Orchard Park, NY 
Chestnut Ridge - The Ravine Share
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4 / 229ft.   4 / 274ft.   4 / 340ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #18 Blue Tee



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  down the ravine!

5+    11/5/2011   11/19/2011
Review By: i2bdiscin
Played: 11  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 3.4 Years
This review was updated on 7/11/2012
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: its a challenging course with a nice layout that flows nicely with good signage. you need alot of finesse shots on some holes or you will find your self going down the ravine. theres acouple holes that you can just use power, but still need some luck to clear some trees. its definetly one of the better courses in new york., one that i would say compares is perhaps basil marella in rochester? its an easier emery i can say that if you ever been there. overall great course.
Cons: could use concrete or at least rubber pads! tough to play here in fall with the leaves very easy to lose your discs!!
Other Thoughts: its a great course for pros and amatuers. great for a challenge every time and if you live close by then it does the job that some of the rochester courses do with a less driving! defintely give it a 4.0 rating would be a 4 1/2 even a 5 with concrete pads. its a great wooded course!

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  Good all rounder Course.

1    9/6/2010   9/8/2010
Review By: OldSkoolKid
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Solid well rounded course. With plenty of holes for amateurs and seasoned players alike to be challenged and still enjoy playing. Favors accuracy throwing over power which allows younger players to keep up with older ones.
Cons: The only really major down side to this course is it's very popular and can be crowed at times. That and the ravines that run along side the front nine are not fun to fetch a disc from.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 The Ridge's Risky Ravine is Rewarding

1    7/23/2010   8/3/2010
Review By: zapplayer12
Played: 124  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 16.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Heavily wooded and technical rewarding accuracy over power
Flowing design with outstanding use of elevation, ravine, creek
Multiple tees with signage at white tees
Some risky pin placements; many are 'blind' from pro tees
Worn in and heavily played so nominal amount of undergrowth
Ravine is a daunting hazard on the front 9, less so on back 9
Not especially long course so somewhat easier to recover from tree hits (and you WILL hit trees here)
Cons: Not much diversity in holes types as mainly wooded
Ravine has some severe drop offs and steps/walkways/bridges could use upkeep so caution is warranted
Bring a map as first timers may have some navigation issues
Natural tees are worn/eroded from use as is expected w/tees of this type
Other Thoughts: The first two holes are not representative of this course as they are more open and play primarily on the outskirt of the woods. However #2's pin placement at the edge of the ravine gives you a taste of what's to follow on the front 9 - a tight, technical wooded web surrounded by a deep chasm waiting to gulp up errant throws. Accuracy and shot placement are critical here as tree collisions are guaranteed and even the slightest throw gone astray could end up deep down in the gorge.

The back nine, while still heavily wooded and technical, features a tamer version of the ravine where the drop-offs are not as extreme but pose a challenge nonetheless with baskets at its edge and fairways in, around and over it.

Chestnut Ridge appears to be a popular course and for good reason - it's tough with all the woods but fair in its length with a good deal of risk to boot. Undeniably a recommended play if in the Buffalo area.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Best Course Around

5+    8/28/2009   9/4/2009
Review By: OzzyMac
Played: 17  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 13.7 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Challenging, but still fun for amatuers. Lots of variety from hole to hole. Lots of elevation changes make for interesting holes. Easy to follow, not confusing, signs on most holes. Course stays relatively dry, even during rainy months. The sledding hill is a great way to start. Opportunity for Aces for pros.
Cons: The ravine is steep and can be difficult to navigate if you're tracking down a disc. Lots of scummy people leave trash EVERYWHERE(course has about 2 trash cans). Back 9 seems like an afterthought compared to the front. WARNING, this course can get VERY CROWDED on weeknights and weekends.
Other Thoughts: This course was more fun before the sport started gaining popularity. Would've been 4 - 4.5 a few years ago but the trash and crowds kill this for me lately.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 ACE

1    7/30/2007   8/24/2009
Review By: Timebanditkid
Played: 43  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 11.8 Years
2 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: I hit an ACE on hole #1 Pro pad 381'. BEST SHOT OF MY LIFE! sidewinder laid down and woosh right over the fence thru the trees and ching!
Cons: Messed up my knees running down the hill to check on the glory.
Other Thoughts: Conrad Young saw the whole thing.

2 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 The Ridge

5+    8/20/2009   8/20/2009
Review By: Bglo
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.5 Years
This review was updated on 10/4/2009
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -I loved this course
-Its challenging
-Great scenery
-Loved the ravine
Cons: -Lots of trees, but that makes it more challenging so its not really a con
-Kind of muddy
Other Thoughts: -I just played at the ridge for my first time, and it was great, i defantely plan on going many more times

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    7/22/2009   7/31/2009
Review By: Hattrick12488
Played: 16  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A good variety of challenging shots off the tee. Abundance of trees make the course tough to master. Great contrast between the front and back nine even though all 18 are through the woods.
Cons: Tees are often muddy and some have roots right in the middle of them. Several tee markers are missing. Some tees may be tough to find if no one in your group has ever played the course before.
Other Thoughts: Accurate drives are key here, with power drives playing a much smaller part. The course is often crowded on nice days, sometimes causing a jam at the tees. While less challenging than Black Diamond at Emery Park, this is my favorite course in Western New York.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 best wooded cousre i ever played

5+    5/28/2009   6/4/2009
Review By: movieguy84
Played: 28  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 6.6 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: there are a lot of trees on this course but for a wooded cousre the fairways are exceptionaly wide this is ny fav buffalo cousre
Cons: on 15 the sigin is down so when you cross the bridge to get to 13 keep walking because the first hole you will se is 15 and if your not familiar with the cousre then you will probably play 15 as 13
Other Thoughts: there is a large ravine that runs along the first three or four holes that is quite deep and a pain to get you disk out of if you loose it

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Difficult and Challenging

5+    5/24/2009   5/25/2009
Review By: Sche3067
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Tough course where trees will have you thinking on the right approach. Also great for practicing accuracy. Wooded Areas keep you cool during the hot summer days. There are many different ways of approaching a shot from the tee. Unique tees that is very different from each other.
Cons: Since this course is very popular you may find yourself waiting for others to finish. Blind spots around the course may cause people to hit you with their disc (doesn't happen very often). People have taken signs from the holes which tell you were the tees/pins are. Ridge Rats that leave trash on the holes. In some spots the tees are muddy right where you begin a new throw. Easy to lose a disc if you're not careful. People sometimes move the colored wood tee blocks. Not enough garbage cans.
Other Thoughts: Favors the forearm throwers for right handers and vice versa for left handers. learn how to throw your disc more than one way for this course or you'll be in some pretty tough situations.

hole 13 and 14 are to the right of the trail after you cross the bridge from 12

the picture for the blue tee on hole 18 is wrong, there is a path to the left that leads up to a dirt platform which is the blue tee

** Always keep an eye on where the disc lands. It is easy to lose a disc here esspically if you get it under a bunch of leaves on the ravine. Be careful with your throws the ravine will eat your disc alive

Bring Insect Repellent

****BE CAREFUL ON HOLE 7! STEEPEST CLIFF ON THE COURSE

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Challenging and fair Pars

1    8/24/2009   3/28/2009
Review By: greenrod1
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.4 Years
This review was updated on 11/14/2009
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course designed around the Ravine make for challenging and yet go for it opportunities.You will need to test most all your shots through this course. Release well and score well,If your a little off it could be a long day. I have had it both ways
Cons: OK I saw at least two trash containers on this course ,but that wasnt enough as there were beer bottles and cans all over. If only people would be more considerate and pack out what they packed in.The back nine seemed a little haphazard when compared to the thought out well front nine.
Other Thoughts: Want to play course again and again

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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