Address: Forest Park, 101 Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven, NY, 11421 Map and Directions
Reservations: 718-296-6566 or www.golfnyc.com
Architect: Tom Bendelow (1896) Redesign: Stephen Kay (1995)
Management: Forest Park Golf Corp.
Manager: Bob Smith
Teaching Professional: Nancy Platzer
Superintendent: Al Humer
Description: The Forest Park Golf Course is just off the Jackie Robinson Parkway. Recently renovated, this Queens course now plays 6,053 yards from the back tees. Fairly walk able, but hills can be steep and tricky. Good test of shot making with some challenge. The first hole offers a beautiful view of the NYC Skyline. Forest Park is known for its tree lined fairways and elevated greens, and three waterholes. Forest Golf Corporation has completed a number major improvements including a new clubhouse, new cart paths and remodeled tee boxes. The course has been lengthened to over 6000 yards playing to a par 70, with three par 5s, making the course that much more enjoyable to play.
Directions: Jackie Robinson Parkway to Forest Park Drive exit (4). Follow road to left and follow signs to course.
Signature Hole: #4 A 475 yard par 5 considered one of the tougher holes in the Metropolitan area
Hole #4 Before the recently finished golf course restoration this was the first hole. A new tee was added turning the long par 4 into a 475 yard par 5. The tee shot features a forced carry over a deep gully. It must carry 200 yards from the back tee. The second shot is to a small uphill green. A very difficult hole it offers water, hills, valleys, bunkers and an elevated green. This hole is considered one of the tougher holes in the Metropolitan area.