Exceptional Golf

As a more experienced golfer, you may appreciate the challenge that The Royal’s eighteen-hole, championship-style course offers. This is an old-fashioned shot-makers’ course that demands more of a golfer with each round played. The Royal Nine offers a par-35 course, the perfect environment to improve your game and relax with friends.

Course Info

The Royal Ottawa Golf Club offers one the finest courses in the area. Graced by the natural beauty of the Gatineau Hills, our 18-hole facility spans 6600 yards, par 71. As a Member, you will enjoy the Club’s in-town location, availability of tee times, and speed of play; every golfers dream.

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The Royal Ottawa Course

The original Course architect was Tom Bendelow of Chicago, who at the time was a leader in the industry. The original design was subsequently amended by Willie Park Jr., winner of the British Open in 1887 and 1897. In recent years, Graham Cooke was a principal Course Architect. The current Course Architect is Neil Haworth, who spearheaded the design of our new Range & Practice Facilities.

The Royal Ottawa course is a natural, old-fashioned layout, designed according to what has been called ‘the Scottish principle’, where emphasis is placed on the natural lay of the land, rather than artificially created hazards. These features are emphasized on holes number 9 and 15 which require precisely placed tee shots to be followed by woods or long iron approach shots for all but the longest of hitters.

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The Royal Ottawa Course 1

The topography is unique as it was built before the days of massive earth-moving equipment. The hills and dales have always been a source of both joy and frustration. The various tee positions fairly challenge all calibre of golfer. At the end of a round one will have used every club in the bag.

The greens are fast and smaller by design requiring accuracy, clubface control and skill. As examples, the first three holes of the back nine challenge the golfer to hit precise shots to the green. Number 10 is as small and well protected a green as can be found, while landing the ball in the wrong area of Holes 11 or 12 often results in a three-putt due to the slope and speed of the surfaces.

The Royal Ottawa Course 2

The Royal Ottawa course caters to those who like to walk. Tees are located close to the majority of the previously played greens so that there is little delay, though our redesign has made a few of the walks longer. Indeed, most rounds are completed in under 4 hours, without feeling as if one “raced” around the course. As well, the Club boasts a spectacular variety of trees and animals on the property that offer the player an excellent backdrop of changing colours throughout the year.

After a satisfying round of golf, there is no better place in Ottawa/Gatineau to enjoy a post -game refreshment than The Royal’s exquisite patio or verandah. The golf course views are spectacular.

The Royal Ottawa Course 3

The Royal Ottawa members are committed to continuing the tradition of maintaining a superbly conditioned golf course and unquestionably one of the premier golf courses in North America.

The LPGA was played at The Royal Ottawa Golf Club in 2000 with the cumulative combined scores of all players being above par, attesting to the challenging nature of our course. The feedback from these professional golfers was extremely positive.

The Royal also holds the record for hosting the most Canadian Amateur Championships – a milestone we are proud to hold.

For these reasons Members never tire of playing The Royal Ottawa course. Our course has the feel of being in Scotland or Ireland. We enjoy playing other fine courses but always look forward to returning home.

The Royal 9

The Royal 9 is the ‘jewel’ of The Royal Ottawa Golf Club. At just over 2700 yards, and boasting three levels of tee decks, our 9-hole course is the perfect venue for the most seasoned golfers or new golfers of any age. A great way to introduce children to the game and the perfect place for experienced golfers to hone their skills.

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The Royal 9

The Royal Nine has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, to make the course more challenging, including the addition of two new holes (#4 & #5) to make room for our new, state-of-the-art, TrackMan-powered Range, completed in fall of 2020.

To make the Royal Nine more challenging, the course has undergone a significant transformation in recent years; including rerouting and the addition of two new holes (#4 and #5) which made room for our state-of-the-art TrackMan Range, completed in 2020.

Many of our members make an afternoon of it and enjoy the challenge of the Royal 9 followed by dinner in the clubhouse or at one of The Royal Ottawa’s sumptuous barbeque dinners. Our popular “Nine and Dine” special package offers our members the opportunity to bring guests for a round on the Royal 9 with dinner in a relaxed yet challenging and fun environment.

Practice Facilities

TrackMan - Driving Range Measurements

The Range

The Royal’s new, 8-acre Range sports a 55,000 square foot main tee deck equipped with both natural grass hitting bays & 24 Turfhound artificial hitting mats for use during inclement weather, shoulder seasons, and for rotating maintenance days. This keeps The Range accessible with quality hitting surfaces for longer periods of time than a standard range.

View from Tee Deck

This brand new, TrackMan Radar-enabled Range is double-sided, with a 3,500 square foot teaching deck on the opposite side – allowing for private lessons with Professionals or extra overflow space for busy days.

TrackMan radar on golf course

Built to emulate the unique uneven lies, fairways, first cuts, & rough conditions of The Royal, the entire Range is powered by the latest in TrackMan Radar technology – accessible by mobile devices at every hitting bay and practice area.

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Never miss a fitting session or lesson due to Mother Nature thanks to

The Academy 

The Royal’s new Teaching Academy, situated next to our Main Tee Deck, features two state-of-the-art, TrackMan-enabled teaching & fitting bays equipped with the latest in club fitting technology from major brands. Each bay provides a focused learning/practice environment in which every Member can stay focused without distractions.

Access a wide array of technology in one place for ease-of-use & efficiency during fittings, lessons, & seminars. From TrackMan to 3D Motion Capture, from Pressure/Force Plates to Swing Analysis Video – The Academy is an unparalleled source of on-demand metrics for every golfer, privacy & comfort for every student, and fun & entertainment for every group of friends.

For fun in the off-season, TrackMan Simulators access dozens of mini games & dozens of full golf courses from around the world (including The Royal!), so you can play full games – even in bad weather!

Each fitting bay is equipped with a 12 foot tall retractable door that transforms the bays into completely private teaching & practice bays on The Range in good weather. In poor weather or in shoulder seasons, the doors close and the bays become climate-controlled rooms where you can continue to work on every aspect of your golf game, year-round, regardless of weather.

In addition to a high-definition projector screen dropped over the bay doors, each bay also features two high-definition screens, one on each wall, allowing both right & lefthanded golfers an easy view of their metrics as they are displayed on the screen after each swing.

Multi-Purpose Short Game Area
COMING SOON – The Royal’s new multi-purpose shot game area, featuring dedicated practice sections for pitching chipping, short drives, putting, & more.

World-Wide Reciprocal Privileges

Membership at The Royal Ottawa carries the distinct benefit of playing privileges with stunning golf clubs in North America and abroad. While away from home, you can enjoy access to some of the world’s most prestigious clubs.

World-Wide Reciprocal Privileges


Royal Colwood, Victoria, British Columbia
The Royal Colwood Golf Course offers members and guests 4 sets of tees to provide a good test of golf. Each set of tees can provide a challenging test to the golfer based on their ability.

Royal Mayfair, Edmonton, AB

Royal Montreal, Ile Bizard, Quebec *
The Royal Montreal Golf Club was founded November 4, 1873 making it the oldest golf club in North America. The Blue Course continues to be ranked as one of the “100 Greatest Courses in the World”, and was voted 12th best course in Canada by Scoregolf readers in 2006.

Royal Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec
Located a stone’s throw from the Montmorency Falls and only minutes away from the Old Capital, the Royal Quebec is one of the oldest golf clubs in America.

Royal Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
Established in 1899, The Royal Regina Golf Club is Saskatchewan’s first and oldest golf club. Our prestigious, semi-private golf club holds the distinction of being one of only five courses in Canada with official “Royal” designation.

Ashburn Golf Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Ashburn Golf Club has been an integral part of the Halifax landscape since 1923. Now with two challenging 18-hole golf courses and a comprehensive practice facility, Ashburn takes its place among the leading private golf clubs in Canada.

Beaconsfield Golf Club, Pointe-Claire, QC
The Beaconsfield Golf Club was incorporated in 1904 under letters patent granted to Mr. Benjamin Tooke and 49 other founding members. Mr. Tooke, the first Club president, was truly the father of the Club and in the family tradition of Beaconsfield, his great grandson, James Fraser was also president seventy five years later.

Club Laval Sur Le Lac, Laval, QC
Club Laval-sur-le-Lac is proud of its motto «À Nul Aultre Ne Cède», adopted  following a fire that completely destroyed the clubhouse on September 10, 1951. This motto represents our determination to strive continually towards excellence, at all levels, as we provide our members and their guests with a memorable experience, every visit. Our founders dreamed of creating an enviable, prestigious club, ranked among the best in Canada.

Essex Golf and Country Club, Windsor, ON
Essex Golf and Country Club, in Windsor, ON was designed by Donald Ross, and it remains very true to its original design. In fact, Essex is one of the very few Donald Ross designs in Canada and has proudly hosted the Canadian Open, the LPGA duMaurier Classic and the Canadian Senior professional championship. .

Glencoe Golf and Country Club, Calgary, AB
Four unique golf course layouts and 45 holes of golf await members at The Glencoe Golf & Country Club designed and built under the exacting hand of master architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Islington Golf Club, Toronto, Ontario
Islington is a challenging 18-hole, par 72 golf course (74 for ladies) with tree-lined fairways and 6500 yards of mature grass.

Kanawaki Golf Club, Kahnawake, Quebec
The 18-hole “Club De Golf Kahnawake” course at the Club De Golf Kahnawake facility in Kahnawake, Quebec features all the hallmarks of Quebec golf. Club De Golf Kahnawake golf course opened in 1912.


Ladies Golf Club of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Established in 1924, Ladies’ is the only golf club in North America owned and operated by women. Men have been an important part of Ladies’ since 1936 and can become Guest Card Holders.

London Hunt Golf and Country Club, London, ON
London Hunt was established in 1885.The Club provides an 18-Hole, 7200 yard’s championship golf course designed (1960) by renowned Golf Course Architect, Robert Trent Jones and renovated (2000) by his son, Rees Jones, one of today’s leading Golf Course Designers.

Lookout Point Country Club, Fonthill, ON
This private 18 hole championship course is considered a Golfer’s Golf Course. Members and visitors alike agree that Lookout Point provides a real golf challenge with every round played. Today, Lookout Point is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Courses in Canada by Score Magazine.

Marine Drive Golf Club, Vancouver, B.C.
For over 85 years, the Members of Marine Drive have set standards of excellence. An ideally situated and mature course, Marine Drive has been the home of many champions including Stan Leonard, the Club’s long-time honorary professional. At just over 6,300 yards from the blue tees, it is certainly known for its difficulty as opposed to its length, but at par 71, many players will tell you it plays longer than expected.

Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club, Priddis, Alberta
Priddis Greens is located near Priddis in the rolling foothills of Alberta. Over the past 20 years Priddis Greens has been constantly improving its facilities to meet the expectations of the Members. In July 2003, Priddis Greens was awarded GOLD status in the “Best Private Course in Canada” category by Score Golf Magazine’s Golfers’ Choice Awards.

Scarboro Golf & Country Club, Scarborough, ON
Scarboro dates back to 1912 and has been the site of four Canadian Opens. The golf course was redesigned by golf architect A. W. Tillinghast in 1924. The course is a par 71, with its signature hole being the par 3 at #4.

St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Some of the game’s greatest players, golf immortals and distinguished world figures have trod the lush fairways of St. Charles and enjoyed its special ambience.

Thornhill Golf and Country Club, Toronto, ON
Thornhill Golf & Country Club was designed by Stanley Thompson and has been the host of the PGA Canadian Open. It’s filled with strategic bunkers, subtly breaking greens and elevated tees

Victoria Golf Club, Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Canada still on its original site – a rocky point on the southern end of Vancouver Island overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the Municipality of Oak Bay.

Weston Golf Club, Toronto, ON
From it’s humble beginnings as a four hole golf course begun by four friends in 1909, on the east bank of the Humber River in the small town of Weston, the Weston Golf & Country Club has grown into one of the premiere golf courses in Canada.

Cataraqui Golf & Country Club, Kingston, ON

With an elegant clubhouse, terrific practice facilities, and curling in the cooler months, at its core Cataraqui is about great golf. Featuring one of Stanley Thompson’s most timeless designs, restored under the watchful eye of Doug Carrick, one of Canada’s leading golf architects, Cataraqui is among the best courses in Canada.


United States

Shaker Heights Country Club, Cleveland, Ohio

Shaker Heights Country Club, nestled in the heart of Shaker Heights, Ohio is a suburb of Cleveland, not far from the shores of Lake Erie. The renowned Donald Ross designed the historic course in 1913 and has been enjoyed by the membership and golf enthusiasts ever since. Shaker’s golf operation offers a world-class experience with a pristine 18 hole course, driving range, and practice facilities.


Stonewall Golf Club, Chester County Pennsylvania
Stonewall was conceived 14 years ago by golf enthusiasts who longed for golf in its purest form – without tee times or restrictions; where players are encouraged to walk the course.
The facilities at Stonewall include two eighteen hole championship golf courses, each with driving ranges, two golf houses with overnight accommodations, a golf shop and restaurant facilities.


Royal Ascot, Berkshire, England
The construction of Royal Ascot’s brand new 18 hole Championship Parkland Course opened for play in August 2005.

Royal Ashdown Forest, East Sussex , England
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, founded in 1888, is ranked by Golf World as one of the top 100 clubs in the British Isles.

Royal Blackheath, Eltham, London, England
The most memorable characteristic of the current Blackheath course is the strength of its start and finish.

Royal Cinque Ports, Kent, England

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club is a Members’ Club with an 18 hole Championship Links golf course, regarded by many as one of the finest in the world. The Club also has excellent practice facilities, including a driving range, putting green, chipping green and pitching greens.


Royal Cromer, Cromer, England
The Deal course is traditionally laid out on a narrow stretch of land extending to Sandwich Bay, and the natural links terrain has been subtly used to provide a wide variety of challenges.

The Royal Eastbourne, Eastbourne, England
Nestling under the South Downs The Royal Eastbourne Golf Club offers all golfers from the beginner to the low handicapper, a great golfing experience. Set within 130 acres of chalk downland with panoramic views in every direction, the beautifully maintained greens and fairways of the Devonshire course (18 holes) and the Hartington course (9 holes) provide the perfect environment for golf. Built on chalk with excellent drainage the courses are rarely closed enabling quality golf to be played throughout the year.



Royal Mid Surrey, Surrey, England *
Founded over 100 years ago, Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club is an island of tranquility in an increasingly demanding, stressful, modern world.

Royal North Devon, North Devon, England
Founded in 1864, Royal North Devon is the oldest golf course in the country and is regarded as the St Andrews of England.

Royal Norwich, Norwich, England
The superb undulating Course set in mature parkland provides a challenging game of golf to professionals and amateurs alike. The layout has remained largely unchanged since James Braid’s alterations in 1924.

Royal West Norfolk, Norfolk, England
Squeezed beautifully between Brancaster Bay and the salt marshes, Royal West Norfolk truly is a peaceful golf links, except when the wind blows.

Royal Wimbledon, London, England *
The course measures 6348 yards with a Standard Scratch of 70. Every hole requires a well placed, sometimes long drive, to give the opportunity of a par or better.



Royal St. David’s, Gwynedd, Wales *
Royal St David’s Golf Club is Nationally and Internationally renowned and is the home of one of the finest traditional championship links courses in the world.


Royal Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland *
A traditional old Scottish links, the Royal Aberdeen is well bunkered with well undulating fairways. It is an excellent balance of holes, strong par 4’s, tricky par 3’s and two classic par 5’s.

Royal Montrose, Angus, Scotland *
The Medal course at Montrose is a majestic layout in the true traditions of Scottish Links golf and has hosted many events in its history.

Western Gailes Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland
Founded in 1897 and boasting 18 challenging holes, the historical Western Gales Golf Club is a perfect example of the beauty of Scottish landscapes. Far away from the distractions of the city, Western Gales is free enough from the winter frost to be playable year round. A 110-year-old Clubhouse features newly renovated dining and professional shops. The original rail station that once carried golfers from Glasgow to Gales still remains on display.

Royal Musselburgh, Musselburgh, Scotland
Royal Musselburgh Golf Club is at the start of the famous stretch of golf courses on the East Lothian coast, situated to the east of Musselburgh, this picturesque parkland visit is certainly worth the visit.

Royal Perth, Perth, Scotland *
Royal Perth is situated in a Georgian crescent in the beautiful city of Perth, Scotland. The Club overlooks the historic North Inch and River Tay and offers very comfortable dining and recreational facilities.

Blairgowrie Golf Club, Perthshire, Scotland
The Blairgowrie Golf Club was founded as a private members club in 1889 and is situated in the heart of the magnificent Perthshire countryside. The Club features the renowned Rosemount and Lansdowne championship courses plus a very attractive 9-hole course which are set in heather lined avenues of pine and silver birch.

Northern Ireland & Ireland

Royal Belfast Golf Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Founded on November 9th 1881, The Royal Belfast Golf Club is the oldest club in Ireland and its formation proved to be the inspiration for the growth of the game in Ireland.

Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland *
Situated in Newcastle, Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding.


Royal Dublin, Dublin, Ireland *
Located on an island in Dublin Bay, the Royal Dublin is a private members club with a warm welcome for visitors from home and abroad.


Australia & New Zealand

Royal Adelaide, Seaton, Australia
The traditional links course at Seaton has been the venue for many international and interstate matches and championships for over 100 years. The Club has hosted nine Australian Open Championships and sixteen Australian Amateur Championships.

Royal Canberra, Canberra, Australia
The Acton course was built on the banks of the Molonglo River and, with the river as a constant threat to wayward shots, soon earned a reputation as a superb and challenging test of golf.

Royal Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Royal Fremantle is a players course, challenging and enjoyable. Members join Royal Fremantle because the club has one of the finest golf courses in Western Australia turned out week after week for members to be challenged and enjoy.

Royal Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Royal Hobart Golf Club is recognised as Tasmania’s premier members’ Club and championship course maintained in impeccable condition all year round.

Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Black Rock Victoria, Australia
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is recognised as one of the preeminent golf courses in the world and a leading golf club in Australia.

Royal Perth, South Perth, Western Australia
The fine traditions established at Royal Perth over the past 100 years have provided much enjoyment for countless golfers.

Royal Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
A distinctive feature of Royal Queensland is the striking profile of the Gateway Bridge which soars high over the course and the adjacent Brisbane River.

Royal Sydney, Rose Bay, Australia
At first sight the land on which Royal Sydney Golf Course is situated appears flat, but in reality this is by no means the case, as it is full of minor undulations and excellent golfing features similar to those of the best sea side courses.

Royal Wellington Golf Club, Herataunga, New Zealand
Royal Wellington Golf Club, founded in 1895, has one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and historic golf courses.Sited at Heretaunga, just north of Wellington, the course is one of the best tests of golf in New Zealand.

Royal Auckland Golf Club, Auckland, New Zealand
Royal Auckland Golf Club offers one of the greatest tests of skill in the region with difficult par 4 holes and the strategic placement of bunkers around greens.

Christchurch Golf Club, Christchurch, New Zealand
The Club is well on its way to fulfilling its vision of having a course of international standard (both in terms of the quality of its layout and its standard of presentation).

Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Karrinyup West Australia
Lake Karrinyup is renowned for its challenging layout. The lush undulating couch fairways and manicured Bent grass greens are set around a large natural lake and amongst a forest of magnificent native trees and plants.

South Africa & Zimbabwe

Royal Cape, Wynberg, South Africa
With lovely views of Table Mountain from most holes this championship course offers a beautiful setting that will make your visit here truly memorable.

Royal Durban, Durban, South Africa
Royal Durban is a links type golf course and is one of the very few golf courses to be sited in the middle of a horseracing track.


Royal Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
Royal Harare is comfortably spread out on a large tract of land in the city’s green and spacious northern suburbs.The kikuyu-grass fairways and Macginnes-grass greens are invariably in immaculate condition, and even the rough is well groomed.

Royal Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
The East Course is a championship layout that has hosted 7 South African Open Championships, the SA Amateur and numerous other Tour events.



Hong Kong Golf Club, H.K., China
Its three full 18 hole courses at Fanling and a 9 hole Par 3 course at Deep Water Bay, have made The Hong Kong Golf Club one of the premier golfing complexes to be found anywhere.

Mission Hills Golf Club, H.K., China
Stretching across Shenzhen and Dongguan, Mission Hills is the World’s No.1 golf club. The Club boasts 12 world-class golf courses with 216 holes.

Royal Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Golf in Sri Lanka, like many other British sports gained popularity on the Galle Face Green. The Colombo Golf Club was formed here and in 1896 moved to its present location which was a model farm originally owned by Sir Charles Henry de Soysa, a Ceylonese philanthropist. In 1928 the privilege of using the prefix “Royal” was bestowed upon the Club by His Majesty King George V.

City Clubs

Atwater Club, Montreal, Qc
This Tudor-style club is located in the heart of downtown Montreal where you can take care of your health, business and family.

Vancouver Club, Vancouver, BC
Established in 1889, The Vancouver Club has deep roots in this young, vibrant city. The Club is a place to dine, play, relax and connect with other professionals who are shaping the very fabric and creative energy of the West Coast.

The Ranchmen’s Club, Calgary, AB
Western Canada’s preeminent private city club, the Ranchmen’s Club is the private club of choice for excellence in service, dining and activities

Union Club, Victoria, B.C.
The Union Club Of British Columbia has 22 guest rooms, including 7 suites with separate sitting rooms available to members, their guests and Affiliate Club Members. Many rooms have magnificent views of Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour.

University Club, Toronto, Ontario
Overnight accommodations are located on the top floor of the clubhouse, where members and guests can book King, Queen, and Twin rooms, as well as Suites. These overnight facilities are open throughout the year.

* indicates that green fees are required.

An Active Junior Golf Program

The Junior Golf Program provides activities that serve the needs of three categories of Junior Golfer: newcomers, developing Juniors and competitive Juniors.

An Active Junior Golf Program

Club sponsored activities that begin in early May continue through to the School exam schedule in mid June…then resume during the first week of July.

Our practice facility and Royal Nine golf course provide excellent opportunities for Juniors who wish to learn, develop skills and enjoy the game with friends and family…practically any time of the week, all year.

Juniors can join as early as age six years (with some playing restrictions until age nine years)…all designed to encourage family play.

An Active Junior Golf Program 2

The Professional Golf staff are key supporters of skill development through coaching, clinic and camp instruction and have developed a very well structured golf school specifically tailored to our Juniors. The program includes 2 four day camps during the first week of July and August that is geared to newer golfers. In addition, there is a 6 week coaching program, twice per week from May to mid June for developing players. We also have a series of 4 Saturday clinics during May and June for our newer golfers. All in all, the Club is a true supporter of Junior Golf.

Pro Shop

Hours – In season

Professional Shop – opens a half an hour prior to the first tee time.

Practice Range – opens a half an hour prior to the first tee time and closes one hour prior to dusk.

Professional Staff

Paul Carrothers – Director of Golf since 1997

Originally from Montreal and a graduate of McMaster University, Paul is a 30 year veteran in the golf industry having learned the game from some of Canada’s finest golf Professionals in Quebec and Ontario. Paul has been recognized as a true ambassador of the game by being appointed to both National and Regional level board positions, along with serving as Ontario PGA and Ottawa Valley PGA President. Paul was named 1992 Ontario Assistant Professional of the Year, 2004, 2007 and 2008, Ping Fitter of the Year and most recently 2005 Head Professional of the Year. He is a certified Level II hockey coach, and a Ping, Callaway, and Titliest Club fitter. Paul is happily married and a proud father of a budding junior member here at Royal Ottawa Golf Club.

Paul Carrothers

Derek MacDonald – Academy Manager since 2020

Originally from Brockville, Ontario and a graduate from University of Ottawa, Derek is a PGA of Canada Class A Professional who has devoted the last 15 years to the profession.  Derek began his career as   the Assistant Golf Professional at Smuggler’s Glen, then became the Head Golf Professional for an 8   year tenure at The Brockville Country Club and later moved to The Marshes Golf Club as the Head   Teaching Professional and Head Golf Professional for 4 years before arriving at The Royal Ottawa Golf  Club.

Derek has had the privilege to teach and coach players on the PGA Tour, Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada, NCAA Div 1, Team Canada players, and through to beginning players. He also has coached the University of Ottawa and Carleton University Golf Teams.  Currently, Derek is the Head Golf Coach for the OVGA Junior Development Team for the region.

Derek brings with him an experienced and in depth knowledge of how to use technology in his teaching.  With 10 years of experience owning and using Trackman, along with SAM Puttlab, pressure mapping, and 3D Motion Capture, Derek is able to accurately and clearly understand what the golfer is doing and make it easier for the student to understand as to what needs improvement in order to achieve the students desired outcome. Derek breaks down the golf swing and educates the golfer in a simple manner for all to understand so that they have a clear pathway towards improving their skills.

When he’s not teaching and coaching, Derek can usually be found spending family time with his wife and son on the golf course.

Paul Carrothers


Marc Rouse

Originally from small town Port Rowan and a graduate of Niagara College in the Golf Club Management program, Marc grew up an athlete playing highly competitive sports but found a passion for golf and the industry at a young age. He is a former employee of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club completing his two term co-op with us. From there, he spent four years in London, ON gaining a knowledge and understanding of the industry, dedicating himself to the members, and advancement of the game. Marc looks forward to sharing and helping you enjoy your experience at the Royal each day.

Marc Rouse


Dave McDonald

Growing up in Smiths Falls, Dave played many sports but found a passion for golf at the age of 13 when he started working in the back shop at the Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club. A graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Humber College where he played on the National Championship Golf Team in 2005. Dave is a Class ‘A’ member of the PGA of Canada and is currently ranked 23 on the PGA of Canada Player rankings. A few playing highlights include Spring Open Champion (2011), and winner of the PGA of Ottawa Zone Championship in 2015 and 2016. Dave was named Assistant Professional of the Year for the Ottawa PGA in 2015 and nominated in 2016 & 2017. When not at the golf course Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.

Kevin Hanbury


Josh Patry

Born and raised in Ottawa, Josh grew up playing competitive sports and started golfing when he was 11 – becoming immediately hooked on the game. Josh worked as a Back Shop Attendant and later on the Grounds Crew at the Canadian Golf Club when he was 14. A graduate of Carleton University’s Bachelor of Law Program, Josh spent 4 years working as a Pro Shop Assistant at the Stonebridge Golf Club where he developed a passion for the industry and working with other golfers.

Kevin Hanbury


Duncan Heywood

Growing up in Ottawa, Duncan has been involved in competitive sports his entire life. His love of sports was applied to competitive hockey, football, and provincial-level lacrosse. Later in life, Duncan found a passion for golf and he has dedicated his life to the sport ever since.

After high school Duncan attended the University of Ottawa and then completed the Golf Course Management program at Humber College, where he graduated with honours. During his time at Humber College he completed an internship at The National Golf Club of Canada and Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland. Following these experiences, Duncan worked at the National Golf Club. For the last 3 years Duncan has been teaching the game of golf at the Kevin Haime Golf Center. During this time he achieved Class “A” designation with the PGA of Canada. He is a certified club fitter with Ping, Callaway, Titleist, Taylormade, Srixon, and Cobra. Most recently he has welcomed a baby boy into his family, and looks forward to working for The Royal Ottawa to share his love of the game of golf.

Kevin Hanbury

The Professional Shop

The Professional Shop prides itself on carrying a wide variety of the industries finest men’s, ladies and junior apparel to best suit our members golfing and fashion needs. Callaway, Ping, King Cobra, Taylor Made and Titleist fitting systems are all present on site and are available to properly fit your personal equipment needs. Video teaching is another serveice offered to provide the very latest in teaching. The Professional staff is always on hand to assist you with any golf or corporate equipment related issues, questions and any of your Royal Ottawa Golf Club related inquiries.

Teaching & Lessons

The CPGA Professional staff has flexible schedules that easily accommodate to booking private & group lessons. Available to fit your golfing improvement needs, the Professional staff offers a variety of instructional opportunities. These include: video analysis, on-course playing lessons, coaching programs, private lessons, group lessons, and clinic settings. It is the initiative of the Golf Professionals to work with the student to best establish a program that will see growth, improvement, and enjoyment in their golf game.

Corporate Sales

Our corporate program continues to grow in popularity. Prizes, gifts and tournament giveaways of any quantity, price and embroidery options are available to meet your business needs. Our corporate program offers timely service at the best price in town without any added cost that a marketing company would apply.

Contact Paul Carrothers at (819) 777-0593 ext. 3 or paulc@rogc.com for further details or catalogue request.

Information for Guests

Click here for a PDF containing directions, dress codes, and other useful information about visiting The Royal Ottawa Golf Club.

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Hybrid | Main Course | Royal Nine

The Club is conveniently located only minutes from centretown Ottawa/Gatineau. At just 10 km from the Parliament Buildings, The Royal offers exceptional accessibility for a quick nine before work or a leisurely eighteen on a warm summer evening. As a Private Golf Club, the member who introduces you should provide you with all necessary information to make your visit to our Club a memorable one. Here are a few guidelines that will enable you to have a relaxing day at The Royal.

Upon arrival, please present yourself to the Professional Shop personnel who will be pleased to assist you with further directions and any other assistance you require.

The Royal maintains a dress code policy that is in keeping with the traditions of the game of golf. Feel free to contact the Professional Shop at 819-777-0593 and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please be reminded that audio or video calls on your smart devices or cell phones are not allowed in all areas of the Clubhouse, including all lounges, reception areas, verandah and patio, range and practice areas. (Men’s and Women’s locker rooms, and the parking lot are excepted.)

We pride ourselves on our ability to maintain a normal pace of play of 2 hours per nine holes and a total of 4 hours for 18 holes.

We hope you enjoy your day at The Royal.

After the game, we hope that you have an opportunity to enjoy our clubhouse facilities including our excellent menus and services.

Dress Code Guidelines

The Royal maintains a dress code policy that is in keeping with the traditions of the game of golf.

Golf Course

Golf shirts with a collar or turtle neck tucked in, tailored golf shorts no higher than three inches above the knee cap and sockettes or knee length turn down socks are accepted. Blue denim, cargo shorts and golf sandals are not permitted.

Golf shirts with collars, turtlenecks or mock turtlenecks (sleeve or sleeveless) are acceptable. Golf shirts without collars must have sleeves. Sleeveless shirts must not be “cutaway” or halter style. Unless the style of shirt dictates otherwise, shirts must be tucked in at all times. Midriff-baring shirts are not permitted. Full-length golf trousers or Capri style golf pants are permitted. Golf skirts, golf dresses and Bermuda style, or tailored golf shorts, of an appropriate and tasteful length, designed by the clothing industry
for wear on the golf course, are permitted. They may be no shorter than mid-thigh. Knee length socks, sockettes or quarter socks are acceptable.


After golf when you join your group in the Clubhouse or on the Verandah, all attire listed above as appropriate for the golf course is permitted. In addition, the following guidelines are applicable: socks are optional; women may wear sandals, but they are not permitted for men; and golf hats, caps and visors
must be removed when inside the clubhouse except when in transit to and from the locker rooms. Other
fashions appropriate to the occasion are also acceptable.


Cargo style and spandex pants or shorts are not permitted at any time in any of the dress categories. Guests should use discretion to ensure that any clothing logos are golf appropriate and discreet. Blue denim is not permitted in the Dining Room or President’s Lounge or on any part(s) of the golf course, practice facilities or putting/chipping greens. All attire must be neat and clean. It may not be frayed, or contain
any holes, tears, rips or be faded to the point of being tattered and must fit appropriately. Guests should use discretion to ensure that any clothing logos are golf appropriate and discreet.


When on Club property, wireless communications devices must be set to silent or vibrate mode at all times. Smart devices are not to be used for voice communication In the Clubhouse, on the Verandah, greenside patio, putting green, or on practice areas. Cell phones may be discreetly used for texting or email communication, however. Designated voice communication spots are available in the Clubhouse. On-course use of devices should be limited and must not detract from other members’ enjoyment of the golf course.