Bristol Harbour Golf Club

4.3952823529 4.4 stars from 5 (42)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6662 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 5410 Seneca Point Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • (800) 288-8248, (585) 396-2200
  • (585) 394-9254
  • www.bristolharbour.com

Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1972)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, slacks/shorts, and soft spike golf shoes. T-shirts, tank tops, cut-offs and/or jeans are not permitted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6662 yards 73.0 136
Blue 72 6175 yards 71.4 134
Green 72 5764 yards 69.1 128
Green (W) 72 5764 yards 74.9 135
Red (W) 72 5482 yards 73.5 132
Purple 72 4299 yards N/A N/A

Situated along the shores of Canandaigua Lake, Bristol Harbor is in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country. Robert Trent Jones designed the golf course in 1972. The layout practically offers two courses with a front nine that showcases lakefront views and a back nine that plays through the forest. The front nine is also composed of links-style holes as opposed to the tighter holes on the back nine. The golf course plays longer than the 6,662 yards indicated on the scorecard thanks to a variety of different challenges. There are plenty of bunkers strategically placed along the greens and be prepared for some tricky uphill shots. The signature hole is the par-4 14th. This scenic hole is set in a deep gorge within the Bristol Hills, creating a dramatic drop in elevation from the fairway to the green.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 42 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

42 out of 42 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for group getaways wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes   Great for patio dining  

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Reviews


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"The best course I have ever played"


RG275E789BFDBA86673E's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The slope on this course makes it challenging. It is impeccably maintained and has fantastic views on every hole. The tavern food is outstanding and the staff is extraordinary. The view from the patio is truly breathtaking. People who come here rave about the course. Ownership has done everything possible to upgrade this facility in every aspect and are not done yet. other courses that I have played pale in comparison. This is a must for the avid golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



hicks1612's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Prettiest course upstate"


u000004951751's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve been playing here since 1984. It’s a treat to play here, a bit pricey but it is yep ten public in the state. Play the whites if you are new here. Blues are challenging and Black is for experts. Two nines are very different. Pro is a great guy and very accommodating . We did 18 in just under 4 hours. Greens were a bit bumpy from spike marks a d repaired divots but course is lush and well appointed. If you belong to a private club this course will meet your expectations. Overall satisfied


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course."


austinwilli's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome layout, beautiful views, immaculate condition.

Enjoyed it throughly - Staff very inviting and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Terry07's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best in Finger Lakes"


panuthos's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play it!!! You can thank me later- Head Pro Zach and whole crew are fantastic!!! Course & scenery rival or beat any private golf course in upstate NY. One of my favorite tracks- highly recommend- OL' JP


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bristol Harbor Golf secluded jewel!"


fgorisr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome Trent Jones golf course with fabulous views and scenic views. A pure pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


Jennabri's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a beautiful course. The front nine had great views of the lake and the back nine had some hidden holes which made for some interesting shots. Would love to play in the fall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Another RTJ Beauty"


jlattimore's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course, Great Views, and Fast play.

The only thing that would have been better was if people had done a better job repairing their ball marks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Terrific round"


Matt7615456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging, fun course. Greens were very challenging. Pace of play was excellent and the course was in excellent shape. Need to go back for another crack at 14. Hit my second shot into the woods. Highly recommend this lovely course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play"


fiumej's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course the layout is very challenging from the back tees. Condition was terrific. Gotta play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Loved The Course"


pteeter's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Many interesting and picturesque holes. Greens, fairways, tee boxes, and bunkers were all perfect. Play it anytime you get a chance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


jdonals's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Bristol Harbor has done a lot of work the past year. Course looks very clean and updated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



RayAvery's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and very challenging for a first time the back nine was very nice will play again thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


cpc817's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing and was extremely happy. The course was beautifully maintained and challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Great Staff Great Value"


spulver's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Teriffic course and a great value. Play the right tees for you or it could be a long day...enjoy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great place"


Greg9165079's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, friendly pro and staff. Greens need some work. Golfnow was perfect. Great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


Joanwetz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course in very good condition. Pace of play was excellent! We will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Outing"


u00000625634's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played several courses through out the US and Canada. (Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Robert Trent Jones Trail, Lake of Isles in Connecticut, etc.) This course ranks with the best of them and at a much more reasonable price for seniors. Played mid am on Wednesday and the weather was spectacular. We try and play this course 2-3 times per year. The fall trip is always inspiring.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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