A group of Fried Egg Golf staffers stopped at the Country Club of Troy on a roadtrip in 2022 and were captivated by the property. It was obvious that Troy had the architecture to be mentioned in any discussion of great courses in the state, even if it’s often forgotten in the usual surface-level list. This summer, we kick off Fourth of July week with a trip to this Walter Travis design and the first edition of The Outlaw.

Register for The Outlaw

Event Details

Date: Monday, July 1, 2024

Cost: $525/person

Location: Country Club of Troy – Troy, New York

Registration Status: OPENRegister for The Outlaw

Event format

Our event will be a 36-hole two-person team event with each pair playing one round of best ball and one round of alternate shot. Players are welcome to register and come with a partner or sign up as a single and be paired with another golf junkie. Registration includes 36 holes of golf, tee gifts, prizes, breakfast, lunch, and post-golf hors d’oeuvres with open bar.

Why you should see the Country Club of Troy

Over the years, many of us at Fried Egg Golf have fallen in love with the work of Walter Travis. Known for designs like Hollywood GC, North Jersey CC, and Garden City GC, some of Travis’s best work may be hidden at the Country Club of Troy. Just outside Albany, the course has terrific land movement and maintains a set of amazing Travis greens. The architect’s affinity for above-ground features is also on display as he uses mounding around many of his green complexes. It’s not one of Travis’s most-discussed courses, but the Country Club of Troy is every bit as brilliant.

In the area

Under three hours from New York City, Boston, Hartford, and Providence, the Country Club of Troy is a very manageable trip in the northeast. The club is also located nearby the Catskill Mountains and many other Upstate New York/Western Massachusetts summer destinations.

What is “The Outlaw”?

Walter Travis wasn’t just a good golfer, he was a great golfer. The architect won three U.S. Amateurs and one British Amateur, all between 1900 and 1904. He also finished second in the 1903 U.S. Open at his home course, Garden City GC. In that U.S. Open and the 1904 British Am, Travis used a center-shafted putter called “The Schenectady Putter.” The model was later outlawed by the R&A in 1910, and some believe that Travis’s use of the putter contributed to the ban. It wasn’t until 1953 that the R&A would reverse its decision and allow center-shafted putters to return to its competitions.

Fried Egg Golf Content on the Country Club of Troy

Club TFE Course Profile – Tour this Walter Travis gem with our Club TFE Course Profile. The profile features a full review of the course, a tour of every hole, and views of its amazing architecture.

No. 4 at CC of Troy – There are many standout holes at the Country Club of Troy. This looks at the par-5 4th, a tremendous hole that traverses a huge feature in the property.

Podcast: What to Know About Walter Travis (ft. Brian Schneider) – Architect Brian Schneider has done restoration work at several Walter Travis courses. He joined Andy on the podcast to discuss Travis’s playing career, relationship with C.B. Macdonald, and his bold approach to green design.

Tentative Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Breakfast & registration, practice facilities available

8:30 a.m. – Morning shotgun, best ball

1:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:00 p.m. – Afternoon shotgun, alternate shot

6:00 p.m. – Hors d’oeuvres & awards

Questions? Email us at events@thefriedegg.com