Frog Hollow Golf Club

4.0533882353 4.1 stars from 5 (161)
  • 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: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 161 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
75
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

143 out of 161 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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"Disappointed"


u5675898's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's been years since I've played here. From what the course was when it was first built till now are two different courses. Back in the day the greens were so fast, the rough was so high the fairways were so green. Now it's a $19 dollar course. For that price it's a playable course. To bad the players can't fix any divots anywhere on the course. Hope for better days on this once beautiful course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"7/16/18"


Suzanne7916727's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Signage for first timers sadly lacking. Where’s the pro shop? Parked once then moved the car after finding the shop, opposite end of facility from the cart return... Definitely better signs would be helpful. Course in good shape with the exception of one ladies tee box. No refreshment cart on a day of 98 degree weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Froh Hollow - value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Play here a lot. great value. Some traps do need more sand


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ok for the price"


markmcgreevy12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short course thru residential community. Course was in excellent condition. Pretty vanillla


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from River Bend Golf Course on 07/05/2018:

Hello Mark, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at Frog Hollow Golf Club. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.


jrobao23's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape and challenging however clubhouse was under renovations and there was a bag drop rack with no one tending bags or carts. At cash register you are given a cart key and you just take any cart and return key at the end. We were paired with 2 guys we didn't know and it worked out fine. Driving, putting areas adequate


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Frog Hollow Golf Club on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for coming out here to Frog Hollow and for leaving us a review. We apologize about the clubhouse renovations, but we hope you enjoyed your day out on our course. Thank you again for the feedback, and we hope to see you out here again sometime.

"Course in good shape, bunkers need work"


brmflyers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairway and greens were in good shape, but the bunkers needed sand. Pace of play was a little slow but ranger did ask group in front to speed up around the 7th hole and it did improve


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens are better than last year"


melstef's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course still needs work, but that’s what happens when the prior owner lets thing go. Bunkers need work, but greens are in good shape. Clubhouse menu could use more options, some salads.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

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 06/13/2018:

Hello, thank you for coming out to play here at Frog Hollow, and we thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were not all too happy with the course conditions, but we hope you enjoyed your round. We can assure you that our staff will keep working to keep the course in tip top shape. Thanks again for the review, and we hope to see you again soon.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u000001289335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fair course!"


u000006326927's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is well maintained; traps are being renovated; all in all an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unexpected negatives"


Kbdurant's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very bad hitting area at range, horrible Matts

Too many blind landing shots off tee

Worse sand bunkers, sand not conditioned ,hard pan!

No marshals to keep up play .. hence 5 hours plus

Didn’t inform players their round involved a wedding occupying 1st hole in the middle of round ... never saw anything like this before! Really

To be fair, a very decent track

This course should NOT be getting 4 stars at this point.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Frog Hollow Golf Club on 05/29/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Frog Hollow Golf Club, in the Middletown, New Castle County 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.

"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 500 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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"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



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