Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Golf Courses
by SCOREGolf Magazine, Rideau View provides golfers with a challenging yet fair test of golf,
set within an oasis of rural tranquility.
A well manicured championship golf course with rolling terrain and spectacular vistas, Rideau View offers a peaceful atmosphere surrounded by nature.
With six sets of tees ranging from 4,970 yards to 7,000 yards, the course is playable for golfers of all skill levels.
For the past 10 years, Rideau View has retained the services of noted Canadian golf architect, Ian Andrew, to oversee and advise on both minor and major projects to continually improve the golf course each and every year.
Membership at Rideau View includes the benefit of reciprocal golf privileges at a number of private clubs in Canada. Please refer to our reciprocal privileges document for a list of the golf clubs.
Please note that a request must be submitted via email prior to your visit. All requests should be submitted to our Head Golf Professional, Paul Sherratt, at
The members of Rideau View and their guests have the benefit of a great practice facility to work on their game:
Located directly in front of the Pro Shop and only steps from the 1st and 10th tees, the facility provides outstanding convenience for a pregame warm up, or for complete practice of all aspects of the game of golf.
WHAT IS VISION 2020?
Vision 2020 represents our long-term goal which will be achieved upon one of our High Performance players representing Canada in the Summer Olympics.
- Matt Robinson, Director of Instruction and Program Development
Statistically, the average Olympic athlete reaches the world stage after a 10-year/10000 hour commitment to excellence. In 2010 the concept of Vision 2020 was born. We will utilize the tools, information and Best Practices we have adopted from world leaders in Long Term Athletic Development to nurture the athlete and provide them with the guidance, support and environment where they can truly test their individual athletic and personal potential.
Vision 2020 includes programs and coaching tracks for both Juniors and Adults, males and females, novices and internationally competitive athletes. Regardless of YOUR personal goals and ambitions there is a coaching track that is designed for YOU to attain and fulfill YOUR goals.
It is interesting to note that the Robinson/Sherratt long standing approach to Junior Golf development has paralleled many of the philosophies that have only recently come to light through the latest research. Industry leaders have gathered data and findings over the last ten years from experts around the world in diverse fields which have only now quantified our approach. Our instincts were correct.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF OUR PROGRAMS,
contact Matt Robinson at:
VISION 2020 ADULT CLINICS
The Vision 2020 Adult Clinics will focus on key fundamentals such as grip, alignment, ball position and posture. We will encourage our students to gain an understanding of the right set up for them in all facets of the game including chipping, pitching, putting, sand play and of course, the full swing. We begin each clinic with "The Completion Drill" which is a holistic way to learn the golf swing in one simple step. Within clinics, or minutes, you will have developed a natural and balanced swing.
The Vision 2020 Adult Clinics serve as great introduction to the game of golf for the adult looking for a refresher course as well as picking up a club for the first time. We will introduce you to the methods and tactics we feel provide the best learning experience and also explain how our various adult specific programs could benefit you and your game.
The Vision 2020 Adult Clinics are free of charge and take place Wednesday mornings from 11:00am to 12:00pm during May and June.
2016 Dates: May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29.
Rain or Shine - No Make Ups.
VISION 2020 PRACTICE CLUB
The Vision 2020 Practice Club is designed for the developing player looking to improve their shot making skills and tactics ON the course. We encourage the player to discover the necessary shot making skills to play creative golf by experiencing the situations ON the course. There is particular emphasis on the short game and its importance to scoring. The player will also gain an understanding of mental skills and disciplines to play their best under any condition.
The Vision 2020 Practice Club meets Wednesday mornings at 8:30am to 10:00am during May and June
2016 Dates: May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29.
2016 Fee: $299
VISION 2020 MEN'S CAMP
These intensive 1-day camps for participants have a 3:1 student/coach ratio. A TPI fitness screen is included in our morning session. The rest of the morning training session will focus on key fundamentals in the full swing as well as understanding ideal technique in all facets of the short game. All participants will have a swing analysis on the TRACKMAN Performance Studio. After lunch and a warm up we will proceed to the golf course to play 9 holes. Each gentleman will be provided with an assessment of their game in report form and at day's end will have an understanding of the type of training required to take their game to the next level.
The Vision 2020 Mens's Camp meets Tuesdays 9:15am to 3:00pm.
CAMP #1: May 17th
CAMP #2: May 24th
CAMP #3: May 31st
2016 Fee: $299
VISION 2020 LADIES' CAMP
These intensive 1-day camps for participants have a 3:1 student/coach ratio. A morning training session will focus on a Mobility/Stability fitness screen and its effect on the golf swing, key fundamentals in the full swing, as well as understanding ideal technique in all facets of the short game. All participants will have access to the TRACKMAN Performance Studio. After lunch and a warm up, we will proceed to the golf course to play 9 holes. Each gentleman will be provided with an assessment of their game in report form and at day's end will have an understanding of the type of training required to take their game to the next level.
The Vision 2020 Ladies' Camp meets Mondays 9:30am to 3:15pm.
CAMP #1: May 9th
CAMP #2: May 16th
CAMP #3: May 30th
CAMP #4: June 6th
CAMP #5: June 13th
CAMP #6: June 20th
2016 Fee: $299
VISION 2020 JUNIOR CLINICS
The Vision 2020 Junior Clinics serve as a great introduction to the game of golf for your child. Paul Sherratt will host a presentation at 3:00pm on May 23 that introduces parents to the methods and tactics we feel provide the best learning environment for the child. This presentation to parents is an important step in understanding the Vision 2020 Junior Program. Our staff will introduce your child to the game of golf through the form of active play. The swing is learned in a one step manner as we begin each clinic with "The Completion Drill." Within clinics, or, minutes, your child will have developed the early forms of their own "Olympian" swing
The Junior Clinics are free of charge and take place on May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25.
Group 1 - 3:00pm to 3:50pm
Group 2 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Clinics are administered via Team Snap - Groups are assigned due to demand - Siblings are always grouped together.
VISION 2020 JUNIOR CAMP PROGRAM
In our popular Junior Golf Camp, the morning training sessions focus on learning key swing fundamentals through games and active play. During the afternoons, each participant will have the opportunity to play at least 9 holes of golf each day on our golf course. Each participant will play with one of our professionals at least once during the week. 2016 Date: July 6-10.
VISION 2020 EARLY ATHLETE PROGRAM
The Vision 2020 Core Program focuses on Fundamental Movement Skills. The goals of the program are to nurture a love for the game of golf, embrace the principles it teaches, and for the game of golf to be involved in the students' lives long term - as a recreational golfer, competitive golfer, or perhaps, a future Olympian. Participants in this program meet 1.5 hours per week from May to September. Upon completion of the program, it is expected that all Fundamental Movement Skills have been acquired at an advanced level which provides the athlete with a base to learn Fundamental Sport Specific Skills (GOLF).
Spring Session - Sun 5PM - May 29th, June 5th, June 12th, June 19th, June 26th
Summer Session I - Mon 5PM - June 27th, July 4th, July 11th, July 18th July 25th
Summer Session II - Mon 5PM - Aug 1st, Aug 8th, Aug 15th, Aug 23rd, Aug 30th
VISION 2020 PEAK COACHING PROGRAM
This Peak Coaching Program is designed for the developing player looking to play competitive golf. It is an athlete-centered program that encourages the player to discover the necessary shot making skills to play creative golf. The player will gain an understanding of mental skills and disciplines to play their best under tournament conditions. An examination of the basic rules of golf, 2 hours of weekly on-course training, 1 hour weekly supervised practice sessions, tournament evaluation, on-going equipment testing and state of the art Video/Ball Flight analysis (TRACKMAN) are encompassed to sufficiently support the new competitive golfer. Graduates of PEAK have experienced early success in competitive golf. The PEAK Program meets twice per week, throughout the season.
VISION 2020 ANNUAL COACHING PROGRAM
The Annual Coaching Program is a 10-month goal driven program that encompasses all facets of the game including swing technique and mechanics, fitness, equipment evaluations, and in depth statistical analysis of short game proficiency. This program has been designed for those who are truly committed to self improvement and have the desire to be a nationally competitive athlete. Athletes will have group sessions as well as a personalized program tailored to their individual needs. ENROLLMENT IN THIS PROGRAM IS FULL FOR 2016. 2017 season player/family interviews to take place in October 2016.
VISION 2020 GIRLS CLUB PROGRAM
Tuesdays 4:30pm - BIAAG
Spring Session - June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, June 28th
Summer Session I - July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th,
Summer Session II - Aug 9th, Aug 16th, Aug 23rd, Aug 30th
Fall Session - Sept 6th, Sept 13th, Sept 20th, Sept 27th
In addition to golf, Rideau View members and their guests have an opportunity to have a pre-game meal or relax after a round in one of our four dining facilities:
Rideau View Golf Club is an ideal choice for weddings, personal celebrations, corporate banquets, business meetings and trade shows.
From cocktail parties to barbecues to multi-course gourmet meals with wine pairings, Rideau View can do it all.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITY RENTALS AND SERVICES, CONTACT JASON WALMARK, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, AT
Community - Being a member at Rideau View isn’t just about the superb golf experience, you become part of a community of people who share a love of the game in a safe, respectful environment
Experience - Rideau View has the reputation as a “player’s club” because of its roster of accomplished athletes, but it caters to all levels of players. With seven sets of tees from the 3,400 yard Family Tees to more than 7,000 yards from the tips, Rideau View can provide whatever golf experience you want from a casual nine with your kids or spouse to top flight competition
Location - Positioned just outside the Village of Manotick and only 25-30 minutes from Ottawa’s downtown core and not far from the new Strandherd Bridge, Rideau View is easily accessible from the growing communities of Barrhaven, Riverside South and Osgoode Township.
Quality - Designed by respected architects Howard Watson and Robbie Robinson, who honed their skills as protégés of renowned Canadian architect Stanley Thompson, Rideau View is recognized by national publications as one of the top golf courses in the country.
Commitment - The club retains Canadian architect Ian Andrew to constantly improve course playability. In recent years, a complete renovation of the club’s bunkers and an environmentally sound tree management program have been undertaken.
Setting - Surrounded by acres of rolling meadows, farm land and stands of trees (which provide spectacular foliage in the fall), Rideau View belies its proximity to the city with a pastoral setting.
Conditioning - Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our greens staff and long-time superintendent Gord McMillan, who knows every blade of grass on a first name basis, Rideau View was voted the “Best Conditioned Golf Course in the Ottawa Valley” by the readers of Flagstick Magazine.
Juniors - Rideau View prides itself on its commitment to family values and a big part of the Rideau View experience is its outstanding junior programs. The club’s successful junior program, under the stewardship of golf professionals, Paul Sherratt and Matt Robinson, has given thousands of kids a great start in golf and life, helping give them skills and abilities to be successful in both. The junior program has also produced accomplished champions who learned the game and its values in a safe and welcoming environment.
Improvement - Rideau View provides all the facilities needed to improve your game. An expansive putting green and a practice area are efficiently located close to the pro shop and the first and 10th tees. Rideau View’s game improvement area includes a practice bunker and pitching green. The main driving range is 300 yards in depth, so no need for limited flight range balls. The state of the art learning centre features Trackman launch monitor technology and a hitting bay that can be used in all weather conditions.
Après Golf - While golf is their focus, Rideau View’s members have as much pride in the club’s facilities, which deliver them quality hospitality in a variety of settings. There are five dining locations including the classic dining room, a patio perched over the 18th green and The Fallen Oak Pub with its casual atmosphere, big flat screen televisions and locally-brewed craft beer.
As you may know, Rideau View is first and foremost a "Golfers' Golf Club". The golf course and practice facilities are our top priority. The golf course is currently rated #81 in Canada by SCOREGolf Magazine, #70 in Canada by Canadian Golf Magazine and #34 in Ontario by the Ontario Professional Golfers Association. Three years ago, we completed construction of a new, state-of-the-art Teaching and Club Fitting Centre to facilitate the many coaching programs provided by our award-winning golf professionals.
We are also recognized as having one of the leading Junior Golf programs in the country.
Be a welcoming golf club where members have the opportunity to:
On October 23, 1955 a group of 20 golf enthusiasts met in Ottawa at the home of Jack Snow, to discuss building a golf club for the Jewish community. Several more “parlour” meetings took place, and on September 18, 1956 the first annual general meeting of the Rideau View Country Club took place. At that historic meeting, 66 men made the formal decision to build a golf club. A ladies’ association was established in 1957.
Several committees were formed and swung into operation. A 200-acre parcel of land near Manotick, Ontario was purchased, and several prominent businessmen volunteered their time, expertise and business acumen to make the venture a success. Charter members were those who joined before August 1, 1957.
Attire on and off the golf course should be of acceptable, smart casual style. Acceptable attire on the golf course includes:
Smart casual and clean denim are acceptable in all areas of the Clubhouse. If you have any questions or uncertainty concerning the Dress Code, please ask the member who is bringing you to our club.
Director of Instruction & Program Development:
Pro Shop Accounts:
6044 Rideau Valley Dr N, Manotick, ON K4M 1B3