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69 Reviews (69)
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4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
95.8%
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67 out of 69 reviews
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4.9
27 Reviews (27)
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4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
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4.5
92.6%
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25 out of 27 reviews
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4.9
28 Reviews (28)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
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Layout
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6662 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.0

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.8
69 Reviews (69)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Group Getaways 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Worth the trip

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Course was in great shape

Had a 4 hour round. Didn’t have to wait on the group ahead of us more than a time or two and we were a 2some. Beautiful, challenging layout bunkers are in great shape and the greens were excellent too. Will definitely recommend and play again here !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

A nice resort course on the lake.

The course was in great shape overall. The greens were perfect and rolled true. The fairways were cut and trimmed with care and detail even for October. The members playing seemed slightly entitled, with a twosome out of a foursome that just came off eighteen rolled up to one and took my tee time. Another foursome I came up on around fourteen kept looking back at me like I was slenderman stalking them, I drove back to ten where it was less busy. But the course conditions were great and it was a perfect day so five stars from me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A nice resort course

Bristol Harbor is a nice resort type golf course. Most everything is above average, the well kept tee boxes and greens, the carpet like fairways, carts with GPS, etc. Even the port-a-potties are spotless and have sinks and flush- better than most bathrooms in clubhouses.There are multiple practice areas and the driving range is divot-free and a pleasure to practice on. Your money is no good here, its a cashless place everything including the cart girls accept only cards.(?) I really enjoyed the round the course is terrific in my opinion.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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Previously Played

A twosome should never hold up a foursome

The courses was in decent shape, but the pro shop is just a counter in the deli. The restaurant was very understaffed, we got a drink and ended up leaving before lunch because we hadn’t even been approached by a server (and this was a Friday afternoon).

I’m not sure which they care less about, the golf experience or the restaurant experience.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Special treat

The golf course and the staff were excellent making it well worth the drive for a special day. However, their dining room wasn’t open on Mondays and there’s not much nearby for a nice meal. The location overlooking the lake is nice but the golf holes really don’t overlook the lake.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time on nice coirse

We arrived late and the pro shop was very friendly and fit us in which we appreciated. They did not have a beverage cart on the. course. The dining room is closed on Monday and there is not other restaurants nearby.
The GPS on the cart was helpful and we were lucky to have perfect weather.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great conditions. Tough greens Have to play several time to really work out club selections

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Can’t wait to play again

Awesome layout and views. Play from the blues can be humbling

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Top Notch Playing Conditions

By far the best maintained public course in Western NY. Fairways, greens, bunkers (always hand raked ) in perfect condition. Played mid-July and impressed how green and LUSH course was. Fairway bunkers with the tall Links style grass absolutely beautiful, and challenging.
Kudos to maintenance staff!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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