Rochester Disc Golf's Crown Jewel just outside the city limits
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Rubber tee pads are in great condition and level. Signs at every whole. Mach 3 baskets are in good condition and usually easy to see off the tee pad. There's a map at the front of the course. The course is also in a GREAT location, just over the Rochester city line in a beautiful suburban park with tons of elevation to work with. The grass is well mowed and trees are trimmed back from ground to about 10 feet to keep wooded shots challenging without being unfair. Navigation is easy, next tees are mostly visible from the preceding hole's basket. The course flows well and describes a loop around the park. There are some benches and trash cans available. Restrooms with running water are also on site. The course is quite challenging; mature trees, lots of elevation and some tricky lines as well. Lots of variety in distance too with some totally legitimate par fours. Ellison park is also home to two of the most exciting disc golf holes I've ever thrown: Hole 7 is an epic 500+ foot downhill throw and Hole 16 is a challenging toss down three tiers of landscape with very unforgiving vegetation. The uphill holes here are absolutely relentless. The city has a very strong disc golf culture.
Cons: Some tee pads are a little small. The course can be a little tight, as it's easy to send a wild shot onto a neighboring fairway. A few blind shots from the tee, but 17 is the only one where it's really hard to know what to throw at.
Other Thoughts: While many may argue that Parma is a better course than Ellison, I must say the opposite. This is definitely among my favorites, and it's so great that it's so close to the city. And two of my favorite holes ever are here. As far as I'm concerned, Ellison is the top of the line in the 585.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Long holes, lots of variables that aren't overwhelming, not overcrowded, Love the tee boxes they put in
Cons: Hole 17 hates me, Cans and bottles laying around in the foliage that A-Hole people don't dispose of properly, a couple baskets are hard to spot in the trees
Other Thoughts: My friends and I have only lost One disc here, a tall tree ate it.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Gorgeous, well-maintained course with scenic views. Great variety--you will need all of the shots in your arsenal to score well.
Cons: Navigation can be tough without a map. If you remember, the next tee location is shown on the tee sign.
Other Thoughts: This course is a must play if you are ever in western NY. I am hoping to make a return visit soon.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: - Very few areas to lose your discs in the brush.
- No water hazards (unless you count the holes that flood from springs).
Cons: - No cement tees, so they are continuing to erode more and more.
- Drainage problems on Holes 1 and 18 (they're always wet and muddy).
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Huge variation of holes involving lots of elevation shots.
They added teepads making this course much better!
Other Thoughts: I'm not sure what this guy movieguy84 is talking about, hole #4 is close to 400ft and I've never heard of anyone acing it. He must be thinking of hole #6 which gets aced like every other day.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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