Rochester, NY

Webster Golf Club - East Course

Description

Our East Course was built by Jim Harrison and Fredinard Garbin. In their design they followed Alister MacKenzie's maxim to the letter "the perfect course is one that is flawlessly integrated with the terrain upon which it sits."

East Coast HomeThese two gentlemen built many courses together; the most renowned being Warrick Hills. Harrison worked with Donald Ross in the building of Pinehurst No.2. Garbin was an avowed fan of Donald Ross and he renovated many of his courses including Oakmont for the 1983 Open.

Their design at Webster has many of the Ross traits: small fast greens (avg. 4200 sq.ft.) and puts a premium on iron play. They designed the most beautiful bunkers around each green. The original owner turned these to grass bunkers. We have now returned these extinct bunkers back to sand bunkers.

The course was built in 1956 and over the past 43 years we have lost 30% of our green area. The culprits have been riding mowers and apathy. It is easy to lose 1/4 inch of a green a day and over the years some of the best pin positions have been lost. The greens have been restored to their orginal design.

The only change to the original design is the increase in our black tees from 6600 yards to 7100 yards. I don't believe Mr. Harrison envisioned the advent of the 300 yard drive.

Local Sportswriter, Sal Maiorana, wrote that playing our course was comparable to playing a high rate private club. Getting back to the original Harrison design is exciting for us and we feel it will surely enhance your enjoyment at our facility.

Scorecard

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Par 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 36
Hcp 4 12 14 2 16 6 8 10 18  
Black 519 194 360 460 181 489 449 459 377 3488
Blue 509 171 343 429 166 489 403 402 341 3253
White 496 154 319 400 157 477 384 391 315 3093
Gold 431 154 319 371 157 477 325 377 315 2926
Par 5 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 37
Hcp 4 18 14 2 16 8 6 12 10  
Red 431 134 302 371 141 409 325 377 307 2797
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Par 5 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 36
Hcp 1 17 3 5 13 11 9 15 7  
Black 603 197 466 542 428 408 339 183 416 3582
Blue 593 164 432 527 329 356 331 170 411 3313
White 542 153 393 512 314 342 320 155 395 3126
Gold 523 153 344 462 314 342 320 155 395 3008
Hcp 1 17 3 5 13 9 7 15 11  
Red 523 150 344 462 303 328 306 136 361 2913
Tees Yards Rating Slope Ladies Rating Ladies Slope
Black 7070 74.5 134
Blue 6566 72.3 130
White 6219 70.0 128 76.5 136
Gold 5934 67.5 111 74.4 130
Red 5710 73.0 127