Basil A Marella
The Basil Marella Disc Golf Course is located west of Rochester, NY in the Town of Greece. It is a beautiful 18 hole wooded course. A creek that winds through the course comes into play on several holes. Signature holes include hole #8 measuring @ 501 feet down a tight wooded fairway and #15 which plays 301 feet down a steep hill and then along a flat chute through the trees. The course is friendly to players of all skill levels, with multiple sets of tees on most holes.
A paved bike path runs near some of the holes. Park rules prohibit throwing discs over the bike path! Any disc that crosses the bike path is O.B. and incurs a one stroke penalty. The disc must be carried back over the path before marking the lie and making the next throw.
Address: 1600 Fetzner Rd. Greece, NY 14626
Take I-490 E/W to I-390N, exit Vintage Lane. Turn left at the top of the ramp. Turn right at 2nd light (Fetzner Road) 1/2 mile to a right at the Basil Marella Park sign and into the parking lot, Kiosk on the right.
- 18 Discatcher Baskets
- All Cement Tee Pads
- Course Length: 5,043 ft
- 11 holes < 300 ft
- 5 holes 300-400 ft
- 2 holes > 400 ft
The course was dedicated on 6/2/2001. It really had its start in 1999, when Rochester earned 9 Innova Discathcher baskets for having the largest turnout in the Worlds Biggest Disc Golf Tournament. Later in the year, Rochester hosted the Pro Worlds. Tim Selinski and Dave Dunipace from Innova-Champion Disc Golf, Inc. donated another 9 baskets to us as a result of our running an excellent World Tournament and to continue the development of Disc Golf in Rochester, N.Y.! Thanks Tim and Dave! It was a course in search of a home for some time. At a club meeting, Jim Palmeri suggested Basil Marella Park in Greece, where he had mapped out a possible course many years before. The head of Parks, John Plummer, received the offer enthusiastically. Royce Racinowski, Doug Corea and Bob Nelson laid out a course and created fairways through the woods.
The course was built with many hours of volunteer work provided by the Rochester disc golf community, rounding up hole sponsorships, including funds for 9 more holes. Additional holes (the East Nine) used existing “natural fairways” with virtually no cutting. In July 2006, the East Nine baskets were relocated to Sawyer Park in Greece, returning the Basil Marella course to the original 18 holes. Improvements continue to be made to the course.
On Saturday May 10th, 2008 we installed cement tee pads on all 18 holes!