A view of the 2nd hole at Silver Lake Golf Course
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3.8
584 Reviews (584)
5 Stars
181
4 Stars
247
3 Stars
80
2 Stars
41
1 Stars
35
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
83.2%
Recommend this course
479 out of 584 reviews
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4.0
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
126 out of 147 reviews
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4.0
165 Reviews (165)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.1%
Recommend this course
142 out of 165 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

3.8
584 Reviews (584)

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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4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
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Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Met most reasonable expectations

Nice course, well maintained given the amount of play. Unfortunately, no course, pace of play, management, tee boxes backed up 3 deep. . Partly due to start times and partly due to slow
play with no ranger management to assist. Ended round on hole 15 @ 5hours 30 minutes in.

Staff was friendly was was a plus.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/03/2020

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. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviews 1
3.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/30/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

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Reviews 1
1.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/30/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. 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 seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Double booked

Got to Silver lake 30 minutes before tee time to check in for what i thought was last round of the year. They advised that there was a mix up and the 8:30 tee time was “double booked “, and they said there was no option to play. How can that even happen????? Apparently I wasn’t the only one either. Very disappointed.. i got rain check for future round (next year) , but I would have much rather have played today.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Silver Lake Golf Course

I am a local resident and I play Silver Lake Golf course quite frequently. However, on 11/22 I had a twosome tee time for 10am. I attempted to cancel at 8am that morning due to a death in my family. I was disappointed to find out that a refund or rescheduling was declined as per golf now. This is poor business practice.
-Joseph

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/30/2020

We appreciate you reviewing the course. We ask that you contact GolfNow customer service at 1 (800) 767-3574 for clarity. Please have your confirmation number handy. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, slow pace of play

Played Silverlake several times this year and it's definitely the most well-kept course on Staten Island. I enjoy playing here, except when the pace of play was as bad as it was that day. In 5 hours, we got done only 15 holes, and we never made it to the back 9 and replayed the front 9.

I love the course, but there has to be some control in booking T-times to manage the pace of play. Although circumstances with COVID have people playing more golf and a beautiful Saturday afternoon in November may have slowed up the pace of play more than usual.

Still good to get out in November with course conditions likes it's April.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/30/2020

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 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Silver Lake Staten Island

Nice course well maintained and friendly staff.
If I could give negative stars for pace of play I would.
Two things:
1) There is no way these guys are not selling T-Times in between what's on golf now. The only reason I booked the course was because there were multiple times being shown around the time I booked only to show up at the course and have 4 groups on the first T waiting before me. I booked a 12 and got off at 12:45 ridiculous. I should have been on the 3rd hole by then
2) There are no rangers pushing pace of play. People are literally taking 30 minutes to play 1 hole. Not right. I'm a 20 HDCP and can play a round in 3.5 hours. You cant let people hit a ball 20 feet 3-4 times in a row. Someone has to watch pace of play.
They are undermining your website because I cant trust the t-times shown.
I realize this is public golf but there is no effort to push pace of play, just book as many times as possible.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/25/2020

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. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I love this course best on the ROCK!!!!!!

Another great round at the Lake!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Love it when its this empty

Greens were rock hard, a bit of frosted dew on all the foliage, but quiet, pristine, and most importantly, I had the course to myself at 8am tee off. At one point I took out about 6 balls and just practiced my mid irons.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/23/2020

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 12
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

It's ok.

I just don't come back there, if they don't have a discount.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Course in great shape except for leaves on the green, was a bit pricey $80 but it’s close. I play here a lot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/25/2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Silver Lake Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/23/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Silver Lake Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

SilverLake GC

As always it was an enjoyable round. The conditions were good, and it helped that it was a beautiful day as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Silver Lake Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

Another great round at silver lake. Best course on the Rock!!!!!!!! Always friendly staff. And course is in great shape. Oh yeahhhhhhhhhh

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/11/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not very happy,

I played on Nov. 8th and apparently they seemed to overbook,, I played only 10 holes and it took almost 4 HOURS, I quit thereafter, not please about the pace,, I recommend the course but, as a warning, if they overbook the course, get ready to pull your hair, it was a frustrating day,,

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/18/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

POOR PACE OF PLAY

While I understand it was a perfect weather weekend for November the course was either over booked or poorly managed. Had a 12:10 tee time which you would expect to be plenty of time to get a round in but we didnt tee off until after 12:30 and only got 13 holes in. Unreal.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/10/2020

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. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course - very very well maintained

This late into the season (November), the course is very very well maintained. Tee boxes and greens are free of leaves and the fairways are in good condition.
But the pace of play was so horrible, only managed to play 3 holes per hour, if I was able to finish it would have taken 6 hours or so to play 18 holes.

Staff is friendly, and the veranda has great food.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/09/2020

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. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

SAVE YOUR MONEY

They will charge you $80 per person, and triple book your tee time. I booked the 9:40am tee time and when I showed up at 9am to check in, there was a massive cart line at the first tee box. We checked in at 9:10am for our 9:40 tee time and did not tee off until 10:30 AM. The pace of play was absolutely terrible. Every hole was at least a 15minute wait before you were able to tee off. An average round for my 4some plays in 3.5-4 hours; we played 9 holes in 4 hours due to the overbooking of tee times and the very long waits in between each hole. If you have nothing to do and want to play a 8 hour round of golf, this is the course for you.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/11/2020

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. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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