Frog Hollow Golf Club

4.1001352941 4.1 stars from 5 (149)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6608 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 1 Wittington Way, Middletown, Delaware 19709, New Castle County
  • (302) 376-6500
  • (302) 376-6504
  • www.froghollowgolfclub.com

Year built: 2000
Architect(s): David E. Horne (2000)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts for men. No denim.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6608 yards 72.3 131
White 71 6145 yards 70.0 128
Gold 71 5554 yards 67.3 115
Red 71 4746 yards 63.7 116
Red (W) 71 4746 yards 67.0 113

Frog Hollow Golf Club in Middletown boasts the title of "best public golf course" in Delaware. The course has a links-style layout that is challenging but still player-friendly enough to appeal to beginners, seniors, and juniors. The layout is wide open and quite forgiving but there are still plenty of hazards with which to contend. There are more than 50 strategically placed bunkers throughout the golf course. Their thoughtful placement makes up the bulk of the layout's challenges. There are ponds that come into play on six holes as well as tall native grasses that appear along the fairways and greens. The wind is often a factor on the course too and will test your accuracy even further. Frog Hollow Golf Club's par 3s and par 5s are manageable but the par 4s will test even the best players.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 149 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

134 out of 149 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"good course and improving"


CJCgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Frog Hollow has always been a nice course, but it is now improving with the new ownership. Most of the course is in really good shape and they are working hard to improve it, especially the sand traps. It is nice to see all the work they are putting into this place. Staff is all very friendly too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"If there is a better bang for your buck"


Brothermike's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wasn't sure what to expect as it is under new ownership. Never fear, it is still a quality golf course with one of the best closing holes around. The other 17 holes ain't all bad either. It is part of a housing development but I kind of like seeing the different style houses along the way and different ideas for backyard landscapes.Well worth the 50 plus mile drive to play. Will return soon, hopefully before gas hits 3 bucks a gallon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



atapken's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u917732817's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Nathaniel3624360's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



ronald4954869's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wasn’t impressed"


u596399849's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Starter was rude, and the service sucked. They aerated the greens and didn’t have a warning about it when booking. Drove over an hour to get there, and it wasn’t worth the asking price. I would rather sit in shore traffic during the summer and at least play a course in good shape with friendly staff. I have played Seaview for less than what I payed for Frog Hollow, and I wouldn’t ever pay their asking price again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Frog Hollow Golf Club on 04/27/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Frog Hollow Golf Club, in the Middletown, Delaware area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.

"Still needs a little work, especially pace of play"


bertelge's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

New ownership is at work but the sand bunkers, in-particular have a long, long way to go. Greens were great, as usual, though they had just been aerated and top dressing had blown out of most of the plug holes. Biggest qualm was the pace of play - 5 hours. Lots of people shouldn't, necessarily, translate into slow play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout, plenty of challenges"


u501985473's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I really enjoy Frog Hollow. The course is well designed and quite challenging. The staff is welcoming, food was excellent, I will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course lay out was very good. Loved the topography and different looks of each hole

The greens were just aerated, but if not I could imagine the greens as quite challenging, fairly large and contoured

The only negative is that all holes are surrounded by pretty close packed homes and had to drive through the community to get to some tee boxes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



joonpaeng's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



thika's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Day for December"


u360854435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
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Reviewed on

The rain held off and the course was in great condition. We came in a little early and they were Very accommodating. Looking forward to going again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Getting better"


andrewcipolla's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last time I played, things looked rough. This time, it’s what I expect for frog hollow. Everything in above average shape. Especially for this time of year. The course had quite a few wet areas that caused my ball to plug a few times, but fairways were in nice shape and the greens were a lot faster then anyone would expect. Again, everything I expect from frog hollow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"beautiful course"


CJCgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plenty of challenging holes, balanced with some that are a little less difficult. Nice, wide fairways that are very green. Course in great shape except for some of the sand traps, which could really use some sand without pebbles in them. Overall a great course for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golf is better than NFL"


john8927596's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful fall round of golf much better than watching football on TV. Course was in good shape staff is friendly as always. Enjoyed round and will be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Has good features"


KimJohn0809's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No golf aid at all. No ball cleaning towel at all spike cleaning tools out of order, some cars brake dosnt work, all bunkers are not in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good Course"


dantheman0210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Solid golf course. It's one of those courses that really wants to be a links course, but can't quite get there. Conditions were fantastic! Staff in the bar were a bit unfriendly. I would overall recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



KimJohn0809's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Frog Hollow Golf Club on 09/22/2017:

Hello John, thank you for giving our course, Frog Hollow Golf Club, in the Wilmington area, a three-star review. We are sorry to hear that our course was in subpar conditions when you last played. However, we are glad to see that you found our staff friendly and that you enjoyed our course layout. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again in the future.


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