Chili, NY
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 Just like a golf course

1    6/16/2009   6/16/2009
Review By: runnaman
Played: 38  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 6.7 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Amazingly manacured fairways with roughs and everything.
- Moderate amount of trees, making for the necesity of a good drive, otherwise you're going to get stuck behind I pine (as I did many times).
- A lot of long holes which most courses tend to skip out on so they can fit more holes into a smaller area.
Cons: - No concrete tee pads which make it hard for me to get a good release.
- The unmanacured parts of the course are very overgrown and could use some trimming.
- Very hard to navigate alone.
Other Thoughts: Upon arrival I was a little sceptical because the parking lot was under construction, but after walking around the course a little bit I could tell that it was going to be a nice course. It is set up like a links style golf course and is one of the best courses I have played and I would recommend it to anyone in the Rochester, or even New York, area.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fun For Beginers

5+    6/1/2009   6/4/2009
Review By: movieguy84
Played: 27  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 6 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This Cousre has nice fairways and Challenging long shots not a lot of water.

Side note you can wear Flip Flops on this course too...
Cons: It is one of the longest cousres in rochester so it takes like a full two hours to play
Other Thoughts: I have taken many first time players here and with the golf course like atmosphere and not a ton of obsticals they were hooked.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Wow nice course!

1    5/2/2009   5/2/2009
Played: 35  Reviewed: 35
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Super well maintained, well layed out. Multiple tees multiple pin positions. Town is installing
Cons: Fairways are real close on many holes.
Other Thoughts: Can't wait to play this one again. too bad its two hours from home!

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.


2-4    4/1/2009   4/4/2009
Review By: Nerdboy
Played: 15  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 6.7 Years
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Clever lay out, varied enough to keep you driving an hour to play it, accessible enough for beginners to do reasonably well. No real danger of losing your precious plastic. This course has more elevation than most ppl think. 25-30ft?
Cons: tees, drainage, an hour drive from me...

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Baker my Baby!!

5+    11/20/2008   3/9/2009
Review By: Noel757
Played: 30  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 14.9 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: If you've got an arm then you'll love this course. I was blessed to live nearby for 5 years. The ideal time to play this course is in the spring or summer. When the tall grass is as tall as yourself, and the fairways are perfectly mowed. Very demanding fairways. This course may be wide open treewise but you definately dont want to find yourself off the fairways. This is a big arm course. accuracy will help but you need to be able to throw at least 300< to truly appreciate this course. It has 2 holes over 800 feet and a couple more over 600'. It is beautiful however, old farm fencings, an antique windmill, a small silo, and creeks on a few holes. Also it is usually fairly empty even in the busy seasons as there is no local club that exclusively takes care of it (but the township does).
Cons: If your specialty is short and accurate not you cup-o-tea but an amazing course still. There is no local club that maintains it, but the township does an amazing job!!
Other Thoughts: Many people think that Ellsion park is sooo much better. I lived here for seven years and i'll say. Bakers farm is every bit as good (better in my opinion, if you've got an arm), but the club for Ellison is much more active & greater!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 A real course!

5+    8/30/2008   12/30/2008
Review By: turkey33
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Unique. Lots of interesting obstacles created out of a basically flat and treeless terrain. Trees are growing in many places and so it keeps getting better. This place is just a disc golf course and not a park also. Although it can be long and challenging enough for pros it's a fun place to bring beginners to see what this sport can be like.
Cons: A little too open and long on the back 9. Some of the old signs are broken or missing. Although there are alternate tees, they can be hard to find since they're flush with the ground.
Other Thoughts: The Town of Chili and committed to fixing this place up so hopefully it will return to it's greater glory.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Big Shot Required

1    5/10/2007   10/10/2008
Review By: nickstaudt
Played: 12  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 7.9 Years
This review was updated on 4/5/2010
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Huge layout with different tees. The fairways are large enough to allow you to air it out with everything you have on many holes without fearing your disc will never be seen again. Well manicured. Elevated tees and greens and some signature holes you won't see duplicated elsewhere. (11 and 18) A small creek comes into play on a couple holes which serves as a water hazard.
Cons: Many if not most holes favor the biggest throwers. Too open on too many fairways.
Other Thoughts: Very fun course that provides a unique challenge in terms of the vast length of some holes. A must play if you find yourself in the Rochester area. Beautiful course all the way around. I'd bring a golf cart if I owned one.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 10 years later

5+    9/25/2008   9/26/2008
Review By: chris deitzel
Played: 182  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 19.6 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I first played Chili back in 1998. The course was decent back then, but you could tell it was going to be great in 10 - 20 years. Well it's been 10 years now since I last played and I was blown away at how nice this park had matured. All the trees that were planted have grown up nicely. The paper machee trees and artificial Christmas trees are now gone (YEAH!!!) The course looks better than ever. It was like being at a country club when I was there. Grass was an inch tall, beautifully mowed fairways with rough. It really looks better than I had hoped it would after all these years.
Cons: The clubhouse is gone, but supposedly the city is putting in a bunch of money to build a new one. Tee signs have worn out over the years.
Other Thoughts: It's a lot shorter than I remember, but it is still a booming arm course for the most part. I played the long tees and shot a 54. I will be back soon to play Chili again. It is back in my top 10 list.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Requires Powerful Accuracy

1    8/17/2008   8/19/2008
Review By: TenaciousMV
Played: 25  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 7.8 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful landscape; requires a very large variety of shots to score well; extremely large variation in hole lengths; well placed obstacles that punish poor throws; a variety of ways to approach many of the holes; generally well manicured; the course shows pride in the sport; some tee shots will force creativity to allow for a reasonable angle of attack on the basket; word is there are generally course maps and score cards at the start, although they weren't there; many touches that don't go unnoticed; for those that go to Ellison often, you'll be very pleased with how busy this course is - it's funny how a 911 foot hole can deter a family taking their 6 kids out to play there :)
Cons: Grass tee areas; tee areas that are sometimes hard to find; no true technical holes; a few quasi-dangerous tee areas (like the 7th); some very dense brush just off the fairways can make finding your disc a painful ordeal; you may shoot at the wrong basket without a map the first time you play
Other Thoughts: Baker farm completely surprised me. Looking at the pictures, it looks way too wide open to be a course I would even start to consider excellent. The pictures simply don't do it justice - much of this due to the course's length. The obstacles are there. Yes, the course is relatively open at first glance, but if you let your drive go nose up off any given tee and it veers hyzer, you can safely bet it will end up in trouble. I made the comment to my friend by about the fifth hole - "It's like they designed this course on a computer! How did they create this layout?" You simply can't get a feel for these holes by looking at the pictures. I took a picture of one of the baskets, the 12th I believe, that may give a bit more of a feel for what this course is like than the shots from the tee. I'll put it up sooner than later.

If this course had concrete tees and better signage, I'd have to consider giving it a 4.5 - near perfection. I still may not be able to go that high, however, as the truly technical holes just aren't there. Am I asking for too much? I don't think so… I look at the word 'perfect' for a 5.0 and that's what I'm going off of. Baker Farm doesn't have every little thing required to be a 4.5 or a 5.0, but this course doesn't have any glaring flaws. This course is Excellent - 4.0. Can't for my next trip to Rochester so I can play it and Ellison again.

EDITS: timg has informed me that I did indeed miss the practice basket, so I've removed it from the cons. Word is there will be concrete tee pads installed within the next couple of years - when that happens I may come back and bump this to a 4.5 after playing again...

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Must Play

5+    6/28/2008   8/14/2008
Review By: Dave
Played: 102  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/7/2009
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very scenic use of a former farm. Even a small silo next to one of the baskets. Room to throw, but few baskets out in the open.
Cons: Thick woods & brush along the fairways. Too likely to lose a disc if you go astray.
Other Thoughts: The only baskets with no obstructions or technical fairways are 700 to 900 feet long. The front nine plays pretty qucikly. The back nine is long. When we are short of time, we play the front nine two or three times.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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