Marine Park Golf Course

3.8221529412 3.8 stars from 5 (133)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6866 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 2880 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234, Brooklyn County
  • (718) 252-4625
  • (718) 252-5350
  • golfmarinepark.com
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Year built: 1964
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1964), Stephen Kay (2012)
Type: Municipal
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6866 yards 72.2 123
White 72 6609 yards 71.5 121
Gold 72 5793 yards 67.5 113
Red (W) 72 5323 yards 65.2 105

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 133 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

116 out of 133 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers plays long   Great for drinks  

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"Another slow day..."


u9427445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Anytime the weather is nice, be prepared for an extremely slow pace here. You are going to watch your life pass by while you wait. It gets backed up quickly and you will have 2-3 groups ahead of you in the tee box at some holes. I had a 2pm tee time and our group knew there was no way we'd be getting 18 in. By 6:30 we were on #13 and it got dark so we had to quit. That's 23 minutes per hole folks. Pretty painful. If you can stomach that, it's a nice clean course that's fun to play. Long and straight with sneaky tricky greens that are challenging and enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Very very slow going!"


u000004791462's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The back 9 is fantastic...

But by time you get there your ready to pack it in.

70 min for the first 3 holes!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Paul5587272's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in the best shape I've ever seen it. Greens were very fast but true & fairways were beautiful . Can't wait to play it again .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Marine park"


Paul5587272's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition even with aerated greens from only a few days earlier highly recommend as it's a pleasure to play there the course is always well kept pace is usually good staff is always friendly . I highly recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Poor Condition, Grumpy Staff"


marcmancini's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Course was covered in patches of dirt littered with rocks and broken glass. Pro shop and bar staff were very courteous, but the starter was kind of a jerk and treated out group with very little respect. Acted like it was a chore to answer simple questions about the course (ex. How the greens running out there?) and appeared to be bothered by the presence of golfers interrupting his newspaper in the starters hut. All in all I found the course to be repetitive, and in poor shape. I am doubtful that I will return and would not recommend. My one main positive is that the pace of play was fairly quick for an NYC public course. They seem to do a good job of holding players to their set pace.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"slow day"


u9427445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Group ahead of us was painfully slow and rangers spoke to them, but nothing was changed to alter their pace, nor were they instructed to let us play through. Almost 6 hours to play 18. Who has time for that? It was also 85 degrees and not a drop of water in any of the water coolers.

As far as the course it's long and fairly straight. If you end up in the rough you will lose balls. Very difficult to find in the high grass.

Also have to add there's a cranky old bearded guy working in the shop who should not have a customer facing job. His attitude and demeanor are horrible, even by golf course standards. If he yells at you before you even go out it can put you in a bad mood. This is not a friendly course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow"


u000005467119's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions. Much improved from years ago. Greens great. But over 5 hour round ruins the experience..


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u846593060's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Solid links style track with great conditions"


Luckyshank's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course conditions were some of the best I've seen here, most likely getting ready for the popular Brooklyn Open tournament. Winds for the day were calm compared to the usual breeze this place gets. Pace was expected slowed because it was a weekend round after an outing. Staff is friendly except for the starter would consistently gets into it with paying customers. Overall, one of the better if not best NYC courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/23/2017

Played 9/22/17, same great course conditions. Pace a little slow for a Friday taking 5 hours 5 minutes to finish. No issues with starter today. ☺


"Never Again"


u00000921666's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Pace of play is horrible. 3-4 foursomes on every hole. No one in management knows what is going on on the course. Rangers useless.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice layout"


u000007174366's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course in very good condition. Not too challenging as long as you stay out of the rough. Was not too windy the day I played but I imagine this course could be very difficult if the wind blows. The 2nd cut especially is very demanding. I played on Labor day in perfect conditions, the course was very busy and it took me about 5 1/2 hours to complete the round. This course is very walkable


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Big improvement from years ago."


tonestone's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape, I love the layout and the greens are fast and in good condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nightmare"


yankeefandan62's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took 4 hours to play 12 holes!! Had to leave it was so bad! To make worse, grounds crew were weed wacking & leaf blowing as we played! He ( Chris) refused to stop & shut off equipment when asked!! To boot, he told me to meet him in parking lot, said he was ex military & had guns in his car!!

Needless to say that was my first & last time playing there!! Like a really bad dream??


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Improvements to the course paying off."


rwstubits's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Hadn't played here in a few years and was pleased with the improvements management has made. There are new mounds and fescue that add a new challenge to what was basically a flat course. It i also a much prettier course than before.

I played on a Sunday in well under 5 hours, so pace of play has improved. Several rangers were deployed at spots where trouble could be found and actively helped golfers find their balls on a number of holes.

The greens were in very good shape. The course is a bit long, but most players (thankfully) play from the middle tees. Walkers are also more plentiful here than at most NYC courses where carts are the rule. Only downside of my round was when I strayed into the reeds and encountered a swarm of mosquitoes. Bring plenty of spray.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Holy Cow...Course was Amazing."


Dirtyfrank7374's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First Time I've played this course in 30yrs. Amazing condition!!! I play La Tourette and South Shore mostly, and this course buts them to shame!! Tee boxes are amazingly maintained. Soft and level, not use to that at the Staten Island courses. Greens were also in great shape. Very challenging, which was always their reputation. Very hard to find any ball marks to fix.. Can't wait to get over there again..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course TOO MANY BUGS!"


u6107526's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was over all nice. The paths are not paved well at all so your clubs get bounced around. We were only able to play 9 holes because the mosquitoes were HORRIBLE!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The good and The bad"


u057041509's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in great shape. The fairways were in decent shape. After the first cut things go downhill fast. The course has a nice chipping and putting green along with a nice but short driving range. The staff is always grumpy almost like they're annoyed that you are there. The bar staff is way better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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