Rochester, NY 
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3 / 252ft. Par / Distance:
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 Not everything I wanted, better than I expected

1    8/1/2011   8/17/2011
Review By: WillACarpenter
Played: 24  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 8.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tees were all rubber or on asphalt paths. Signs were pretty nice, baskets all in great shape.

Some unique shots, some shots with subtle alternate routes *one was across and down a hill, most went down then around the hill, I went along the top and ended up having a shot for bird from the top of the hill*

While I will address the issues with pedestrian traffic, having this park seemed so DIFFERENT from the courses around here that I felt like I was in a different city...I think that's a really cool thing to have in a temporary course, something that so celebrates your home town (by being in the MIDDLE of it) but having that experience see that place in a whole new light.
Cons: There's a lot more similar holes than there are different, I didn't need a real complex bag setup to play here. That's probably a good thing in some way, but in others it's disappointing.

I wouldn't mind so much, but there was a lot of lost potential on a few holes, I think this has something to do with the park having changed since the signs were made, new spaces were recently available that were not before, also some holes seem to have been made less fun to avoid certain areas...when they used much less practical borders (island turn around and a parking lot on hole 18) to make basically boring holes (long shot, land in the cirlcle....OB it has been all day)

This has been me really making a BIG DEAL out of NOTHING. I understand that. I still gave the place a 3.5, I liked it a lot. I just think we can EASILY make it better next time.

The reason I don't see this ever becoming a permanent course is 1) several holes would have to be changed drastically (maybe even change the layout) in order to get disc golf away from populated paths.

2) this park is BUSY. And nobody gives a CRAP. I was almost killed by cyclists no less than 7 times. Mostly when I wasn't even ON THE PATH. on 2 separate occasions when I was walking along the path between holes I had a cyclist come up from behind and say (On your left) only to immediately pass me on the right. Good thing I hadn't had time to move out of the way...

On hole 18 you will HAVE to play it safe because if you don't you're going to hit a parked car.

Any water holes will eat your disc. Most likely anyway. We got one back that had barely gone in on an early hole.

Other Thoughts: I'm not going to really add this as a con because I think it could be worked out better in the future....way too much OB. The OB didn't even restrict the holes in any meaningful way most of the time.

I'm sure much of it was for safety reasons, but some of it wasn't.

All in all, would totally play again. I'd like to see it come back better than ever, and I look forward to similar courses being played in the future in my area.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    7/26/2011   8/2/2011
Review By: idragon
Played: 15  Reviewed: 6
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is really a challenge! Low ceilings, narrow alley's, and lots of OB make this course one of a kind. There is a canal running through the park and bike paths!
Cons: Some holes are really narrow! The bike path winds through about every hole.
Other Thoughts: Lot of fun to play this one! If it is up when you come to town, try to fit it in!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 2011 Worlds Temp

2-4    7/31/2011   7/31/2011
Review By: prerube
Played: 250  Reviewed: 222  Exp: 10.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/2/2011
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice tee signs
Rubber Tee pads show distance to the basket.
Challenging design maximizes natural features and elevation.
First time I have ever seen these Titan triple-chain baskets
Near the heart of the city with plenty of nearby food options and many other courses just a quick drive away.
Water pumps near the playing area. One was right next to tee 2
Cons: Many safety concerns with cars and pedestrians. My wife hit 3 cars on hole 18.
Park is simply too crowded with bikers and other activities for disc golf. One day when we went holes 1, 2, 4, and 18 were unplayable to to other activities.
Small chance of disc loss, discs that go in the water are basically irretrievable due to the steep drop off, your discs will forever rest 17 feet below the water.
The path and beyond OB's are almost used to the point of overkill.

PLAY BEFORE TUESDAY. Course will be gone on August 2nd and there is no guarentee when it will come back.
Other Thoughts: Hole by Hole:

Hole 1 starts with a simple 303 foot straight shot, the only OB would be if you rolled it into the pavilion.
Hole 2 is 319 feet relatively straight with a moderate amount of trees near the basket.
Hole 3 is 316 feet through a funnel of trees. There is water on the left, but it would be difficult to wind up wet.
Hole 4: a simple short 198 foot shot with scattered trees.
Hole 5 is another short 197 foot shot with 2 clear flight paths, however a path goes down the left side of the fairway leading to greater chance of OB.
Hole 6 is a 401 foot open shot with a small ditch being OB about 60 feet from the basket. There is a road on the left that could lead to OB on a bad shot.
Hole 7 is a 458 open shot towards a pavilion, basket is tucket behind the few trees on the hole and way up by the road leaving putts very risky.
Hole 8 is a risky 264 foot narrow shot with a few trees to add to the difficulty. The Genesee River is on the left. Discs are tough to retrieve in the water since it is shallow for 5 feet, then a drop off down to 17 feet deep. Bike path sits on the right side of the fairway.
Hole 9 is a long open 477 foot hole. With slight raise in elevation towards the end. The basket sits on the edge of a small bank on some rolling hills.
Hole 10 is a 330 foot uphill that requires a slight right fade to get around the cluster of trees guarding the basket.
Hole 11 is a 584 foot slight down hill over rolling hills with several large trees scattered around.
Hole 12 is a narrow 305 ft shot over a large fallen tree with the river off to the right and a bike path on the left. The basket is down close to the water.
Hole 13 is a 235 ft dog leg right along the side of the road. Rolling hills surround the basket.
Hole 14 is a 237 foot straight shot towards the statue. The first 180 feet are wide open and 3 large trees block your way to the basket. And prevent high shots from sneaking by. Thick brush on left, OB way off to the right.
Hole 15 is a 269 foot hook to the left. It is around 190 feet straight with thick vegetation on the left, then a sharp left into an opening into the woods. Go left too early and you could be in serious trouble, shank right and you will be OB on the road.
16 is a 352 ft. hole with a very low ceiling and several trees in key areas. The basket is left pretty open near the large bat house.
17 is 359 foot shot, mostly open, very minimal elevation change, there is a steep drop off about 10-15 feet past the basket.
18 is the make or break hole. People scored as high as 11 on this par 4 island hole. The 564 foot hole starts off facing the parking lot and uses the parking lot as OB on the right. The hole is relatively straight for 300 feet then veers to the right where the island becomes visible. A tree right before the island can save you or knock you OB. The basket on the island is slightly elevated making many discs that hit the basket roll right back out of bounds.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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