The golf courses
Each year, we perform meticulous maintenance of our 36 holes to ensure excellent conditions season after season. According to the expertise of our Superintendent, we perform different cultural practices on the course when necessary, including aeration, vertical cutting, fertilization, pesticide application, and many others. A golf course is a living organism and must be maintained on a regular basis.
Our golf courses over the years
Over the past few years, we have dedicated many investments to the improvement of our courses.
A pump station was built in 2017 on the Laurentien course. The previous station dated back to 1991. This new modern, high performance station maximizes the use of our most important resource, irrigation water. This new station ensures more consistent and reliable watering on the course.
We also equipped ourselves in 2017 with state-of-the-art lightning detection technology.
This system can detect thunderstorms within a 10-kilometer radius and can send alerts to players on the course so they can immediately seek shelter.
Since 2018, our project of building new tee boxes began and is still underway. We are replacing our round tee boxes with square boxes to maximize the available space and facilitate the alignment of players’ tee shots, among other reasons.
Beginning in the fall of 2020 and continuing through the winter into the 2021 season, we began clearing several trees on several holes on the Woodside course.
This work is necessary for three reasons:
- Increasing morning sunlight on our greens and fairways,
- Improving the level of air circulation, critical to the survival of the turf during the summer heat, among other reasons,
- Eliminating competition between the turf and tree roots for water and nutrients in the soil.
Several other trees will also be removed to facilitate playing golf.
Our club will celebrate its 68th season in 2021
Over the years, trees have grown and many have become so large that they interfere with golfers’ play.
Rest assured, no one likes to cut down trees. Each tree that has been or will be cut down has been carefully studied by a team of experts in order to maximize the expected results and minimize the number of trees needed to be cut.
This project has one major goal: to improve the playing experience for our members and to increase members’ appreciation of our spectacular Woodside course.
Discover our golf courses
Our Pratice Areas
Hillsdale has a natural grass driving range, a chipping green and a putting green.
The driving range is open 7 days a week and is the perfect place to hit balls before or after a round of golf. No reservations are necessary, but we invite members to check the calendar on our website in the member’s section to make sure the driving range is open. Guests also have access to the driving range, and balls are included with your membership.
We provide courtesy golf carts for members to get to and from the driving range quickly before their game.
Several times a season, we also hold equipment try-out days for Callaway and TaylorMade equipment. During these days, find our team of golf professionals to try out different clubs.
The putting green is located just behind the clubhouse, near the first tee box of the Laurentien course. You can practice your putting before your game or have lessons or clinics with our team of professionals.
for Approach Shots
Finally, our chipping green is located behind the bag shop, just beside the first tee of Woodside. This area allows you to practice your approach and sand shots before your game.