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I began at Baker Farm (Chili) in Rochester It DOES NOT ADD to my list since I have played it b4. Haven't been there sine 1999 pro worlds. It was so great to play that course again after so long, longest ever gone between rounds on a course. It is still beautiful and amazing. Well manicured grassy fairways studded with all types of trees and obstacles. Not particularly challenging, took 2 4's and 7 2's, no 5's. Hit cage on 911 on the putt for 3! Many 300-400' foot duecable holes requiring smooth shots. A creek comes into play. It is a definite must-play destination course. Will have to upload some key pics from there. Shot -5 yellow.
Next went to Churchville DGC also in Rochester: This course is relatively open, with enough trees to force good shots. Well designed on every hole by Dave Thomas (not the Wendy's guy). He is a lefty, so many holes favor lefties but with shots for all. I sidearmed about 5 holes. The tee markers are flush to the ground, hard to spot, but there's a map so look it over carefully, though you can see the whole course from the lot. Not much chance for a 4, but the 2's don't happen unless you throw really well. I played holes 7-18 with Dave, he just happened to be coming out to play a round. I am sure I met him way back in 1999 too. He's got a good thing going for this area.
Finally on to Rochester (Greece) to play doubles. I warmed up a bit on the front 9. HUGE turnout, a record 35. They just poured cement the day before! This course is insanely tight and wooded, no open shots at all. Bad shots are punished but not harshly, and dueces require perfection off the tee. Some holes left me wondering if I was even capable of parking it. A bit muddy, but clean and easy to play woods better than most woods courses. Good signage and flow. Overshot the signature downhill near 400' yet 5' wide hole by 40' and sunk the putt. We got 6th out of 17 teams, and my partner just signed up on here, Brad.
I will have a local guide for some rounds tomorrow so that will be sweet.

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Comment by Rizbee on May 13, 2008 at 2:52pm
Where Ben's Been Google Map

Very interested in the upcoming Syracuse and points east reviews!!!
Comment by Ben Calhoun on May 13, 2008 at 10:02am
winging it as of now..plans as of tonight
Comment by mark mcgarity on May 13, 2008 at 9:12am
wasa gonna ask ben, areb you winging it or have plans as to which syracuse course(s) you will play?...i have to work wednesday afternoon but would love to shoot a round with you in the am...jamesville beach and oxbow are the 2 better choices...
Comment by Ben Calhoun on May 12, 2008 at 10:29pm
watch where i am-ill update and 734-883-4408 is my cell
Comment by mark mcgarity on May 12, 2008 at 10:27pm
hope i can catch up with ya in syracuse ben!!

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