Rochester Place

Grondin Financial Group BGT Open

Director(s): Todd & Michelle Grondin(519) 890-3332553 Estate ParkTecumseh, ON, CanadaN8N 3C5

This 18-hole par 72 golf course is located in Southern Ontario. Manicured green ways and challenging holes make this the ideal course for golfers of every skill level.



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Essex County Road 2
Belle River, ON, Canada
N0R 1A0

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Front Nine

Hole 1
Blue375 yards
White368 yards
Red315 yards
This opening hole is a short, yet relatively tight Par 4, demanding smart club selection and precision. Mature trees line both sides of the fairway and are particularly tight along the right side, challenging big hitters who drive the green by cutting the corner of this sharp, dogleg right. A well-placed, mid-to-long iron off the tee will leave a short approach to the forward sloping green, which is protected by a bunker on the right front and water on the far left.

Hole 2
Blue533 yards
White515 yards
Red471 yards
Hole 2 marks the course's first Par 5. For the majority of players, this is a true 3-shot hole, from the tips as well as from the front trees due to the presence of a creek 90 yards in front of the green. The tee shot requires some left-to-right movement to allow any chance of reaching the green in two, since a long, straight drive will likely find the grove of trees through the fairway. If you try to reach the green in two, the second shot must carry over the creek in an upward putting surface that typically features a back right corner pin.

Hole 3
Blue382 yards
White370 yards
Red313 yards
This medium-length Par 4 tightly borders the railway line on the right, requiring a well-placed tee shot between a wide swath of rough and a pond that begins about two-thirds of the way up the left side of the hole and jetting out into the short approach area. Most players will be left with a mid-to-short approach to another front-sloping and large green.

Hole 4
Blue377 yards
White366 yards
Red308 yards
A straight tee shot is a premium on this second hole to border the railway line, with out-of-bounds to the right and water along the left for most of the this near 400-yard hole. A flatter green approach can arrive high or be bumped-and-run to the green, although trouble abounds on the left as water continues in play and anything over the green presents a very difficult up and down.

Hole 5
Blue142 yards
White122 yards
Red112 yards
Hole 5 is the course's first Par 3 and plays anywhere from 130 to 215 yards, featuring an expansive putting surface that can leave players with a very demanding two-putts. Out-of-bounds beckons to the right along the private home property lines, but the wide open entry into the green offers a variety of shot selections to be pursued here. Hole 5 is an honest and straight up Par 3 that can prove troubling if played to aggressively.

Hole 6
Blue400 yards
White342 yards
Red288 yards
This Par 4 runs parallel to private homes on the right for most of the first 250 yards before a small creek cuts across the last quarter of the fairway, leaving longer hitters with a tough decision from the tee. The left side brings water into play about half way down the hole. Most players will lay up with a long iron or fairway metal, leaving a short approach to another large and crowned green, backed by a classic hedgerow feature.

Hole 7
Blue370 yards
White342 yards
Red267 yards
This medium-length Par 4 can be played safe from the tee with a mid-to-long iron that lands the tee ball comfortably before the water which comes into play at the 265-yard mark. Water protects the highly-elevated green and best rewards high-arching short approaches to a relatively flat green. Pin placement can be especially demanding on this hole as aggressive approaches run the risk of falling off the green leaving a near impossible up and down to save par, bogey or worse!

Hole 8
Blue167 yards
White155 yards
Red125 yards
This short Par 3 features an expansive green that doesn't guarantee par simply by landing your tee shot on the putting surface. Similar to other par three holes on the course, this one plays north-south and is located in an area that is strongly influenced by prevailing winds. From the mid to front tees. While this appears to be an easy hole, club selection and the prevailing winds prove to be the key to success.

Hole 9
Blue466 yards
White456 yards
Red394 yards
The front nine concludes with a long and double-bending Par 5 that can play as long as 540- yards from the back tee. The tee shot must be negotiated between two strands of trees toward a dogleg right. From there, the hole takes more of a left bend so position off the tee is crucial if a birdie is the objective here. The majority of players will look to lay up toward a generous landing area 75- yards from the front of the green, which also slopes upward encouraging a healthy run for first putts to a pin usually tucked in the middle to back sector of the green.


Back Nine

Hole 10
Blue349 yards
White306 yards
Red256 yards
The inward nine begins with a medium-length Par 4. The smart play from the tee is a long-iron or fairway metal to a tight landing area in front of the creek that runs through the fairway at roughly 250- yards. Longer hitters will be tempted to clear the water, but be cautious of the severely upward sloping green and the bunker protecting the back. Missing the green on either side presents a difficult lob wedge shot to pins that usually rest on the back ledge.

Hole 11
Blue162 yards
White152 yards
Red142 yards
This longer Par 3 usually plays into a persistent wind which compounds the effect of the large pond flanking the left side of the slightly elevated green. Club selection is crucial for this hole which typically plays longer than it looks from the tee. Solid first shots are welcomed to a deep green that generally breaks back to the water.

Hole 12
Blue563 yards
White514 yards
Red460 yards
Hole 12 is the longest hole on the course, appropriately inviting a player's longest effort off the tee with one of the more wider and generous landing areas on the layout. Even the most aggressive hit off the tee will leave a tough decision for the second shot, as a creek about 90- yards before the green and expansive water on the right make going in for two a risky proposition. Most players will find themselves laying up before the creek, leaving a shorter pitch shot to a fairly flat and wide green. This long and tough Par 5 is made more difficult when played into the wind.

Hole 13
Blue356 yards
White348 yards
Red320 yards
This medium-length Par 4 hole features a generous driving area with room to leak the tee shot on the right side of the fairway, which doglegs slightly left. The approach offers a wide but fairly flat green that equally welcomes high approach shots or those of the more bump and run variety. Like most of the newer greens, the putting surface is fairly expansive so getting home in regulation is only half the battle here.

Hole 14
Blue394 yards
White375 yards
Red315 yards
Hole 14 offers another slight dogleg left, but this Par 4 hole presents a slightly tighter landing area than its immediate predecessor. This hole invites a variety of approach shots to its large putting surface, which generally plays to slightly uphill pin positions.

Hole 15
Blue480 yards
White465 yards
Red391 yards
The fifteenth hole marks the course's final Par 5, featuring a hard dogleg right that mandates a precisely placed tee shot if a player has birdie or eagle in mind. A long drive will leave the second shot from within the grove of trees along the back and left side of the fairway. Likewise, additional trees await players who try to cut the corner of the dogleg too tight. Tee shots that find the fairway at the bend are usually left with 200 to 225- yards to an upward sloping green protected by bunkers to the right and a series of swales to the front left. This hole is a solid Par 5, requiring three good shots for birdie and par.

Hole 16
Blue180 yards
White170 yards
Red150 yards
Hole 16 represents the final Par 3, running parallel to the campground resort. This hole typically plays longer than it looks. The green is tighter than most, with trouble particularly behind and to the right of the putting surface. Wayward tee shots in any direction will leave a difficult up-and-down to salvage par.

Hole 17
Blue272 yards
White263 yards
Red248 yards
Hole 17 is the shortest and most tempting Par 4 on the course. Even modestly long hitters believe that a tee shot right to the green is negotiable. However, the tall strand of trees protect a clear sight to the green along the right side of the fairway. To scale the strand of trees, the tee shot must be perfectly placed and high enough for gambling players to drive the green. The safer play is a mid-iron to sharp bend, followed by a short pitch to the most undulating green on the course.

Hole 18
Blue386 yards
White342 yards
Red335 yards
The home hole is a medium-length, tight Par 4 to an upward sloping green that demands a well-placed approach regardless of pin placement. A slight dogleg left, the fairway is tree-lined with fairly forgiving rough while the multi-tiered green allows players to earn a final par or birdie, ending a great day on the Rochester Place layout. The beautifully-landscaped patio and clubhouse await!