It’s golf season in Ellicottville and that means you can look forward to some great local tournaments, including a new one this year.

New Barn-Winery Tourney

The Barn Restaurant and the Winery of Ellicottville have started a new golf tournament that will take place Wednesday, June 18 at the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley.

Check-in begins at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $70 for Holiday Valley golf members and $90 for non-members. A $5 skins game is included. The event includes lunch, cocktails and dinner.

Cocktails will take place at the Barn restaurant starting at 6 p.m. The Winery of Ellicottville will be featuring Blueberry- and Raspberry-tinis, which are vodka-infused martinis with Raspberry and Blueberry wine from the Winery of Ellicottville.

A delicious prime rib dinner follows at 7 p.m. According to Dominic Spicola, owner of the Winery of Ellicottville, the evening will also feature select wines from the winery.

This is all included in the tournament fee. You can also look forward to door prizes and 50/50 raffles.

Register by calling the Barn at (716) 699-4600 or thebarnrestaurant@verizon.net, or by contacting the Winery of Ellicottville at (716) 699-1055 or info@wineryofellicottville.com.

12th Annual Library Pro Am

On June 30, Holiday Valley is hosting the 12th annual Ellicottville Memorial Library Pro Am Golf Tournament with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. This event has become a favorite of golfers and golf professionals in our region and is open to the public.

Teams will include one WNY PGA professional and amateur guest who will be joined by two local amateur invitees. Format is 2 best ball of 4, 8-% USGA handicap. The cost is $90 members, $120 non-members and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and dinner. There will be amateur prizes of $1,600 in gift certificates.

Skins Event and optional Super Team Skins Contest are $25 per player. Sign up with a partner or sign up individually and the committee will pair you. Entry deadline is June 20, or the first 60 participants, whichever comes first. Call (716) 699- 2345, ext. 4411 for more information.

Holiday Valley has been pleased to back the library since its construction in 2006. The library continues to rely on donations to support demand for new literature, computer usage and programming. Holiday Valley has fulfilled its initial pledge to of $100,000 in 2010 and continues to support it with this fundraiser.

Libraries are vital to our economy and our communities. The Ellicottville Library continues to fulfill their mission to promote literacy and lifelong learning. In 2013, over 24,000 items were circulated and 3,200 items were added, including 2,000 digital e-books and audio books available for download.

Sponsorship opportunities to benefit Ellicottville Memorial Library are being sought now. Levels include $4,000 Presenting Sponsor, $1,000 Major Tournament Sponsor, $250 Tea and Green Sponsor, and $150 Tee Sponsor. All donations are tax deductible to the 501(c)3 organization. Please call (716) 699-2345, ext. 4411 for more information about the tournament and sponsorship opportunities.

While you’re here, enjoy the resort and the village of Ellicottville. For a special lodging rate of $99 to stay at the Inn at Holiday Valley on June 29 or June 30, call (716) 699-2345 and mention Pro-Am.