Forest Park Golf Course

3.4612176471 3.5 stars from 5 (129)
  • 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 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 129 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
54
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

99 out of 127 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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westpo37's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
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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 250 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 10 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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Challenging for occasional golfers"


914charlieangel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played Forest park 9/5.course is a little difficult for p/t golfers like myself.conditions were excellent.no wait time,actually teed off 10 min early. Pace was good,never more than few min wait. Hope to play there a few more times over next 2 months.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Ok, this is a Queens course so take that into account. The first two holes seem nice enough but short. On the next 3 tee boxes, you're gonna find most of it bare, especially if you play the backs. The lay out is challenging for holes 4,5,6, and 7. Made challenging by woods tight to the fairways and trees in the way. The next few will challenge on length after the par 3. The rest are relatively easy but tight with trees probably because it's queens and land is at a premium.

The people are a different story. They don't regulate pace of play at all. Definitely gonna run into the jeans and tshirt guy who's swing looks like he's trying to swat a fly in stead of hit a ball. Despite the lack of oversite, never had a 6 hour round and people are generally respectful. I recommend it in a pinch or lacking transportation from NYC.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Price"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I reserved for tee time I thought I was getting a break payed 12.00 convince fee someone walked up payed less and joined our groupi paid 44.00 plus convince 12.00 the otheother person paid 44.00


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Robert1945939's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Slow Green"


woodsideko's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Color of the Green was perfect but, Greens are So Slow!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



Paul6231427's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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