Golf Digest ranked Rochester, NY in the top 40 "Best Golf Towns in America" and is hometown to golf legends Walter Hagen, renowned course designer Robert Trent Jones, and current PGA Tour professional Jeff Sluman. There are over 80 public courses, some of which are PGA rated.

Monroe County has 12,000 acres in its parks system and with baseball, basketball, 2 lacrosse teams, soccer, hockey, and arena football, Rochester was recently named the #1 minor league sports market in America.