Golfing Magazine recently announced its 2011 Long Island Dream Golf Club, this season's collection of the Island's finest 18 holes and top off-course facilities. Public golf holes make up half of this year's 6,954-yard layout, which begins and ends with lake-jumping shots at the public Sandpiper Course at Spring Lake Golf Club and the historic private club at Inwood.
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 2011 Dream Club's 18-hole lineup, re-visit the original post here.
GOLFING MAGAZINE'S 2011 DREAM GOLF CLUB
GLEN COVE GOLF CLUB -- HOLE #2
407 / 380 / 340 yards
Designed by William Mitchell
"A lovely and deceiving par-4, this 2nd hole features a back tee that requires a drive over water to a straight and fairly generous fairway to help you land it in the short grass. The green is sloped slightly from back to front, so staying under the hole for an uphill putt is preferred. Possibly the greatest challenge that could turn a par into a bogey is the mesmerizing view of the Long Island Sound in the distance beyond the green. A picture postcard of a par-4 that can be enjoyed from start to finish."
Golf On Long Island covered this Sound-side hole back in June 2009:
"#2 is the pond hole -- it provides a nice view of the interior Sound waters from the fairway and of the beach from behind the green. A diagonal tee shot is necessary to clear a corner of the pond and reach the fairway on the right. From there, the green is a middle iron away. Mounding and a thin ribbon of sand on the right can penalize anyone who goes too far to avoid the water bordering the fairway's left side."
To read more about Glen Cove, check out the course flyover.