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Uploaded By: timg Hole #9 (Taken 7/2011)
4 / 470ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #9 Basket to Tee

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  A Classic

1    5/24/2007   5/24/2007
Review By: Luigispice
Played: 6  Reviewed: 1
This review was updated on 8/15/2010
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good variety of hole types; Many great risk/reward shots; Elevation!
Cons: Dog droppings; Not open year round; Elevation!
Other Thoughts: The course that all others are rated against in my eyes. While other courses may be prettier, or have a more "golf like" layout, this to me is what disc golf is all about: Using the natural turrain to its advantages without disturbing it. I like to think of it as the St. Andrews of disc golf.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Solid course

5/5/2007   5/24/2007
Review By: Raoul Duke
Played: 16  Reviewed: 15
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Calls for many different shots. Lots of elevation, tonnes of fun.
Cons: Uneven dirt teepads, lack of signage (this year at least)
Other Thoughts: Haven't played it on weekends to tell if it gets overrun by picknickers.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Has its plusses but not a favorite.

9/24/2006   5/24/2007
Review By: jim owens
Played: 50  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 13.4 Years
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Well maintained One of the only local places with challenging elevation changes.
Cons: Often crowded city park. Fairly short by todays standards.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 A Rochester Original

1    7/7/2011   5/23/2007
Review By: timg
Played: 349  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 15.4 Years
This review was updated on 7/8/2011
6 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Excellent elevation with the first 9 holes really testing your endurance. Excellent flypad tee pads installed in July, 2011 are a HUGE improvement. Easy to navigate without a map as well.

A great mix of wooded and open holes. The park is also very well maintained with bathrooms and drinking fountains on site.
Cons: Tends to be fairly crowded most days so expect a wait on at least a few holes. Some signage is also in rough shape.
Other Thoughts: The front 12 play along the large hill that dominates the landscape. The back 7 play through a partially wooded area with hole #16 being particularly interesting. You throw off a plateau area across a tiered landscape with the basket positioned on the second tier. Definitely a fun hole!

Hole #7 could definitely be considered a signature hole for the course. A massive downhill tee shot that is definitely one of those holes you empty your bag on no matter how many times you've played it.

Ellison is one of the oldest courses in the country and it has aged gracefully. All the holes offer a challenging element be it distance, trees, elevation or all three!

Is it worth a stop you ask? I'd say it's most definitely worth it. It is one of the better courses in town and it makes for a very enjoyable round.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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