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4.0
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4.4
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4.0
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5.0
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4.4
Amenities
3.2
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Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 71
Length 5663 yards
Slope 115
Rating 69.4
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Course Details

Year Built 1933
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Rye grass

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

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3.9
14 Reviews (14)
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 5
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
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Creeps

There is some sick stuff going on up at Ely Park Golf Course. Although I’m not an avid golfer myself, I am friends with a handful of the employees at the course. Recently one of these friends of mine was forced to resign after Brian Locke a Pro Shop employee sent explicit photos of her to another member of the staff. Not only did he send these photos, he’s also made comments about her to other members of the staff that are to put it mildly, disgusting. The employee who received these photos from Brian made the other members of the staff aware of these photos and let them know to be careful around him. This employee was then fired by the General Manager Brad Smith who called these acts “locker room banter” and that everything was fine unless he was to actually act on his comments. These are my friends and I know firsthand that the staff at Ely Park are uncomfortable working with Brian Locke. And if that’s not already sick enough, The General Manager Brad Smith is protecting him. These two men are absolutely disgusting.

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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 56
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Must play. Awesome

I was visiting out of state. Best course I have ever played. Great scenery. Fun holes. Challenging. Loved it. I wa told 3 years ago this course was in terrible shape. New management has made this into a must play. I asked Connor, the guy working register to buy a ball maker clip. They didn’t have any. He gave me his OWN clip off his hat. Awesome time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/24/2023

Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. Hope to see you again in the near future!

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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Good for the price

Interesting holes. Not very difficult but fun, especially on the uphill downhill holes. Certainly worth the price paid.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. Have a great day!

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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
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Plays Once every three months
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 57
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Previously Played

It grows on you...

I've played Ely Park for many years and have weathered the ups and downs and in-betweens. This is a municipally owned but privately managed course. It has its fans and detractors, more due to inconsistent conditioning than design. This has been a very wet summer and as such, the course is greener than usual for late July. The fairways and rough can be spotty and what few bunkers they have are generally unplayable. The greens are normally pretty good and the layout challenging in places. Carts are electric and well maintained. The real charm of Ely Park is often the most overlooked one. You're on top of a mountain with several panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. They really have the ideal location. The "pro shop", isn't and the facilities are basic, with the notable exception of the bar/grille upstairs. While the service can be iffy, the food quality is very good and the prices quite reasonable. In summary, if you're in the area and can score a good deal, then Ely is worth a play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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