Ellicottville is probably most famous for its skiing. Holimont is North America’s biggest private ski club and Holiday Valley is consistently ranked among the top ski resorts in the East, but did you know that Ellicottville golf is an attraction in its own right? For the Ellicottville Real Estate market, having year round attractions is a massive boost.
The Double Black Diamond golf course at Ellicottville’s Holiday Valley resort is a challenging and extremely picturesque par 70 course. Next Thursday, September 7th, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 9 hole Ellicottville Golf Outing. The event starts at 4pm with a shotgun start. You can either enter your own four ball or contact the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and they will join you up to an existing group. For more information or to register, you can click here.
If you can’t make it out to the Ellicottville Golf outing, you can still get out and enjoy a round at Holiday Valley or at a number of other golf courses within an easy drive of Ellicottville. The Double Black Diamond at Holiday Valley is probably Ellicottville’s first stop for golf and is surprisingly reasonable for such a well renowned course. It was nominated by Golf Magazine in 2009 as one of the best redesigns in the country and Buffalo Golfer judges it, “a memorable and fair layout that takes complete advantage of the opportunities provided by its ski resort topography”, but golfers will be pleasantly surprised by the green fees. 18 holes is just $37 Monday to Thursday, $49 Friday to Sunday and a bargain $26 after 4pm Monday to Saturday or after 2pm on Sunday.
There are also a number of other golf courses a short drive from Ellicottville such as Elkdale, Springville and Ischua Valley. A list of golf courses close to Ellicottville is available here.