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Black Course at Bethpage State Park Golf

(4 reviews)

Farmingdale, The United States

course description

During the Depression, demand for A. W. Tillinghast's services diminished sharply, and the great course architect was reduced to getting by as a part-time employee of the PGA. He must therefore have been overjoyed when he received the commission to design three public courses at Beth Page State Park on Long Island and not far from Manhattan. Two of those courses, the Red and the Blue, were put down on some rather unimpressive parkland, but the Black was more fortunate. The course was nevertheless neglected during and for some time after World War II, but finally the USGA invested the millions of dollars needed to bring it up to championship standards. Tiger Woods won the US Open here in 2002, and the event returned to Bethpage in 2009. Modern courses tend to lack the size and challenges required for tournament play without some pre-event stiffening, but not so the Black.

Total of 4 reviews for Black Course at Bethpage State Park Golf

Fantastic layout, very tough if you drive off line.

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Keegan Bradley

Pro22 courses played

I’ve probably played the Black 30 times. It’s my favourite course in the world and it feels great to come back here, I have a lot of really great memories of this course.

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Julien Tizot

4 Hcp57 courses played
(Very good)

Top 100 by Golf Digest, 2 US Opens, several Barclays, a PGA in 2019 and a Ryder Cup in 2024... not bad for a public course 45 min away from Manhattan. One cannot reserves the course, so you have...

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Paul Strand

No handicap539 courses played

Backtees were loong... Big and very flat greens surprisingly! Cool course in great condition!

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12 Nov 2015