Address: Silver Lake Golf Course, 915 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10301 Maps and Directions
Reservations: 718-442-golf(5643) or Silver Lake Tee Times
Rating: 68.2/114; 67.4/113; 71.0/119
Architect: John Van Kleek (1929)
Management: Silver Lake Golf Course Inc.
Manager: Ed Harkins
Teaching Professional: Pete Meurer
Superintendent: Douglas N. Johnstone
Description: Silver Lake Golf Course is a short (6,150 yards from the tips) and tight, you have to be prepared to dodge golf balls anywhere and everywhere on the course. Except for the summer months the course was always soggy. But since the new caretakers have taken charge, the course is under going some substantial improvements. These include unclogging and repairing drainage lines, the overgrown vegetation has been cut back and removed, the clearing of trees and new and improved tee boxes have also been added. Still with the new work ongoing it can provide a test with very little forgiveness for those who don't hit the fairway off the tee. Continue to read more about Putting the polish on Silver Lake.
Silver Lake Golf Course is a short bus ride from the ferry it pretty popular with folks from Manhattan.
Directions: Staten Island Expressway (278) to Exit13 (Clove Road/Richmond Road). Turn right at Victory Blvd. Course is on left just past apartment complex.
Mass transit: The S 61, 62, 91 and 92 all run out of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. - Staten Island Bus Timetable
Have you played Silver Lake Golf Course? If so why not drop us a line telling us about your favorite hole or the course and we will write your comments on this page.
Bill's favorite Holes: Nos. 6 & 7, really fun holes. No. 6 is a short (99 yards) Par 3 to a very elevated green. If you don't judge your wedge just right the ball will roll 50 yards back at you. No. 7 is a short (310 yards) Par 4 with a very forgiving fairway. The key is a second shot that requires an accurate pitch to a narrow, elevated kidney shaped green that runs away from you.