If you’re looking to tee off this spring and summer, look no further than right here in the Enchanted Mountains. Whether you prefer to stay right here in Ellicottville, or are up for a short drive, several courses to choose from mean several excuses to cut out of work early!
Holiday Valley Double Black Diamond
6557 Holiday Valley Road Route 219, Ellicottville
Holiday Valley is an 18-hole public course, with pars of 70 and 71, which is both challenging and well-maintained. The course offers a blend of both hilly and flat terrain, with a front nine built around ponds and bunkers, and the back nine laid out around the lower ski slopes, which brings into play many elevation changes.
Other area courses include:
Cardinal Hills Golf Course
78 Conewango Road
(716) 358- 5409
Cardinal Hills is a public, 18-hole golf course with pars of 72 and 73 and maximum hole yards totaling 6109. Originally founded in 1927 Cardinal Hills has developed into a beautiful 18 hole – par 72 course. Gentle rolling hills and undulations provide an enjoyable yet challenging golf experience and the scenic views and natural rural settings which surround the course are one of a kind.
Concord Crest Golf Course
9255 Genesee Road
Concord Crest is a public, 18-hole golf course located in rural East Concord. The website says, “the primary architect for Concord Crest Golf Course was Mother Nature herself, as the layout takes full advantage of wetlands, creeks, ponds, and a stand of old trees.”
Elkdale Country Club
4683 Route 353
(716) 945- 5553
Elkdale is an 18-hole semi-private course, with pars of 70 and 74. Public golfers can book tee times online, and new to the course this year is Green Superintendent Chris Haggerty, bringing more than 25 years of experience.
10438 Holland Glenwood Road
Holland Hills is an 18-hole public golf course with pars of 72 and 75. The course is located atop the highest point in Erie County, with tees that offer views of the rolling countryside.
Ischua Valley Country Club
8093 Route 16
Ischua Valley is a restaurant, bar, banquet facility, bowling alley, and a unique, public 9-hole golf course. The course has two different sets of tees at each hole, allowing you to play 18 holes with different pars and yardage for the front and back nine. The course features nightly leagues, special events, weekly meal specials, bowling tournaments and more.
Springville Country Club
14445 Cascade Dr.
The Springville Country Club is a semi-private club offering two 18-hole courses with a par of 71. The Springville Country Club offers an unforgettable golf experience for all skill levels on its well manicured, lush fairways and greens.
Rolling Hills Golf Course
10739 Olean Road
Rolling Hills is a public 9-hole, par 3 golf course. This meticulous course is located on 70+ acres, complete with a practice green, practice range, and two ponds to test your skills.