9 Helpful / 0 Not
Long-n-wide concrete teepads. Two nine-hole loops. Excellent online map.
Pretty and well manicured. Lots of nice, little touches (e.g. a mini-windmill). Area dedicated to disc golf. Set upon a fairly flat piece of land, with the occasional random slope. Bordered on three sides by rows of trees. A tiny stream runs across a section of the course.
Single basket location.
While the signs at the long tee locations indicate that there are two other (middle=red, short=blue) tee location per hole, it wasn't until the last couple of holes that these small, in-ground markers made themselves easily visible.
The main theme of the course is its choke points. While the majority of the fairways are quite broad, there typically will be trees and/or bushes forming choke points 100'~200' from the tee. Additionally, most every green will also be guarded by trees/bushes squeezing the approach as well. While only a few of these choke points would be considered tight, the steady diet of them will need to be overcome to score well.
From the long tees, there are a few long (four > 400') and short (two < 225') holes, but most fall into the ~300~400' range. Straight off the tee will serve you well in most cases, except for numbers 1, 10, and 12 (rights) and number 6 (left).
For the most part, the fairways are wide enough, and separated by scattered trees, that cross-fairway encroachment should be fairly minimal. The most dangerous spot is a right-to-left tee shot from tee-16 passing over tee-7.
Favourite hole #6: Needing an early left-turner from the tee, the mid-fairway and green-area contains small pockets of trees/bushes, making for a very challenging approach.
The corn crib, or whatever it is near basket-17, makes a distinctive thumping-sound if you happen to hit with your approach - or airmail a 35' putt past the basket, as I did.
Very nice course, worth a play if in the area.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
A fun relaxed round awaits
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 18 nice concrete tee pads. Decent signs at the tees with distances and general hole layout. Signs appear hand painted which is a nice look.
Park is pristine and very well maintained. It seems like a lot of love and work has gone into this course. Grass is mowed, and rough is trimmed to leave baskets and fairways looking great.
No other park activities to hinder your efforts. It's just you and the course. This is a pretty piece of land with some creeks and small ponds mixed in with varying trees and grasses. A round here does feel like a pleasant walk in a country farm.
Even though the entire course has the same feel to it, there is a big variety of hole lengths to keep things a little mixed up. You'll be throwing from 220' all the way up to about 900'. That variety helps make up for some of this course's limitations.
Cons: Almost every hole has the same look and feel. Course is mostly open with mowed grass fairways, large trees, and well-tended island of trees or bushes. There is not a huge variety of looks and shots. Many of the holes are dead straight shots that require you to miss a big tree or two. Not really any line shaping needed.
No elevation. A basket or two on a very small hill, and a tee or two up a few feet, but it really is flat.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a very good course. Being a noodle arm from NC, I prefer tightly wooded courses that force you to make certain shots. If you like a more open course then you would probably rate this course a little higher than me.
This would be a great course to bring a beginner as the fairways are generous, and you can save an errant shot in most locations. Also a great place to,work on rollers. Many long fairways with nice short grass.
This course is flat but used a few small hills and some piles of woods chips to create some variety in the terrain. All that helps, but this would be a great place for an elevated basket or two. I wouldn't want to see the overall look and feel of the course change dramatically, but one or two creative tweaks would liven up a round.
For those of you that do enjoy some technical lines #12 is a nice little 223' shot that has a low ceiling andmfairlymtight window off the pad. Then a RHBH played must either make a decent flick or turnover shot to get to the basket which is wedged on the edge of the woods in some trees. And if you go too far right you end up in some thick woods. Cool little hole mixed in to the open course.
This is definitely a course worth playing when you are in the area, and doubly so if you enjoy a more wide open, less technical round.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
A little open
Pros: The course plays through a sprawling grassy park with scattered trees. Many of the trees are dense evergreens that make excellent obstacles and that can really affect your next shot if you end up in or behind one. There are some small stream beds and marshy areas in play that add a little risk reward to some shots. The fairways are nicely mowed, and the park was in nice shape with good baskets and decent concrete tees. The signs have hole layout and distance, and the layout is pretty easy to follow.
The course plays fairly open, so there aren't a ton of shots where you really have to hit a specific line. That said, there is still some variety here, with everything from ace runs to a 900 footer. Many of the longer holes call for some attention to shot placement to avoid the pines and piles of wood chips placed as fairway obstacles.
Cons: The openness makes the course feel a bit repetitive at times. The designer(s) did a nice job with the available land, and the manmade obstacles like wood chip piles and the silo are fun additions. The tee signs aren't always accurate as to hole shape and distance. The long grass along some fairways is my least favorite type of obstacle, it adds frustration rather than challenge. The shorter sets of tees are natural and only marked with small stakes. Most don't really change the hole much, they just shorten the hole. There are a few holes that are very close to one another, errant shots can easily make it onto other fairways.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find some of the holes pretty long, though inaccurate shots aren't terribly punished on most holes here. More experienced players will find some challenges, but it's pretty open and doesn't really make you execute different kinds of shots.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
good, tough course
Pros: Good amount of variety, long holes. Well maintained. Holes were fun. Looks like a lot of effort is put into the course.
Cons: The shorter tees are almost impossible to find. A few teepads face slightly in the wrong direction toward other backets, so I threw a few in the wrong direction. There's a lot of long grass (rough?) that I lost my discs in way too many times. Also, <200' hole is par 3, >900' hole is par 4?
Other Thoughts: I didn't see any garbage cans and towards the back of the park there was a lot of trash on the ground.
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice and flat with one really long whole to let it rip! Built for only disc golf, it is really nice and well maintained.
Cons: Lots of OB! For beginners like me it was a challange.
Other Thoughts: Lot of different looks on this course, I would diffently play it again!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice Layout, Concrete pads, Maps at each hole, Small water hazards, terrible throws weren't too hard to find
Cons: Some holes were very long and par was not very forgiving (at least compared to Como Lake Park that I player the previous day), The strong winds made it nearly impossible to judge the flight of your disc and get good distance. Concrete pads only on furthest tee. Even with maps it was sometimes unclear where you were trying to go.
Other Thoughts: Someone better than I would proly deal with the wind a lot better. My high thrown drives would just get blown south and almost always land in a pine tree. Pars proly would've been fine If I didn't play from yellow (the farthest tee) however it was the only tee with the nice concrete pads. I will definitely play again when it is less windy.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very well groomed and maintained beautiful course in a seemingly built only for disc golf park. excellent mix of holes, plenty of variety. Excellent signage and course layout. easy to navigate. Great course for all.
Cons: A few spots where if your disc gos, its not coming back, a couple of really nasty marshes on the front 9 you absolutely want to avoid. the un-mowed "rough" areas between the holes can be surprisingly difficult to find discs in, bring your brightest discs,
Other Thoughts: Nice brand new little pavilion near the lot to hang out or grill up some lunch.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a true disc golf course. Holes and tees are marked very well.. A good place to try your skill and a good run through with all your discs.
Cons: Fairways are tight in places so make your shot count. Brush is ok but keep an eye on your shot.. Or if you have a friend or group and you don't trust your judgment have them walk ahead to watch it.. Bring bug spray also.. Bugs are terrible in certine spots
Other Thoughts: Lost my TD4 driver on the course somewhere and friend lost 3 discs. This is a make your shot count course. A really fun course and worth going back to. Plenty of strait shots and some bend shots.. So have your "A game" on.. Beautiful area
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Throwin' on the Farm
Pros: Great course layout with most of the holes flowing very nicely. There are some great technical holes from the cement tees; some very long bombs from the same tees as well. The mounds and fences add another dimension in obstacles and make you think about where your throw will land. Course is kept nice; hardly saw any trash or vandalism.
Cons: The shorter tees are hard to find at times; they're not marked on the maps.
Other Thoughts: I was expecting a lot out of Baker and it didn't disappoint. I'm going to suggest we add mounds like Baker at my local course instead of just planting more trees. As a Rec player, the cement tees weren't that big of a challenge until hole 11. The most important thing was that I had fun and my father-in-law had a blast for his first time as well.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
killer long course
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: beautiful plot of land dedicated only to disc golf (not a public park)
lots of long, challenging holes
some variety of shots but mainly open
new concrete teepads (installed summer '09)
easy to navigate
interesting man-made designs and obstacles (inverted woodchip bunkers, elevated baskets, silo, windmill)
very well manicured and maintained
lots of parking
a few minor water hazards
i believe the new building they just put up in the parking lot has bathrooms, not sure
Cons: needs new tee signs, old ones are great (carved wood) but some are missing and some are outdated
short tees are unmarked or very difficult to find (just colored squares even with or under grass)
no alternate pin locations
no trash cans (carry out your trash!!!)
few technical holes, not much risk/reward
Other Thoughts: Another great Rochester course! This one is long and brutal but a lot of fun. One of the great things about this course is that the holes are mostly open but there are lots of tree lines that shape the fairways and give lots of options for flight lines. A few great signature holes too: 6 with a drive over a creek with a few tree obstacles to a dogleg left, then straight another 300' to a protected, elevated green; 11 is a 911' straight and narrow, open fairway; 18 is another big one, 716' with left and right turns in the open, tree-lined fairway to an elevated green. Obviously, this is a course for the big arms. Bring your cannons and get ready to launch some ICBMs on this one!
While there are lots of variously shaped fairways, there are almost no holes that force you to make certain kinds of shots except 10, a sharp right dogleg.
Water hazards on 2,4,5,6 (creeks) and 7 (very small but deadly pond behind basket); elevated tees on 1,8,12, (sort of on 13,15; small downhill elevation change); elevated baskets on 6,8,18; protected baskets on 2,6,12,16,17. Most of the holes on the edge of the land have tree lines with very thick shule, you don't want to hyzer into them.
All in all, a great course. Lots of fun to play and the long holes are definitely a challenge to those of us mortals. A little out of the way but a necessary stop for any locals and a good choice for out-of-towners too.
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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