A view of the 2nd hole at Silver Lake Golf Course
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3.7
426 Reviews (426)
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
169
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
76.8%
Recommend this course
343 out of 426 reviews
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3.8
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
91.7%
Recommend this course
22 out of 24 reviews
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3.7
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
79.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 74 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

Reviews

3.7
426 Reviews (426)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/17/2020

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!

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

winter golf

for January on a warm day the course was in excellent, dare i say pristine shape. some water hazards were netted off but considering its January in NYC i assume they planned for Ice. greens were fast, and fairways were soft. Pace was good, at times even quick. staff very friendly, and they even had a snack cart.

only issue is the size of the course, it is very tight. but considering the price and overall atmosphere, for myself a terrible golfer with little skills, it was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/14/2020

Your feedback is important to us and we are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your round! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We hope to see you at the course again soon! Thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/30/2019

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
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

WELL MAINTAINED

FRIENDLY HARD WORKING STAFF. THEY NEED TO GET THE CITY OF NEW YORK TO ONCE AGAIN PLUG THE HOLE IN THE WATER MAIN THAT RUNS AND LEAKS FROM UNDER THE COURSE.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/30/2019

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! We hope to see you again soon!

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

Good stafff

Book it online with a cart but since it rain the whole day yesterday the courses is soakin wet so no cart just walkin only the staff very accommodating making adjustment to the rate without a question.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/17/2019

Hi, Ron! 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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Thanksgiving Day Round

Narrow tree lined undulating course with mid to short tee to green length.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Please fix your website

The course's website offers a shuttle from the Staten Island ferry to the course. An important feature for a city where most people don't own cars. Also an incentive for Manhattanites to play the course.
So, it's distressing to get to the ferry, call the course for a pick up, and be told that "there is no shuttle today." Then, person at the desk does not know what bus to take or the price of cab fare.
Gratefully, the NYMTA website provided bus information and the helpful bus driver confirmed the bus stopped at the course, after a brief ride.
The website should indicate when the shuttle isn't running and provide information for public transportation for when it isn't.
Other than that, it was a great afternoon of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/18/2019

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

Played On
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 11/12/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyable day

joined by enjoyable stranger. early arrivals ( 15 minutes or more ) must wait for exact booking time even if course is empty. Greens are very good condition. Lots of leaves due to fall conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/04/2019

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 before your next round. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/04/2019

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/01/2019

Hello, John. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope you give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good conditions despite the weather and aeration

Its been a very dry September and the conditions are very good considering the weather. The greens have been aerated, some today, but the greens are in terrific shape and are very fast! Perfect golfing weather today! The Hot Deal was a bargain!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/01/2019

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and rate us! Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we appreciate you leaving us with your feedback! We will make note for your next round! Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Silver Lake GC

Fun course but more needs to be done to speed up play. There were a bunch of imbeciles in front of us shouting and screaming the whole way round and they left beer cans at the tee box on every other hole. There was no starter or course ranger to deal with it. They brought the whole class of the place down. Otherwise, greens were in decent condition and course was well manicured for the price. The bus picking you up from Staten Island ferry is a great service but Paige the beer girl is the highlight of the course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. We're glad to see that you enjoyed the rest of your round! Thanks for playing Silver Lake Golf Course! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GREAT GOLF

For a Sunday , it was alittle slow at first , but picked up after 9 , Great Day , Great Golf !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/17/2019

Your feedback is important to us! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience! We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course.

Played On
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2019

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
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Time

Took too long to play 9 holes. Need to have rangers on course Foursome in front of me had at least an entire hole open in front of them.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/03/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A really good day

My experience at Silver Lake was excellant. The course was in very good shape. There was plenty of fresh water available, which was important because it was a warm day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/03/2019

Thank you for your kind words! The team here is thrilled that you enjoyed your round! 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staten Island's Gem!

Course is always in great shape. Greens are quick, but not too quick. Pace moves along quite nice as well. Challenging course but not overly difficult. Has been my go-to this year as opposed to the other courses on the island that are not in the shape that Silver Lake is in.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/30/2019

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Some things never change

Part of back nine is a swamp due to drainage problems

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us at Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/20/2019

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.

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