It was supposed to host PGA Tournaments and offer weekend hackers and winter die-hards a Bethpage Plan B – one that would require a trip to the Bronx instead of Exit 44 off the LIE.

But now it looks like a new city public golf course is no more. The Parks Department ended its contract with the developers of the Throngs Neck course and will have to find a new bidder, if it finds one at all.

Projections had the course running significantly over-budget and residents strongly fought its development.

Alas, developing 222 acres of land – even if it’s on a landfill – is so not easy.

– John Koblin