Located in scenic Farmingdale, New York, on the Nassau/Suffolk border line, Bethpage State Park is one of the premier public golf courses in the country. The 18 hole Black course at the Bethpage Golf complex features over 7500 yards of pure nature from the "Tippy Tips" for a par of 71. The course rating is 76.6 and it has a slope rating of 144, which makes it very difficult as announced by the warning sign posted in front of the first tee.
The golf course was designed by A.W. Tillinghast and it opened in 1936 for play. The Bethpage State complex is comprised of five premium golf courses. In order of difficulty, they are: the Black, Red, Blue, Green and Yellow.
The Black Course, however, is clearly the jewel in the crown. It was selected by the USGA as the site for the 2002 U.S. Open, which moved it into the world's golf spotlight. It earned the distinction of becoming the first public course to hold the U.S. National Championship. The 2009 U.S. Open and the 2012 Barclays were also held on the Black Course. If you cannot make it to the course, the next best alternative is to play a round on our home course "The Black" (on this website), where you can enjoy the view from the tee and the view from the fairway on every hole.
All information pertaining to the Park and its fees can be obtained by calling the Bethpage State Park main line at (516) 249-0700, ext 0.