Test Your Short Game Skills on the 18-Hole Championship Miniature Golf Course at Mystic Water Resort
Western New York has an assorted selection of golf courses. With the combination of its plush, green rolling hills and its wide-open landscapes, this area offers a magnitude of golfing opportunities that can challenge even the most seasoned of golfers. But what if you’re in the mood for something a little easier in the golfing stratosphere … maybe something that would make for a good date night … or that the entire family can enjoy? Well, then you are probably talking about miniature golf and in that case your options are limited.
To help golfers have more fun on the course and enhance their overall experience by playing from a set of tees best suited to their abilities, The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association have partnered to support “Tee It Forward,” a new national initiative proposed for golf facilities nationwide from July 5-17.
Holiday Valley Plays Host to the Ellicottville Library Pro-Am
Golf season at the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY is in full swing, with local leagues and tournaments underway. Most recently the course played host to the Italian American Charity Golf Tournament, noted as the biggest tournament of the season at the resort. Up next however, is the annual Ellicottville Memorial Library Pro-Am Tournament, taking place Monday, July 2 with a shotgun start of 11am.
The Latest Trends in Golf: Yellow is the New White
By Pat Morgan
So here we are. The start of the 2012 golf season in Western New York. It’s time to go through the annual ‘not this sport again’ / retrieve my gear from the garage checklist. Glove? Certainly wadded up somewhere in my bag. Balls? Far fewer than I seem to remember, with many caked in a suspicious amount of dried dirt/sand. And last but not least, the ‘weapons’ (clubs), smugly nestled in my bag, the bane of my summer existence. Let’s not even get into my swing mechanics: those are nowhere to be found this time of year.
Ellicottville “Plays” Tribute to One of its Own with Benefit Golf Outing
By Pat Morgan
While Ellicottville, NY is mostly known for being a quaint ski village or the ‘Aspen of the East’, many also know Ellicottville for its character (not to mention slew of characters.) Unfortunately, our community lost an irreplaceable chunk of that character, with the passing of Eddie Szpaicher in January of this year. Known, loved and respected by countless, Eddie left some impossibly large shoes to fill. As a tribute to ‘Big Eddie’, his friends and family have assembled to present the 1st Annual Eddie Szpaicher Golf Classic, taking place Wednesday, July 18, 2012 on the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley.
An Early Spring Means More Rounds of Golf … and More Thrills in the Air at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park
The early spring weather experienced this year allowed many of the golf courses in the area to open well ahead of schedule. Holiday Valley Resort’s Double Black Diamond (Ellicottville, NY) is one of those courses. Their newly constructed Sky High Adventure Park also reaped the benefits of an early spring.
Four Season Resort of Ellicottville, NY Boasts Double Black Diamond in Both Winter and Summer
By Brenda Perks
Ellicottville, New York has long been known as a haven for winter sports enthusiasts. And why wouldn’t it be? With its rolling topography and proximity to Lake Erie’s famous lake effect snow, the landscape offers every snow lover something exciting to do. These elements have helped make Holiday Valley the award winning resort that it is today. When the last chairlift shuts down for the season and winter succumbs to spring, it only means one thing for the folks at Holiday Valley … Golf Season!
One of Fall’s Must-Play Courses Awaits at The Pennhills Club in Bradford
By Megan Sorokes
With its championship golf course and majestic brick and slate clubhouse, The Pennhills Club is among the area’s must-play courses, especially in the fall.
“There are many people who travel here, stay and watch the leaves turn color,” Dave Talon, golf course superintendent said. “We’re surrounded by mountains. They’re all around. It’s pretty as a picture, a beautiful time to play golf.”