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813 Reviews (813)
5 Stars
259
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
52
1 Stars
47
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
86.3%
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676 out of 813 reviews
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4.1
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.8%
Recommend this course
39 out of 46 reviews
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4.1
161 Reviews (161)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.4%
Recommend this course
144 out of 161 reviews
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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

Reviews

4.0
813 Reviews (813)

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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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/17/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/06/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great conditions

Pace was a tad slow but the starter sent us off the front nine again and we didn't wait much after that. Greens rolled more like August than December. Grounds crew doing a great job and friendly staff, can't complain about Winter golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, u000007676003. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course!

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/07/2021

Hello, thechessman. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

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Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/19/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/19/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u194409355! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Silver Lake GC

Staten Island has 4 public golf courses and without a doubt Silver Lake is the best maintained. The owner, Doug Johnstone (who could best be described as the head green sleeper) keeps the course in great shape. He and his crew of men and women are constantly working to give the golfing public the best conditions to enjoy a round. Also, the staff in the pro shop and restaurant are great especially Pat and Ralph in the pro shop and Ginger in the restaurant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/08/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162325500! 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 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

I forgot to ask . . . .

Where did you import the wild turkeys from ? I do not remember seeing them on the course previously . It was nice to see near #6 hole. .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/08/2021

Hi Curtis4737853, thanks for visiting our course! The wild turkeys have been in Silver Lake Park and the reservoir for a few years now, but they just realized the grass is greener at Silver Lake Golf Course! We don’t mind because they have no adverse affects to the turf. We are so happy you liked it!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello u426544299,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, 5805rick! 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 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/20/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time but Not the Last Time!

The staff were very friendly when arriving. The course was very well kept. We will be back again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/18/2021

u314160962430, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok

5 hour round. No help from “player assistants/rangers” in keeping pace up.

Greens and tee boxes in great shape.
Layout really not bad.

If it wasn’t for a 30 min wait on the 13th tee I’d say it was enjoyable. In that area several holes are next to each other and players from all of them were hitting from parallel fairways which really slowed things down. A lot of inexperienced and inefficient golfers were on the course.

You may have better luck on a weekday.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hi, Michael8449020! 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!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Silver lake

Been playing this course for 25 years. Best condition I've ever seen it in

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hi, u314161779708. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Silver Lake Golf Course, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160168116! 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 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course but poor pace of play

Meant to tee off at 7:20am, ended up being 7:25am. No biggie. But then to have a 5 hour round, ridiculous

Locals and Americans need to improve pace of play. A round should be no longer then 4hr 20mins, max

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Hi, u452766156! 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!

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Hello, dandemeo53. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Joe Martucci

I have been playing Silver Lake for the past several years.. Doug and his crew do an excellent job in maintaining the course.
The fairways are well maintained and the greens are always free of debris.
We have never had difficulty booking a tee time.
Pat(in the trailer) does an excellent job sending golfers out. She is efficient and courteous
We look forward to playing at “the Lake”

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, u000005273714. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Silver Lake Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Double booked

Had a prepaid tee time through golf now and we couldn’t get out because course was double booked.. terrible wate of time with no competition at all .

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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hello, sonny1930. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.

We hope to hear from you soon.

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