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
CALVERTON LINKS -- HOLE #15
562 / 536 / 420 yards
Designed by Kelly Blake Moran / Cole Hayes
"As you near the home stretch on the back nine, accuracy is required on this par-5 -- the longest hole at Calverton Links. A straight drive would find a relatively narrow fairway with bunkers right and left. Trees also line part of the fairway, which will again penalize any shot that strays off line. Working your way to the flag, you'll reach a two-tiered green that slopes left to right, with bunkers on either side and a small opening up front for those who can run it up. Longer hitters might get there in two, but most will settle for a birdie putt and tap-in for par on a lengthy and lovely hole."
Golf On Long Island went around the Links and descended the slope of the 15th green (pictured right; click to enlarge) back in May 2010:
"Two of Calverton's final holes are, for most players, three-shot par-5s that require smart planning on the final approach. Trees form a narrow corridor around the deeper half of the fairway on the 536-yard 15th. Calling the green "two-tiered" is an understatement; a more accurate description is 'two-storied.'"
To read more about Calverton Links, check out the course flyover.