Dyker Beach Golf Course
Most of the Greens were aerated or provisional yet we paid full price
The course had several provisional greens and atleast a dozen aerated greens. I received no pre-notification of the conditions and we paid FULL PRICE.
April 3, 2014
Very slow play
It took 3hr and 15min to play 9 holes. We paid for 18 holes and only got to play 9 . We had scheduled a 12:12 tee time and got to the course at 11:45. Our group stood on the 1st tee for at least 45 min. before we could too off. The course really could use a starter and course marshall to speed up play and keep things moving. There was at least a 15 to 20 min wait on each of the first 6 holes. After the 6th wait time was only about 10 min. . I would not play this course again.
November 17, 2013
Good course for practice
This course is wide, flat and well maintained so it is good for practice. But it was crowded in weekend.
October 28, 2013
Decent Course / Easy Access by subway / 5+ hour rounds
Played a couple of rounds on weekends.
* Easy to get to by train
* Good greens -very fast (and less break than you read)
* Moderately Challenging (no water in play, but some long holes and greens guarded by bunkers that are decently maintained)
* 5+ hour rounds (atleast on Weekends)
* Dry fairways and greens (means tough to control the distance even from fairway and certainly from around the greens)
* No driving range
* No walking pull carts for rent
Overall, it is kept in better condition than other public courses in NYC (which have the same 5 hour round problem). So overall, i would recommend Dyker.
Beware : the greens are faasst! I took 8-10 holes to get used to it.
If someone from Dyker is reading, please get a ranger and enforce pace of play!
October 15, 2013
Jewel of Brooklyn.
Plan on 4-5hr time on weekday and 5-6hr playtime on weekend. Most of the par 3s (holes 4, 8, 17) + hole 3 are bottle necks. But that's because its the little jewel of Brooklyn. The course is well maintained. Almost a year since Hurricane Sandy hit, and I don't see any evidence of damage. The fairways are quite wide and open for most holes, making the course quite forgiving. The sand traps are fairly well maintained... some are great, only a few a little bare. The only improvement i would ask for is to install a safety net on hole 9. You are shooting at a straight par5 from an elevated tee box. On the left side is the street and sidewalk only blocked by a 8-9foot fence. Being a lefty, I can't even begin to tell you how many balls I've sliced out there.
September 11, 2013
Great value for great course
Compare to "other" golf course in the area, this golf course is in much better shape and much better value and the staffs are very friendly
September 4, 2013
Historic but painful pace
Pleasant setting and design - days of bodies (vehicular or human) in the bunkers and fairways are gone. Decently maintained with clueless grounds crew - they roll greens as you try to putt! Pace of play is ugly. One of first groups off in the morning and it was still a 4.5 hr round. For those coming later, I shudder to think... Historic track I wanted to play - done and no desire to repeat.because of pace.
August 16, 2013
Decent value close to Manhattan
Played over the weekend so it was packed and it took just over 5 hours. Course needs some work; one or two of the greens were 'beaches' with very little grass growing on them. That said, this is one of the few subway-accessible courses from Manhattan and that bumps up the rating for me. The price also works for me considering the overall costs of getting out to a NJ or LI golf course from the City.
August 11, 2013