Mayor Madden: Frear Park Golf Season Tees Off April 17

Mayor Madden: Frear Park Golf Season Tees Off April 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | APRIL 10, 2017

Mayor Madden: Frear Park Golf Season Tees Off April 17

TROY, NYMayor Patrick Madden today announced that the Frear Park Municipal Golf Course will officially open for its 86th season on Monday, April 17.

“The Frear Park Golf Course continues to be one of the Capital District’s most popular golf destinations and is great attraction for local golfers of all skill and ability levels,” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “We’re excited to open up the course for another fantastic season.”

Weather permitting, the course is expected to be open to the public starting Monday, April 17. Season passes and resident discount cards are available for purchase at the Frear Park Pro Shop from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Prices will remain the same as the 2016 golf season. Beginning Wednesday, April 12, tee-times can be reserved online through the Department of Parks & Recreation homepage.

The start of the 2017 golf season coincides with the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Frear Park, the 247-acre public park located between Route 40 and N. Lake Avenue. In addition to the 18-hole public golf course, Frear Park also features the Frear Park Hockey Arena and various public recreation spaces, including the Frear Park spray pool.

For more information, please contact the Frear Park Pro Shop at (518) 270-4553, or the City of Troy Department of Parks & Recreation Headquarters at (518) 235-7761.

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About Frear Park Golf Course:

Frear Park was originally designed as a nine-hole course in 1931. It was expanded to 18 holes in 1963 and was designed by Robert Trent Jones, one of the game’s greatest course architects. Through the years it has been one of the Capital Region’s most popular golf destinations, and is enjoyed by thousands of players each year. The course remains a great attraction for local golfers, including twenty-seven established leagues and over 46,000 rounds of golf played annually.

Visit the homepage of the Department of Parks & Recreation website online at: http://www.troyny.gov/Departments/Parks_Recreation/GolfCourse.aspx

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