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 Enjoyable

1    6/1/2009   6/19/2009
Review By: ScottMunFrigginro
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
Pros: Cement tee's will keep you out of the mud (although we didn't use them with our sacred "blue tee Sundays!") Many par-able holes. Fairly decent wooded lanes reward a precision shot.
Cons: Pretty heavily populated. Some holes don't seem to have much of a lane at all and rely 100 percent on luck.
Other Thoughts: All in all a pretty good course. This course usually gets hit up when we are in the northwest Rochester area for the day indulging in JOOSE!!!! Not the best in the area, but good all the same.

 Challenging but rewarding

5+    6/17/2009   6/17/2009
Review By: Tmart
Played: 9  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.1 Years
Pros: Lots of shade, good baskets, not overcrowded. The teepads are awesome!

Great course to learn finesse shots.
Cons: The course is right in the middle of the woods and not enough trees have been removed for it. Layout is confusing due to lack of maps/signs.

 Hope You Like Trees

5+    6/3/2009   6/4/2009
Review By: movieguy84
Played: 28  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 6.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a very Challenging cousre and if you rush it you can get it done in about a hour and fifteen
Cons: LOTS OF TREES. A little lick needs to be on your side with this couse the amount of trees in there makes for very small fairways that even the most skillfull shooter can have his shot swatted down.(sometimes i think the trees move to hit your disc on purpose)
Other Thoughts: There is a bridige on the back nine that vandels almost always have broken

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    4/1/2009   4/4/2009
Review By: Nerdboy
Played: 15  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 7.1 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Love the woods. Thanks ppl who hauled in concrete tees. You can develope a real love/hate because of the dense trees. Layout was done very nicely, with some scenic holes near a creek. cool bridges.
Cons: drainage in some spots, trees. get a map, I found myself a little confused the first time. I could see the thick leaves on the ground hiding more than a few discs.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nook and cranny woods

1    6/3/2007   2/13/2009
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 229  Reviewed: 225  Exp: 18 Years
This review was updated on 2/26/2009
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is your typical shorter wooded course. The ground is well worn without much undergrowth which makes finding your discs easy, especially after they are deflected off a tree. This course definitely tests your accuracy. Is also tests how well you can recover from a tee shot that may not go where you had envisioned it.

#17 is the signature hole, which is a pretty nice one near the end of the round.

This course was great to play in the mid-summer as the dense trees provided excellent shade for most of the course. And then a thunderstorm came and it rained, but the trees kept us pretty dry!
Cons: All the holes are in the woods, it gets a little redundant. The fairways are sometimes really narrow, which does require some luck. (look at the pictures and you will see what some of the tee Some spots were trashy.
Other Thoughts: To me this is your average woods course, it is not a bad play if you appreciate a good woods course. I would rank it 3rd in the area behind Baker Farm and Ellson.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    8/30/2008   12/30/2008
Review By: turkey33
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Super challenging wooded course. There are lanes in the woods but if you have an errant shot you will pay. The new concrete tees really help. #1, 9, 10, and 18 are all close to parking area so it's easy to just do 9 when that's all the time you have.
Cons: Limited signage or broken ones make it difficult for first timers to figure some holes. There can be lots of garbage at times.
Other Thoughts: I wish some idiots didn't trash courses but I try to help out here and always pick up some of the trash while playing.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Wooded Course

1    8/19/2007   10/10/2008
Review By: nickstaudt
Played: 12  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 8.3 Years
This review was updated on 10/10/2009
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Fun and challenging wooded course with a well thought out design on most holes. I found it easy to navigate. Forces you to play under control and be accurate. Playing smart is to your advantage here as opposed to some courses where you can go all out on every throw and never pay for it. Many risk vs. reward shots. Good signs. Beginner friendly.
Cons: Not an even mix of wooded and open holes, only a few are even somewhat open. Luck plays too big a factor on some holes as trees are so dense you have to just let it go and pray. Drainage can be an issue after a good rain.
Other Thoughts: One of the funnest courses i've ever played. Great course to compete against your friends because anything can happen. You can be leading by 4 shots on one hole and trailing the next hole. I like the back 9 alot better so if you are rushed for time you can start there right from the parking lot as 10 begins nearby. Not the best course in Rochester but that doesn't do Basil justice since there are so many great ones around. A good course overall and a great wooded course if thats your thing. If you've never played here... you should check it out, its worth the time.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

7/25/2008   7/26/2008
Review By: MarkN
Played: 10  Reviewed: 8
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice woodsy course, trees force accuracy. Fairly easy to follow course. Open understory makes it easy to locate wayward discs. New concrete tees.
Cons: Busy park, numerous paths through woods can make it difficult to follow course (especially 12--> 13 over creek). May also have to play around folks lounging in a fairway. Limited signage on back 9, no bridge to cross creek (2x). Abundant trash.
Other Thoughts: Forest is not very healthy due to heavy traffic which leads to erosion and little vegetative regeneration. Numerous fairway trees are really beat up. Take care to limit impact.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

2/20/2008   2/20/2008
Review By: bryon
Played: 63  Reviewed: 58
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A wooded course that has some very tough windows. it is the only real wooded course in the area which Rochester needed. Must be accurate off the tee or your score will be punished.

Play area can seem a bit rough at times, as many complain that luck is a big factor at this course. Because of this, at first almost everyone hates this course, but it grows on you the more you play. The course is not long but plays tough score wise.
Cons: No bridges makes crossing streams frustrating at times.

Other Thoughts: Probably the second most used course in Rochester during the Summer.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Classy Wooded Course

5+    9/22/2007   9/22/2007
Review By: prerube
Played: 213  Reviewed: 195  Exp: 7.3 Years
This review was updated on 4/18/2011
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Some challenging shots through woods and some elevation. Recently added cement pads. Nice Challenge

Discatchers are in good shape and park has remained in decent shape over time.

New bridges have been added

Great variety of shots with some real risk vs. reward opportunities
Cons: Several holes have no fairways, it is just chucking through dense trees and hoping for a line.
Bridge by 17 has been washed away, nowhere to cross. Other bridges are sketchy, but they get you across the water.
Cross Country kids running in the woods in the fall between 3-5:30 pm, back 9 has been beaten up by vandalism.
Other Thoughts: On Saturday mornings the course is crowded, go before 8am or after 11am

I originally gave this course a 4, but now that I have played 100 more courses I can see that this is still a high quality course, but it is not a 4.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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