Silver Lake Golf Course

3.8329941176 3.8 stars from 5 (280)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6238 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 69.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6238 yards 69.6 116
Black (W) 72 6238 yards 76.0 134
Blue 70 5709 yards 67.8 112
Blue (W) 72 5709 yards 74.0 125
Silver 70 5375 yards 64.9 108
Silver (W) 72 5375 yards 72.3 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 280 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

231 out of 276 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include narrow fairways elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Staten Island Gem of a Course"


fhenry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing this course for many years, I was not too happy playing 6 years ago, but since they invested a ton of money to restructure the fairways and the greens, I was impressed. the course is challenging but doable to experience and beginners. Now, I played this past Saturday and as for some players in front of me were complaining about slow play as you can imagine I was frustrated as well. I guess someone allowed a 6 person inexperience group play together. by the time we reached the 10th hole some decided to go home and some started the front 9 again, I decided to jump ahead to the 12th hole. I was not a happy camper, though I had fun the last seven holes,,


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 10/17/2017:

We're happy to hear you continue to play with us through the years! We're sorry to hear the group in front did not let you play through, but at least you were able to jump on 12. See you soon!

"Worst back up I've ever seen"


tsafreno's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee time was for 9:30am. Didn't even get to check in until 10. Staff made some excuse about getting a men's club out, like that makes a difference. My car rental was due back at 4pm. You'd think 7 hours would be enough. It wasn't. Had to leave after hole 15. I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 10/03/2017:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Your feedback will help us improve for your next visit. Getting players out on time is very important and a top priority for our staff. Thank you for golfing with us!

Commented on 10/16/2017

So you know the course never charges the player for returning the golf cart late,, no such thing, slow play or time screw-up if is not your fault,,,


"No effort to run on time, ever."


kps0309's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course over 50 times. The course is in good shape. The problem, and it is a massive problem, is that Silver Lake does not even attempt to run on time. The last time I was there, they had sold tee times beginning at 6am. Unfortunately, the sun doesn't rise until 6:45am. I had the 6:45am tee time. When I got to the course at 6:30am, there were 5 groups waiting to tee off. This is typical at Silver Lake. Additionally, Silver Lake routinely lets 5 people play in a single group, which further slows things down. This would be a really solid course if management made any effort to run it on time or to manage the pace of play. Unfortunately, they don't care.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 10/03/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback on tee times is greatly appreciated by our staff. We work hard to accommodate all golfers in a timely manner.

"Great day despite the drizzle"


Richryan52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are back after being are back after being aerated and the course is in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 09/25/2017:

Thank you for commenting on greens conditions after aeration! Looking forward to seeing you again.



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 09/20/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time, but your feedback is greatly appreciated.

"Tight narrow track, accuracy a must."


Luckyshank's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Always nice coming back to the Lake where I spent many rounds playing this game. Caught sweet deal due to rain in the forecast and starting after an outing. First nine took 2 hours 40 minutes because I was playing behind two foursomes that were all at least 20+ handicappers. After the front, starter gave me the ok to replay the front to avoid slow play and finished in 1 hour and 45 minutes with my 2nd foursome. Course in decent shape but greens we're slow for Silver Lake standards. Always a great place to play and catch a meal afterwards.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 09/19/2017:

Thank you for continuing to play with us at Silver Lake! We're glad the starter was able to accommodate your second 9 to improve pace of play. See you soon!

"Tight lines"


ouboming's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great walking layout but that caused a lot of "Fore!" calls. The green to tee and fairway to fairway distances is close. The course is not long playing 6300 yards (though many of the Tee boxes were up) from the back. The fairways are slim and lined with trees. The greens are moderately sized with some challenging contours.

The greens looked to be punched within the last few weeks. they were a decent speed but bumpy.

The pace of play was terrible. I had an eight 22 Tee time and did not get off until almost eight 45. Then waited around for a five hour round. Need to do something.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 09/14/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your experience! We appreciate the feedback on course conditions and pace of play. This will help us improve moving forward for your next round. See you soon!

"Fantastic"


u355552861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a pleasure playing here, greens are in good shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 09/15/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Our staff appreciated you sharing a 5-star experience with other golfers. See you soon!

"Air raid in middle of day"


u872793100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They statred to air raid the front nine at 3pm so started on the back which was fine. U would think they would do it earlier in the morning so it wouldnt effect game play. The foursome in front of me turned around and left because of this.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 09/14/2017:

We're happy to hear you were able to enjoy your round despite course maintenance. Looking forward to seeing you again!

"Great layout- short but challenging"


u355552861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to play with your buddies add a very reasonable rate ! Staff is friendly and accommodating. The course is always in great shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 09/05/2017:

We're happy to hear you enjoy playing Silver Lake with your buddies! Thank you for the review and recommendation. See you soon!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 09/05/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Air riad in middle of the day"


u872793100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape they sent us off the back 9 beacase they where air raiding the front. Just wish they did that lter in the day so it didnt effect my game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 08/23/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! We do apologize for the sudden change on the back 9. We look forward to seeing you again!

"Nice course just over the bridge"


Frank5890454's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, although they were repairing a few greens on the front 9.... so had to deal with a few temporaries. I played by myself after a tournament ended and flew through 18 in just about 2 hours!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 08/23/2017:

The pace of play sounded great for a single round! Next time, we should be all done with temporary greens!


exccs96's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 08/23/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Your 5-star review is greatly appreciated by our staff.


Guyfred's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 08/23/2017:

Thank you for recommending Silver Lake with a 5-star review!

"Pace of play.."


mlee77nyc's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, i thought the greens were in good condition. I am a beginner but i thought we could have used rangers more to assist other beginners to pick up or drop their ball and move on to improve pace of play.

Otherwise, layout is what i remembered, and I thought the condition was better than last year, probably due to more rain.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 08/16/2017:

We're happy to hear you decided to visit us again! Thank you for the 5-star review.

"Serious Tee Time management and pace of play issues"


mpzilinski's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived for our Tee time scheduled for 9:15 am and as we checked in we were told that there was a 30 minute backup to tee off. They were not apologetic in the least, it seemed as if this was normal. We actually did not tee off until 10:15 a full hour after our scheduled time. A foursome who started on the back had to squeeze in to the backup as well.

With this backup, we waited 5-10 minutes every hole on the front 9. Knowing the above foursome would be leaving, we hoped the back 9 would start moving. However, the threesome in front of us ended up almost a hole and a half behind the group in front of them and there was no ranger to tell them to pick up the pace. With the course so backed up you would think that they would be concerned with keeping it moving.

Between the hour wait and the 5 hour round we were at the course for 6 hours which is completely unacceptable. I will not be returning.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 08/16/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback on the pace of play is greatly appreciated by our staff. We can assure you we are apologetic, as this is not the standard set at Silver Lake.

"great place"


u000004647326's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was hot but everything else yesterday at Silver Lake on Staten Island was pleasurable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 08/10/2017:

Hot days can be tough on the course, but we're happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Thank you for the review!

"Narrow course"


u872793100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lotes of trees, very narrow farways otherwise not a bad course price is a little high for twilight times.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 08/09/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! The narrow fairways can be tricky sometimes, but it sounds like you were definitely up for the challenge. See you soon!


u602510999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 08/09/2017:

Your 4-star review is greatly appreciated by the staff. See you soon!


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