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Thunk Thunk %&#$@ Thunk Clang!

5+    10/13/2013   9/1/2013
Review By: Schmankster
Played: 13  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 1.8 Years
This review was updated on 12/29/2013
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Every hole is heavily wooded. You will have to think and use a variety of shots/discs.
-This course will force you to learn one of two things: (1) accuracy or (2) recovery shots
-Plenty of parking.
-Benches everywhere.
-Excellent signage. Each hole has a metal sign with tee/basket/par/next hole on it.
-Practice basket
Cons: -Litter!!! C'mon people!!! Carry in/carry out...it's not that hard!
-Lack of a bridge on 17. Bring a stick with you on 16 to help cross the stones in the creek (it has been low lately, but I have seen it higher)
Other Thoughts: -Beautiful, heavily wooded course with a lot a variety on each hole. Elevation changes, right and left turns, and water.
-DX discs will take a beating with all the trees. Keep a happy mind...you WILL hit trees...lots of them...laugh, cry, whatever, but keep playing!
1-The hole is prety much in front of you. Trees everywhere!
2-A great leftie hole. The hole curves perfectly to the right. Short par 3
3-A tough throw through the woods to an elevated basket.
4-Another great leftie hole but looks like it would be good for a rightie too. The basket is behind the trees in front of you.
5-Long curve to the right. Lots of trees!
6-Trees everywhere! Are you sick of trees yet?!? Best option is a tomahawk through this mess.
7-A righties hole. Tight fairway. Lots of trees. Curves left.
8-Looong par 4 through a lot of trees. Lots of thick scrub on the right.
9-Another good righty hole. Beware of the thick scrub.Basket is in the clearing.
10-Straight on. Trees everywhere. Thick scrub on the right.
11-Straight ahead, slightly to the left. Trees everywhere...YAY!
12-Elevated teepad. Creek behind and right of basket. It can get a little deep on the right. Thick scrub on the left.
13-The bridge to the teepad is in rough shape. Be careful! Uphill shot. Trees on the left, drop off/water on the right.
14-Trees everywhere. Elevation changes.
15-Very narrow fairway. Slight curve to the left. Elevated tee.
16-More trees! By now you have had it with the trees! If the creek is high, bring a good stick with you to the next hole to help cross the rocks
17-Trees! Water! Scrub! O my! Start with a throw across water. Curves to the right. Elevated basket on the mulch covered hill.
18-Long and tight. Trees everywhere.
19-Across the volleyball courts to the practice basket. Beware of walkers!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Basil Marella

5+    8/13/2013   8/14/2013
Review By: Tdelano3
Played: 11  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 27.9 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice concrete tee pads, great range of challenging shots required, nice wooded layout with varied terrain
Cons: Litterbugs, occasional large groups who contribute to the mess
Other Thoughts: My favorite Rochester area course.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 great course

2-4    4/4/2013   4/5/2013
Review By: spencer1224dg
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 1.1 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: a good challenge for beginner`s, a lot of trees, concrete tees, metal signs showing you where the disc catcher is as well as a arrow to where the next tee is, a lot of friendly people
Cons: garbage, missing bridge to cross after the tee on hole 17
Other Thoughts: -white discs get lost
-blue like to hit trees
-red like water
-greyish hop
green like to hop and then hit a tree
thats what i recognise from the colors i have used here

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


2-4    3/24/2013   4/2/2013
Review By: Skiddy28
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 3.9 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate, Hole markers show where the next tee is, short holes make up for the thick trees, Open all year
Cons: Lots of trees to screw up your throws if you don't get a good toss
Other Thoughts: The trees keep the wind off of you in the winter and that makes it a nice course to play in the off season

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good But dificult

5+    3/17/2013   4/8/2012
Review By: jkanick38
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 3.9 Years
This review was updated on 5/17/2013
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great mix of holes for only heavly wooded area, concrete pads make for great drive surface, very senic, new metal signs added last year for the world real nice,
Cons: TREES make it hard for new players and hard on dx plastic disc, can get muddy after a light rain, flimsy brigde that crosses the stream on the back nine, no bridge at 17 to cross back over the stream
Other Thoughts: very nice to play trought with practice and gets u to pratice your accuracy and not just chuck and pray course , i really recomend a heavy duty plastic if you play here or your disc will be gashed and scuffed up by the end of the round

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 The best course everyone loves to hate

5+    2/22/2012   3/2/2012
Review By: fictionfree
Played: 11  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 5.8 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Tight wooded design is very challenging and interesting to play - but manages to be friendly for newbies, too
-Concrete tees makes the course playable all year around and fair and safe.
-Varied design - not many big open driving holes, but several long holes and lots of variation between right, left and straight shots
- takes advantage of the hills, valleys and water on the back 9.
-In my opinion it is the most challenging course in the county and therefore your best bet to improve your game
-Brand new baskets in 2011
-Lots of free parking adjacent to hole 1 and 9
-Practice basket adjacent to the parking lot
Cons: -By hole 18 you're pretty sick of the trees
-Bridges are terrible and unsafe
-Can get very wet and muddy
-There have been issues in the past with vandalism of baskets and bridges
Other Thoughts: Everyone gets frustrated with this course - but it's actually one of the best in the area. Play this course a lot and your game WILL improve. Learn to control your discs, get away from throwing fast drivers, learn your overhand and forehand shots, not to mention work on smoothing out your hyzer and anhyzer shots. Gives you a lot of practice on "get out of trouble" shots and forces you to really think each shot through, and how to recover from poorly executed shots, in order to do well.

Surprisingly newbies enjoy it, too - probably because despite all the trees, the course is no more punishing to newbies than it is to seasoned players.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 learn your aim

1    2/4/2012   2/8/2012
Review By: GrEaTeRNaTeR
Played: 19  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 3.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: great course for those competetive players looking to better there game. heavily wooded course with skinny paths compliments each hole with its own unique challenge.
Cons: lots of trees that can frustrate a beginner. seems like this is a popular course to the locals, so traffic can get pretty heavy on the weekends. garbage such as food wrappers and drink bottles scattered everywhere
Other Thoughts: some of the smaller sappling trees could go. some signs dont give justice as to where the pin is in accordance to the trees in the fairway. im not a tree hugger or anything but c'mon people throw away your junk. other than that a great challenging course

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun tight woods

1    8/19/2011   1/6/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 747  Reviewed: 747  Exp: 12.2 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a mostly flat wooded park with a couple minor elevation changes. The limited hills are used well to add some fun and interesting shots, and the creek running through part of the course adds some risk/reward on a couple holes as well. The course is pretty tight overall, you'll need to hit your lines or risk nasty kicks off into the dense trees. There is not really any underbrush here so you won't lose discs, but there are enough trees to have some punishment for errant shots.

The layout has a nice mix of hole lengths and shapes to keep things interesting. You'll need a balance of left and right turning shots (more right than left for a change), and a couple holes call for s-curves to have a shot at the pin. There are some ace runs and some longer holes that really test your control through the woods. The new signs are basic but informative enough with hole layout and distance. The concrete pads are fine, and the baskets are in pretty good shape.
Cons: There are a few holes that are a bit heavy on the luck factor, a little selective clearing would go a long way toward making those holes good competitive challenges. There are a couple awkward walks between holes where some next tee signs or info on the hole signs would go a long way, there is a map online that is accurate and helpful.

The course is a bit one dimensional. I love wooded courses so I had fun here, if that's not your thing or you need some open holes to enjoy a course this won't be at the top of your list.
Other Thoughts: This course will test your line shaping skills and your control through the woods. Beginners will find some of the holes pretty long and challenging, and the tight lines could be frustrating though the lack of nasty underbrush makes it less punishing. More experienced players will find some nice tests here, accuracy is at a premium and distance won't help a whole lot.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Good Practice

2-4    12/14/2011   12/28/2011
Review By: Wolfpackdiscs
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 5.9 Years
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: This course will make you better! Its a really tight, really technical, and really tough course. It will make you work on your tee control big time. The elevation changes on a few holes make it really fun, and there is of course a small stream to deal with.
Cons: No solid pads, and bad bridge by 13.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.

basil

5+    10/8/2011   10/12/2011
Review By: jayman33
Played: 43  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 8.1 Years
This review was updated on 10/24/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - description: heavily wooded course, with every hole playing within the woods
- variety: excellent use of topography. the course is mostly flat but makes good use of hills on back 9. short, long, left, right, uphill, downhill holes. most are tight, but some open up a bit more.
- favorite holes: 4, 11, 12, and 17. hole 4 is 222 ft long with trees grouped down the middle of the hole, opening up fairways on the left and the right. hole 11 is 447 ft with a wide fairway straight, then curving left, dipping down a small hill and climbing up another, with the basket positioned on the top edge of that hill. hole 12 is a 180 foot tight shot downhill to a basket near the edge of a stream. hole 17 is a nice sidearm shot out over a stream, curving right with the basket placed in the middle of a very steep hill.
- tees and signs: excellent concrete tees and great new signs.
- difficulty: high. tight fairways can be punishing. if you get a bad kick off a tree and are in the rough, very little chance of threading a recovery shot anywhere near the basket. definitely a course to practice your control and line shaping on. time to disc down.
- flow of course: very good. hole 9 and 18 end near parking lot. only issue is hole 17. after teeing off over the creek, you can either cross over on rocks if there hasn't been much rain or have to back track along the stream to the bridge that led to hole 13.
- not too busy.
- although heavily wooded, underbrush is not bad at all. very hard to lose a disc here
- practice basket is near hole 1
- bathrooms: are usually unlocked
Cons: - a few fairways: some are very tight. precision is definitely needed, but can sometimes feel like poke and hope. what are you going to do though? stay on the fairway as best you can

Other Thoughts: - bridge: to hole 13 is much better than it's been. headed in the right direction
One of my favorite woods courses.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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