A view of the 2nd hole at Silver Lake Golf Course
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3.7
437 Reviews (437)
5 Stars
137
4 Stars
175
3 Stars
64
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
79.7%
Recommend this course
353 out of 437 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.9%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 reviews
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3.7
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
85.7%
Recommend this course
54 out of 63 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
437 Reviews (437)

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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Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
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4.0
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Decent conditions

Some construction on the back 9. Overall decent conditions. Golf now fees and taxes suck. Paid $31.00 in fees for 3 golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/24/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we hope to see you again in the future. Silver Lake Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/24/2020

Thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Silver Lake Golf Course and hope to see you in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/24/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Silver Lake Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/12/2020

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
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/12/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 03/10/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/09/2020

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 visiting Silver Lake Golf Course!

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never again

I will never play here again. Simply put. Oh, and there's a water main burst and the back 9 is kind of flooded.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/04/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 03/03/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/02/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Silver Lake Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 4
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

THE LAKE

My last round was with the Siller T2T Veteran's Day outing. Silver Lake is always maintained exceptionally well. The Staff is outstanding. The snack bar has gone downhill over the last few years. Wrong orders for food. Slow service on the Veranda. We now leave and go elsewhere for lunch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 7
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!

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