Mark Twain is an 18-hole, championship layout that is owned by the City of Elmira. It was designed by legendary golf course architect Donald Ross in 1937. He is the only golf course architect in the World Golf Hall of Fame, so that alone speaks volumes for the design and reputation of our golf course. You can walk the same fairways Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino did when they came here and put on golf exhibitions in the late 1960s and, in Trevino's case 1978. The stories about Nicklaus flying it past the fairway bunker on No. 18 in 1967 from the back of the tee box are still told on that tee and around the clubhouse. The history is here, the golf is timeless, and the value of the golfing experience is priceless at Mark Twain Golf Course.