Wild Wood Country Club
|Gold (W)||72||5605 yards||73.1||133|
|Red (W)||72||5368 yards||72.6||130|
|Blue M: 70.0/130||390||432||530||360||180||524||345||213||410||3384||387||400||403||141||351||362||355||208||482||3089||6473|
|White M: 67.4/118 W: 72.2/133||354||417||471||353||154||514||342||197||397||3199||383||377||371||130||346||342||326||201||465||2941||6140|
|Gold M: 66.6/114 W: 71.4/130||330||408||440||342||135||450||290||143||340||2878||347||373||340||117||264||320||326||145||445||2677||5555|
|Red M: 64.0/109 W: 67.7/119||313||408||402||342||130||443||284||143||327||2792||347||373||333||117||264||283||270||142||410||2539||5331|
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A Lovely Day
Great course layout - every hole has different challenges.
Best values this year.
With golfing prices increasing in this area, Wildwood keep their prices reasonable. The course is in good conditions. The grounding crew seem to work very hard, but they should give way to players (no distractions).
Literally then slowest play ever took almost 3 hours to play 9. The group that was 2 in front of us had 4 carts and were holding everyone behind . Ended up leaving and not finishing the last 5 holes
Short, interesting, and fun
Went out solo on a 7:30 AM tee time. Pro shop staff was friendly. Course was a little soggy after overnight storms, many bunkers full of water - obvi out of staffs’ control - course otherwise in good condition. It is a short course, good mix of dog legs and straight, lovely elevation changes. Forgiving tee shots, there is a premium on the second shot. Undulating elevated greens make for potentially difficult putting. Some blind shots, but hole layout depictions at the tee boxes helped. Swampy, marshland water and plants visible, pleasing to the eye, but doesn’t really come into play which is nice. Had a great time. 16.6 HCP, shot 92.
Elevation changes — speedy greens
Course is great, the greens are fast and if you get on wrong side of green, a 2-putt is extremely challenging on some multi-tiered greens.
Fairways are pretty generous, some beautiful tee shots hitting to fairways 50 ft below tee box.
Definitely recommend playing if in area.
I’m a 10 handicap and had trouble converting missed GIR’s into pars.
I was traveling in area and had to replay course again from my visit 1 yr ago
Great shape,tough but fair. Would go back again!
Great Elevation Challenges , Solid Value
I really liked the natural layout of the course , with a lot of uphill & downhill approaches . Most of the fairways offered generous landing areas , although some required well-struck & long shots to reach the right spots . I would definitely play again in the prime of the season .
A great course
I haven't played here in a few years but have been wanting to get back here for a long time. I live about 40 minutes away and with about 15 courses within a 15 minute drive from my house, 40 minutes is a long drive. The course was in fantastic shape. the fairways were well kept and green. The greens were rolling well, they had good speed with subtle breaks that made it all the more fun. The pro shop is small but well stocked. If I lived closer I would definitely look into becoming a member.
Postage stamp greens
Wildwood (originally Thunder Ridge) was designed by prolific local golf course architect Pete Craig (Blue Heron Hills, Country Club of Mendon, Old Hickory, Penfield Country Club, Salmon Creek, Shadow Lake, Twin Hills, Deerfield (with top local pro Bobby Hill, hence the original name Craig Hill).
It's frustrating hitting the ball 10-15 feet to the left of a center left pin and be off the green but this is what you get at Wildwood.
Much of the course drops down into a much lower level (which is wetter) and you may have to fight the bugs depending on the time of the year.
But all in all a decent challenge and well-maintained.
The par-3 17th is one of the prettiest holes you will see around Rochester. 201 yards from an elevated tee, surrounded by water (a creek) but there is a very generous landing area (fairway) in front that frames the hole.
Not a top notch public course but not a slouch either. Worth a visit especially in the fall BEFORE the leaves start falling.
One particular gripe - the range balls. There were some standard yellow range balls but mixed in with some old white scuds. How can you judge your shot with a ball that looks like it was new in 1960? Wildwood can and should do better.