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Bethpage State Park Golf Courses

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99 Quaker Meetinghouse Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Latitude 40.747517410199997
Longitude -73.456803540799996

Bethpage State Park, a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses including the world-renowned Black Course which was the site of the United States Open in 2002 and 2009. Bethpage State Park was developed from an estate owned by the Yoakum family and other properties. The Yoakum family leased their estate to the Lenox Hills Corporation which subsequently used the property to build the Lenox Hills Country Club.

In the early 1930s, the Bethpage Park Authority purchased the Lenox Hills Country Club and other adjacent properties to build what we now know as Bethpage State Park. Famed golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast was hired to design and oversee construction of three new golf courses (Black, Red and Blue) as well as modify the Lenox Hills Course which became the Green Course. Due to the increased demand for golf, the Yellow Course designed by Alfred Tull was opened in 1958. Approximately 300,000 rounds are played annually on the five courses at Bethpage, all of which start from the Clubhouse area.

Golf Outings at Bethpage Courses

Bethpage offers a number of accomodations built to suit your tournament, corporate golf outing, or charitable event. For more information, please contact our Outing Directors.

Information about the Outings at Bethpage Black

Outings at the Bethpage Red, Blue, Yellow Green Courses

Blue Course

The Blue Course was one of the three courses designed by Tillinghast. In 1960, it was redesigned by Alfred Tull to provide room for the Yellow Course. The front nine are considered very challenging, with an easier back nine to finish a round of golf. Some of the slopes are fairly steep.

Par 72
Slope 127
Rating 75.0
Yardage 6007
Par 72
Slope 123
Rating 70.6
Yardage 6426
Par 72
Slope 125
Rating 71.8
Yardage 6693
Green Course

The Green Course is the first of the five courses at Bethpage. Originally called the Lenox Hills Course, it was redesigned when the Black, Red and Blue Courses were built. This is a gently-sloped course that features small greens. It is considered an excellent course for the novice and casual golfer, yet it can be challenging when played from the regulation tees.

Par 71
Slope 126
Rating 73.5
Yardage 5726
Par 71
Slope 125
Rating 68.9
Yardage 6096
Par 71
Slope 127
Rating 70.0
Yardage 6378
Black Course

The Black Course is a difficult and challenging course that should be played only by low-handicap golfers. The course is for walkers only and its slope rating is one of the highest in the northeast. This was one of the last courses designed by master golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast, and is said by many to be his finest work. The Black Course served as the site of the 102nd U.S. Open Championship in 2002. Our National Championship returned to the Black in 2009. The narrow fairways, high roughs, well placed bunkers and small greens help to make this an extremely difficult course.

The Black Course is closed Mondays for course maintenance except holidays.

Par 71
Slope 150
Rating 77.8
Yardage 6220
Par 71
Slope 145
Rating 74.0
Yardage 6704
Par 71
Slope 152
Rating 78.1
Yardage 7465
Red Course

The Red Course is a very different Tillinghast course. It features long par 4s and dogleg holes and one of the toughest starting holes in the country.

Par 70
Slope 132
Rating 75.6
Yardage 6049
Par 70
Slope 124
Rating 71.4
Yardage 6555
Par 70
Slope 129
Rating 73.4
Yardage 7092
Yellow Course

The Yellow Course was opened for play in 1958. The Yellow, with a few steep slopes, is considered by many to be the easiest of the five courses. It can be a challenge to the novice and casual golfer but, when played from the Championship tees, can be a true test of a golfer's skills. Some of the original Tillinghast holes from the old blue course may still be seen on this course.

Par 71
Slope 121
Rating 72.2
Yardage 5598
Par 71
Slope 118
Rating 68.6
Yardage 6055
Par 71
Slope 120
Rating 69.6
Yardage 6288

Hours of Operation

  • Black Course:  Weather Permitting, Open April 14th - November 19th
  • Red Course: Weather Permitting, Open March 31st - November 26th 
  • Green Course:  Weather Permitting, Open March 18 - November 26th. 
  • 2017 Tee Time & Sunset, Sunrise Schedule 
  • Blue Course & Yellow Course:  Weather Permitting, Open Year Round

    The Blue and/or Yellow Courses will be available for 9 hole play for the first 90 minutes of each day. Additionally, 9 holes are available Friday through Monday beginning @ 1 pm and Tuesday through Thursday beginning @ 10 am on either the Blue or Yellow courses.
  • Driving Range: 3/17 - 11/26
  • Golf Pro Shop:
    3/14 - 3/27: 6:30AM - 5 PM
    3/28 - 4/17: 6 AM - 6 PM
    4/18 - 5/1: 5:30 AM - 6 PM
    5/2 - 8/9: 5 AM - 6 PM
    8/10 - 8/30: 5:30 AM - 6 PM
    8/31 - 9/27: 6 AM - 5 PM
    9/28 - 11/22: 6:30 AM - 5 PM
    11/23 - 3/13/16: 7:30 AM - 4 PM

    For the period of one hour 12/26 - 3/12, if courses are open, the pro shop will open a 1/2 hour prior to the first tee time.
  • Food Services: Refreshment stands on the golf courses are open at various times throughout the year.
  • Golf Cart Rental: Year round.

    Golf carts are permitted on the Red, Blue, Green and Yellow courses.
    Last cart rented approx. 1 hour prior to sunset.

Fees & Rates

  • All courses
  • Discount for Senior Citizens & Juniors: Monday - Friday. No Holidays.
  • Club Rentals Through Pro Shop
  • $40 ($20 deposit)
  • Driving Range
  • $8 per small bucket of balls - approx. 60
    $10 per large bucket of balls - approx 75
  • Electric Cart
  • 18 Holes: $37
    9 Holes: $25
    Twilight: $29
  • Gift Cards
  • Gift Cards available (all denominations)
  • Golf Lessons Through Pro Shop
  • $70 per lesson
    $300 Assistant Pro Series (5 lessons)              

  • Green Fees
  • Green, Blue, & Yellow Courses
    Weekdays (18 Holes): $38
    Weekdays (9 Holes and Twilight): $23
    Weekends (18 Holes): $43
    Weekends (9 Holes and Twilight): $26
    Senior Citizens and Juniors (Weekdays 18 Holes): $25
    Senior Citizens and Juniors (Weekdays 9 Holes): $15
    Senior Citizens and Juniors (Weekday Twilight): $15

    Outing Fees for Green, Blue, & Yellow Courses:
    (additional fees may apply)

    Weekdays: $55

    Sat. - Sun. & Holidays: $65

  • Green Fees (non-NYS resident)
  • Red Course
    Weekdays (18 Holes): $86
    Weekdays (Twilight): $52
    Weekends (18 Holes): $96
    Weekends (Twilight): $58
  • Green Fees (non-NYS resident)
  • Black Course
    Weekdays (18 Holes): $130
    Weekdays (Twilight): $78
    Weekends (18 Holes): $150
    Weekends (Twilight): $90
  • Green Fees (Residents)
  • Red Course
    Weekdays (18 Holes): $43
    Weekdays (Twilight): $26
    Weekends (18 Holes): $48
    Weekends (Twilight): $29
    Senior Citizens and Juniors (Weekdays): $28
    Senior Citizens and Juniors (Twilight): $17

    Outing Fees (additional fees may apply)
    Weekdays: $65
    Sat.-Sun. & Holidays: $75
  • Green Fees (Residents)
  • Black Course
    Weekdays (18 Holes): $65
    Weekdays (Twilight): $39
    Weekends (18 Holes): $75
    Weekends (Twilight): $45
    Senior Citizens and Juniors (Weekdays): $42
    Seniors Citizens and Juniors (Twilight): $25
  • No Show Fee
  • $15 per player
  • Pull Carts
  • $5.00 + $5 deposit (tax included) and driver license. Sold at the Driving Range.
  • Reservation Fee
  • $5 per player
  • Cancellation Fee
  • $5 per player

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