Ella Sharp Park’s 18 hole golf course provides a challenge for golfers of all levels. The course touts two of Jackson County’s most challenging golf holes (2nd & 12th holes) along with an array of other well manicured fairways and greens. Call the club house for availability at (517) 788-4066. Ella Sharp Park’s golf course is also home to many golf events for many different organizations and causes.
For tee times call (517) 788-4066
Weekdays (until 4:00 pm) – $5.00
9-Holes – $9.00
Carts – $7.00
18-Holes with Cart – $24.00
Weekdays – $5.00
The first hole of Ella Sharp Park’s golf course is a great start for a round of 9 or 18 holes. Keeping a good drive down the right side of this fairway will provide a great look at the hole. The second shot into the green should be kept below the flag stick due the severe back-to-front slope.
The second hole of the park is by far the most demanding of the 18. This long hole requires a good first drive off the tee along the left side of the fairway. A good first shot will leave a second shot around 185 yards. A short third shot is a good bail out due to the bunker on the left and the water on the right.
The first of the course’s four par fives has a slight dog leg to the right. A good tee shot will allow you to reach the green in two. An aggressive second shot onto the large green can give you a chance at a great score for the hole.
This short uphill par 3 has a heavily bunkered front approach. One of the courses more traditional holes, gives a golfer with a well struck wedge or more a great birdie opportunity.
Don’t let the short yardage of this par 3 deceive you. This hole plays much longer than the card indicates to the consistent West wind. Take one more club and swing-away at the hole. You may just get a birdie.
This straight-up par 4 with out of bounds on the left and two reachable bunkers in the fairway. A golfer opting to use the driver may not be a good choice. A well placed iron shot down the middle will leave about 130 yards to the green. Accuracy into the green will determine how well you score on the hole.
This severe right doglegged fairway requires a long iron off the tee. The green is a little firmer because it is a newer hole on the course. So, hit your second shot short of the flag and let the ball run up to the hole.
Don’t let the water on the right of the fairway intimidate you off the tee. Hit a long iron or a driver down the left hand side of the fairway. This should leave you a short approach to this reachable green. Once again, this newer hole, would dictate that you hit a short shot into the green letting it role up to the hole for a potential birdie.
Now that you are just getting warmed up, take two good shots and you will get close to the green. A good approach approach shot can get your score back one before going into the back nine.
With this drivable par 4, try to make sure your second shot is below the hole. With a severe slope on this small green don’t give yourself a chance to three putt.
Take one more club than you would on a hole of this length due to consistent local winds. Do not make the mistake of shooting at the flag stick. Take aim for the middle of the green which should give you a chance for a birdie.
This par 4 is one of Jackson Counties’ most difficult holes. With out-of-bounds on the left and the length of the right side lined with large oaks your tee-shot is of great importance. Your second shot will be lengthy leading up to the elevated severely sloped green. Simply hitting the green is a great accomplishment. A par on this hole would feel like a birdie any where else.
From the tee-box you will only be able to see the top of the 15 foot long flag stick. The hole sits low in a bowl shaped depression. Take aim fro the large middle pine tree and make sure you have enough club to make the flag stick.
With a good drive from the tee box on this straight par 5 an iron on your second shot is not out of the question. A large relatively flat green has birdie written all over it.
Large oaks line both the right and left side of this fairway making this a difficult shot off the tee. One of Ella Sharp Park’s more severely sloped greens will cause the ball to role off the green in the front right of the green. The green is quite large so you can be aggressive on your shot leading into the green. Two putts on this green are always a reward.
This straight forward par 3 has bunkers located on both the front right and left. What makes the hole difficult is the inability to see the putting surface from the tee box. Check your distances, make sure you have the right club, and hit down the center of the green.
If you keep your tee shot down the right side of the fairway a medium distance second shot to the green is a possibility. Avoid the front right bunker by hitting long. If you need to miss the green, shoot to the left side for a great up-and-down.
The long hitter can hit the two bunkers in the fairway so let up a little. From the fairway, you do not want to be long on your second shot because the green will be blind. A good shot to the center of the green will give you a birdie chance regardless of the pin placement.
Ella Sharp Park’s Golf Learning Center is a great place to learn how to play golf, brush up on your skills, or just go to hit a few golf balls. The center includes 25 tee stations over looking a well manicured range with 5 target greens. The center also has a sand bunker and a large putting green for practicing that short game. For those golfers that are looking for more than just hitting a few balls around, the learning center also has a wide range of classes available for youths and adults. Classes and private instruction by PGA Golf Professional (Eric W. Terrian) are available for both beginners and veteran players. Please call (517)780-4799 for seasonal hours.
Classes are held at the Ella Sharp Park Golf Learning Center. Pre-registration is required and taken at the learning center. Each class runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 2 weeks and is limited to 15 participants. The classes cost $35.00 per person / session. Additional classes may be added later.
Regular Bucket (35-40) – $5.00
Large Bucket (65-75) – $6.50
Family Bucket (95-105) – $7.50
Regular Pass (10 buckets) – $40.00
Large Pass (10 buckets) – $52.00
Family Pass (10 buckets) – $60.00
Adult Season Pass – $200.00
Junior Season Pass – $125.00
2011 – Dave Kendall
2010 – Todd Marston
2009 – Gene Hinkley
2008 – Virginia Fisher
2007 – Mark Kurzynowski
2006 – Shane Clark
2005 – Gary Robinson
2004 – Louie Chiapella
2003 – Al Glick
2002 – Dave Gilpin
2001 – Ron Beurmann, Bob Hills
2000 – Dick Kurzynowski
1999 – Kathy Swihart
1998 – Anne Best
1997 – Bill Scheele
1996 – Dave Swartout
1995 – Jerry LeFere
1994 – Doug Rittenenger, C.A. Smith
1993 – Howard Leach, Jan Poupard
1992 – Jean Harpowiski, Pete Walz
1991 – Jan Kalahar, Jim Pickford
1990 – Joe Fiero, Steve Maddalena
1989 – Massie Miller, Robert Peel
1988 – Janice Haynes, Harry White
1987 – Elaine Crosby
1986 – John O’Connell
1985 – George Hoaglin, Robert Hancock, Jack Delair
1984 – Ken Douglas, Jeanne Peel, Andy Andrews
1983 – Al Cotton, Fred Felde, Shirley Hoaglin, Bill White
1982 – Johnny Addison, Rex Bigelow, Hall Blanchard, Brien Charter, Robert Corley
1982 – Vic Cuiss, Jake Fasseske, Maxine Goodrich, Dave Hill, Mike Hill
1982 – Ted Kuzma, Phil Marston, Gerry Marston-Hagen, Agnes Marlucci, Bob Zimmerman
Gary Kalahar – Chairman