You've probably heard the old adage, "It takes a village to raise a child." But what about a golf course? Such was the case for Frederic Golf Course in 1956, when a small group of locals decided it was time the village of Frederic had a golf course of its own. To fund their project, these citizens went door-to-door asking residents and business owners to purchase shares of stock for $100. When enough money was raised to purchase the land, the village's residents weren't finished: on Sundays, many of them volunteered to get the course ready by cutting down trees, picking rocks, and potty-training golf carts.
The nine-hole Frederic Golf Course
finally opened in 1957. In 2000, the back nine was added, completing what is today a meticulously manicured and tree-lined course, rife with lush greens and challenging fairways. During rounds, players encounter one test after the next, from two-tiered greens to slight and sharp doglegs. Afterward, though, they can kick back and relax thanks to daily lunch specials, a full-service bar, and a fully stocked pro shop.
Course at a Glance
* 18-hole, par 72 course
* Total of 6,462 yards from the back tees
* Three tees per hole
* Course rating of 70.6
* Course slope of 123
* Click here to view the scorecard.