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Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 71
Length 6212 yards
Slope 123
Rating 70.2

Course Details

Year Built 1935
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season April - November. Weather permitting.
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1935)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.9
8 Reviews (8)
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

We loved the course and the whole experience.

The scenery is gorgeous.

I like the trent jones designs. They are fair layouts.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout, Fun Course

For a public course, it is very hard to find a course with this type of value, layout, and scenery. Robert Trent Jones course, so you get some great holes.

The greens can be quite slow at times, but the amount of undulations in many of the greens can make for some tough putts. It is a shame the state doesn't give the course a little more money because it could really be a true gem. All together though, it's a really great course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Green Lakes State Park - Great Course

I may be slightly biased on how I feel about this course, because I have always been a fan of any Robert Trent Jones course that I've played. This course's layout is awesome, and it is kept in great shape. I've played it numerous times, and have enjoyed every round that I've ever played here. The greens are all riddled with bunkers, and for an added challenge, almost every single green has some sort of twisted slope to it. The fairways are always kept up to standard, and are mowed short. The rough can sometimes be an absolute pain because of the length, but it gives that extra challenge, especially with the changing elevation. The greens roll well, not too fast, but not too slow. Water hazards are nearly non-existent, but being in a mountainous state park, the trees suffocate the course in an amazing way. It is a very popular course in the area, and therefore can sometimes get backed up pretty badly with slow players. The scenery makes up for it though, and one can see wildlife roaming the course (deer, turkey, chipmunks, etc...). Holes that are adjacent to the access road in the park will usually be teeming with hikers, bicyclists, and those out to take a stroll with their dogs. Love this course, and would recommend it to anyone I know!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A Hidden Gem

This course is great from start to finish. Tucked in Green Lakes State Park, you get a fairly tough course mixed with beautiful views of the hills and lake. If you are coming to visit or are just looking for a nice way to enjoy the sun, I 100% recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Green Lakes is easy on the eyes with lots of character

I've played Green Lakes a couple of dozen times. It's what you'd expect from a Robert Trent Jones-designed course; very appealing to the eye and 18 holes, each with their own distinct personality. As a New York State owned and managed course, the condition of the course is not as good as it could be, but the bargain price, beautiful setting, and abundance of character put it towards the top of my list of public courses that I've played over my 30+ years of golfing life.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Real gem

A Robert Trent Jones gem in Upstate NY. Beautiful rolling layout at a reasonable rate. Best overall value and golfing experience in the Syracuse area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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