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Address: 6677 Holiday Valley Rd, Holiday Valley Mountain Resort, Ellicottville, NY 14731-9779
Phone Number:
+1 843-237-4993
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Excellent golf school

Great instruction and facility. Teaches you cause and effect. Highly recommend. Change is hard but Mel makes is easier. He's a nice guy too!

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Kevin H
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Great instruction and facility. Teaches you cause and effect. Highly recommend. Change is hard but Mel makes is easier. He's a nice guy too!

Thank Kevin H
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

Mel Sole is a great facility for practicing both your short game and long game. There are a number of grass tee boxes and you could probably hit from the article if that's your thing, but people mainly hit from the grass boxes. They have flags marking the distance and stone markers by the grass boxes listing the distances. There... More 

Thank Hayden D
Ridgeway, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Completed a three day golf school in Ellicottville, New York and had the good fortune of having Mel Sole as the instructor. Absolutely a great experience! Mel was incredibly informative and offered a vast amount of knowledge and experience - his drills and practice tips were second to none. Well done! Pat M. Canada

Thank Pat M
East Liverpool, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

It was three days that changed my life! James' instruction brought back to me the love and passion to play golf for the rest of my life. I have played golf since I was three. It has been something that I truly loved. Suddenly my swing wasn't there and my middle game was suffering as well. After one lesson with... More 

Thank Alex T
Waterloo, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Spent 3 days with James Arbogast in Ellicottvile and was lucky enough to only have 1 other person in our group, so essentially it was private lessons for the 3 days. James was able to help me almost immediately with my golf swing and help hit the ball much better. On the second day he played 18 holes with us... More 

Thank Zac B
Jupiter, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

The three day golf school in Ellicottville, NY is just great. It addresses all aspects of the golf game and especially the video and drills will be very helpful at home to reinforce the lessons learned. I should have gone there earlier, before acquiring all my bad habits. James Arbogast is a great Teaching Pro, who found time to play... More 

1 Thank Guido S
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

I just spent 3 days with James Arbogast at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. I was lucky in that there was only one other student with me for the 3 days so essentially we received a private lesson. In addition, James played 18 with us on the final day. It was a fabulous experience. The lessons were in part psychological, instructional... More 

Thank SayZay
Vermilion, Ohio
1 review
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

Pat was amazing. After observing just a few swings he was able to dissect our swings and give us simple drills that helped us begin correcting our swings. At the end of the first day our initial videos proved his observations were dead on. On day three, the video comparison of our swings from day one to day three was... More 

1 Thank james k
Buffalo, NY
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

Just took the 3 day lesson at the Holiday Valley, NY school with Pat Hofmann. I wish I had done this several years ago. Pat is a great instructor and made the 3 days very enjoyable. I highly recommend this school, I will go back next year for sure. If you can get Pat then you will be rewarded, he... More 


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