3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great course design
-Good mix of bombs and technical shots
Cons: -Can be very muddy if its recently rained
-Out of the way
-Some blind shots to baskets
Other Thoughts: The Parma DGC is truly a great course. There are quite a few holes through the course that will give seasoned players a challenge, while also fogiving enough for newer players to enjoy coming out here. Located on the North West edge of Rochester, it is a fun course to try.
There are several holes that allow you to really rip it with zero chance of losing your disc. The wooded holes also give you a chance to practice your finesse game. Thankfully, this also gives newer players a chance to practice while also having a good time.
The course is laid out nicely with holes coming in and out of the woods. There is an easy flow to the entire course, but a couple tees double back, so a map would be handy if you are out for the first time. Also, if there has been a good rain recently, bring boots as there will be very deep mud in spots, particularly hole 10 and 16. Holes 5 and 7 are also blind shots to the basket, so be sure to throw an easily seen disc.
Overall, there is a reason this course is one of the highest rated in the Rochester area. With great flow and awesome holes, it is no wonder why so many people like it. Though it may be out of the way, I highly suggest taking the time to get out here.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has it all! Challenging, but still beginner friendly. Very well manicured. Technical wooded holes and some longer, more open par 4s. Some very unique, well designed holes you'll want to play again and again. Tees and baskets are adequate. There's a stream in play. Elevation change on a good number of holes and some well placed baskets. Each hole seems to demand something different in order to be successful. Fair for all throwing styles. Its also a very picturesque park which adds to an enjoyable day of disc golf for all.
Cons: Nothing major. The course is tough to navigate the first time you play so be sure to bring a map. Some 'next tee' signs or markers would be helpful. The course is addicting. I can't think of anything I'd want to change.
Other Thoughts: Truly exceptional course. Hole 10 is just one example of the unique and well designed holes. You will be able to improve your game by playing here since so many different shots are required. Its also a great place to try out something new on a wide, well groomed fairway with little to no chance of losing a disc. Rochester area has some high quality courses and Parma is the top of the list in my opinion. I highly recommend this course to anyone I meet.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Parma DGC is really nice. The grassy fairways (1, 10, 14), were lush and green, trimmed to perfection. There are also several wooded holes (2, 3), holes with water in play (6), and holes with a bit of elevation change (7, 11), and some with all that (9, 16). There are quite a few long holes, they tend to be more open, but still enough trees to require good throws. From the long tees, 6 holes are over 400'. Holes 4 and 5 are both over 530', the only par 4 holes on the course. The blended diversity of all of these elements is spread throughout the 18 holes very nicely. I particularly liked stream in play on hole 6 and 9. 6 has water along the entire left side, flat and drivable from the tee (333' long). 9 is more of a putter shot (242') from an elevated tee, through a gap in the trees, over the brook with a short wall on the opposite side, shielding the front of the grassy green. 10 was another fun shot, driving a stretch between two hill tops, with tall trees on both sides of a moderately wide fairway. 16 was also one of my favorites, downhill, woody, with water, around 300'. All tees were concrete, and all of the baskets were DISCatchers' in good shape. Very clean park, well kept, and utilized to maximum potential in the layout of the disc golf course.
Cons: Layout may be a little tricky, I would print a map if you don't have someone familiar with the course to help guide you. There are no major gripes for me in regards to this one. Keep your dog on a leash, Marshall said he had gotten a $200 ticket for non-compliancel.
Other Thoughts: The landscape and layout of the course is fun and challenging. I shot a 3 over par (59) my first time out, but I took a nasty roll on the steep hill where 17 basket sits. Turned a possible birdie into a bogey there. Had a great round with Mike and Marshall, who were friendly enough to let me tag along with them and show me around. I don't think the "Best of the Best" 5 star rating is appropriate, but closer to "Phenomenal" than "Very Good". The cumulative 4.3 is spot on if you ask me.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Beautiful well maintained course! This course has a nice blend of technical holes and some open. I used most of the discs in my bag! Loved it.
Cons: Only con was there was no sign to the 16th tee, had to amble around to find it and when I did, there was no hole map description on the tee. Other than that, nothing what so ever.
Other Thoughts: Will go back and play it again tomorrow now that I know the lay out. Best course I have yet to play on.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Love this course!
Pros: - Absolutely beautifully maintained park. Grass is always cut, trash picked up, fairways trimmed appropriately.
- Nice, long concrete tees in great condition
- Benches well placed throughout
- Nice tee signs
- Good balance of R>L and L>R shots
- Good variety in distances from ~250' ace run holes to ~450+ par 3s and a few par 4s.
- A nice mix of fairly open bombs (not completely open though - still enough trees to require good placement) to nice technical lines.
- The shorter holes do offer some ace run and birdie potential but all have enough trees that a bogie is definitely an option if you are offline and get a bad kick.
- There isn't a ton of elevation in play here but the design makes great use of the elevation that is there with the ace run shot of hole 9 being my favorite.
Cons: I feel like I'm nit-picking here, but:
- There are supposedly short tees (listed on dgcr at least) but I've never seen em.
- Navigation can be a bit tricky for a 1st time through. There are new additional next tee signs which help significantly. First time through I'd still bring a map though, just in case.
Other Thoughts: One of the things I love about this course is that when I look back to what I had used after the round I see that this course by far requires the biggest variety of discs and shots off the tee. There are discs I carry that I sometimes wonder why....but this course makes me break them out.
This one is the creme of the crop in Rochester as it has it all and does it all very well.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
You must play here!
Pros: -Beautiful, well maintained course. The grass is always mowed. The trash is always picked up. Every time I play, I see the guys in the tractor out doing trash patrol - Thanks guys!! I was chatting with them - they said if you must litter, to leave empty cans and bottles by the tee pads where they can get the cart up to (they use the $.05 to feed and maintain a cat)
-This course has everything! Wooded, wide open, elevation changes, water hazards, left turns, right turns...you name it!
-Very little road noise from Peck RD. Very peaceful.
Cons: -I used to say navigation was the biggest con, but, they fixed that. There are a lot of new signs/next recently installed.
-The location of some of the pins can be a bit tricky. Make sure you look at a course map or pay attention the the hole description sign.
-The rough with heat seeking, poison tipped thorns all over it. Can we get some machetes in there?
Other Thoughts: -In my opinion, it's the best course in the area! A great course for all skill levels. If you haven't played it yet....PLAY IT!! Do you have friends that are considering disc golf? Take them here first!
-Here's how I see it:
1-A fairly open hole with thick trees/scrub on the left. The basket is right in front of you behind the clump of trees.
2-Short par 3 with a "S" to it in the woods.
3-A trickier wooded shot. Lots of trees in the way. The basket is currently in the "alt position" on the left.
4-A good mix of open/wooded. The basket is NOT right in front of you. It is on the left in the woods about 100'. Beware of the thorn tree in the middle of the fairway, it seems to attract plastic.
5-A tricky mix of wooded/open/wooded. You have to throw through the woods with piles of logs on either side to a clearing. From there, you have to throw across a field with a few trees to another wooded area. The basket is on the right down and behind the small hill.
6-Your first meeting with a water hazard (unless you play 1B). A small creek (it is very low right now) runs beside the entire hole on the left. There are a couple of deep, murky spots. Be careful!
7-You start with an uphill shot, which is guarded by 3 large trees, to a field with several evergreen trees.
8-As a leftie, I HATE THIS HOLE!! A dogleg left hole. Some trees on the right, a NASTY drop off with thick scrub to the left.
9-My favorite. Lefties-throw through the 2 trees on the left. Your curve will take you perfectly towards the basket. Righties-good luck! Tee pad is above the hole. Throw across the creek to a basket guarded by a retaining wall.
10-Elevated Basket and tee. Drop-off in the middle that floods when it rains. Trees everywhere. The "victory trail" is to the right.
11-Another uphill shot into the woods with an "S" to it. Lots of trees and rough!
12-If there are people ahead of you, be careful walking to the tee. It starts in the woods. Tight launch chute to a field with a few evergreens in it. There is some deeper rough to the left which is OB (and about 2-3' tall) The basket is tucked in behind to the right of the opening in the trees. It is usually swampy near the basket.
13-Another tough leftie hole. Thick trees on the left, fairly open on the right. The basket is PAST the first clearing you come to.
14-Beautiful, wide open hole. Go big!
15-Thick trees and scrub on both sides of the fairway. Trees in the middle. Basket is up on the right.
16-Another great leftie hole. Elevated tee. Curves perfectly to the right. Beware of the creek on the left. Also watch out for said poison tipped, heat seeking thorns on the left.
17-Mostly straight. Trees on the right, tall rough on the left. The basket is up on the side of the hill to the right.
18-A great finisher hole! Long and mostly open. A few trees on the left, a lot of thick scrub on the right (poison ivy!)
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -great signage, fairly easy to navigate
-concrete tee pads on every hole
-outstanding use of the land to carve out maximum challenge
-difficult but fair test for intermediate to advanced players
-requires a wide variety of shots to score well
-very well maintained course
Cons: -some holes a bit tricky to navigate (holes 11-12)
-doesn't open until 9 AM, which rules out the early AM round
Other Thoughts: I have played Parma many times over the years, and really enjoy this course. It is well laid out, requires you to use virtually every shot/disc in your bag, and is a stern but fair test for most players. There is a nice balance of wooded and open/meadow holes, providing the chance for you to work on power & finesse throughout. There are improved signs on the course currently, but it is helpful to bring a course map the first few times you play...because you will want to play it again!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Amazing, well planned, good for all levels, well maintained, technical in parts. Very easy to figure out. They have maps, and nice signs.
Cons: NONE! I just wish more courses were like this one.
Other Thoughts: Pay close attention to certain holes. As with many DG courses, some holes play very close to others, I did notice this on a couple holes here.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Signature Holes, Signature Holes, Signature Holes!!
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I absolutely LOVE this course. It's a bit of a hike for me from my house (about a 50 minute drive) but I've made it on multiple occasions... it's just worth it in every way!
- Giant concrete tee pads.
- More than half of the course are signature holes (memorable and unique). #10 is just something you want to ace... bad!
- Awesome course design. Every hole feels like something different than the last or the next.
- Wooded holes require a good line to not get into trouble but are also very fair.
- Practice basket
- No other usage of land which means only traffic are other DG'ers
- Great scenery and landscape!
- Very well maintained.
- Great balance of straight, left turn, right turn holes. Makes you think before you throw.
Cons: If I had to nit-pick, I'd say...
- I wish the gates were open before 7am. I'm an early riser and enjoy to play at sunrise. But that has nothing to do with the course itself... which is difficult to find anything wrong with in my opinion.
- Course Layout . more navigation signs would be nice. Using a guide would be best. Where you'd think you'd go for the next hole isn't always where it actually is. Definitely recommend printing the map. Can be confusing if it's your first time. Had to skip a few holes my first time out until I came on here and got some clarification on placement. That was when the layout had changed and the map wasn't updated though. Map is up to date now.
Other Thoughts: This is a GREAT course all around. My buddy got his first ace on hole #2 which was sweet to watch and experience.
I've brought friends trying Disc Golf out for the first time (or fairly new to it). After experiencing this course, they're hooked!
If you're in the area, and you don't play this course, you have no idea what you're missing!! It's not just a round of disc golf... it's an experience.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pro Quality Course, can be tough to navigate
Pros: Huge concrete Tee Pads. Big Yellow Baskets. Signs at all tees. Map at front of course. Foliage is trimmed back to precisely define fairways. Benches throughout. Lots of variety of hole distances and each hole demands a lot of technique and you will not only use every disc in your bag, but you will wish you had more. Lots of elevation, a big ravine is in play on many holes. Lots of OB (creek, ravine, paths, etc.) adds to the challenge as well, requiring tight, controlled shots. Many unique holes here too, including some unconventional lines, a drive straight up the slope of the ravine, and several elevated basket positions. Practice basket is also a plus.
Cons: Very unconventional layout. I got lost more than once with a map. Finding a guide would be best. I don't mind an unconventional flow if there are adequate next tee signs, this course could use more. Many baskets are not visible from the tee, and some are easy to mistake. I think there was a different tee for the first basket, because I could see that the pin position for the first labeled tee was empty. Maybe the course has a couple different layouts? Pretty confusing for a first timer.
Other Thoughts: This course is really great. I found it to be an interesting combination between difficult and fun. There are few holes here that I can't wait to throw again though. Also, I think there is space for more holes which would allow the course to flow better and less navigation issues. Definitely download the map, but a guide would be best for your first time here. Bring your best game and every disc you own. You'll want every last advantage you can give yourself.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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