A view of the 2nd hole at Silver Lake Golf Course
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3.9
704 Reviews (704)
5 Stars
219
4 Stars
300
3 Stars
94
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
44
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
86.3%
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3.9
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.6%
Recommend this course
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3.9
222 Reviews (222)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.8%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6304 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.4

Silver Lake Golf Course sits along Staten Island's North Shore, offering a scenic and challenging layout that is one of the five boroughs' best-kept secrets. The course has a classic layout with postage stamp-sized greens and narrow fairways. At just over 6,000 yards from the back tees, the golf course appears shorter than it plays. The tight layout demands accuracy throughout especially on the lengthier holes, of which there are several. The course offers interesting risk-reward opportunities and holes 12 through 14 are considered by locals the "Amen Corner" of the North. The entire layout will test your shot-making abilities. In addition to the challenging round, Silver Lake is known for having consistently excellent conditions with some of New York's best greens, which is why it has garnered a strong following among local players.

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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Van Kleek

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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3.9
704 Reviews (704)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 47
Patio Dining 40
19th Hole Scenic Views 33
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 46
Elevation Changes 38
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 50
Advanced Golfers 23
Walkers 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 58
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 6

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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Handicap 20-24
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Excellent Group Outing

Had a terrific time at the Club at Silver Lake. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating, the course location is excellent, and the conditions were perfect, all for a mini-tournament that I set up yearly. The course itself was tough, it does play longer than the yardage would indicate but the group's issues were on up-and-down greens and with the thick rough on approach shots. The narrowness of the fairways was taken for granted. Tricky course, but super enjoyable and a terrific outing. Would highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/21/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Silver Lake Golf Course!

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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/21/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Silver Lake Golf Course!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Tricky course for golfers w a fade

Pretty good course conditions. $80 w a cart is a little steep. There are always some idiots who take forever but luckily the sheriff will come and ask if you can pass.

A lot of water on the right hand side of fairway and a few doglegs to the left which make it difficult for fade golfers.

Would probably play local in Jersey If I had the choice but I meet a friend from brooklyn in Staten Island. Good middle spot

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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One of my faves

Nice challenging course. Lush and we’ll maintained. Not super long but it tight so it puts a premium on your irons. Some pretty holes that vary quite a bit. No “cookie cutter” back and forth holes here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/19/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/19/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

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4.0
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Very nice course

A little irked that now they bang you for an extra 20 dollars for a cart, which they never did before, been playing for years with military tee times and always the price was with cart

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/08/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Silver Lake Golf Course!

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Silver Lake Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pace of play

we had a 540 tee time, which we were moving through the front 9. Then as we make the turn, they put two foursomes infront of us.. slowed down the whole, round, changed the pace of play... ruined the day!!!!!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/07/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Course was in good shape. How ever 20$ got a cart rental is a little much. And my group tee off was 5:31 and after we finished nine had to wait on the tenth hole bc they were sending groups out back. Starter and management needs to be aware can’t be sending people out the back interfering with the groups that played the front.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon. Silver Lake Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/01/2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/30/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/29/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day to Be "Sick" & Play A Round

First time back to SLGC in quite some time even though it's 2 blocks from my home. Pace of play was EXCELLENT. Round took about 4-1/4 hrs. This was great time for this very busy course. Nice day, great weather. Didn't play well. Only my 3rd time out since last August due to pandemic. However, my swing was finding it's way on the back nine. Hopefully, my next time out brings further improvement. Will try Silver Lake again since the pace seems to be better than in past years. Had an * AM tee time, so earlier the better. Don't let the yardage fool you. It's a challenging track. Groundskeeping team was working hard to maintain the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/29/2021

We're glad to have you back after all this time! We're happy to hear you had an excellent time at Silver Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/29/2021

Thanks for the 4 stars!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/29/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience and what we can do earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The courses are pretty good

my reservation tee-off time was 1:01pm but I actualy tee-off about 2pm and played back 9 holes twice due to tournament is in progress front 9 holes

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/29/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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