Bristol Harbour Golf Club

4.6045588235 4.6 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6662 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 5410 Seneca Point Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • (800) 288-8248, (585) 396-2200
  • (585) 394-9254
  • www.bristolharbour.com

Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1972)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, slacks/shorts, and soft spike golf shoes. T-shirts, tank tops, cut-offs and/or jeans are not permitted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6662 yards 73.0 136
Blue 72 6175 yards 71.4 134
Green 72 5764 yards 69.1 128
Green (W) 72 5764 yards 74.9 135
Red (W) 72 5482 yards 73.5 132
Purple 72 4299 yards N/A N/A

Situated along the shores of Canandaigua Lake, Bristol Harbor is in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country. Robert Trent Jones designed the golf course in 1972. The layout practically offers two courses with a front nine that showcases lakefront views and a back nine that plays through the forest. The front nine is also composed of links-style holes as opposed to the tighter holes on the back nine. The golf course plays longer than the 6,662 yards indicated on the scorecard thanks to a variety of different challenges. There are plenty of bunkers strategically placed along the greens and be prepared for some tricky uphill shots. The signature hole is the par-4 14th. This scenic hole is set in a deep gorge within the Bristol Hills, creating a dramatic drop in elevation from the fairway to the green.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

26 out of 26 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive  

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"Great place"


Greg9165079's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, friendly pro and staff. Greens need some work. Golfnow was perfect. Great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


Joanwetz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course in very good condition. Pace of play was excellent! We will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Outing"


u00000625634's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played several courses through out the US and Canada. (Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Robert Trent Jones Trail, Lake of Isles in Connecticut, etc.) This course ranks with the best of them and at a much more reasonable price for seniors. Played mid am on Wednesday and the weather was spectacular. We try and play this course 2-3 times per year. The fall trip is always inspiring.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth the trip"


Ryan7129835's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very welcoming and easy going. The course is beautiful and in excellent condition, especially i for being so early in the season. I shot a 41 on a challenging back 9 so it was worth the trip!!! Had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


u000001443132's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Not real long, but challenging and interesting. Great views. Greens roll well. Extremely good conditions! The front is open and a bit longer - the back is through the woods and a bit shorter.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"BH Play"


u000001443132's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions and layout. Several difficult holes, but most are manageable. Front is more open, but longer. Back is more tree lined, shorter and more shape shots required. Great value on golf now, but not worth the full fare.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent conditions"


u000001704687's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quick play and incredibly well kept. Beautiful course. Plan to play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Stunning"


holedriller864's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The beauty of the Finger Lakes is captured in this plush well maintained tour.

Modern GPS carts aid your play and help make club decisions easier.

It was a bit moist when I was there, so flag hunting was in season. But when they dry they are fast and a different approach is needed.

The greens rolled very true, with only a few misreads or surprises.

Retail prices make this an elite course, but thanks to their Golf Now participation it is reasonable for more players to appreciate this gem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



fgorisr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007836515's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The golf course was in great shape."


tmurphy47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The golf course was in great shape. Greens were rolling awesome. The staff was very friendly as well. I loved the course design.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007836515's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Breathtaking"


fgorisr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrific challenge. Bring your A-game. Excellent layout! Friendly staff. GPS navigation carts that keeps your score. I loved it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course for the value"


jnichiporuk's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

If you can get on this course for $50 and under you're getting a good value course I'd hard on back and fairly easy on front. People are very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


u000003988181's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Fairways excellent as were the greens. Greens are difficult. Fast but fair. Difficult to read due to contour changes. Back nine much more challenging. Very scenic as well. Some beautiful holes. Hadn't played this course in years and forgot what a pleasure it was to play, though I didn't personally play well. Clubhouse is fantastic as was the staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bristol Harbour"


hengstwengst's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Five stars across the board for this course. Staff were very friendly, course was in excellent shape and a layout that made you play a variety of shots. It really is a tale of two nines here, the front is more open, while the back nine takes you out into the woods, all while going up and down through the hills. I really can't say enough good things about BH, and I will definitely return if the opportunity arises.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bristol Harbour"


csc67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect conditions

Greens were firm and fast - Fairways and tee boxes in excellent condition

Practice your bunker shot for 5 minutes before playing - You will find yourself in at least several bunkers during the round

Nice electric carts that are fast and quiet with GPS


I recommend this course


"Course great / Pace slow"


u572982633's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape and the lay out is very challenging from the back tees. The pace was great until hole 13 (picture included), which is one the prettiest holes I've ever played, but it caused a four group back up when there was none before that. The backups never stopped for the rest of the round. It was a great day overall.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Front and Back, Very Differeny"


Cravito's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, good sand, fair amount of water. Well maintained. Front is a bit easier and open. Back it tight tree lined.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


JrGolferDom's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course has a ton of elevation change. Number six, 14 and fifteen are great holes. I played late in the day with an overcast sky so perfect golf weather. Course was in great condition. Pro shop staff was great, got a great deal. This course is worth the drive from Rochester.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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