Massive Fail in the redesign
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The only pro left is the several scenic holes and interesting use of water on the front 9.
The parking issue seems to have been resolved, you can park right at the Bill Gray's Tap room and head upstairs for food or drinks after the round.
I have heard the new tee pads have went in since my review and there has been some clean up of overgrown holes.
Cons: issue with clarity of tees, some had sticks, some had flat black squares on the ground. No tee signs. No course maintenence on the new holes in the back 9.
Back 9 is an embarrassing fail. The improvements to the course ended up creating 4 of the worst holes in Rochester.
13 was knee high weeds and thorns, we used 4 spotters just to make it playable, several people did not want to throw.
14 was even worse with no tee pad and waist high weeds and grass. No one wanted to play the hole. 15 was just a walking path (5 foot wide) "fairway" to a blind basket. once again it was overgrown and nearly unplayable. Hole 16 was a swampy 8 foot wide fairway to complete the most disapointing back 9 I have ever played.
Risk of disc loss on the front 9 is great especially for newer players: hole one has water on the right, hole 2 has a down hill slope that ends at the water, 3 has risk of water after the basket, 4 and 5 have risk of loss in the drainage creek and cat tails, 6 has a very small chance of loss in the trees, 7 had a nasty swamp on the left, 8 was over a lake, 9 has lake on right with significant chance of disc loss.
Holes 5 and 6 had uneven tee areas.
Hole 7 was a swamp.
Hole 10 had roots sticking up at the end of the tee area. 12 was a walking path sized fairway that really needed a spotter.
Other Thoughts: Saying this course is "passable" is generous when I would suggest you skip holes 12-16, nearly 1/3 of the course.
You can play the front 9 twice, but why? There are far superior courses near by. This course was easily a 3 before the redesign, now it is a disappointment.
I do not see my self returning to MCC for a long long time, it is sad that a decent course was ruined.
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