The 16th at Bayonne Golf Club
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"Even for the most jaded golfers – those who have stood over majestic bodies of water like the Pacific Ocean at Pebble Beach, Lake Michigan and Whistling Straits or the Irish Sea at Royal Country Down – the view of New York Harbor from the 16th at Bayonne Golf Club elicits far more than a passing glance."
"The fairway on the 10th hole of the most audacious golf course in the world is nestled in a dell, a sanctuary lined with hillocks that are dotted with fescue and potentilla ad juniper bushes. The caddie, Chris, says hybrid; the mind says Ireland. If golf is rooted in illusion, there is internal logic to the quixotic idea that a man named Eric Bergstol could take 7-1/2 million cubic yards of harbor gunk, almost 10 years and $130 million, and create a work of golf and engineering and environmental art."
"The place is dramatic, as unique a find as you'll uncover in American golf given the dune-like mounding, the huge undulating greens, the views of lower Manhattan, both the Verrazano and George Washington bridges, the Statue of Liberty, cruise ships slowly mmilling in and out of the harbor and Staten Island."
"A round at Bayonne can seem like Alice's fall down the rabbit hold. The location – only four miles across the Hudson River from Wall Street – is unreal. Who would have though that these 150 flat acres sandwiched between waterfront industrial parcels could have been transformed into such a fun rendition of an Irish links?"
"If you scramble to the top of some of Bayonne's wooly dunes, it almost feels as if a veil has been lifted... from certain points you can see eight bridges, not to mention the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the rest of the Manhattan skyline."