For Immediate Release
April 9, 2021
Frear Park Municipal Golf Course Opens for 2021 Season
Mayor Madden, city officials celebrated start of Frear Park’s 90th year of operation during Friday ceremony
Local nurse Erin Hamilton from Samaritan Hospital in Troy helped the City tee off the 2021 season in recognition of frontline medical professionals who treated those infected by COVID-19
Reservations available online at www.troyny.gov/golf or phone at (518) 270-4553
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the opening of Frear Park Municipal Golf Course for the 2021 season. Located at 2701 Lavin Ct., the course is celebrating its 90th year of operation in 2021 since its initial founding in 1931.
To reserve a tee time, visit www.troyny.gov/golf or call the Pro Shop at (518) 270-4553.
Mayor Madden said, “For many, the return of golf is a welcome distraction from the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. It remains our priority to provide a safe, high-quality experience at Frear Park for players of all ages and abilities. Thanks to the efforts of our staff, including Golf Course Superintendent Greg Tudor and Pro Shop Manager Josh Buell, the course is in fantastic condition and ready for play throughout the season. We’re thrilled to officially open Frear Park Golf Course for its historic 90th season of operation, and welcome golfers back to enjoy Troy.”
On Friday morning, the City welcomed back golfers during a special first tee shot ceremony. Mayor Madden was joined by City Parks & Recreation staff, city officials, and representatives from St. Peter’s Health Partners for a tee shot ceremony to officially open the season. Erin Hamilton, RN (registered nurse) in the progressive care unit (PCU) at Samaritan Hospital hit the official first tee shot of the 2021 season in recognition of the frontline medical professionals who worked to treat those infected during the pandemic.
2021 season passes for Frear Park Municipal Golf Course are available at the following prices:
Senior (60 and over)
- Resident: $750
- Non-Resident: $950
Junior (under 18)
- Resident: $525
- Non-Resident: $750
- Resident: $1,350
- Non-Resident: $1,900
- Resident: $950
- Non-Resident: $1,250
Troy residents qualify for daily discounts on greens fees with a Resident Recreational ID Card. ID Cards can be purchased at the Pro Shop for $25.00 with proof of residency (state-issued driver’s license, cable or telephone bill, etc.). Previously-issued resident ID cards are subject to annual renewal.
For more info, contact the Frear Park Pro Shop at (518) 270-4553, Parks & Recreation at (518) 235-7761, or www.troyny.gov/golf.
About Frear Park Golf Course
Originally designed as a nine-hole course which opened in 1931, Frear Park Golf Course was expanded to 18 holes in 1964, designed by Robert Trent Jones, one of the game’s greatest course architects. Enjoyed by thousands of players each year, Frear Park remains a great attraction for local golfers, with twenty-seven established leagues and over 46,000 rounds of golf played annually. Connect with Frear Park Golf Course on Facebook.
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About the City of Troy:
Incorporated in 1816, the City of Troy is the seat of Rensselaer County government and the county’s largest municipality by population. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, the City boasts seven miles of waterfront, a largely-preserved historic downtown, diverse neighborhoods, and several major colleges and universities. Troy’s history as the nation’s largest manufacturer of detachable cuffs and collars earned the City’s nickname “the Collar City.” A former steel & iron manufacturing powerhouse of the 19th and early 20th century, the City is now home to a growing hub of tech, game development, restaurants, and retail.
John Salka, Communications Director
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