5 Helpful / 0 Not
In preparation for 2011 Am Worlds..life is good
Pros: Great tee pads, fantastic variety of shots, beautiful scenery, always perfectly mowed.
Any time a vandal breaks something this place is nearly immediately fixed.
this course i loved, and keeps better better. There's something for everybody. There are only a few spots on the course that have elevation changes and you spend a goof chunk of your time weaving back and forth across those areas to get the most out of it.
This place NEEDS SIGNS. I'll give this an extra .5 rating when it gets them. Here's why:
The only real problem this course has is that until you know where the tee pads are, it's really hard to navigate.
Part of this comes from the fact that they had to remove Old Hole 2 from casual play via the VFW's request. It makes sense if you know the story...but I don't think golfers were warned adequately (how about posting a sign on the board?) and when the new rules weren't followed the town said to take it out.
Now you have to walk backwards from the basket on one, past old 2's basket to current 2's tee...If you'd never played there before you'd walk to hole 4's tee and assume that you're shooting towards the basket that you can see...you're not. That's hole 7's basket..you need to shoot down the fairway and hook left into the woods.
And also the new hole 11 (fantastic addition btw) is an entirely different route than it used to be on the old layout and different from the initial new layout...once you finish 10 go left and left until you see the new hole...then follow the deer grass along the woods to the right.
"short" tees are either missing or hard to see/find on most hole
Other Thoughts: Parma will be getting better over the next year as fairways get trimmed up (on the new holes) and basket placements get a little more permanent. Hole 5 currently has an "unfairway" but it's the same for everybody so it's kind of a moot point.
With a little more TLC, and some signage, and proper "shorts" I will eventually give parma a 4.5 disc rating. It's rochester's crown jewel and it really is awesome.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The holes in the woods are awesome. Great use of elevation and small stream. Cement tee pads are wonderful.
Cons: Navigating the course was very confusing! It's a long walk from the basket to the next tee in some spots and there's no indication of where to go. We wasted at least 30 minutes just trying to find our way around. I'm not too crazy about some of the holes that are out in the open but I suppose the variety is good.
Other Thoughts: I'm certainly going to play this course again. Finding my way around will hopefully be less frustrating having done it once already.
*** Regarding the map: the one on grdgc.org is NOT up to date. Get the map from here on dgcoursereview! ***
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