Forest Park Golf Course

3.3707470588 3.4 stars from 5 (140)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6053 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 69.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 140 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

107 out of 138 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport   Great for locals walkers   Challenges include narrow fairways elevation changes bunkers  

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"Nice Course"


pauljschwartz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice, short but challenging course with fun lay out. It was a beautiful day, played late in the day, so good pace of play. Snack shop made us hamburgers after even though it was late. Friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good experience"


reynild's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s a good experience. Staff were so helpful and the course is beautifully laid-out.


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



u7182696's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Winter conditions"


Limshady88's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is still in winter conditions. Greens hasn’t been aerated yet and it’s unbelievable how many divots are not repaired.....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Solid for the price."


ProV1Acosta's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Parking is an issue! You are better off in a car pool or better yet uber it. Course fun and not over the top difficult. 5-6 hr round is in play ouch.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u000005440274's avatar
Age:  25-34

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Had a 7:15 reservation - didn’t get out until 8 (and I consider that lucky for this course). Constant back up at the tee boxes as they book tee times every 7 minutes. They have the audacity to charge $72 for a sub par minor league course where you’re constantly in danger of getting hit by a ball from other holes. Layout is terrible


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course"


pauljschwartz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition; Pace of play extremely slow, but it was Saturday and the first nice day of the season.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course condition"


Michael3762072's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering on again off again weather we had, vourse was pleasantly kept well! Greens were tough though, one fast green and then slow green next. He, kept us on our how! Certainly a good game overall!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"To Early in the year to play"


phischman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is unfair for me to give a rating on a course that is not in season, normally the course plays well is short tight course recommended for long iron shots to keep ball in play. Today before our normal golf season just getting some swings. Course was deeply affected by recent rain, making course soggy & muddy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Forest Park"


Corkonian1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a 12:30pm tee time booked, but there was a 2 Hour frost delay so it was all backed up.

We teed off at 1:05 ang got to play 13 holes, there was no rangers on the course so the pace of play was miserable & it seemed that no one cared about what was happening on the course, once they got your money they just didn’t care. They should not have allowed carts on the course, but then that’s about the money also, all in all not a good golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



westpo37's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Pattyc309's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Robert4432978's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Shot makers course"


Luckyshank's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Short course with for the most part narrow fairways. Enjoy the convienent location and layout which calls for specific shots to score. Just not a fan of being set up in a shooting gallery design which forces you to take cover on errant tee shots. Most tee boxes and greens were beaten up and greens had many ball marks. This is normal NYC golf I suppose. Pace was horrifically slow. 5 hours 15 minutes and only finished 16 holes on a Friday. Staff is usually friendly but no course ranger to manage the notoriously slow pace.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Odd Layout"


TeeRNJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
NY-NJ Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

From tee to fairway, course needs some help but greens are in good condition (a little slow). The layout of the course is a bit odd. Some holes are fairly open and some are extremely tight. Some approach shots are impossible with overhanging trees in the way. You definitely use every club in your bag. Extremely short par 5's and somewhat long par 4s. Stay alert on greens and tee boxes as you can easily get hit with incoming approach shots.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Incredibly slow"


Joseph8402108's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 4 holes in two hours and left. Groups were backed up 3 on a tee. Course seemed nice but more than 6 hours is too much.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"This course has a lot of personality"


Lonnie1756393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Forest Park last Sunday for maybe the 5th time. The front nine on this course is short yardage wise but still challenging to me. On the back nine the course opens up but the holes are close together and balls are flying everywhere. Better keep your head on a swivel! My main complaint was the pace of play, my playing partner and I could have finished in four hours if not for a very slow group in front of us. Also, many of the tee boxes are just dirt, no grass. I hope they plant some grass in the off season.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


pauljschwartz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Fun, shorter 18- hole course . Rather tight fairways, but if you are hitting the ball straight you can score well. Par 5s are reachable and birdies are possible for average golfers. Course in very good shape, staff very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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