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3.9
531 Reviews (531)
5 Stars
166
4 Stars
227
3 Stars
71
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
31
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
84.6%
Recommend this course
439 out of 531 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.5%
Recommend this course
86 out of 94 reviews
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4.0
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
Recommend this course
111 out of 121 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

3.9
531 Reviews (531)

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 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Short but challenging

This course has tricky shots. I love to hit my driver. But if you like to use irons this is your place. I played from the black and man some shots were tuff and easy ones( if I was on the fairway). Challenging par 3 s. But in all place was great. Will definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2020

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/21/2020

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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Condition

I haven't played this course in about 2 years.It was a good condition . Did some renovations .The staff was friendly and helpful. it was easy to check in Quickly.The coruse layout is very Tight So you will need to hit your ball Straight.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/21/2020

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 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/18/2020

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 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice golf course but STAY ALERT

Even though the fairways 1,2,3 & 10,,12 & 16,17 are next to each other we heard a lot of people yelling "FORE". I was in fairway on 12 approaching my ball when a line drive ball from tee box 10 slammed into my golf cart so BEWARE and STAY ALERT when playing. 2 guys behind us on 16 tee box within min were getting pelted by balls off 17 & hole 15. They were ducking & weaving..lol. The course is definitely SPENDING MONEY fixing up tee boxes & workers are dragging tee boxes, mowing all over & trees have been cut down for better play

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/21/2020

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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/22/2020

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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/21/2020

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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/21/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf in a Pandemic Enviorment

The course was in fine shape due in part to outstanding weather for an extended period and the course level of maintenance . I must play more often to improve my level of play now that the "stay at home" has been lifted ..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2020

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good round

Took wife for first time in 20 yrs. lol. Had a great round. Wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Hahahahaha. Course is in even bettter shape this week

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

We are beyond happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed a great day at our course. Your feedback is valuable, thank you for taking the time to review us. Silver Lake Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thank you for visiting us! We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thank you for visiting us! We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

Golf course is in outstanding condition, even with the adverse weather conditions we have had the summer.

Staff is well informed with cov id

Out door seating, food and beverages great

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/11/2020

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
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good conditions and greens!

Course was in good shape compared to many others in NYC. Greens were firm and ran true. Only “complaint” is very bumpy cart paths, which honestly wasn’t an issue for me but was something a playing partner mentioned multiple times. Worth the ferry trip out to Staten Island, especially on a nice day!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Torture

Played here yesterday. 5 1/2 hour round. I know people pay money and want to play golf but taking 3 tee shots on every hole just isn’t right. There were no rangers to be found. Course is in decent shape, better than any other course on Staten Island, but $77 to play and add to that a 5 1/2 hour round makes it torture. Go to jersey.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/11/2020

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thank you for visiting us! We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cool course, slow play

Thought the course layout was unique and surprisingly challenging - exceeded expectations. Greens in good shape. Unfortunately, the pace of play was atrocious. 5.5 hour round in total. I understand this was a public course on a Friday afternoon, but a round should not take that long. On hole 5, there were three groups waiting on the tee box at one point. It sped up a little after that, but then slowed down again on the back. Would only recommend early and not on weekends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2020

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 us and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Standard close to the city public trek

Greens were slower than molasses. Par 3 teeboxes were mauled (played in Sept to be fair). We teed off super early which was great because the seniors were out in FORCE by 8 AM

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/04/2020

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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