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IBM Woodside Park Share
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Good mix

1    6/18/2013   6/19/2013
Review By: Hoeser
Played: 77  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Decent mix of mid-range and longer (300-400') holes.
-Good mix of wide open and heavily overgrown, narrow holes in the woods.
-Nice DGA baskets!
-Very little traffic, I only saw one other disc golfer there.
Cons: -The woods were very difficult, you almost need a spotter on a couple of the holes.
-The woods have not been mowed or maintained in months.
Other Thoughts: -Bring a map, there are no real signs, except a couple of baskets and on PVC poles near some of the tee boxes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Woodside Update

5+    8/30/2012   8/30/2012
Review By: JeffG
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 9.6 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: A great mix of short, long, open, and wooded holes with some elevation changes back in the woods. The course is well maintained and even has a water fountain just to the right of hole one.
Cons: No water hazards. No signs (yet). Dirt tees on the back 9.
Other Thoughts: In 2011 and 2012 the IBM disk golf club, with help from the Hitachi guys, have expanded this course to 18 holes. It is now, in my humble opinion, the best course in Rochester.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good afternoon work break

5+    8/28/2010   9/12/2011
Review By: sheepweevil
Played: 29  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 6.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is good for a half hour work break in the afternoon, or to bring your family to introduce them to the sport.

The baskets are good and tee pads are concrete. Navigation is fairly easy.

There is a good mix of long open holes and shorter holes with mature trees in the way. It seems like the designer made good use of what terrain there is.

The grass is always nicely mowed, and the course avoids the main walking paths and picnic areas.

Hole 8 is the highlight, forcing an S-curve shot slightly downhill for a birdie. The basket is well-protected by giant evergreens.
Cons: Almost no elevation changes.
Easy course, although some of the holes are long for a beginner's arm.
Not a wide variety of shots - a generic straight drive will do for most of the holes.
Advanced or Pro players will be very bored with this course due to the easy difficulty.
Other Thoughts: Private course only for IBM employees and families.

There were plans to add more holes to make this 18, and they are marked with PVC pipes. These holes are designed to be more challenging, and some go through heavy forest.

Discs can be lost in tall corn if it's windy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Big Blue

5+    2/28/2009   2/28/2009
Review By: Bangchains
Played: 30  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 13.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Interesting short layout with a decent mixture of shots. Good for beginners to the game.
Cons: Short 9 holes. Mostly open with a few trees scattered around. Shooting under par is too easy even with just a midrange.
Other Thoughts: There is a good amount of land that is unused by the course including a wooded area would improve this course. It actually has a object pole hole setup in this area just no baskets.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 An Enjoyable Course

5+    10/1/2008   1/17/2009
Review By: Crusher
Played: 10  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A good mix of trees and open space. Well-placed baskets. Concrete tee pads. Private course so not as busy as others. Only a two minute walk from work during the day!
Cons: No hole markers (yet). Good for beginner and novice players, but probably not very challenging for the advanced player. Only 9 holes at this time. The "back" nine are in the woods and only have pvc pipe. Maybe one day we can get 9 more holes.
Other Thoughts: Par is 3 on every hole or 27 for the course. I have been playing this course since 2002; after 100+ rounds it is still very enjoyable.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Down by the Woodside

5+    8/25/2008   8/25/2008
Review By: Treewacker9
Played: 13  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 7.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tees & well-placed baskets around a park setting. Mostly open with a couple of wood holes. Nice course to play during your lunch period or after work for an IBM employee.
Cons: This is a private course. Most of the patrons are IBM employees (w/friends & family). No signs, just poles stating the hole ( I've been playing this course for months & I still don't know what par is). No multiple tees.
Other Thoughts: Not too hard of a course but watch for the evergreens. They will eat your disc on a bad throw. OB in the corn field & across the road but doesn't come into play very often unless its windy. Not much traffic; the picnic area is on the other side of the park.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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