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3.5
165 Reviews (165)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.9
75.1%
Recommend this course
125 out of 165 reviews
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3.5
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.2
StaffFriendliness
3.8
64.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 17 reviews
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3.5
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
68.2%
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15 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6053 yards
Slope 119
Rating 69.2
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Forest Park Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 70 6053 yards 69.2 119
Middle 70 5635 yards 67.4 116
Front (W) 70 5300 yards 70.5 120
Scorecard for Forest Park Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 68.4/117 380 340 172 475 412 135 325 395 175 2809 409 510 435 210 400 145 310 350 475 3244 6053
Middle M: 66.5/112 W: 71.9/125 360 300 125 450 400 130 290 350 160 2565 395 475 415 200 375 135 290 330 455 3070 5635
Front M: 64.9/107 W: 68.9/115 350 285 115 420 370 120 275 315 125 2375 385 465 400 180 355 125 280 300 435 2925 5300
Handicap 13 3 11 17 7 5 9 15 1 12 16 4 6 8 2 14 18 10
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 3 34 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 70

Course Details

Year Built 1896
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Bendelow (1896) Stephen Kay (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $21
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.5
165 Reviews (165)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 13
Elevation Changes 10
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Walkers 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Near the Airport 6

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Hot weather

Forest Park GC - Home of the 6 hour round!

Forest Park GC - Home of the 6 hour round!

No water on the course, and no rangers to be found. Yep - sounds like NYC golf to me. Pathetic.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
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Previously Played

Great conditions for a busy course

Played Forest Park many times. Played early Friday morning so I avoided the infamous slow play for whatits known for. Tee boxes were a little beaten up but normal for NYC course. Fairways/greens was in the best shape i ever seen them. A pleasant round enjoyed on a conveniently located track. Staff was friendly

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

6 and 1/2 Hour Round

The headline says it all. Stay away unless you want to constantly sit on tee boxes waiting for 3-4 foursomes to tee off ahead of you on every hole! I enjoyed catching up with my buddies but we could have played another course, sat down for an hour long lunch and still have finished before we did at this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too Many People

It was a perfect golf weather and i had a good time. I live in Forest Hills so this was very close. The course was short and very tight. You have to watch your surrounding to make sure you people are not hitting into you or you don’t hit others. We had to wait on every holes and the round took almost 6 hours. Considering this is New York and perfect day in June, I cannot complain.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dangerous course

I would avoid this course and do not plan on playing it again. First of all the parking situation is horrible. Moving on from there check in was easy. Staff was friendly, but the next problem is they do not adhere to tee times. We were getting situated before our tee time and a tee time behind us went down to the started so he decided he would put them out before us. They were a twosome so I didn't complain as We may have let them play through depending on if there was an opening for them and their games allowed. Before they teed off they were paired up with two singles the walked up so now a complete foursome with 3 carts slipped up infrint of us for no reason. Strike 2! To make matters worse the first two some was not good and they were completely slowing down the pace for play for everyone. At no point I. Time did a ranger come around to assist either. Then as we played the course was terribly designed. Too many tee boxes are way too close to other greens. I'm not talking about once in a while an errand shot may land on your tee box. I'm talking about there is a good chance even a good player will land on your tee box type close. After all of that I will not be returning as I have never felt less safe on a good course in my life.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

winter golf

Had to walk the course today because I was told there was still snow on the course. That was true but all the cart paths were clear and dry. "Cart Path Only" would have been fine and made our day a lot more golf friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good product

Not in good condition due mainly to lots of rain the day before. Still a fun course to play

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Slow Pace of Play Yet Relaxing Round

I was skeptical with course conditions however pleasantly surprised that it is generally well maintained except for a few tee boxes with wild flowers, course conditions are great. The front nine is tight and could be dangerous on some holes as errant balls find their way on other fairways, as fairways are so close to each other. The back nine, fairways are much wider. Greens were slow and sticky. Undulating fairways and greens pose some challenge. Although slow pace of play, no rangers to move slow groups along, especially in the front nine, the beautiful forest surroundings make for a peaceful and enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Best condition I’ve ever seen

Played this course for about 5 years now. I’ve played it twice in the month of May 2019. It’s the best conditions I’ve ever seen on the course. That being said there are still some really ugly tee boxes, a few fairways that don’t drain well, and a couple greens that have never had a ball mark fixed on them. We managed to play 18 with a foursome in just over 4 hours, which is the absolute fastest I’ve played an 18 at this course. We only accomplished this because the course was empty from threat of rain and it was the middle of the week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Affordable and close to the city

This course is tight in some spots, making it dangerous with errant shots. The staff is friendly and course is worth the price!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good Course

Was in good condition for the season. Layout looks like it can be tricky when trees are in full bloom. A few holes, especially 16,17,18 are very close together and will have people playing in every imaginable direction.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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