Sprain Lake Golf Course has long been a popular public tee time in Yonkers, New York. One of six eighteen-hole layouts operated by The Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation of Westchester County, Sprain Lake Golf Course delights highly skilled and less accomplished players alike with its scenic lakeside, tree-lined playing field. It s also a facility on the rise, as it recently appeared high up on Golf Advisor s list of the Top 25 Most Improved U.S Golf Courses. The par-70 course was laid out on an oblong, narrow site back in 1928 by Tom Winton. With four sets of tee markers, Sprain Lake Golf Course can be played at as short as 4,688 yards and as long as 6,010 yards. Because of the rolling character of the golf grounds and frequent elevation changes, the course plays longer than the scorecard would suggest. To conform to the nature of the golf grounds, Winton ran stretches of holes out in one direction and back in the other. For example, the first three holes head straight out in a southerly direction. Following a transitional, angled par 3 that plays beside Sprain Lake, the next three holes turn back alongside the lake at the far boundary of the golf course. You ll find more variety on the par-36 back nine, as it features the only two par 5s of the round. Doglegs on the back nine, most notably the right-angled par-4 12th hole enliven the game at Sprain Lake Golf Course. A stream bed also crosses the fairways of four holes. Other features that make the layout a challenge for players of all skill levels include hills that can provide awkward lies, rough and trees that narrow the playing corridors, and small greens. While there s just one fairway bunker on the entire course, you will see more sand around the putting surfaces. In recent years improvements have been made to the tee boxes and several greens. Practice facilities include a driving range and a putting green. The clubhouse features a pro shop and a restaurant. A tee time to play sporty Spring Lake Golf Course is good fun in Westchester County.