Silver Lake Golf Course

3.9198000000 3.9 stars from 5 (237)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6238 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 69.6
  • Layout

  • 915 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, New York 10301, Richmond County
  • (718) 442-4653, (718) 447-5640
  • (718) 720-0042
  • www.silverlakegolf.com
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Year built: 1929
Architect(s): John Van Kleek
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 237 Reviews
5 stars:
86
4 stars:
90
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

197 out of 233 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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"DON'T EXPECT TO FIND ANYONE TO HELP YOU"


Paul9042's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1-PLACEMENT OF PINS WAS RANDOM. NOT THE USUAL NUMBER GIVEN RETO LOCATE THE PIN

2-NO WATER TANKS TO DRINK

3-NO SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM S.I. FERRY TO COURSE.

4-FOOD WAS GOOD BUT SERVICE WAS AWEFUL.

IN GENERAL A PLEASANT CROWD OF PEOPLE CHILLING AT THE TERRACE BAR AND RESTAURANT

RESPECTFULLY

PHS


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in fantastic shape. Some very challenging holes and greens. Must hit your drives in the fairway to score well.


I recommend this course


"Local Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Silver Lake is a nice local course to play. They have done numerous upgrades to the grounds over the past years that are beautiful and they keep the course in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Horrible conditions"


martinek88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course did not drain at all from heavy rains 2 days ago. Every single fairway was soaked.

Greens were sandy.

No order for teeing off...everyone just lined up at the first tee box. No one even asked our group what time we had. We teed off 15 minutes past our time.

Nearly every fairway had more than 4 balls because of errant shots. Fairways are very close to each other.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 04/22/2017:

Hi martinek88,

Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback is appreciated. We're sorry to hear course conditions were not up to par during your round. Our staff is working hard to improve playing conditions as we head into season. Hopefully, you can return over the summer so we can improve your 2 star experience.

"Good Course, Great Deal"


u029832595's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When other courses are packed Silver Lake has openings. Very good prices also.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 03/13/2017:

Hi u029832595,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're happy you found a good value with us. See you soon!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 03/06/2017:

Hi u673917040,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

Best,

Silver Lake Management

"Slow pace of play and terrible management"


daejyi5's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I read awesome reviews about this place and decided to head over from queens. This course is about an hr away from where I am and it was a waste of time, toll, money.

Our tee time was set for 12:15 and we got there at 11 only to find out it was backed up 1hr+.

We were also double booked with a walk on group of three.

Tee time was 12:15, we tee'd off at 1:30. Pace of play was dreadful and had to wait on the tee box for a minimum of 15 mins before being able to tee off.

We didnt get to finish our round. Terrible course time management. They should learn to get a better system thag works. Needless to say, everyone was annoyed at the delay and pace of play. I do not recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 03/01/2017:

Hi daejyi5,

We're sorry to hear about your late start and inconsistent pace of play during your round. Please reach out to the pro shop with any further concerns. We would like to see you back on the course to improve your experience for next time.

Best,

Silver Lake Management


tonestone's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 01/03/2017:

Hi tonestone,

Thank you for the 5 star review!

Best,

Silver Lake Management


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 01/03/2017:

Hi Guyfred,

Thank you for the 4 star review!

Best,

Silver Lake Management

"Nice course"


u000006513958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Easy to get on. Friendly staff.

Only problem is geese droppings.. I understand it's

Winter so really not much the club can do about that.

Will play again anyhow weather permitting.


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 12/29/2016:

Hi u000006513958,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We're happy to hear you had an easy time getting on the course and experienced good customer service.

Best,

Silver Lake Management

"Enjoyable"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

enjoyed the round and pace. course was in good shape especially for the time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 12/29/2016:

Hi t0nys,

Thank you for the 5 star review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your day on the course with good pace of play. See you soon!

Best,

Silver Lake Management

"Lifelong Islander"


NYCgolfer1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Ever since this course has left the American Golf Corporation it has done nothing but improve year to year. Current management has done nothing but put their heart and soul into every bit of this course. From what is was 10 years ago to what it is today is like night and day. The greens are in impeccable shape. In prime season they can rival that of any country club greens. Many of the holes have been lengthened to make the course more challenging. Although it is not the longest course around, it is the most difficult. This is a shotmakers golf course which relies heavily on positioning of your tee shot and working approach shots from left to right and right to left. So many nuances have been added to the layout and character of this golf course, it is truly the hidden gem of Staten Island golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 12/21/2016:

Hi NYCgolfer1,

Thank you for commenting on the progress we've made over the years! We appreciate taking time to provide feedback. Always good to hear about the excellent course conditions, especially on the greens. You provide good analysis for strategy during a round at Silver Lake. Additionally, It's great to be a "hidden gem". We'll see you back at the course soon!

"just can't get you off on time"


u000007982283's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

another round, another 45 minute delay from scheduled tee time. Tee time was 8:30am Saturday, no frost delay. Arrived with playing partner at 7:45, was told we could not check in or pay and told to come back at 8:30. I said that was the time we were supposed to tee off, so she said come back at 8:25. We came back at 8:25, paid, then got in line behind 8 carts. As we progressed to the front of the line, we were then told to back the cart out of line to allow two other groups to jump ahead of us as they were last minute additions to a men's club (that was not on tee sheet at all). I just can't take this course anymore. They just absolutely cannot get you out within 30 minutes of your tee time! Goodbye.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 11/29/2016:

Hi u000007982283,

We're sorry to hear your experience was affected by pace of play. Our staff works to get every golfer out on time. Unfortunately, busy days can cause delays. We hope you decide to come back and try us one more time. Please feel free to reach out to the pro shop with any additional concerns.

Best,

Silver Lake Management

"Nice round of golf."


aker19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent condition. Gorgeous fall day; had a wonderful round (except for my golfing skill).


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 11/21/2016:

Hi aker19,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We're enjoying the Fall weather and excellent course conditions as well. Golfing skill is never needed for a great day! That's why we love the game. See you soon!

Best,

Silver Lake Management

"Great city course, but..."


u000005515893's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is always well maintained, course offers stuff for both beginners and more advanced players, and staff is nice. My only complaint is the mismanagement of tee times and pace of play. On more than one occasion my tee time has teed off 45min to 1hr late. That's unacceptable. Understand they have golf groups that get priority, but if I book a tee time that is available on line I shouldn't get the the course and start an hour late. Either they are offering too many tee times or they are slotting walk ins ahead of tee times. 5+ hour rounds are a given in the city but tacking on an hour for poor management is a day killer.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/03/2016

Hi u000005515893,

Thank you for the four star rating! We appreciate you leaving feedback on your experience as well. We will work at improving the pace of play as we know that can be frustrating for our golfers. We apologize for this and hope you'll come back soon to give us another chance at exceeding your expectations.

All the best,

Silver Lake Management


"Terrible Course Management"


mjsisko's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

We arrived for a 7:52 tee time to find about twenty people waiting to tee off. Turns out the course allowed people to book 6AM-6:30 AM tee times even though it was dark and they were not open. So we had to wait almost 40 minutes to tee off. Then because of how many people were there we waited at every hole.

Never going back


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 10/10/2016:

Hi mjsisko,

We're sorry to see this review come in. We understand your frustration and will assess the situation for next time. We hope to see you again.

Best,

Silver Lake Management

"Dave"


DAVID9951425's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, I would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Silver Lake Management on 10/10/2016:

Hi DAVID9951425,

Thank you for the 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you for your next round!

Best,

Silver Lake Management

"Non Outing Shotgun Start"


TeeRNJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
NY-NJ Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Overall course conditions were acceptable. Greens were in above average condition, not great but playable. The course was wet when I played due to rain showers the previous night. Layout has lots of hills with a good mixture of holes that makes you play every club in the bag. The weirdest part was they are trying something new with a shotgun start in the morning. Not sure how much of a difference it made in pace of play but kudos to them for experimenting and thinking out of the box.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/26/2016

Hi TeeRNJ,

Thank you for your feedback on our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and we are happy to know you enjoyed your round. We hope to see you back again soon!

Best,

Silver Lake GC Management


"Not a good time"


JOEY1967's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in poor shape and the are dirt piles on fairways.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/25/2016

You should come back soon. Greens are back from being aerated, Beautiful.


"Great staff"


mustafaj's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Pretty well maintained for the price. Greens were good. Great pace of play, but it was a Monday afternoon.

Only complaint is no range to warm up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/26/2016

Hi mustafaj,

Thank you for your positive five-star review! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to know you enjoyed your round! Looking forward to seeing you back again soon!

Best,

Silver Lake GC Management



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