Bethpage State Park Golf Courses
99 Quaker Meeting House Rd
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1813, United States

The most famous of the five courses here is the Black Course, a supremely tough A.W. Tillinghast design restored by Rees Jones in advance of the 2002 U.S. Open. The Black hosted the Open again in 2009 and will host the 2024 Ryder Cup matches.

In the early 1930s, the Bethpage Park Authority purchased the Lenox Hills Country Club (now the Green Course) and other adjacent properties to build what is now Bethpage State Park. A.W. Tillinghast designed and oversaw construction of the Black, Red and Blue courses, and modified the Lenox Hills Course (Green) course. With the increased demand for golf, the Yellow Course opened in 1958 and now 300,000 rounds are played annually on the five courses at Bethpage, all of which start from the clubhouse area.

This course has been updated and is pending approval. These changes must be approved before they will be available on a SkyCaddie.

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Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:$50 - $59
   Weekend:$60 - $74
General Manager:David Catalano
Superintendent:Craig Currier, GCSAA
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (With Denim)
Season Start:March
Season End:November
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface
Short Game Practice:yes with sand bunker
Water Hazards:Scarce
Sand Bunkers:Heavy


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Recent Scores

Date Golfer Score
3/18/18 MoAnand 96
2/28/18 MoAnand 49*
2/22/18 MoAnand 48*
2/21/18 DARKMAN8 75
2/20/18 DARKMAN8 75
2/15/18 philsalto 85
12/1/17 DrOrtty 74
11/24/17 richxkim 85
11/15/17 jimimou 83
11/7/17 subrhyme 108
11/3/17 XRod 86
11/3/17 vlad74 75
11/2/17 ChuckAiello 90
10/28/17 DARKMAN8 79
10/27/17 JSR154 100
10/26/17 johnfd 86
10/26/17 M. LELLA 93
10/26/17 Will B 77
10/23/17 XRod 96
10/22/17 Brosen28 85
10/22/17 tmoney47 86
10/21/17 johnfd 92
10/21/17 joe maccone 94
10/20/17 richxkim 105
10/20/17 DARKMAN8 77
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Recent Reviews

  BruceHochman - 11/14/17
Played atJoe Namath march of Dimes Sept 2014,2015 very nice
  rnv31333 - 9/21/14
Played a round on the Black course in early September 2014. An over priced public golf course for a non resident and not as iconic as anyone would have one believe, but fair pricing for NY State Residents. I think the resident policy needs some re-evaluation (a drivers license does not make you a resident) Half the fairways were sandy, the greens were pock marked with un-repaired ball marks and I understand that a lot of rounds are played each year. The other down side as far as I am concerned is that Golf has put too high a premium on being extra long off the tee and not enough in shot making, this is reflected in the length at the Black course, if you are not 280+ off the tee, I think that an extra set of forward tees will allow you to experience the wonderful A.W. Tillinghast design. The 10 - 18 handicap player would really get to enjoy this course if it was not for the arrogance of the club. Also, it is beyond any thinking on why there are no holes in the practice putting green, Is not this a game played with the objective of getting a ball in a hole? Pure laziness.

I expected extraordinary playing conditions for the green fees, not an excuse that there are so many rounds played each year.

Golf should not be about arrogance or the fact that PGA Events are played on this course, it should be about the love of the game. There are many other iconic courses that hold to this standard.
  Jammer90 - 8/14/14
The course was awesome, very long on the back and taking a caddie would make the walk much easier.
  SBob49 - 7/28/13
Beautiful Facility. The Blue course was in great shape. We played on a Monday and were out within 5 minuets of our tee time. It took about 4.5 hours to complete the round.
  dochamgoiu - 7/15/13
What a layout! Course strategy is a must. Greens are in excellent shape and very receptive. They putt extremely well. Out of state fees are pretty pricey, but well worth it! I'm looking forward to going back!
  tyleraward - 7/3/13
Awesome course. Very long and very difficult, but awesome nonetheless.
  jtravers10 - 6/24/13
Great Public Course
  vabbene - 2/13/13
well maintained, greens can be fast but are in excellent shape considering the play. Pace can be slow, play only during week if possible.
  Vivek - 10/19/12
Played in heavy rain. Had to walk - tough course made even tougher dragging my bag on a pull cart. Greens are exceptional, drained really well in heavy rain. Rough was tough.
  mdellaselva - 10/16/12
The Blue is probably the third best course at BP. Interesting layout with mix of dog legs and elevation changes. Course is long and pace of play is SLOW,SLOW, and SLOW, over 5.5 hours.
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