Elk Valley Golf Course

4.6703428571 4.7 stars from 5 (14)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6500 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

  • 7085 Van Camp Rd, Girard, Pennsylvania 16417, Erie County
  • (888) 398-0584, (814) 474-2356
  • (814) 474-1707
  • elkvalleygc.com
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Year built: 1956
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6500 yards 70.3 122
White 72 6119 yards 68.9 119
Gold 72 5064 yards 63.5 104
Red (W) 72 4881 yards 67.0 108

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 14 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

13 out of 14 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great Shape for This Time of Year"


bobgr56's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

the course is in great shape for this time of year. It's a great challenge and a must play if visiting Erie. The only sore spot is the condition of the cart paths. Be prepared for a bumpy ride. Other than the cart paths, the course is a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course!"


Mark5606217's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was pleasantly surprised by Elk Valley. I booked online through Golf Now and got a great deal.

Overall course was in very good condition for a public course. First time playing here and the course was well marked and fun to play!

I look forward to playing here again soon!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


hogie038's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I was in town visitng parents and told my dad I wanted to play golf at as many courses as possible. This is one of the 18 hole courses he took me to.

Course weaved through the countryside beautifully, making for some very nice photos. Both wide open fairways and well taken care of greens made this an enjoyable course to play.

The one thing that "shocked me" was the absense of sand traps. Dad told me it was due to the difficulty to maintain through hard winters. And as I seem to be a sand trap attractor, I loved the fact that I could leave my sand wedge in the car.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Rock Hard and Dusty Paths"


Evolutionlab's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

great value for late night golf as you can play for $14.00 at 6pm with a cart and you can't beat that. the course is very rock hard when it doesn't get rain as there is no irrigation on the fairways. The staff there is REALLY TOP NOTCH. I have run into a ranger or two is a bit rude. Carts are nice and only a few years old. (gas) I think they are dumping golf now though?? which is a shame.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Beautiful with all the colors of fall"


lpgabound's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Both gentlemen I dealt with were very welcoming and friendly. I felt right at home. I would definitely play at Elk Valley again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great views"


ff1crabby's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are very hard to stick your approach shot on due to the slope.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Average"


u263435601's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow play can stunt the enjoyment of the course. Overall good experience for the price


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course, great value, and scenic beauty."


alan2015's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Elk Valley is one of the best values and nicest courses nearby Erie, Pa. easily reached via Interstate 90 exiting at the Fairview exit.<br/> The fairways and greens were just right the day I played 8/6/14. It is a scenic course with several holes rising gradually along the hillside. Number six, a par five is very scenic paralleling the forest, and sixteen a dogleg left par five entices those who want to try their high draw.

The staff is very pleasant and Tom Peterson a talented instructor who helped me.

When up from Florida visiting friends, Elk Valley is my choice. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Respectfully submitted, Alan Zito


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Played 18 at Elk Valley Golf Course, Fairview, Pa."


alan2015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For value, nice fairways and greens plus scenic views, Elk Valley is great, and if instruction is wanted, Tom Peterson does a great job.

When visiting my Erie, Pa. friends, this is the one I choose, and it's easy to get to from the city via Interstate 90 to the Fairview, Pa. exit west of the city a short distance. Alan Zito


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun round"


golfwanabe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most fairways are generous and good condition.<br/> While the greens are smooth and true, you must remember where the clubhouse is because they will break towards it.<br/> Bring a camera, amazing view from number 14 tee box.<br/> Need a cart on back 9


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Traveling golfer delight"


raulkabinza's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was courteous and accommodating.

The fairways were in excellent condition.

The greens were smooth and true.

We played the blues, as the whites were too easy.

Never lost a ball!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed"


simba04's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed the course. Would really like to play it again under better weather conditions. The course was wet because of the heavy rain in the area.<br/> Highly recommend people to play it.<br/> Nice layout


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Views at Elk Valley Golf Course"


adamedge's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course is a nice quiet place for an enjoyable round. It has a great layout with many holes having nice elevation changes from tee to green. Some of the views are worth a quick picture, definitely a course with good scenic value.

The golf course plays quite easy. There aren't many hazards other then a pond or two, and no bunkers. Other then dealing with a couple hilly lies most players should expect better then average score here, if they can stay out of the trees.

The course conditions were decent for the start of the season. I would like to see the greens smoother and cut shorter because they ran very slow. The red tee blocks also should be better cared for. Many were in much worse shape then the whites. The rest of the course was well maintained.

I would definitely play this course again if i was in the area and would recommend it to others.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Excellent Greens"


Kyle4442229's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I gave this course a 3 star for conditions because the tee boxes and fairways need some work, but the greens are some of the best. I would challenge many private clubs to have softer or faster greens. The greens are what always bring me back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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