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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
13
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
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.6%
Recommend this course
52 out of 67 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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Skill Beginner
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
Played On
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 03/28/2019

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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 12/27/2018

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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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/09/2018

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 11/12/2018

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.

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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from 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 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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Response from 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 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 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 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 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 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
Difficulty Moderate
Response from 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 month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great for a public golf course!

Great golf course! I always have a fun time playing here. The fees are extremely reasonable and the staff is always friendly!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 10/01/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at Silver Lake Golf Course in Staten Island, New York.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Monday Golf

One can always expect a golf course to perform work on its grounds on a Monday and Silver Lake is no different . They closed the back 9 for aeration of the greens . Despite that, play moved well as our group played the front twice . I played with a couple of friends as I joined them to start . We has great fun ! I look forward to my return .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/26/2018:
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, NY.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/25/2018:
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, New York.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in good condition!! Starter was good, had an outing before our tee time, he kept things in order & moving. Would recommend & will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/25/2018:
Thank you MelkaChuck 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

Poor condition and like warm staff treatment

Potential players should be advised of the courses poor condition prior to accepting payment.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing organization, pace of play, and green conditions

Despite everyone having a tee time, they were not organized or prepared for an "outing" that occupied the front nine. Don't think they did a good job filtering groups in so pace was significantly slower than it should have been - even for a municipal course. Would not recommend nor will play here again. The course/golf now should absolutely consider refunds.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 09/17/2018:
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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