Located on a mountain peak Ely Park affords countless scenic views of several cities situated at the base of the mountain. The front nine is open, while the back nine is narrow because of its tree-lined fairways. The mostly circular-shaped greens offer subtle breaks on the front nine, and heavy undulations on the back nine. A pond only comes into play on one hole.
Two of the most scenic holes are #2 and #16. The #2 hole is a 110-yard, par 3, featuring a 100 yard drop from tee to green, and also featuring a scenic view of the City of Binghamton. Hole #16, a 113-yard, par 3, requires a tee shot over a ravine with a stream flowing down its center to the green. Driving Range Tee times are only reserved for weekends and holidays.