Here is important information for guests before their round to make sure that their visit at Rivermead is a pleasant experience.
On behalf of the Rivermead Golf Club, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you as a guest of our golf club. Founded in 1910, Rivermead is one of the first clubs and best golf courses in the National Capital Region. Rivermead offers a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere as well as a convenient location less than 15 minutes from downtown. The Club’s objective is to provide members and guests – whether individuals, couples, families or businesses – with the best golf, dining and social experience in the region.
Rivermead is located at 150 chemin Rivermead, Gatineau, QC - Google Maps about 10 km from downtown Ottawa-Gatineau.
For over 100 years, Rivermead members have enjoyed playing golf on the same parcel of land in Gatineau (Aylmer), only a few hundred metres from the north shore of the Ottawa River. Laid out over gently rolling terrain, the par 72/75 (men/women) layout is easily walked. The course has four sets of tees ranging from 6,559 yards from the back to 5,359 yards from the forward-most tees. Slope ratings for men range from 130 to 122 and 135 to 123 for women. Rivermead also has an excellent practice facility which includes a driving range, a short game facility and two putting greens. The following are links to the course layout and score card.
More information is available at https://rivermeadgolf.com.
ARRIVAL AT THE CLUB
Please plan to arrive at the club at least 30 minutes before your tee time.
Rivermead has ample parking. Upon arrival in the parking lot, if you wish, you can drop your clubs on the rack by the putting green before parking your car.
Once you have parked your car, please proceed with your clubs to the Golf Shop to check in. It is located at the southwest corner of the Clubhouse.
Golf Shop staff can direct you to the locker room, restaurant, practice area, first tee, pull carts and/or power carts. Guest lockers are available at no charge.
Guests are welcome to use the driving range, putting green and short game practice facility at no additional cost. The driving range opens 30 minutes before the first tee time and closes daily at 7 pm and at 5 pm on Mondays.
There is no charge for pull carts. The power cart rental fee is $22.50 per person.
Please proceed to the first tee, which is located to the west of the clubhouse, about 10 minutes before your tee time.
Like most private clubs, Rivermead has a dress dode. It reflects Club traditions but also considers current trends in golf wear, tasteful and appropriate clothing, and the practices of other private clubs.
Rivermead’s dress code is posted here: https://www.rivermeadgolf.com/about/dress-code
In general, men must wear golf shirts with sleeves and attached collar or turtleneck/mock neck. They must be tucked in at the waist to pants or appropriate length shorts. They must be tucked in at the waist to pants or appropriate length shorts. Men may not wear hats in the clubhouse.
Women may wear sleeveless golf shirts with collar, collarless golf shirts with sleeves or turtleneck/mock neck and other similar tops. Golf tops designed to be worn over slacks/shorts/skirts are permitted providing they have a finished bottom and fall 2” to 4” below the waist. Bare midriffs, tank tops, short shorts and long shirts that are not tucked in are not permitted.
Prohibited attire includes: T-shirts, cargo shorts, spandex, exercise pants or shorts, cut-offs and pants with large exterior pockets (side or front) that have not been specifically designed as golf wear, rubber or plastic footwear (including flip-flops and Crocs), clothing that is dirty, frayed, tattered or otherwise in poor condition.
PACE OF PLAY
Tee intervals are set at nine minutes. Starters will not allow players out sooner. When a starter is not on duty, players should wait for the group to be past the fairway bunker before teeing off.
Keep up with the group in front of you.
A round of golf at Rivermead should be played in less than four hours.
Clocks on the 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th and 15th tees are set according to tee time. Your group should reach each of those tees at or ahead of your tee time. If the time on the clock is later than your tee time, you are behind acceptable pace and need to play faster.
Rivermead accepts and encourages the practice of ready golf to help ensure the pace of play at less than four hours.
Groups who are on pace, but have holes open in front of them and faster groups behind them should endeavor to wave faster groups through.