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Cobblestone Creek C.C. golf course - 18th
It's a risk-reward finish on the par-5 18th hole at the Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Victor, New York. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Cobblestone Creek C.C. golf course - 17th
When the golf course at Cobblestone Creek Country Club is playing firm and fast, the par-3 17th hole plays tough. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Cobblestone Creek C.C. golf course - 16th
A gaping bunker splits the 16th fairway at Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Victor, N.Y. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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A pond comes into play on the second shot of the 10th hole at Cobblestone Creek Country Club in upstate New York. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Cobblestone Creek C.C. golf course - 9th
The bridge adds scenery to the ninth hole at Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Victor, N.Y. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Cobblestone Creek C.C. golf course - 8th
A wetland creates a risk-reward scenario on the par-5 eighth hole at Cobblestone Creek Country Club in upstate New York. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Cobblestone Creek C.C. golf course - 4th
The fourth hole at Cobblestone Creek Country Club tumbles downhill. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Cobblestone Creek C.C. golf course - 3rd
It's a two-wetland hop to reach the third green at Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Victor, New York. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Cobblestone Creek C.C. golf course - 2nd
The par-3 second hole at Cobblestone Creek Country Club plays to a narrow green. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Cobblestone Creek C.C. golf course - 9th
Cobblestone Creek Country Club's ninth hole is both a beauty and a beast. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor

Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Victor: A tough test in a golf-rich upstate New York

VICTOR, N.Y. -- Take it to the tips at Cobblestone Creek Country Club if you dare.

Sheer length doesn't trash scorecards at the 6,866-yard private golf course located 20 miles southeast of Rochester in upstate New York. It's the wild humps, hollows and mounds -- especially those on the greens -- that do most of the damage. Long carries over wetlands and cross bunkers off the tee add to the potential carnage.

The difficulty dreamed up by architects, Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Craig Schreiner, who designed the golf course in 1991, starts on the first tee. Smashing a long drive over a pond will set up a tough uphill approach to a severe green. It never gets much easier.

Ponds on no. 9 and no. 18 create dramatic finishes to each loop and enhance a scenic setting near the club's back patio.

While you're here, don't forget to sample the special Cobblestone hot sauce inside the spacious clubhouse. It's the perfect mix of spicy and sweet, kind of like playing the golf course. Cobblestone Creek's greens might humble you, but chances are you'll enjoy every minute of the journey.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.

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