Durand Eastman Golf Course is a city-owned park course located on Lake Ontario, Durand has some fantastic terrain changes and offers great views. The course has some of the best holes in Rochester and is one of the older courses in Rochester with a very rich history.
Durand Eastman Golf Course is the crown jewel of the Monroe County golf courses. This golf course is located on the North side of Rochester, near the shores of Lake Ontario in Durand-Eastman Park. Although the course boasts an original design by Robert Trent Jones, many of his design features have been removed since the course was originally built in 1934.
Reviews of the course are mixed. A Golf Digest review pointed out many problems with the course, while the user ratings on the Golf Digest site gave Durand Eastman a 3.5 out of 5, the 4th highest of public access golf courses within 25 miles of Downtown, higher than such courses as Brockport Country Club and Wild Wood Country Club. Bearing in mind that greens fees at Durand Eastman are less than half of these courses, it can be said that Durand is probably the best value for golf in Rochester.
Durand Eastman has an impressive clubhouse, with pro shop, completed in Summer, 2004. The restaurant, Jack’s Place, serves full meals as well as catered events.
Affiliated with this public course is the independent [WWW]Durand Eastman Golf Club or DEGC. It is one of the founding members of the Rochester District Golf Association (RDGA) and gives its members the benefits of being affiliated with the United States Golf Association [WWW]USGA.