Dyker Beach Golf Course
Good Course, but could be better managed.
We reserved our time online and it seemed like there were plenty of t-time's available. However, when we turned up there was a long wait to register and eventually to tee-off. Likely b'cos they overbooked. Additionally, our cart broke down on hole 13 and they did not issue us any credit or refund.
Course it self is nice and fun to play, but improving the logistics, reservations and coordination could greatly improve the experience and flow. It's not that hard to do, just needs someone with the right level of experience and planning to coordinate.
June 8, 2015
I got there early thinking I would practice but this course does NOT have a driving range. They have a small putting range across the street but the putting holes just had bumpers, not actual holes which may not be a big deal to most but if you have ever putted where the ball rolls along the rim just to change direction and miss the hole you know the practicing with an actual hole is more important than just getting a "feel" of the green speed. The worst part was that I had paid for a booked a time through Golfnow but when I got to the course they claimed my time was 45 minutes later because they claim that Golfnow book wrong times. I say, if you know this happens you should contact Golfnow and fix the issue or if you're not competent enough to fix it then stop offering times on Golfnow. The starter was very discordant and was causing errors for so many people to start that everyone was delayed at the front and back 9 and groups got mixed up because of it. The fairways were in good shape but the greens were all ulcerated and just poorly maintained. Overall, I say it's OK if you live near by and can walk there but definitely NOT worth the price or travel for what you get.
May 26, 2015
It would be nice to have been able to buy a beer or two during the round.
May 3, 2015
aerated greens and fairway maintenance spoiled our round
dyker beach is well known for been backed up ,the course is ok ,on this occasion all the greens were aerated and all had sand on them ,plus they were doing 9 and 10 fairways with the tractor with spikes so there was no chance of your drive going anyway ,very disappointing , it would have been nice to know in advance so i could have avoided playing for a few weeks until the greens settle in
May 2, 2015
This course is always backed up with no rangers and pace of play is a joke. The reason being is that they are constantly overbooked and also allow groups to start on the 10th hole so once i leave the 9th hole there is some unknown foursome teeing off that were not in front of me after the 9th hole.
October 29, 2014
Staten Islander who loves Dyker
Greens are in excellent shape. Its very difficult for the hard working staff to keep the leaves off the greens. A awesome course to walk.
October 20, 2014
Another good value at a NYC muni
It was tough to get a true feel for the course as I played in constant rain but from what I saw it looks like this could be a fun course in better conditions. Not overly challenging in any one way and allows you to play a variety of shots into the greens.
The one disappointing thing was when I Initially arrived at 8am the Pro Shop was not open yet and then they said they were closed due to the rain. The other thing that bothered me was they didn't have any coffee available for purchase. It was a cold, wet day and grabbing a coffee at the turn would've been nice.
October 11, 2014
Overall experience was great... Slow fore some ahead that looked like first time golfers. Slowed up play for 3 groups. In desperate need of ranger to speed up play.
October 9, 2014