I have played this course ever since I was a little kid. I remember hitting driver off the tee as a kid and now hit a 7-iron. I personally love par-3s so this course fits my likes. The staff is very friendly. You only need to have a tee time for the weekends as the weekdays are less busy. The course is well kept all around, but sometimes the greens can sometimes have a good amount of ball marks and tree debris. Water is dangerous on holes 1, 2, 4, and 7. Love this course to death, will be back, and recommend to a beginner for ease, and more advanced golfers to practice their mid-range irons.
He would play this course again.
Great, friendly spot for a quick nine. A little water, a little sand, Good exercise for your middle and short game.
He would play this course again.
I just took up golf again after a 15 year hiatus raising my kids. Much to my delight, my wife asked for clubs last Christmas and took lessons this spring and played in a scramble league. While we are not good golfers, by any means, our game is improving. After playing many rounds at Green Meadows and Zigfield Troy (which are great courses for beginners), we stumbled on Twin Lakes.
It is a short course, but what we like is that is has some challenging greens due to their slope and bunkers. While 6 of the holes are par threes, a few of these play long like number 7 which has a creek through the fairway. Hole number 4 is challenging as you need to hit it 130-150 yards over a pond (from the white tees). On Saturday, I hit the water, but on Sunday I greened it.
It's very relaxed. The other golfers were friendly - either beginners like us or don't play a lot. We got a bit backed up on Sunday, so a group of three was behind us and didn't mind my awful tee shot on the 8th. They even helped us find my wife's tee shot on that same hole.
As I understand it, the course is under new management. We met the manager on Sunday and he was really nice. He said that they've been working hard to improve the course. It's in really great shape. Staff is friendly and the beer cart guy stops his cart as you address the ball. Then he stays a good distance from you to avoid disrupting your play, but comes right away if you want to buy something.
Twin Lakes is a nice course for the novice golfer or a golfer that wants to get in a low key round of 9 holes in a short period of time.
short course, can't use your driver. most holes are 100 - 150 yrds
definitely a starter or practice course, I enjoyed a couple of rounds with my 11 yr. old son who was just starting out.
My grandparents used to live right across the street from here (on 59th street) and we would always walk their dog along the fence...we got a ton of golf balls!
My cousin and aunt worked here, and until recently, I had never played here, I had been on the putting green though, where earlier in life my grandpa taught me "not to run on the green" (Sorry Len!).
That same cousin, myself, and my brother played last year, and I totally forgot about it. This Par 34 course is actually pretty cool. It is very short, easy to walk, and pretty easy to play. It isn't much to look at, probably a three star course, but an extra star because of the friendly staff and the 1970s clubhouse! (PAC MAN in the club house!)