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3.6
382 Reviews (382)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
56
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
73.1%
Recommend this course
304 out of 382 reviews
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3.4
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
65.6%
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3.4
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.9
66.1%
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6304 yards 70.4 119
Black (W) 72 6304 yards 76.0 134
Blue (W) 72 5709 yards 73.4 129
Blue 70 5709 yards 67.4 114
Silver 70 5375 yards 65.6 110
Silver (W) 72 5375 yards 71.8 124
Scorecard for Silver Lake
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.4/119 355 363 235 384 480 158 316 396 379 3066 394 168 409 563 357 333 216 382 416 3238 6304
Blue M: 67.4/114 W: 73.4/129 326 289 155 364 460 99 309 349 350 2701 371 146 392 506 327 314 195 360 397 3008 5709
Silver M: 65.6/110 W: 71.8/124 296 280 150 384 460 86 264 329 337 2586 351 126 310 487 310 289 170 330 416 2789 5375
Handicap 10 14 12 4 8 18 16 6 2 5 17 3 7 11 15 13 9 1
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 35 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 14 12 16 8 6 18 2 10 4 1 17 11 3 9 13 15 5 7

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
382 Reviews (382)

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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Haven’t played here in years...

I’m sorry I have played here in so long due to all the wet spots but I’m happy to say it’s not like I remembered. The course was in great shape aside from 1 or 2 spots but if you keep it on the fairway they will not be a problem. Will definitely be back for sure

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 06/13/2018:
Thank you so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Silver Lake 6-3-18

Booked the 5:08am tee time. Staff was great. Course was challenging and in good shape. A few holes were really soggy and could probably use some work for better drainage.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 06/06/2018:
Thank you Altigua38 so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 06/01/2018:
Thank you so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First Timer at Silver Lake

Felt good throughout my round, because the staff was quite friendly and patient. Along with the challenging holes, it made for a welcoming environment for this amateur. Would gladly return!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 05/29/2018:
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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 05/29/2018:
Thank you tirkinas so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soo here at Silver Lake Golf Course.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Conditions Poor
Friendliness Poor
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We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 05/22/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and for the 5 stars! we are happy to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 05/08/2018:
Thank you Gary2004 for your review of Silver Lake Golf Club here in Staten Island, NY. We love seeing you had a good time on the course and we hope to have you back again very soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All great but the hole changer

Workers are friendly and nice. My issues was the guy that changes the cup placement on the greens. I used to work at a course on the island. We would change the cups traveling the holes backwards. 18,17,16....so on. For some reason they change them here in order from 1,2,3.... so just about every hole we played we had to wait for the guy to get off the green because we didnt want to hit him. We played the first 16 holes this way. He was friendly and would wave us up, but still, we opted to wait for safety. When you change them backwards you can only run into people once. Other than that this course is in better shape then the other two on the island.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 05/08/2018:
Thank you TurtleL18 as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at Silver Lake Golf Course in New York.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 05/03/2018:
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at Silver Lake G.C.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 04/25/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overpriced & Poorly Managed

I live in the Financial District and, as a result, Silver Lake was the best course I easily had access to (via Staten Island Ferry). But this past weekend was a disaster. Tee times were backed up over an hour, which was compounded by a 6 hour plus round. Adding insult to injury, I was a solo golfer and could've easily been filled up a group, but instead I was told to wait (despite the fact that groups of 2 were being sent out). The cherry on top is that even with the cart "included" at $75, that price is well above this course's justifiable greens fees. For $75 I'd rather play Galloping Hill (NJ) or one of the Bethpage courses.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 04/17/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible Tee Sheet - Hour late

Had a 1052 Tee time and didn’t tee off until 12p. Was awarded no discount and only wanted to play 9 holes since I didn’t have the full time. Understand this is a business but this is not a way to enjoy the game of golf

Need to spread tee times out more and choose the experience of golfer over fitting as many golfers in

Need rangers to enforce rate of play and afford some type of concession to the players.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 04/16/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

90 minute delay

Course isn’t managed well. They let out a huge group of 20+ without tee times that backed everything up substantially. Pace of play was atrocious.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 04/16/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 04/16/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Silver Lake is the best Golf Course on Staten Island

Silver Lake is the best Golf Course on Staten Island

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 04/16/2018:
Thank you so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
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 Good
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 04/16/2018:
Thank you dondelorenzo as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Silver Lake Golf Course on 04/16/2018:
Thank you Nessy so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Winter storms.

I have to commend the staff on their response to the devastating winter storms. it was clearly evident that the course had lost over a dozen large trees and another few dozen had lost many limbs and branches. In spite of that the grounds crew and course superintendent had cut up /and or removed the trees, cleared the cart paths and repaired any damaged green surfaces. great effort to have the course open and very playable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Silver Lake Management on 03/21/2018:
Our staff really appreciated your feedback on course conditions. We've been hard at work preparing the course for a great Spring Season!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cold but fun

Course in good shape considering all the storms we've been getting Course in best condition last 2 yrs than ever before and I grew up close

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Silver Lake Management on 03/21/2018:
We're happy to hear you were able to make it out o the course for a round of golf. Spring is officially here!
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