Frear Park Golf Course

3.8823529412 3.9 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6208 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 69.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"Early season round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Absolutely incredible conditions"


Simonds622's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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 !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Layout rough greens"


chet9137's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course with Limited Maintenance Budget"


markfromm's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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