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3.6
413 Reviews (413)
5 Stars
132
4 Stars
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3 Stars
61
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
75.9%
Recommend this course
331 out of 413 reviews
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3.6
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
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2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.8%
Recommend this course
42 out of 54 reviews
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3.6
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
76.5%
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52 out of 68 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

3.6
413 Reviews (413)

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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Conditions 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.

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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!

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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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!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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.

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4.0
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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!

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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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.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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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!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/19/2019

Hi! 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.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 08/16/2019

Hi! 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.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/12/2019

Hello, 85d. 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 playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

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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 Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/22/2019

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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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great bounce back

I can’t believe the conditions of the greens ! They are back like never before . Doug has performed a miracle on them especially #2 ! Great work Doug and Eve . Thanks to all .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/09/2019

Hi djl5090. 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 again for another great round with us at Silver Lake Golf Course!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Poor Value, 5+ Hour Weekend Round, Poor Course Management

I arrived early for my 8:58a tee time to find out that the 8:00a slot had yet to even go off the first tee. Over an hour plus later, my foursome went off, and we continued to play through 3:30p given the pace was an absolute crawl. In addition, the course was in less than desirable shape. To top it off, our cart had seen its last legs and after each drive, we had to reconnect the back bumper so that it wouldn't fall off. Needless to say, I'll stay clear of Silver Lakes at all costs over the weekends.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Would not go again

First time playing in Stanten Island and probabily would be last time playing here. Course layout was not fascinating at all. Quite a number holes in the first half layout were unwisely designed. Plus ranges were fully loaded with broken woods and grass neer the greens definitely need to be trimmed.
Overall was not a enjoyable course. Do not think I would come back again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/12/2019

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. Thanks for visiting Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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

Beautiful course a little wet in spots from May rain

Greens in great shape , Friendly staff , played right through no holdups

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/12/2019

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.

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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
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/12/2019

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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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

7 hours for 18 holes... Worse pace of play in my life...

Pace of play was horrendous. We started our tee time one hour late as there was so much backlog. Then it was waiting shot by shot. We were 4 and 2 x 6 in front of us. It took us more than 6h to finish + 1h delay to start = 7h of my weekend gone. Painful! I think it is on days like this that people decide to give up golf...

Golf course is nice. Holes are very near each other especially at the start so watch out for balls flying from everywhere. It gets better later.

Staff was fine but barmaid was extremely rude and not happy to serve ladies. She would ignored us when we tried to order at the bar then slam our order on the counter. We didn't feel welcomed at all.

Sad history fact point, part of the golf course was actually a tomb for thousands of Irishmen during the famine. That maybe explains the bad vibes we got when we got there.

The only great point was the Free shuttle from ferry to golf. Great for the carless NYorkers. My friend forgot her phone in the shuttle and the very nice driver was wonderful at helping us return the phone in Manhattan via a patron. Thank you!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/26/2019

Hello, DREENIZ. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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