Visitors to Shadow Pines may notice DPW crews brush-mowing an area at Shadow Pines North in preparation for the installation of the first hole of a new 18-hole disc golf course. The Shadow Pines Land Use Advisory Committee recommended the addition of disc golf in its final report in 2019. In 2020, the engineering and landscape architecture firm BME Associates included an 18-hole disc golf course in the Shadow Pines Conceptual Master Plan. BME worked with members of the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club and others to design an approximately 17-acre disc golf course that will appeal to all skill levels from novices to competitive professionals.
Work will continue on the remaining holes in the coming months, with hopes of completion later in the fall or early spring. Disc golf is a year-round sport so the course will be enjoyed in all seasons and is expected to attract visitors to Penfield and Shadow Pines. Disc golf will be complementary to other passive recreation uses of the property.
The overall Shadow Pines Property is approximately 212 acres in size and is located generally at the southwest of the Atlantic Avenue and Whalen Road intersection. The property is transected by Clark Road providing two distinct areas within the site, Shadow Pines North and Shadow Pines South. The northern portion occupies approximately 99 acres and the southern portion of the site 113 acres.
To learn more about the Shadow Pines Property and Conceptual Master Plan go to Projects of Community Interest at https://www.penfield.org/our_community/projects.php
To follow this or any other project use Town e-Notify at https://www.penfield.org/enotify/index.php
Learn more about disc golf at https://grdgc.org/