A view of the 2nd hole at Silver Lake Golf Course
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3.9
735 Reviews (735)
5 Stars
231
4 Stars
315
3 Stars
97
2 Stars
48
1 Stars
44
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
86.0%
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609 out of 735 reviews
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4.0
136 Reviews (136)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.2%
Recommend this course
120 out of 136 reviews
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3.9
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
92
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
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

Reviews

3.9
735 Reviews (735)

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 4
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hi, Selrey. 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 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

terrible management

We played Labor Day morning. There was a early golf outing that ran late. Management clearly couldn't figure out how to run an outing and plan for golfers after. We had a 9am tee time and didn't get out until 10:30. A complete fail on what could have been an enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/08/2021

Hi, u000003316337. 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 will definitely work on improving our timing and schedule. Thank you for playing at Silver Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too Long

There is a definite need to put out rangers to move everyone along , the pace of play is terrible..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/08/2021

Hello, fgallagher. Thank you for visiting us at Silver Lake Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We will work on improving the pace of play!

We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Working mans country club

I enjoyed the course. Play was chill. Looks like they took good care of the fairways and greens

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/07/2021

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 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 4
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 08/31/2021

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!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/31/2021

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 1
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 09/07/2021

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

Staten Island’s gem

Started coming down here last fall but first time on a weekday and is even better without the weekend crowds. For midsummer, greens and fairways in great shape. Tee boxes and maintenance overall very good. The food and service out at the grill and inside is always fast and very friendly. Definitely worth the trip passed dyker and other public courses we usually play in queens to visit silver lake.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/31/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 08/31/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Silver Lake is awesome for NYC!

One of the top 3 courses in the NYC area that I have played - Played an early Friday morning round with two buddies and we all shot extremely well all day. Will def be coming back for early rounds before work!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/31/2021

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 79
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Old muni still has character

Rough around the edges, this public course still offers plenty of challenges. Elevation changes on almost every hole and some holes are very narrow! Greens were in good shape and running well. Nice clubhouse but didn’t see anyone eating, just drinks.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Silver Lake Golf Course. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

The course was not in a good condition, fairways look beat up, pace of play was snail pace. Balls we're coming at me from every direction when on the tee boxes. Just a poor layout or just poor players. I won't play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/18/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/17/2021

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 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow pace

Took us 3 hours to play 9 holes. Left after that. Started at 9am on Sunday. Either go during the week or at 6am on the weekend, it’s overbooked otherwise.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control the pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2021

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
Skill Beginner
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
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Commented on 08/17/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/12/2021

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 to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Silver Lake Golf Course!

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

Nice course

Over all I had a great experience. It wasn’t overly crowded, so the pace was really nice. Some of the fairways get a little tight so you might have a few people playing their shot off your fairways, but everyone was nice about waiting or hurrying through. Again overall I had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/12/2021

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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Pretty Brutal

5 and a half hour round, no ranger on the course to be found maintaining pace. Lots of errant shots flying all around you, the course is tight and tee boxes are ontop of greens. Nearly got hit about ten times today. Price is reasonable if you’re walking, but charging $20 per rider is a bit ridiculous for an average course at best.

Green speeds played very inconsistent hole to hole.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/10/2021

We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our apologies.

We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile.

Please contact us directly at the pro shop. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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