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4.3
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4.4
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6208 yards
Slope 120
Rating 69.3
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6208 yards 69.3 120
White 71 5824 yards 68.1 117
Red (W) 72 5224 yards 69.8 116
Scorecard for Frear Park Municipal Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.3/120 338 193 392 357 285 306 431 398 188 2888 408 508 328 198 412 503 386 200 319 3262 6150
White M: 68.1/117 330 183 382 347 270 291 469 338 173 2783 375 478 303 178 387 480 366 180 294 3041 5824
Red W: 69.8/116 321 94 372 304 258 281 378 298 167 2473 349 421 268 153 372 450 336 140 262 2751 5224
Handicap 11 9 3 7 15 17 5 1 13 4 16 12 10 2 14 8 6 18
Par 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 35 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 2 18 14 8 4 12 6 10 16 5 9 13 17 3 1 11 15 7

Course Details

Year Built 1931
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.5
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Condition Ever

I grew up playing at this course 46 years ago and this is the best condition I have ever seen the course. The rough was only about 1 inch higher than the fairways because they probably want fast play at this public course.

I would recommend this course to those who like nice conditioned courses but can not afford a country club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Early season round

The course is in great shape for being this early in the season. The greens were aerated early in the season so the green are pretty much fully healed and are rolling nicely. Will play here again for sure! Park pub is a good 19th hole as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Absolutely incredible conditions

Granted, the last few years were not good, issues with older course maintenance equipment as well as the lack of a dedicated superintendent, but that all changed in September of 2017 with the hiring of Greg Tudor.

Late 2017 showed remarkable improvement as Greg addressed several greens that had major issues. This year, pretty much right from opening, the course is in the best shape I've seen in my 35 years playing it. New mowers, etc, a great man in charge, and a bigger course staff has turned frear around in a dramatic way.

If you haven't played there yet in 2018, you are missing a real treat for golfers. It's no gimme of a course, but that is no fault of the conditions, it's a great test of golf !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout rough greens

Have played Frear before and love the layout and the people however they are having a problem with their greens. Chemical problem has led to 1 temporary and bare spots on a few other greens. I hope it clears up because I love the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Excellent Course with Limited Maintenance Budget

This is a surprisingly good course in a lower middle class town. The first nine was built in 1931 and the architect [apparently unknown] constructed a fairly playful nine holes over uneven ground with excellent views of the Hudson River Valley and Albany.. The back nine was done in 1964 by Robert Trent Jones Sr at the height of his powers and is better constructed over somewhat less interesting land. Taken together it was fair and engaging test of golf.
Troy is a financially stressed city and it shows here, even though a $1.2 million irrigation system was put in recently. There is clearly not a lot of money for fertilizer, herbicides and turf replacement or other labor intensive work. Still, the greens are puttable, the fairways are in reasonable shape and the rough is mowed and the result is a high value proposition. The cost is modest for a course with so good a layout.
I checked the online tee times on the Park District's site, saw an open window between 11 and 1 on a Tuesday late summer afternoon, showed up and was sent right out. There is a practice green but no range. I rode and did't catch anyone else until the fifteenth hole. I didn't have time to try the restaurant; the staff was friendly and helpful. All in all a very good value and I will play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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