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In the past 72 holes, I got just one 4.

Began the day in Grand Island, NY at Beaver Island DGC: This course is awesome. Well marked, concrete tees (for the middle white tees, which I played), fresh mown grass, well kept. The wind was intense, blew my hat off several times, made it hard to putt. Flipped a star max over on the second hole!
I got zero 4's here, even with 6-8 holes well over 400'. It's relatively open so if you throw well it's hard to get a 4 from middle tees. I shot -5. Well designed, uses some elevation and water, nothing hazardous just a walk in the park. On #18 "Super Dave" from this site caught up with me and I met him at Lewiston for the next round. There is a 1$ toll to cross onto the island, I will update the guide to let people know.

Lewiston, NY- Joseph Davis: This course is EXTREMELY old, like 1980. It is great shape for how old it is, the baskets are pretty decent for their age too. It also has great signage and cement tees for the middle tees. Mostly short, but with enough longer shots to satisfy. Technical shots weaving in and around trees in an open park setting. 27 holes. Tests everything you got in the bag, making it a great course to have in your backyard.

Wilson, NY- Wilson/Tuscorora State Park: Another great course today. This one has just grass pads, and the longs are pretty tough. Great signs, very well kept and clean and fun to play. Mostly open again, lots of holes in the 300-400' range making the dueces few and far between in those winds. It utilizes all the available trees and features of the land. Weird layout, but there are scorecards with a map and signs, so it's easy to figure out.
GPS: enter 3371 Lake Road, Wilson, NY to take you to the entrance of the park from anywhere you'd like.

Rochester, NY- Ellison: I have played here before, in 1999 at Worlds, so it doesn't add to my list, but I just had to play it again. I'm pretty sure they changed some things around, but the signature holes are all still there. So are the rocky pitted teeing area. They have no clear marking for the front line, and are in poor shape, rocky and rough. The signs are mostly up and make it easy to follow, vandals have been smashing them but they are sheet metal and tough. This course is on the slope of a big steep grassy hill and the area below. More trees to hit than anything else today, but still on the very open side. Lonngggg up and down hill shots, a 600'er and a spike hole make it memorable.

Tomorrow I will be in Rochester all day, doubles at Basil Morella?* at 5:00ish for sure, fresh teepads poured today they said!

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Comment by Rizbee on May 12, 2008 at 8:09pm
Where Ben's Been Google Map

I played a tournament on Saturday, so I was a bit behind on updating the map. Nearly 400 views so far! Where are you posting scores?
Comment by Jamie 'gr8rocshot' Ruane on May 11, 2008 at 8:46pm
Yeah, I know it takes a while. Definitely thanks for sharing though.
Comment by Ben Calhoun on May 11, 2008 at 8:40pm
I've been uploading for 45 mins and im on hole #8 first round..
Comment by Jamie 'gr8rocshot' Ruane on May 11, 2008 at 8:37pm
Once again thanks for your insight into these courses...they sound like a blast to play.
Keep the pics coming. If you can remember to rotate when needed, that would be great. You can add the pics right to these blog posts....I imagine you know that already, but may not have the time for all that.

Still looking forward to hearing about Warwick...if it's still in the cards. Also, I was still wondering if your heading torwards Wickham.
Thanks....BTW, for some sort of scoring reference....even if it's only part of the time....Ha!!!
Comment by Ben Calhoun on May 11, 2008 at 8:33pm
-7 white at jd , -3 or 4 longs wilson
Comment by Drew Merino on May 11, 2008 at 8:31pm
Nice to see you got to play all our area courses... How did you shoot at Joe Davis and wilson?

Those are my 2 home courses (I live about 5 mins from Joe D and 15 from wilson)

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