Elmira New York Golf Courses

Elmira Country Club
Mark Twain Golf Course


Featured Golf Course Review:
Mark Twain Golf Course -- regular
Review by: ds This is a great Donald Ross course. The front nine features a variety of holes from straight in par 4's, dogleg right par 5's, and two uphill par 3's guarded by bunkers in front. The back nine features long par 5's and 4's with an interesting water hole on number 14. The views across the valley are great from number 4 green and number 12 tee. Deer are frequently seen on the upper level holes even though this course is in a heavily populated area. Play is kept up to pace by frequent ranger checks. The club house is old and worn but the food is good -- and cheap too.
From Elmira, ny

Golf Courses: Additional Golf Course Reviews:
Monroe Country Club -- 9 Holes of Hills
Review by: Kyle Johnson The first hole is a short par 4, dogleg left, over a creek. Easy par. The second hole is a long par 3 with a green that is hard to hit, and a road alongside the fairway that is easy to hit. The third hole is a short par 5 with a slanted fairway and tricky elevated green. The fourth hole is a long downhill par 3 to a sloping green. The fifth hole is a par 5 with the creek in play on the second shot. The sixth hole is an easy short par 3. The seventh hole is a long par 4 with the creek in play on the tee shot to an elevated sloping green. The eighth hole is a short par 4 to postage stamp sized green surrounded by trouble. And the ninth hole is a short par 4 with the creek in the middle. The tees change when you play the back nine to give a different look. The clubhouse is not much, but the bar and restaurant are very nice. The greens and tee areas are very well kept. The fairways are ok, but not great. The rough is pretty brutal in spots. Bring a good utility wood to get out of it. The greens are tricky, but fair. They don't always break the way they look. The pace of play is very fast. My average round is completed in 3 1/2 hours. It's semi-private. The public can play during the week and after 200 pm on weekends. It's ususally very uncrowded. Membership is really inexpensive and looks like a very good value if you golf a lot. I live in Northern New Jersey, and Monroe is only 30 minutes from where I live. I enjoy playing here a lot.
From Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ




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