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
TIMBER POINT - BLUE COURSE -- HOLE #6
366 / 343 / 298 yards
Designed by Harry S. Colt and C.H. Alison
"This par-4 is short, straight, picturesque and quite deceiving. The beautiful Great South Bay borders this hole on your left, from tee to green, with club selection determined solely on the wind, or lack thereof. The fairway features some undulations at the 140-yard mark, leading to a slightly elevated green guarded by traps at the front and to the right. The green gently slopes from right to left toward the water. To be sure, there are longer par-4s with more twists and turns, but few more beautiful or challenging when Mother Nature joins your foursome."
Timber Point's famous Gibraltar hole precedes #6 and overlooks the bay, the sixth fairway and the rest of the club. From Golf On Long Island in November 2009:
"The scenery is just as awesome on the sixth and seventh. Both par-4s play along the bay, which dominates each hole's left side. It takes some fearlessness to set the aim of your driver out over the water, but when the gusts blow in off the ocean, it's a necessity. The green on the 346-yard sixth is elevated behind two spacious traps, and the flat surface quickly drops off the left side into messy rough."
To read more about the Blue Course at Timber Point, check out the course flyover.
(Photo taken in March 2009.)