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
BERGEN POINT -- HOLE #7
410 / 389 / 358 yards
Designed by William Mitchell
"You won't find a dogleg off the tee of this rather straight par-4 at Bergen Point, but you will find yourself faced with a make-or-break tee shot. Water borders the right side of the hole to the mid-point of the fairway, with a well-placed bunker in the middle of the short grass about 200 yards out. If you can avoid those hazards, the approach shot must split bunkers along either side of a green that runs 28 yards deep. Pin position will also come into play on club selection. The 7th can create anything from birdie chances to a lengthy putt for double."
As noted in Golf on Long Island's Bergen Point flyover, there is a third "hazard" that hampers your efforts on this par-4:
"A chewed-up, rocky patch of hardpan inside the bend [on #13] is just as penal as a bunker. The same can be said for the right side of #7, where a line of loosely mounded dirt [and vegetation] runs through the rough and invites hideous lies."
To read more about Bergen Point, check out the course flyover.