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
80.2%
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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3.8
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.2%
Recommend this course
52 out of 61 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

3.7
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 9
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 25+
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Wet weather
Used cart

Fun course if it doesn't rain the day before

I enjoyed my round here, but it was a bit aggravating as it is still early in the season so the greens are still beat up pretty good from the winter, and the drainage here isn't the best as it had rained the day before and I played in the mud all day. Pace was fair the front 9 but it came to a screeching halt in the back nine.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 18
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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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Reviews 2
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
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Reviews 3
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 03/25/2019

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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/27/2019

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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Reviews 10
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 02/13/2019

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.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/17/2019

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 choosing Silver Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tough hills

Nicely kept course, very hilly so it’s nice an easy course to play. Will definitely come back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/18/2019

Thank you for your review, Jimmy! 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 month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good shape

Course was in good shape. Little wet on the back but we had a lot of rain days prior

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/04/2019

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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/15/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Silver Lake Golf Course, Joey! We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. 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. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Silver Lake Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/22/2019

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/15/2019

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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The golf course was in great shape greens were true and enjoyable

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/12/2019

Hi! Thank you for your kind words- we are 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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Come a long way

I used to golf here fairly regularly 15-30 yrs ago, conditions were not the greatest. Started playing on occasion with my brother in law last year, and they’ve really improved the course. The staff are generally friendly, and if you stay for a few drinks after your round the beer is cold and bar staff attentive.
It can be a tough course as some of the fairways are narrow, if you can’t drive it straight you’re in for a rough round. A little shorter than many courses, but can be challenging. Was disappointed the practice putting green isn’t in shape to use, wasn’t cleaned, no holes and flags.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2019

Hi, 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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice afternoon

Showed up as a single, joined up with 3 guys for a very enjoyable round. Pace was slow as some beginners were in front of us who where enjoying their refreshments. Course is a fun little track. Greens were in great shape! Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/06/2019

Hi, 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 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/06/2019

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2019

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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