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3.8
616 Reviews (616)
5 Stars
191
4 Stars
259
3 Stars
83
2 Stars
44
1 Stars
39
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
82.4%
Recommend this course
502 out of 616 reviews
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3.6
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.8
68.6%
Recommend this course
48 out of 70 reviews
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3.9
179 Reviews (179)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.2%
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149 out of 179 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

3.8
616 Reviews (616)

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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Good course but bad etiquette golfers out there.

It’s a good course, VERY SLOW PACE, under staffed, it’s like no one cares about the rules out there. I was putting on hole four and someone tee off from hole 8 hit onto our green and did not yell fore. Then he also pull on to his ball and hit his iron off the fourth green leaving a huge divots. Like an idiot.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/12/2021

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!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/12/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Silver Lake Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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 04/12/2021

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!

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 Average
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Commented on 04/07/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Aerated without telling us

They charged full fees without notifying us that the back 9 was closed bc they were aerating the greens. Our group had to weave into the front 9 groups, slowing down the pace of play and not a fan of playing the same 9 twice personally. They'd charging full price and deal with complaints later instead of laying it all out there. Giving a fair warning at least for the first few days, hope it turns around in a few weeks.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
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Commented on 04/07/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course!

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course sucked

Wasn’t told that greens were being aerated and we couldn’t play the front nine. Was told after trying to tee up on first hole. They also charged regular rate to play on garbage. Won’t be playing Silver Lake anymore. Will be going to New Jersey. Don’t recommend this course to anyone

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/12/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

like to golf

course is excellent condition, was speaking to the super indent was advised he was air rating can't wait to see the greens they were in great shape before I'm sure they will be excellent for the season

Keep up the good work!

Maybe trim a few branches!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/12/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not a bad track

This course was pretty nice and was in okay shape. I wouldn't say it was pristine by any means, but it was definitely in better shape than the NY City courses I play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/06/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Silver Lake Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/31/2021

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!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Foggy and damp as heck, but what fun!

Teed off at 7:30am with almost zero visibility due to heavy fog. Basically, we had about a 100 yards of visibility before drapes of white engulfed your ball. It was like playing in Narnia. Miraculously, I did not lose a ball and played pretty well! Nobody else on the course so the pace was ll us (we walked with push carts). Patches of water in a lot of places, but not enough o ruin the experience. Greens were fine actually, but the traps were basically metaphors at that point.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/26/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Carts.

$50 a person through golf now. Another $20 for cart when you arrive. Would not pay $70 to play this course on a Tuesday ever.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
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Commented on 03/24/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Course in good shape this early in the season. Always doing work to improve the conditions. Nice to see some cart paths being repaved.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/24/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 03/30/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/15/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/15/2021

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 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great place to play, but make sure you leave NOTHING behind!

Still the best public place to play in Staten Island, or South Brooklyn. The course was in brilliant shape considering the time of year, and the rough winter we had. The greens keeper staff should be commended for their hard work. The clubhouse staff was helpful, and friendly as always.

Here's the only tick against them. We were one of the last groups off the course, and I had mistakenly left my rangefinder on the cart (the Pro XE...the expensive one) and didn't realize it until the next day. I called the clubhouse and asked if the cart staff had it and when I could swing by to pick it up. I left my name and number for a return call, but never got a call back. I called 3 more times over the next 3 days, and on the third try I finally got a "no one has seen a rangefinder" answer.

We were one of 2 groups left on the course, so the only people who would've handled it were the cart staff and it was stuck to the side post of the cart with the built in magnet. They had to have seen it and taken it off at some point over the next 4 days. Safe assumption, but I'm betting that and employee saw it, grabbed it and thanked the golf Gods for their new, free top shelf rangefinder they wouldn't normally have. I understand that it's ultimately my fault for leaving the rangefinder on the cart, but if I leave my car unlocked it doesn't give you the right to take it, does it? Such a shame on both sides of this. My irresponsibility. Their dishonesty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/12/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/12/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 03/12/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Terrible

Course was a dog track, matter of fact I wouldn’t even let the dog I don’t own run around out there. Will never be returning

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/26/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

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