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3.6
359 Reviews (359)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
139
3 Stars
48
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
27
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
73.0%
Recommend this course
289 out of 359 reviews
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3.6
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
76.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 13 reviews
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3.5
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
70.8%
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34 out of 48 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6304 yards 70.4 119
Black (W) 72 6304 yards 76.0 134
Blue (W) 72 5709 yards 73.4 129
Blue 70 5709 yards 67.4 114
Silver 70 5375 yards 65.6 110
Silver (W) 72 5375 yards 71.8 124
Scorecard for Silver Lake
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.4/119 355 363 235 384 480 158 316 396 379 3066 394 168 409 563 357 333 216 382 416 3238 6304
Blue M: 67.4/114 W: 73.4/129 326 289 155 364 460 99 309 349 350 2701 371 146 392 506 327 314 195 360 397 3008 5709
Silver M: 65.6/110 W: 71.8/124 296 280 150 384 460 86 264 329 337 2586 351 126 310 487 310 289 170 330 416 2789 5375
Handicap 10 14 12 4 8 18 16 6 2 5 17 3 7 11 15 13 9 1
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 35 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 14 12 16 8 6 18 2 10 4 1 17 11 3 9 13 15 5 7

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

3.6
359 Reviews (359)

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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Wet wet wer

This course is usually wet, well maybe we shouldn't have gone out today. It rained a lot last night and some this morning, but we knew that going out and playing on a wet course is better then not playing at all. Outside of that the course was in decent shape for the time of year. The only thing that really turned me off was the fact they would not let us out early. There was NO ONE ELSE on the course but their policy is if you have a HOT DEAL, you can't go out early. Not only do I think that is a stupid policy that will only lead to backing up the course when the weather is nice. I just doesn't make any sense We were the only ones there so the staff had to wait for us to finish to go home. That needs to be rethought.bc I don't think I will play this course again on a hot deal price.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time

Had a great time while visiting from California, front 9 was great but back 9 a little damp. Great staff ...I would play again many more times!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Silver lake golf

Greens were recently aerated so a true put was impossible. It rained all night so the course and cart paths were muddy and saturated. Car paths were so bumpy I felt like a milkshake.. Even with all that, I would have forgiven everything but having 2 twosomes jump in front of us on the back nine with impunity, delayed everyone by another 30 minutes.. Called ranger who said they probably stopped for lunch at the turn. Impossible because they were not in front of us on the 10th hole. Rangers should have checked their starter ticket and times.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-03-25T12:29:00.000+00:00

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Greens

The greens rolled great for so early in the season, The tee's and fairways are clean and there working on drainage.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-27T12:44:18.000+00:00

Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great staff

Pat at the front desk , Taiesha at the bar/ restaurant , Steve and Damien at the tee are a Great Crew , can’t wait for the Thaw !!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-13T13:37:22.000+00:00

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon.

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Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

This course is terrible

So I’ve played here before so I knew what to expect going in but god was it at an all time low course was destroyed water logged everywhere mind you it hasn’t rained since Friday so that being said you know if the grass is wet it’s going to be muddy ball cleaners were empty water containers empty greens in terrible condition tee boxes also was a total waste of money would not be returning to this golf course ever again and i live across the street totally want a refund

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Narrow tee shots!

Great course. Amazing staff! Some greens are a bit rough but overall the course for this time of the year is in great conditions!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-28T12:29:07.000+00:00

Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 2018-12-27T12:58:39.000+00:00

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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

enjoyed playing

still very green and well kept fairways. slow greens. most leaves crushed making it easy to locate ball. tight course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-11-09T13:50:31.000+00:00

Thank you t0nys as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Silver Lake Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-11-12T19:59:18.000+00:00

Thank you dondelorenzo as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Silver Lake Golf Course.

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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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 10/26/2018:
Thank you dondelorenzo as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Silver Lake Golf Course in Staten Island, NY.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 10/25/2018:
Thank you 1johnny2 for the fantastic 5-star review of Silver Lake Golf Course here in beautiful Staten Island, New York. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 10/22/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great little course

I like this course ! Fairways and greens makes the course fun to play . If you miss the the greens , there are plenty holes to chip and save strokes .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 10/08/2018:
Thank you Curtis as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Silver Lake Golf Course in Staten Island.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 10/08/2018:
Thank you dondelorenzo as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at Silver Lake Golf Course.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible Experience

I played this course for the first time in a couple of years and I couldn’t be more disappointed. The greens were covered in mud and had tons of bald spots. The fairways had hardened tire treads, so if you hit the fairway you very well could be lying in a hardened mud spot. I understand we have had some rain but it wasn’t just wet. The worst part is nobody told us how bad the conditions were, not in the pro shop and not the starter. The crazy part is they charged us $76 for the round, this course wasn’t worth more than $40 today. Very disappointing round. I won’t be coming back here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 10/01/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It’s been better

I’ve played here many times over the years. Today the Back 9 totally destroyed. Booking a event on a Sunday afternoon that closes the course: really!

Extremely slow play by several foursomes not really the fault of the marshal but it didn’t need to be a 5 hour round.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 10/02/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad Tee Time Management

This used to be my go to course when I lived in the city. I went back to accommodate some friends whom still live in the city. Unfortunately somethings never change. 840 tee time did not tee off until almost 930am. We arrived 15 min before our tee time, so the only explanation for the delay is either they overbooked or shoe horned walk one in before us. Running 50 min late at 840am is unacceptable, especially coupled with the terrible pace of play.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 10/02/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course spoilt by slow play

The course had received rain so was playing long.. All players had to use carts. However, we had to wait on every hole and tee times meant nothing!! they were approximate. There was no marshalling on the course. My estimated time for playing was five hours, however I had to leave the course when it was apparent it would get to over six hours and I had to travel. The course is great, the people are great but the playing experience was awful. Please marshal, marshal, marshal.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 10/01/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
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