Golfing Magazine recently announced its 2010 Long Island Dream Golf Club, this season's collection of the Island's finest 18 holes and top off-course facilities. The club's six public golf holes can all be found on the front nine of this 6,636-yard par-71.
Every Monday through the winter, Golf On Long Island will feature one public hole from the Dream Golf Club along with commentary from Golfing Magazine editors. Photographs and additional commentary are provided by Golf On Long Island where available. To view the 2010 Dream Club's 18-hole lineup, re-visit the original post here.
GOLFING MAGAZINE'S 2010 DREAM GOLF CLUB
SWAN LAKE -- HOLE #9
373 / 343 / 305 yards
Designed by Charles Martin
"Even from the back tees, length is not a problem on this straight, but deceptive par-4. The lake looms along the right side of the fairway, and a driver might be too long for the pond that guards the front of the green. Speaking of which, the green is wide and generous, as most of them are at Swan Lake. A putt of over a hundred feet is not uncommon on a hole that can either propel you with positive energy to the back nine, or derail your entire round."
Golf On Long Island flew over Swan Lake in August 2009:
"The 343-yard ninth pits players against water to the right and out-of-bounds left. A finger of the pond extends into the hole and cuts off the far end of the fairway, making long hitters think twice about gripping the driver."
To read more about Swan Lake, check out the course flyover.