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Cons: needs new tee signs, old ones are great (carved wood) but some are missing and some are outdated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.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Loved this course
Pros: Perfectly mowed course. No Dogs. No strollers. JUST DISC!!! Haven't been out to the Farm in few years. The old building was gone. New parking lot. Concrete pads( no ruts-AWESOME)
Cons: It does get swampy. But I ususually waited until 4th Julyish to start playing. Dry Spring you can play earlier.
Other Thoughts: Papier-māche tree gone. STill have the tin shed and old windmill. Absolutley love this course. Ellison was my 1st but this is my fave after that silly redesign at Elllison.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
So close to amazing..
Pros: This course starts off pretty standard but with some nice views and pretty features but soon changes in to man-made elevation changes (tee/ hole on a 6' mound) and plays pretty well. There are some short holes and a few insanely long ones. Good variety. You can tell that somebody has loved this course over the years, it's not a public park, it's a disc golf course, end of story. But it has qualities to it that are simply there to be pretty, an old wheel and a small grain silo come to mind. Also a few objects around make it really pretty some times like a short fence right in front of hole 12. This course has a LOT of things going right for it.
Cons: This course needs some new Tee signs. It also needs a map at the front board and maybe some arrows to point the way from time to time. I also hear this course can get swampy and I saw the potential for it.
Most of this can be fixed or avoided, this is really a nice course.
Other Thoughts: I haven't looked it up, but I'm pretty sure they made the front 9 one time and tacked the back 9 on much later, hole 10 is designed just to get you as far away from the front 9 as possible so you can play 11-18 back towards the parking lot. It makes the park a little less newbie friendly, but that's not exactly a problem.
I am going to try playing through the park starting at hole 9 and ending at hole 8, I think this will be a bit less fatiguing for my newbie arm, as the super long hole won't be towards the back of my game.
If you're nearby...you should play this course, and you should love this course, and you should want to take care of this course. With just a bit of support from all of us this course will be 4.5 star quality without much effort. As always *please* keep your parks clean.
P.S. I will be playing this park more in the future, but I want to see the other Rochester parks first.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: "Immaculate" is the first word that comes to mind. Beautiful golf-course setting with manicured fairways and great scenery. Wood chip bunkers, a couple murky ponds, a stream, and some good old-fashioned woodsy rough can come into play if you're not careful. A variety of pine and deciduous trees also dot the landscape in strategic spots.
Course flow and the play of each hole are well thought out, rewarding good throws and punishing bad (although usually not too severely.)
A big arm will definitely help here, but smart upshots and good putting are probably more important. Most baskets are either elevated or guarded by trees and/or other hazards.
Freshly installed concrete pads are a nice bonus.
The locals must take a lot of pride in this course, as I saw no garbage cans yet hardly any litter. It was also nice to be in a setting almost entirely geared towards disc golf. No close traffic, no loud parties at park shelters nearby, no dog walkers or oblivious park zombies wandering around fairways.
Cons: Ladies' tees are tough to find; my wife guessed where to throw from on a few holes.
Other Thoughts: Definitely worth the trip. I would gladly pay to play at a course like Chili.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 5 Not
Very fun course.
Pros: - Concrete pads
- Mostly wide fairways
- Long course
- Never crowded, most cars I've seen is 10
- Well mowed and manicured
- Very challenging
Cons: - Distance can be hard to overcome some holes
- Windy days = lost discs
- Flooding possible
- Easy to get lost
Other Thoughts: This is the best park in Rochester. Period. It is extremely well maintained and just had concrete pads put in. It is an extremely challenging course for beginners like I was at the beginning of the season. My first time out there from the pro tees I finished +24 or something.
The famous Par 4 911ft. hole is not only famous for being long but if you throw a fade you can easily lose you disc in the untamed wilderness. Though, you get a great feeling of accomplishment getting a 5 or better on it.
Hole #18 is also very long at 728' from the pro's. So bring a big arm!
This summer has been very rainy, and the streams that run through several of the holes have overrun the path between holes several times, which means backtracking or foraging for wood to build a bridge.
I try to play here at least 1 time every weekend as it's my favorite course, and is night and day compared to others.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Very nice course
Pros: Well laid out course, cement tee's, and ladies tee's as well. Clean no trash and cut grass, trees, ect... emaculate!!
Cons: only one I can think of if you don't like long courses this one has some long holes... and I hear bugs can be a pain but really wasn't bad when I was there...
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: brand spanking new concrete tee pads, i was the 1st person to ever use them, there was a do not use tees sign up, but they were done, and i tore the course up
Cons: after heavy rain it can flood, like today 7/26, and theres lots of snakes, i've seen like 6 this year, and the bugs are a little bad
Other Thoughts: thanks for the tee pads, sorry you couldn't have been the first to use them :)
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
One of a kind
Pros: A very unique links style course that highly resembles a real golf course with mowed fairways and tee boxes. Practice basket near parking lot. Three sets of tees on each hole. Great mix of distance from really short deuceable holes to a monster 911' hole. Along with some really unique obstacles/basket locations.
Cons: Be prepared to play in the wind, even on a relatively calm day the wind will mess with your shots. Unmowed grass off the fairway gets pretty tall and will eat your disc if you don't keep a really good eye on it. A few swampy areas make disc retrieval not so fun.
Other Thoughts: I call this the best course in the Rochester area due to its one of a kind feel. Bring your distance drivers and big arm, but don't forget your accuracy either.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
beautiful and tough
Pros: Beautiful sights, very neatly kept fairways help keep you from getting lost going from hole to hole. Some long tee's will give you the opportunity to work on your long drives. Very interesting obstacles that you wont see at other courses.
Cons: Some holes seem a little to long for their low pars. Heavy vegetation will eat your disc's if you don't keep a close on on where your not so perfect shots land.
Other Thoughts: Course is beautifully designed with Variety of shots required. Pars are relatively low for some of the distances, but i guess they may be doable on a professional level. A big arm is required on a few holes, example being hole 11. A 911foot par 4, with a thick field hugging the right side. Most hole's have heavy vegetation that will leave you wishing you had thrown your stray shot a little better, but i think this not necessarily a bad thing. I've notice a few holes have moved their pin location to even more difficult locations this year.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Mecca of Rochester Disc Golf
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is by far the best course in the Greater Rochester area. The land is solely there for disc golf. The course is huge, well groomed, and never too busy.
Some people complain that it's a course for big arms but anyone who can throw over 300 ft should love it.
Cons: The hole that is 911ft long is only a par 4 when it should be a par 5 according to PDGA standards.
Other Thoughts: (revised) My old other thoughts section was created when I was a noob and when Ellison had no teepads and I sort of bashed it so I am updating it finally. Now that I've got a few years under my belt and Ellison has teepads I can honestly say that these courese are both 4-5 stars. Althought Ellison isn't as pretty, secluded, or vacant as Chili it has MANY different shots layed out which keeps it fun to play no matter how many times you've played it.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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