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Relaxing at the Nineteenth Hole

A weekend of golf and entertainment in Rochester, New York

Day 1

Check into Staybridge Suites Rochester University situated on the beautiful Genesee River. Step onto the dock and take a ride on the Mary Jemison, a historic wooden vessel built in 1931. The boat tour will proceed to the picturesque junction, "the Crossings," where the Erie Canal and Genesee River intersect at Genesee Valley Park - a beautiful green space designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Turning eastward onto the Erie Canal, the tour continues it cruise downstream toward Corn Hill and a magnificent view of the Rochester skyline featuring the award-winning Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Bridge.

Take a short trip to the Hickey-Freeman Factory Store . Here you will have the opportunity to shop for internationally-known Hickey-Freeman and Bobby Jones labels in the outlet store at unbeatable prices. Since 1899, the Hickey-Freeman Factory has been the manufacturing headquarters of quality men's apparel.

After acuiring new golf attire, head to Tapas 177 Loungefor a private event featuring specialty martinis and fusion cuisine. Dance the night away to the sounds of a local Latin band, then retire to your suite for a restful night in anticipation of a new day's activities.

Day 2

Wake up to a complimentary breakfast in the hotel lounge, which overlooks the Genesee River, before departing to Genesee Valley Golf Club, located less than three miles from the hotel, in Genesee Valley Park. Laid out in 1899, Genesee Valley Golf Club features two full 18-hole courses with three practice greens and a driving range.

After enjoying the beauty of the Genesee Valley Park, travel two and a half miles to Delmonico's Italian Steakhousefor their famous 24 ounce steak and one pound lasagna. Head back to Staybridge Suites to relax, or take a long walk along the Genesee River to the Corn Hill Neighborhoodthe oldest residential neighborhood in Rochester, NY. Once known as the Third Ward, Corn Hill is a showplace of historic architecture, manicured streets and inviting parks.

Return to the hotel to change for a night of entertainment at Geva Theatre Center , located three miles north in the center city, and a late dinner at Pene Vino Ristorante.  

Day 3

For your final day of golf in the Rochester area, visit Durand Eastman Park on Lake Ontario. Built in 1934, Durand Eastman is one of the crown jewels of golf course designer Robert Trent Jones. 

To assist in making plans for your next trip to this golf-rich destination, please see below the list of some of the public courses available in the Rochester area.

Durand Eastman Golf Club

1200 Kings Highway
Rochester, NY 14617

Churchville Golf Club

643 Kendall Rd
Churchville, New York 14428

Genesee Valley Golf Club

1000 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623