If you wish to purchase a new pass or make any changes to your membership, you will need to do so in person at our downtown office in room 1260 in the Rath Building during business hours (Monday- Friday 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM).
Golf gift certificates may be purchased at either course during the season and at our downtown Rath building office year-round.
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry owns and operates two exceptional golf courses: Elma Meadows Golf Course and Grover Cleveland Golf Course. Each course presents a unique challenge to a golfer regardless of skill level and Grover Cleveland Golf Course is where the 1912 U.S. Open was played.
Elma Meadows Golf Course
Elma Meadows Golf Course is a 6,700-yard par 70 course situated along Buffalo Creek in the Town of Elma and is laid out on some of the most elevated terrains of any golf course in Erie County. Opened in 1959 and designed by William Harries and Russ Tyron, Elma Meadows is known for its long par 4s, including the recently extended 495-yard par 4 18th hole from the championship tee. Click for more information on Elma Meadows Golf Course.
Grover Cleveland Golf Course
Grover Cleveland Golf Course is a 5,621-yard par 69 course located in the City of Buffalo. It was the home of the 1912 U.S. Open and the only public golf facility in North America to be designed by two of the most famous golf architects of the early 20th Century, Walter Travis and Donald Ross. In 1910 Travis brought the course up to U.S. Open standards. In 1917-18 Donald Ross redesigned the course. In 1947 the City of Buffalo transferred part of the course for a VA Hospital. Three holes and part of a 4th were lost and three new holes added. Nine of the “1912 U.S. Open” holes still exist; the course is noted for its challenging green complexes designed by Ross, including the 17th hole “Redan” style par 3, as well as its fescue rough that makes it reminiscent of courses on the British Isles. Click for more information on Grover Cleveland Golf Course.
Annual Golf Passes
Golfers may purchase annual unlimited golf passes for either or both courses by printing the application below and mailing the form and check/money order (made out to "Erie County Parks") to 95 Franklin St, Rm 1260, Buffalo, NY 14202. You may also call 858-8355 with any questions and fill out the form at our Downtown Office and submit payment in person. Passes are valid until December 31st, or the end of the season, whichever comes first. Passes for the season will become available in January. Once purchased, passes are non-refundable. If you have not had a golf pass previously, or need to make a change (youth-adult or adult-senior), you must apply for a pass in person. Golf Pass Application
2023 Golf Pass Sale Events:
Erie County Parks is once again offering annual golf passes for sale at three sale events at our golf courses:
- March 24 and 25 at Elma Meadows from 10am - 2pm
- March 31 and April 1 at Grover Cleveland from 10am - 2pm
- April 14 and 15 at Grover Cleveland from 10am - 2pm
Golfers may book a golf tournament for either course by printing the application below and mailing the form and check/money order (made out to "Erie County Parks") to 3781 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226. You may also call 836-7398 and make arrangements to fill out the form at our golf courses and submit payment in person. Golf Tournament Application
Tee-Time Reservation System
Erie County offers an online and phone tee-time reservation system. Phone reservations may be made by calling (716) 858-8585 or online by clicking HERE. Please note there is a $2.00 service charge per golfer to make a tee time without a tee time annual pass membership. *If signing in for the first time with a new pass number, the password will be 'Golfer1'
If you are experiencing issues logging into the system please contact 858-6427 to reset your password.
GOLF COURSE RAIN CHECK POLICY
TO QUALIFY FOR A RAIN CHECK, YOU MUST BE DELAYED BY RAIN FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES.
TO QUALIFY FOR A RAIN CHECK, YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED LESS THAN SIX (6) HOLES, AND BE ON THE COURSE FOR LESS THAN NINETY (90) MINUTES
IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A RAINCHECK, YOU WILL RECEIVE A PASS FOR THE EXACT VALUE OF YOUR ORIGINAL PURCHASE. THIS INCLUDES GOLF, GOLF CART, AND ACCESS FEE.
THERE WILL BE NO RAIN CHECKS ISSUED IF YOU BEGIN PLAY IN THE RAIN.
THERE WILL BE NO RAIN CHECKS ISSUED IF YOU COMPLETE SIX (6) HOLES.
FOR A RAINCHECK, PLEASE BRING YOUR GOLF RECEIPT TO THE CASHIER.