Forest Park Golf Course
|Front (W)||70||5300 yards||70.5||120|
|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|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not in good condition due mainly to lots of rain the day before. Still a fun course to play
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.
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.
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!
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.