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|
The weather was in the 40s but great conditions on the course my first time playing here but not my last
chili and hilly
greens where in great condition weather cooled so I quit after 15 holes pace of play was okay
Nice Little city course
Played on December 28. Was a bit cold but no problem. Courses in decent shape for this time of the year. Round took about 4 1/2 hours
Bring a helmet and a good book or laptop to read or work while waiting
Nice golf course 30 mins drive from Manhattan. That means crowded. The course design is pretty bad and dangerous. I am surprised we came out alive seriously. Balls shooting left and right, front and back. I wish i was riding the Pope Mobile car, wore a helmet and bullet proof vest. Left my window shield up at all time as a bullet proof protection but that wasn't enough. Even when you wait at the start, there's not a safe place to wait.
3 first holes took an hour. Again due to bad design. A par 4 followed by 2 par 3. That's not very smart. Long lines waiting and little action. It gets better after though.
We order burgers at club house and they were still raw so we didn't eat them and went back to get cooked ones during the waiting game.
It was a beautiful sunny day so we made the best of it.
3 Hours for the First 3 holes
This is not a joke, the course was so backed up it took us 3 hours to play the first 3 holes. In total we played 12 holes in 6 hours before giving up. Do not play here. People are rude, golf is mediocre and the lines are absolutely horrendous. This is the worst round of golf I have ever played.
6 hours of pandemonium.!
Unless you feel like waiting 20-40 minute per hole. Don’t bother. Fairways are narrow. Golf balls flying all over the place. Pandemonium . Greens are garbage. Just terrible.
6 Hours Pace of Play on Weekends, Nice Otherwise
The course is really nice, except it takes a very, very long time to finish playing.
The greens need to be repaired. Other players never pick up the dents they put in the green or if they see any other after they are done with the hole.
Course is in great shape and every time I play the beverage cart is roaming about. They could use a ranger or a better starter to help pace the course as it can get really backed up.
Course was cramped on nearly every hole by both the amount of people on the course as well as how close all of the holes are together. Balls flying everywhere so always need to be on high alert, and tough to keep an eye on your ball because of all of the golfers in the proximity. There were lost balls all over the place. At $75 a round I definitely won’t be playing here again. I must say, however, all of the staff was very nice and the refreshment cart came around regularly!
It’s a NYC course...stop complaining
If you tee off any time from 9am-3pm on a weekend your gonna be playing a 6+ hr round no matter the course...stop complaining you stuck up cry babies...it’s NYC. The course does need some tree trimming on some holes and the sun light doesn’t get to some tee boxes making the grass not grow but other then that it’s maintained well for what they have to work with. Golfers, fix your marks on the greens and they will be kept better, don’t take extra shots and look for lost balls for 5 minutes when you have players waiting and act like you want to be treated and you will have a fun round. You get what you put in.
Unusually long round
I’ve played here many times previously, today was marred by a slowdown-to-a-stop on both the 3rd and 4th holes. It ended up adding 45 minutes to our round. My playing partner and I both called the pro shop to tell them to get a ranger out ahead of us to get the slow players moving, and they did, by the 6th hole, pace of play evened out, but it should never be that bad. The staff has to make a point of moving play along, a round like today would stop me from coming back if it were my first time there.
Guys...it’s time to trim the trees.
It’s out of control out there - it’s time to trim the trees on 5 (tee box), 6 (green), 14 (tee box), 16 (tee box), 18 (fairway).
There’s no excuse for a course like Forest Park to have such tight holes to hit tee shots out of. For 54 dollars a round, you can do much better.