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Parks & Recreation Department

Ellis Golf Course
1401 Zika Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52405
Phone: 319-286-5589

Golf Office
City Services Center
500 15th Avenue SW

Phone: 319-286-5588
Fax: 319-540-8843
golfemail@cedar-rapids.org

Administrative Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Department Contacts

Ellis Golf Course 
Journey through beautiful landscape and breathtaking views of an urban forest carved from mother nature nearing 100 years. With generous fairways and challenging greens, Ellis will provide you a magical golfing experience. The “Crown Jewel” of the Cedar Rapids municipal golf courses is appreciated by every golfer for its historical charm and contemporary design ensuring enjoyment for all.  
Ellis Golf Course logo - a red silhouette of a tree

Course Ratings  
Blue: 71.4/125  
White: 69.9/121  
Gold (Men): 66.3/114  
Gold (Women): 71.9/126  
Red: 68.1/114


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Ellis Golf Course Rates
Season Punch Card and Pass Prices
Directions
The layout for Ellis Golf CourseVideo

Exclusive TITLEIST pro shop for golf balls and club fittings.  

Staff
PGA Professional: Mark McMahon
Head Superintendent: Chad Bildstein
Private golf lessons by Mark McMahon, PGA, are available. 
Call 319-286-5589 or email m.mcmahon@cedar-rapids.org.
Ellis Golf Course Scorecard
Ellis Clubhouse & Event Center Reservations
The new, modern Ellis Clubhouse & Event Center is available to rent year-round for your corporate outing, birthday party, family event, or reception. The 2,100-square-foot event center overlooks the beautiful Ellis Golf Course. It is fully ADA-accessible with seating for up to 120 people indoors and an additional overflow space for 40 outdoors on the patio.
Ellis Clubhouse & Event Center

History
  
Ellis Golf Course's first 9-hole course was opened for play in 1919, with the back nine added in 1948-49. The original designer was William Langford. This Cedar Rapids golf course is one of the oldest and most challenging courses in the state. The front nine features holes with large elevated greens. The back nine is fully wooded with tight undulating holes that are quite scenic. The layout will demand every club in your bag and is a real pleasure to play. Wildlife will usually be seen on the back nine including white tail deer, fox, heron and an occasional eagle.

The Bruce Company of Wisconsin Incorporated from Middleton, Wisconsin completed renovations of Ellis Park Golf Course in 2003. The scenic back nine now has continuous cart paths and is easier to walk for the fitness enthusiast playing Cedar Rapids golf.

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