Greystone Golf Club - 11th hole
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Greystone Golf Club - 11th hole
Water crosses the 11th fairway at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, New York. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone golf course - 13th hole
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Greystone golf course - 13th hole
Take an extra club to reach the elevated green of the par-3 13th hole at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, New York. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone Golf Club - 14th hole
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Greystone Golf Club - 14th hole
The 14th hole at Greystone Golf Club drops downhill off of an elevated tee. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone golf course - 15th hole
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Greystone golf course - 15th hole
The large front bunker swallows weak approach shots to the 15th green at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, N.Y. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone Golf Club - 17th hole
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Greystone Golf Club - 17th hole
The par-3 17th hole is the easiest handicap hole at Greystone Golf Club near Rochester, N.Y. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone golf course - 18th hole
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Greystone golf course - 18th hole
A golfer hits the approach to the 18th green at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, New York. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone Golf Club - no. 18
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Greystone Golf Club - no. 18
The view from the 18th tee at Greystone Golf Club looks to the double green for holes no. 9 and no. 18. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone G.C. - 6th hole
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Greystone G.C. - 6th hole
It's a picturesque scene on the par-3 sixth hole at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, N.Y. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone Golf Club - 7th hole
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Greystone Golf Club - 7th hole
The seventh fairway at Greystone Golf Club climbs up hilly terrain. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone G.C. - 8th hole
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Greystone G.C. - 8th hole
Greystone Golf Club's eighth tee tumbles downhill to a short par 4. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
Greystone Golf Club - double green
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Greystone Golf Club - double green
The double green and water hazard near the Greystone Golf Club clubhouse create good golf and a beautiful setting. Jason Scott Deegan/GolfAdvisor
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Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, New York: Among the Rochester region's best public courses

WALWORTH, N.Y. -- The 7,215-yard Greystone Golf Club, designed by Craig Schreiner, reigns as one of the Rochester region's best public courses. It opened in 1996, the newest and best of the three area courses operated by Dolomite Products.

It's easy to see where the Greystone got its name. The grey stones framing the water's edge at the golf course's most dramatic holes -- the par-3 sixth and par-4 18th -- stare back at players in defiance, daring them to hit a good shot or enjoy the swim.

The rolling, forested land is ideal for golf, soaked with ponds and wetlands. Without any homes in sight, peace and solitude are your only playing partners.

Schreiner shaped massive greens with multiple tiers and wild swinging breaks. Missing the green in the right spot is almost always better than hitting the green in the wrong one.

The elevated fifth tee overlooks a valley home to four strong holes, including the water-logged sixth, the nasty uphill par-4 seventh and the forgivingly downhill par-4 eighth. The par-5 ninth and short par-4 18th holes share the same double green, which clings to the edge of a pond.

Stoney's Pub back in the Greystone clubhouse overlooks this scenic setting.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed and photographed more than 1,000 courses and written about golf destinations in 20 countries for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfpass and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.

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