired together as its main tournament course, were designed by Willie Park, Jnr. (1864−1925), a two-time British Open champion (1887, 1889), one of the era's top golf architects, and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Its curling facility was opened in 1959, and has six sheets of ice.
Journalist Eddie MacCabe wrote a history book for the 75th anniversary of the club, published in 1983.
The golf course was redesigned, mainly for its green complexes, by Tom McBroom in 1989. The club's latest renovation, with a primary aim to implement more expansive practice facilities, was performed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan in 2013; this work reduced the par from 72 to 71, as one par-four hole was replaced by a new par-three hole.
Important tournaments hostedEdit
The Club hosted the Canadian Open in 1932; this tournament was won by World Golf Hall of Famer Harry Cooper.
Ottawa Hunt hosted the Americas Cup golf matches in 1960; this event (which ended after 1967) saw the United States, Canada, and Mexico compete in amateur team play. The American team was led by future World Golf Hall of Fame members Jack Nicklaus and Deane Beman, yet defeated Canada only narrowly, by 21.5 to 20, with Mexico trailing in third place.
It hosted the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1937; this event was won by Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Ross Somerville, for his last of six titles. It hosted the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1960; this event was won by Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Keith Alexander. It hosted the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1970; this event was won by Allen Miller, who turned professional shortly afterwards, and went on to win on the PGA Tour.
The club hosted the 1994 du Maurier Classic, then a major championship, on the LPGA Tour, won by Martha Nause with a score of 279 (nine under par) for four rounds.
It hosted the LPGA Tour's CN Canadian Women's Open in August 2008, celebrating the club's centennial. Katherine Hull won with a score of 277 (−11), one stroke ahead of runner-up Se Ri Pak, with Yani Tseng a further stroke back in third place; Tseng set a new ladies' competitive course record with 64 (–8) in round two, spread over two days due to weather. The 2008 edition of the tournament set new attendance records, with more than 70,000 fans, and raised more than C$1 million for charity.
In 2017, the club hosted the CP Canadian Women's Open, which was won by Sung Hyun Park, who had earlier won the 2017 U.S. Women's Open. Canadian superstar Brooke Henderson, who grew up in Smiths Falls, Ontario, less than an hour's drive from Ottawa Hunt, set a ladies' record for the newly redesigned course with a third-round 63, eight under the revised par of 71. Henderson is an honorary member of the Ottawa Hunt Club.
The scoring record would last until the 2022 Canadian Women's Open as Paula Reto would break the course and tournament record shooting a 62 in the opening round. She would go on to win the tournament to mark her 1st LPGA Tour victory.
Golf champions at Ottawa HuntEdit
- 1932 Canadian Open, won by Harry Cooper
- 1937 Canadian Amateur, won by Ross Somerville
- 1960 Canadian Amateur, won by Keith Alexander
- 1960 Americas Cup Matches, won by the United States of America
- 1970 Canadian Amateur, won by Allen Miller
- 1994 du Maurier Classic, won by Martha Nause
- 2008 Canadian Women's Open, won by Katherine Hull
- 2017 Canadian Women's Open, won by Sung Hyun Park
- 2022 Canadian Women's Open, won by Paula Reto
- ^ The Golf Course, by Geoffrey Cornish and Ronald Whitten, 1981.
- ^ wghof.org
- ^ a b ottawahuntclub.org
- ^ Chwialkowska, Luiza (May 24, 1998). "Eddie MacCabe: A glimpse it the city's soul". Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ontario. p. 7.
- ^ MacCabe, Eddie (1983). The Ottawa Hunt Club: 75 Years of History, 1908–1983. Gloucester, Ontario: Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. OCLC 708723975.
- ^ Golf in Canada: A History", by James A. Barclay, 1992.
- ^ History of Golf in Canada, by L.V. Kavanaugh, 1973.
- ^ "Canadian Pacific Women's Open". LPGA.com. (results). 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- ^ "Tseng's 64 sets course record in Canada". PGA Tour. August 16, 2008. Retrieved July 18, 2017.