The natural beauty and great turf conditions of the Lake Shore Country Club’s 18-hole course has drawn players of all levels for the past 83 years. Built in 1932, Lake Shore is a charter member of the Rochester District Golf Association and founding NY State Golf Association member and has been host for several prestigious golf events such as the New York State Senior Championship, the USGA Qualifier, the NYSGA State Championship, the Lake Shore Open, the National Long Drive Championship and such charity golf events as Honor Fight Rochester.
Three tee boxes for varying levels of play, measuring 6,633 orange, 6,417 blue, 5,839 white. Our ongoing commitment and renovations enhance an already well-manicured course. Don’t let the serenity of this lakeside course distract you from this true test of golf.
Hole 1 Par: 4 | Yardage: 400
Tough opening hole, slight dogleg right, you must avoid the rough with your tee shot. Second shot should be kept under the hole. Over the green will leave a very difficult chip shot.
Hole 2 Par: 3 | Yardage: 205
The large green makes club selection a challenge; there is a three club difference from front to back. Avoid short siding yourself; the chip can be very tough.
Hole 3 Par: 5 | Yardage: 510
Tough drive, out of bounds right and trees left, the green is key to this short Par 5. It’s long and skinny with lots of slope. Front pin is a sucker pin; put the ball in the middle of the green and put back.
Hole 4 Par: 5 | Yardage: 520
Long Par 5 plays into the prevailing wind, a tee shot into the left rough will leave you blocked out. Long hitters will be challenged by sand bunkers left and right. Green is easy to putt but deceptively fast when putting back to front.
Hole 5 Par: 3 | Yardage: 155
Short Par 3, the green sits diagonally to the centerline making proper club selection imperative. Chips are difficult from the left side. If you miss the green left or right, bogey will be the likely result.
Hole 6 Par: 4 | Yardage: 380
This short Par 4 demands a good tee shot through the trees left and right. The second shot needs to avoid the sand that surrounds the green. Putting is simple, but is very fast when putting back to front.
Hole 7 Par: 4 | Yardage: 409
The toughest hole on the front nine. This dogleg right demands a long and accurate tee shot. Second shot has to carry valley about 20 yards short of the green. Green slopes from left to right, making putts from the left of the hole speedy.
Hole 8 Par: 3 | Yardage: 173
This Par 3 requires a precise tee shot. Misses left or right will likely result in a bogey or more. Green is large and sloped back to front.
Hole 9 Par: 4 | Yardage: 371
If you can carry the valley with your tee shot, you will have a short iron left. The green slopes dramatically from back to front, making it imperative to keep the ball below the hole. Three putts are very common here.
Hole 10 Par: 4 | Yardage: 413
Long and straight forward Par 4. A drive in the fairway will leave a semi-blind second shot to a small green. The green slopes severely from back to front. Keep the ball below the hole.
Hole 11 Par: 3 | Yardage: 190
The best Par 3 on the course. A small green that is raised above the fairway level and bunkered left and right. The green has two levels and slopes back to front.
Hole 12 Par: 4 | Yardage: 399
Long Par 4 with a wide landing area. The carry to the flat portion of the fairway is 200 yards. The green is protected on right by sand. Make sure you have enough club to carry fairway bunker short left.
Hole 13 Par: 5 | Yardage: 500
This short Par 5 is a 90 degree dogleg right. Long hitters can carry fairway bunker at the corner. Out of bounds all down the hole on the right. Second shot is into a very tight area with a fairway 30 yards short of the green on the left.
Hole 14 Par: 4 | Yardage: 441
Straight away Par 4 with a wide landing area makes for an easy tee shot. Second shot is all carry to green that slopes both back to front and left to right.
Hole 15 Par: 3 | Yardage: 198
This Par 3 is perched on the edge of a valley; any shot missing left or long will deflect down the slope leaving a blind pitch. There is sand to the right side, but a wide approach allows the ball to roll on the green.
Hole 16 Par: 4 | Yardage: 420
Plays much longer than the yardage. The landing area is deceptively narrow as the opening to the green. The green is receptive to any length shot, and again slopes from back to front.
Hole 17 Par: 4 | Yardage: 401
Another long Par 4, but with a wide landing area. The green is the smallest on the course, requiring a precise approach. The green slopes back to front, with the front portion the most severe.
Hole 18 Par: 5 | Yardage: 548
A long, long Par 5. Out of bounds right and trees left demand an accurate tee shot. Second shot is into a wide area. The green is protected left and right by sand. The green is much like hole 9; keep the ball below the hole.
Lake Shore Country Club 1165 Greenleaf Road Rochester, NY 14612