Fresh Meadow Golf Club Overview
Fresh Meadow is not your typical golf course. The clubhouse is condemned, and looks like it will be torn down soon. The “pro shop” was a guy in the shed that stores all the golf carts. He was friendly, but I wasn’t really sure what was going on there. There wasn’t even a sign indicating the course existed when I pulled into the parking lot. Again, not your typical public course. People come here for a casual golf experience.
Full disclosure: I haven’t played here. But the scorecard indicates it’s a shorter layout, at 6,283 yards. Water’s in play on 4 holes. The greens look like they were painted a green color, which may be paint, or may be some sort of treatment, I’m not sure. The place doesn’t look like it was in great shape, but on the bright side, the green fees are modest.
The highlight at Fresh Meadow is the practice facility, which is around the corner and down the block from the golf course parking lot. A huge driving range (100 bays according to the website) sits in the center of the entire property. You can hit from grass or mats, and there’s a covered area to hit from. Anecdotally, I’ve heard complaints that they run out of golf balls on occasion, and the range sort of shuts down until more are retrieved from the yard. There’s multiple greens to tune up your short game, including two practice bunkers.