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Frederick's downtown skyline makes it "the city of clustered spires," and that is where this award-winning public golf course gets its name. The greens occupy land that was once a dairy farm and are abutted by the Monocacy River, lending a picturesque quality to the course. Novices can take lessons at the course, while kids can join the junior golf program at Clustered Spires. Players who want to improve their technique can take lessons from the on-staff PGA pros at the course. It is also possible to reserve tee times online, making this public course easily accessible and convenient for Frederick residents.
Colleges and Universi
Frederick is home to a number of private and public colleges. Included among these institutions are Hood College, which is a small, private liberal arts college that used to have an all-female student body. In addition to conferring four-year undergraduate degrees, Hood offers some graduate programs, which may be convenient for Frederick residents who want to boost their careers by earning an advanced degree. Hood now admits male students, but its student body has remained mostly female. Frederick Community College, a public school suitable for students looking for the vocational training or four-year degree preparation traditionally offered by community colleges, is another option in this city.
Francis Scott Key
The Star Spangled Banner, America's national anthem, was written by Francis Scott Key, a man whose name is likely familiar to many Americans. But for residents of Frederick, this man's name is ubiquitous. Though Key was not born in and did not die in Frederick, his name is all over the city. That is because he is actually buried here in a family plot at Mount Olivet Cemetery. History buffs may be surprised that his strongest connection with Frederick came after his death, but that has not stopped Frederick from naming hotels, malls, and even the minor league baseball team, the Keys, in his honor.