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Black at Bethpage State Park Golf Course

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99 Quaker Meeting House Rd
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Nassau County
Phone(s): (516) 249-4040, (516) 249-0707
Fax: (516) 249-2580


Golfers of all skill levels flock to the popular Bethpage State Park, which offers a total of five 18-hole courses with unique designs and varying degrees of difficulty. The notoriously challenging Black Course is the most well known of the five. It served as host to the U.S. Open in 2002 and 2009. The golf course, which has one of the highest slope ratings in the Northeast, is recommended only for low-handicappers. The layout features narrow fairways and small greens that demand accuracy and careful strategy. To further test your skills, there is a treacherous bevy of hazards including high rough and large, sloping bunkers strategically placed around both the greensides and fairways. One of the most memorable holes is the par-5 fourth, an exacting three-shotter where the only way to reach the green is with a precise approach from the right.

Type Municipal
Holes 18
  • A. W. Tillinghast
  • Greg Muirhead
  • Rees Jones
  • Rees Jones
Year built 1936
Guest Policy Welcomed
Golf Season Year round. Weather permitting
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Driving Range Available Yes
Rental Carts Available No
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Available Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays $78 - $167
Price Range Weekends $90 - $187
Credit Cards Accepted


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Championship 71 7468 yd. 152 78.1
Regulation 71 6684 yd. 145 74
Forward 71 6223 yd. 150 77.8

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