Durand Eastman Golf Course, with 18 holes available to the public, is located within Durand Eastman Park, at 1200 Kings Highway North Rochester, New York 14617.
The course is now open for play on both the front and back nine. Both sides are still wet however the course will be permitting carts on both nines. – 5/3/18
Durand Eastman Golf Course, with 18 holes available to the public, is located within Durand Eastman Park, at 1200 Kings Highway North Rochester, New York 14617. The land is steeped in history. It was the special province of the Senecas who were called Keepers of the Western Door. To the east of the lands of the Senecas was the land of the Cayugas, the Onondagas, the Oneidas, and finally the Mohawks. Each occupied a different part of the state. These five tribes or nations formed the League of the Iroquois about 1450 or 1460. In the day of the Indian, water was a prime means of moving by canoe. Lake Ontario, especially along its shore, was an important way of moving furs and supplies to and from such places as Quebec, Oswego, and Fort Niagara. The French, the British, the Mohawks, the Senecas, and many others if they haven’t plodded over or near what is now the course have gazed upon it from the lake’s edge. In 1788, Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham purchased some 2,600,000 acres of land from the Iroquois.
There were two parts; a small parcel 12 miles wide on the west side of the Genesee River
The original clubhouse at Durand was an old barn. Most of it was