Green Lakes Golf Course

4.8235294118 4.8 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6212 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

  • 7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville, NY 13078, Onondaga County
  • (315) 637-4653
  • (315) 637-3385
  • nysparks.com

Year built: 1935
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1935)
Type: Municipal
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: April - November. Weather permitting.

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6212 yards 70.2 123
White 71 5920 yards 69.0 121
Red (W) 71 5481 yards 70.6 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 7 reviews


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Reviews


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Riverso's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


chigolferh's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We loved the course and the whole experience.

The scenery is gorgeous.

I like the trent jones designs. They are fair layouts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Layout, Fun Course"


TheEgg7's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

For a public course, it is very hard to find a course with this type of value, layout, and scenery. Robert Trent Jones course, so you get some great holes.

The greens can be quite slow at times, but the amount of undulations in many of the greens can make for some tough putts. It is a shame the state doesn't give the course a little more money because it could really be a true gem. All together though, it's a really great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Green Lakes State Park - Great Course"


jhawes44's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I may be slightly biased on how I feel about this course, because I have always been a fan of any Robert Trent Jones course that I've played. This course's layout is awesome, and it is kept in great shape. I've played it numerous times, and have enjoyed every round that I've ever played here. The greens are all riddled with bunkers, and for an added challenge, almost every single green has some sort of twisted slope to it. The fairways are always kept up to standard, and are mowed short. The rough can sometimes be an absolute pain because of the length, but it gives that extra challenge, especially with the changing elevation. The greens roll well, not too fast, but not too slow. Water hazards are nearly non-existent, but being in a mountainous state park, the trees suffocate the course in an amazing way. It is a very popular course in the area, and therefore can sometimes get backed up pretty badly with slow players. The scenery makes up for it though, and one can see wildlife roaming the course (deer, turkey, chipmunks, etc...). Holes that are adjacent to the access road in the park will usually be teeming with hikers, bicyclists, and those out to take a stroll with their dogs. Love this course, and would recommend it to anyone I know!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Hidden Gem"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This course is great from start to finish. Tucked in Green Lakes State Park, you get a fairly tough course mixed with beautiful views of the hills and lake. If you are coming to visit or are just looking for a nice way to enjoy the sun, I 100% recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Green Lakes is easy on the eyes with lots of character"


Noonmark's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played Green Lakes a couple of dozen times. It's what you'd expect from a Robert Trent Jones-designed course; very appealing to the eye and 18 holes, each with their own distinct personality. As a New York State owned and managed course, the condition of the course is not as good as it could be, but the bargain price, beautiful setting, and abundance of character put it towards the top of my list of public courses that I've played over my 30+ years of golfing life.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Real gem"


twpatala's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

A Robert Trent Jones gem in Upstate NY. Beautiful rolling layout at a reasonable rate. Best overall value and golfing experience in the Syracuse area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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