For over 100 years, Rivermead members have enjoyed playing golf on the same parcel of land in Aylmer (Gatineau), only a few hundred metres from the north shore of the Ottawa River.
In 1989, a major investment was made to completely renovate the course. Golf course architect Ken Skodacek (working with Ken Venturi) modernized and re-designed the entire course to the current outstanding championship layout we have today. The renovation included building all greens to USGA specifications and re-grassing the greens, fairways and tees with bent grass.
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, and a new short game facility and putting green built in 2015.
Rivermead is committed to making continual investments in golf course improvements and infrastructure projects. The latest major project took place in 2015 and included membership approval of a golf course Master Plan.
In 2010, as part of our Centennial celebrations, the Club dedicated a Centennial bridge near the 18th green to commemorate this significant milestone and honour past and current members.