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


516.249.0700
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.

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Course Details

Type:Public
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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Private CourseCold Spring Country Club
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Recent Scores

Date Golfer Score
10/15/21 Thomas Gill 85
10/14/21 HOWARD CURTIS 86
10/10/21 David Arkow 71
10/6/21 Robert Como 106
10/3/21 David Arkow 69
9/30/21 Robert Como 91
9/27/21 Dcard 84
9/26/21 mike prisco 78
9/25/21 David Arkow 71
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  RogerBraun - 6/10/19
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  BruceHochman - 11/14/17
Played atJoe Namath march of Dimes Sept 2014,2015 very nice
  rnv31@earthlink.net - 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.
  one1putt - 7/25/12
Love playing Bethpage Black, it has it all.
  DLCIII - 5/23/12
Bethpage continues to be a terrific public golf facility. With 5 courses, all in excellent condition by the way, it never fails to impress me. With the amount of play this place gets it is amazing how the condition of the courses is always top shelf. You can not get a better value anywhere on Long Island. Just be prepared for a slower pace of play...
  MGerazounis - 9/10/11
The Black is AWESOME. My favorite course by far!
  The ghost123 - 8/6/11
will play again
  hickmannd1 - 8/4/11
really enjoyed the course but it really beat me up.. be sure to pay the extra cost for the caddie that is the one thing i would do if i had it to do over.
  peter881 - 6/8/11
Tough golf course, really tough, must walk. If you can afford a caddie do it.
  AnimalGolf - 6/5/11
Top 5 best course I've ever played - either private or public. Rates are very fair for the quality & conditions of a US Majors venue in a public setting. I try to play this course at least once a month. Absolutely one of the best Public course on Long Island.
  Big Al 13 - 5/28/11
I have played the black and green course. the black you have to walk all up hill lol. the green you can take a cart. they are both great courses.
  Legitimatebeef - 5/10/10
Overall, kind of overrated!!! I mean playing the Black course is a fantastic experience as playing any US Open layout would be, but I could do without the 6 hour pace and the ridiculous overseeded rough. The course setup for me, is too exacting to be fun on a regular basis. I am a guy who can have a blast on just about any golf course, so I don't need to go out of my way to punish myself or test my golf game with a US Open-like rigor. Don't attempt this course if you're a short or wayward hitter and/or have a hard time lofting the ball. That's what Bethpage Black demands above all- precise, high-lofted long game shot-making. If that's not in your bag, you will have a tough time on this course.
  DarenJohn - 3/30/10
Red Course: my favorite course ever. Nice tough track that's enjoyable to walk. No gimmicks. The sand bunkers suffer a bit but the greens are varied and there are a some risk/reward shots to be had: #9, #16 as examples. Bethpage could do better maintenance and putting a few rangers out there would limit the 6 hour rounds. The facility suffers in the State's hands.
  DanG62 - 1/20/10
Bring your humble pie because after you play the Black course you'll be hungry for it. If you love the game you have to play this course it's not super nice but Oh Boy bring extra balls and your man pants.
  kickntrue - 6/26/07
I played Bethpage Black, site of the U.S. Open and loved it. The one thing to note though is that it is a walking only course that changes elevation a good deal. The other courses on the State Park property looked fantastic and allowed cart use, so if you must ride- consider those- at a great value.

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