Frye Island Golf Club
The eighteen hole course design was done by Geoffrey Cornish, with nine holes built in 1972. The land for the second nine holes is being held for future construction. The history of the course reveals the great dedication of many Islanders. See reviews from off-island publications: Port City Life Magazine, Golf of Maine and The Mountain Ear.
The Club House for the golf course, shown on the right, is where you check in to play golf. There is a Pro Shop with a fine line of golf supplies and an area to grab a cold drink.
While the course has only nine greens, there are two sets of tees (Gold and Silver) that allow an individual to play eighteen holes with a different look on each nine. There is also a set of Red tees for the ladies. Normal USGA rules are used, augmented by a few special course rules. The Golf Club operation is assisted by a Committee that provides needed leadership. You can email the Golf Committee if you have any comments, suggestions, advice, and wish lists.
There are many chances for a golf shot to get into trouble. The sixth hole, for example, is the easiest hole on the course, but there are three ponds, a stream and some woods that can cause trouble. It is possible to take an electronic tour of the Frye Island golf course.
The course is open to the public. The tables below details the fees for using the course:
Daily rates (for 18 holes unless otherwise noted):
*$25 discount if paid prior to May 15th
Have you seen the 1998 Edition of the "New England Golf Guide"? If you can put your hands on the paper publication, check out the article on page 22 titled 'If You Were Stranded on an Island' by Rick Walsh. The Frye Island golf course is mentioned and a photo of the Frye Island ferry is included with the caption ' The latest innovation in golf carts - a ferry!'.
Directions on how to find Frye Island are available. Once on Frye Island continue straight on Sunset Road after leaving the Ferry for 0.4 miles. Turn left at the second road on the left. Continue for 0.6 miles, and then turn left on the fifth road on the left (it is the one after the Community Center building on the right). Continue for 0.1 mile, and then turn right at the Frye Island Golf Club sign.