Reservations: 718-442-golf(5643) or Silver Lake Tee Times
Yardage: 6238/5709/5375 from 3 sets of tees
Par: Men - 70, Women - 72
Rating: Men - 69.6/116; 67.8/112, 64.9/108, Women 76.0/134, 73.4/129, 71.8/124 - Silver Lake Golf Course Score Card
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 par-70, 6,238-yard course, which is rated one of the best public courses in NYC. There's no longer a reason to dodge balls as the growth of trees provide protection for the players. Since the new operators took over, many improvements have been made, including the prior drainage problems on the back nine holes.
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.
Our Favorite Hole: 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.