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3.9
880 Reviews (880)
5 Stars
283
4 Stars
378
3 Stars
111
2 Stars
56
1 Stars
52
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
84.5%
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732 out of 880 reviews
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3.9
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
84.4%
Recommend this course
76 out of 90 reviews
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4.0
137 Reviews (137)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.4%
Recommend this course
117 out of 137 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

3.9
880 Reviews (880)

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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Silver Lake golf course

Nice course ! Very tight! Fast greens ! Good pace of play

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome NYC Public Course!

This was my favorite 18 hole NYC Public Course I have played this year. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We got great weather (which always helps), but I was very pleasantly surprised by the course condition compared to some peer courses. There were some rough patches in the fairways that were getting re-seeded and clearly being worked on a bit, but barely affected my game. The course was really fun to play and had a great mix of some difficult tight fairways, as well as wide open play. The greens were pretty easy (though a bit quick) for the most part, but had some major movement on a few holes. Would highly recommend checking this place out, the best value for the money of NYC Public Courses I have been able to book for an early morning weekend round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Course

It is too crowded. They need the course rangers to go out and make sure people are keeping up pace of play. Quit after the 9th hole because it took so long. It is also an $82 round for very average conditions. Not worth it.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Play ?

I booked a late afternoon tee time to experience the "slow play" I continue to read about in reviews about the course. I started at 3:25 and finished by 6:45 , ordering a delicious Texas burger and Heineken on the Veranda . I won't say slow play is a myth since we know one group can kill the pace and I've seen that but overall the pace is good here .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow pace

First time playing course.
Had read prior reviews on the slow pace of play.
Played on a Wed. Was hoping pace of play would not be as big of an issue on a wed.

Pace of play terrible Had to leave after 9 holes because I couldn’t take the pace any longer. A lot of the problem was larger groups of hackers.

Course was good otherwise. Greens in good shape.

Would not play here again due to slow play..,,

Also would not refund 9 holes….

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staten Island’s best public golf course

If you’re trying to decide between the 3 public courses on the Island, this would be the one to play. This course stays good throughout the year. Well priced for the difficulty level. Good amenities

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was in good condition and it is a challenging test - not stupidly long but tricky. BUT the pace of play is ridiculous.

That's it - the pace of play is seriously detrimental to an otherwise great venue. They need to educate guests and maybe limit numbers as there were too many 'jokers' out on a Sunday morning to make it fun.
They also allowed 2,3 and 4 balls to go out seperately which doesn't make much sense for such a popular course.
It is good, and I will go back, but not at a weekend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Slow

No ranger, slowest round of golf I’ve played in 7 years around NYC. Front 9 took over 3 hours. Shame because the course has some good shots

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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