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101 Forest Park Drive
Woodhaven, NY  11421
United States
P: (718) 296-0999
F: (718) 296-1001
www.nycgovparks.org
Forest Park Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

70 par | 6,053 yards | 120 slope

69.3 rating


Forest Park Golf Course


The 18-hole "Forest Park" course at the Forest Park Golf Course facility in Woodhaven, New York features 6,053 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.The course rating is 69.3 and it has a slope rating of 120. Designed by Tom Bendelow, the Forest Park golf course opened in 1896. Robert Smith manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Interesting course.

Played Forest Park on a sunny Friday afternoon. The course is a par 70 layout that is not very long at just over 6,000 yards from the back tees. There are quite a few ups and downs and dips and valleys that are in play. Some of the greens have multiple tiers that make putting quite interesting. The par 5s (there are three of them on the course ) measure under 500 yards from the back tees except for one which is 510 yards but from an elevated tee, so they are all reachable in two for moderate to long hitters.

The greens were in decent shape. Some tee boxes were barren however. Many of the holes are side by side and back and forth, so bring a hardhat - slicers and hookers are constantly in other fairways. Some of the holes border the jam packed Jackie Robinson Parkway, so it can get quite loud in spots with honking and road noise.

The price was only $31 to walk the course today. There are deals on the GolfNYC website - with a coupon from the website, you can ride for only $4 more.

The pace of play today was okay - it took us just under 4 1/2 hours to complete the round.

In summary, a decent NYC muni course. Definitely worth the money if you can get a deal.

Reviewed September 10, 2010

Was visiting New York City and played this course on 9/4/10 had 8:40 tee time, took around 5 hours only because there was some group that normally plays there and spent alot of time looking for lost balls. First time I have ever in the 2 years I have been playing came in at 100 on a course that I have never played before. It had it challenges over revines, across water and some hidden greens behind trees.

Reviewed August 12, 2010

Reviewed July 11, 2010

Nice course which gives a challenge for mid- to high- handicappers. Plays to just over 6,000yds and the scenery is quite good. Only downside is the long walk from hole 15 to 16 (if you are walking) - it will take you at least 5 minutes from 15th green to 16th tee and by the time you get there you will be all tired out you can't tee off!

Reviewed July 05, 2010

Reviewed October 08, 2009

Reviewed July 27, 2009

Reviewed October 19, 2008

I played this course for the first time and I must say that I was VERY disappointed. It had rain the day before, there was mud everywhere. Even if it hadn't rain there would've been dirt everywhere. It was very hard to get a good stance to drive, the tee off green had NO GRASS. It was horrible. I wouldn't go there again unless they really got the place fixed up.

Reviewed October 19, 2008

Fun and challenging. Very tight fairways on some holes. Great scenery. Could use some outhouses on the course.
Otherwise a good time.

Reviewed September 06, 2008

Reviewed May 06, 2008

enjoy playing this course. my first time out on 18 holes was april of 08. great for us beginners. very challenging.

Reviewed March 21, 2008

nice public course. great coupon deal on the website golfnyc.com

Reviewed March 16, 2008

Reviewed December 07, 2007

This is not a course that will allow you to blast a lot drivers off the tee, especially if you stray from the straight and narrow, but it is a fun course to play. Conditions vary from hole to hole, with some greens tarnished by too little sun and some fairways struggling due to poor drainage and/or traffic. That said, it's reasonably well maintained for a municipal course and the staff actually seem to take some pride in the place. Expect a very long round when it's crowded though; they don't do much to push the slowpokes along.

Reviewed May 02, 2007

Reviewed January 21, 2007

Tough but enjoyable mix of tight and open holes, 'cept autumn.

After summer = lost balls in fallen leaves. Temp greens.

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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Andrew J. 28 50 22 05/01/08
2 Jerome K. 15 44 29 06/21/09
3 Tommy F. 22 51 29 06/21/09
4 Stephen M. N/A 40 40 04/19/08
5 Ed S. 19 80 61 09/08/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
14 Kyle S. 16 84 67 08/18/17
36 Kyle S. 16 87 70 07/21/17
105 Kyle S. 16 91 74 11/04/16
158 Kyle S. 14 93 78 08/26/16
81 Bradley L. 30 103 73 07/22/16

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About Forest Park

Forest Park Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Robert Smith, General Manager
Nancy Platzer, LPGA, Director of Golf
Al Humemmer, Superintendent
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