Built along a scenic stretch of the Ottawa River, the Arnprior Golf Club has served Valley golfers since 1924. Through the years we have continued the same high standards for hospitality, maintenance and improvement. Arnprior features exceptionally maintained fairways and greens, picturesque views of the river and, first and foremost, tranquil settings for a perfect round of golf.
Arnprior features a target-style course that spans a total of 6,106 yards. Good shot making is rewarded, as demonstrated by the deceptive Quarry Hole at only 91 yards. With six par 3's, the Arnprior Golf Club course accomplishes the difficult double feat of challenging experienced golfers while helping newcomers relax as they enjoy this classic game.
Our course also features the type of amenities you would expect from a club of this caliber. Guests love our fully equipped pro shop, Bunker Lounge restaurant & elegant banquet facilities.
We can't wait to welcome you for a round of golf in Scenic Sand Point!
In 2012 Steve Williams became the clubs newest Superintendant and with him came a fresh start for the Arnprior Golf Club st Sand Point! We are now known for our great course conditions thanks to this man...Steve Williams!
The Arnprior Golf Club at Sand Point opened its 2013 season on Friday to rave reviews following last year’s successful course revitalizing by a transplant from the Caribbean. It’s a long way from Saint Kitts to Arnprior. That’s the trek Arnprior Golf Club’s superintendent, Canadian born Steve Williams, made with his young family in tow last year when he took over responsibility to shine up this jewel in the Ottawa Valley. In Saint Kitts, a small sovereign island a few hundred kms south east of the British Virgin Islands in the West Indies, Steve had overall responsibility for the championship Royal St. Kitts golf course at the five star Marriot Royal Beach Resort.
“St. Kitts is a wonderful place to vacation and to play golf” said Mr. Williams, “but my wife and I wanted to give our children all the opportunities this great country has to offer.” So he put his name out to the golf community across Canada. By chance, the Arnprior Golf Club’s board of directors had a search committee looking for a new superintendent. “We never thought we’d be able to attract such a high calibre candidate as Steve Williams” said Kevin Mulvihill, president of the AGC board and a member of the search committee, “when we saw Steve’s credentials then listened to his ideas for the course we just knew that here was a guy who could make a significant difference.”
In the end it was the combination of a small town to raise his family, a highly supportive board of directors, and a course that Steve felt he could really have an impact upon, which convinced him to give Arnprior a try. “The course is 89 years old, a great layout on a great piece of land”, said Mr. Williams, “I could tell there was huge potential here. I thought it would be a good challenge.”
After settling in with his family in the spring of 2012 at a home near the golf club, Steve first tackled those things most important to a golfer.
“Quality of the greens was top of the list” said Mr. Williams, “initially some looked in pretty bad shape, but basically the composition of the greens was sound, they just needed proper attention.” With a successful program for the greens in place, Steve applied his considerable skills to the fairways then back to the tees. Several new tees were created, and the fairways shaped from tee to green with clear definition between rough and manicured fairway grass.
Steve then began to address what had become a somewhat neglected and overgrown treeline. “Trees are integral to the beauty and shaping of a golf course,” said Mr. Williams, “but the treeline had become clogged with smaller trees and overgrowth. Opening up spaces around healthy and strategically located trees is good for the trees, for course aesthetics and for playability of the golf course. We began to reshape the treeline last summer, and increased that activity during the fall. Having all that extra material gave us the opportunity to lay wood chips well into the treeline which has continued since early this spring. It looks good, makes for a fairer golf course and should speed up the pace of play by making it easier to find your golf ball.”
To top all of that off, last fall Steve and his team completely re-imagined the golf course driving range which includes new irrigation, a fully sodded practice tee, and target greens, which will be added soon.
“The improvement in the golf course during last season was impressive”, said Dan Pope, an AGC director who grew up in the area and has played at the Arnprior Golf Club for over 20 years. “Even with that long drought last summer, the course never played better. I think we’re all looking forward to seeing what Steve Williams has in store for us this year.”