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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

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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, the Barclays in 2012 and 2016, the PGA Championship in 2019, and will host the Ryder Cup in 2025.

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.

Visit the Bethpage Pro Shop for information on private instruction, group lessons, junior golf camp, clinics, merchandise and more. 

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

Welcome Ryder Cup 2025!
New York State Parks is proud to welcome the 2025 Ryder Cup to New York State, hosted at Bethpage State Park. The world-renowned Bethpage Black will host golf’s pre-eminent event for the first time in September 2025, joining Oak Hill County Club (1995) in Rochester as the only courses in New York State to host the Ryder Cup.

This time, the Cup stays here.

For more information, visit the Ryder Cup websiteLeaving New York State Parks.

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 125
Rating 69.0
Yardage 5736
Par 72
Slope 127
Rating 71.1
Yardage 6426
Par 72
Slope 130
Rating 72.3
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 123
Rating 67.6
Yardage 5387
Par 71
Slope 127
Rating 68.9
Yardage 6096
Par 71
Slope 129
Rating 70.2
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 U.S. Open Championships in 2002 and 2009, The Barclays in 2012 and 2016, and the PGA Championship in 2019, and will be hosting the Ryder Cup in 2024. 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 144
Rating 71.4
Yardage 6220
Par 71
Slope 148
Rating 74.2
Yardage 6704
Par 71
Slope 155
Rating 77.5
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 120
Rating 69.2
Yardage 5777
Par 70
Slope 127
Rating 71.9
Yardage 6555
Par 70
Slope 133
Rating 74.4
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 116
Rating 67.1
Yardage 5401
Par 71
Slope 118
Rating 68.6
Yardage 6055
Par 71
Slope 120
Rating 69.6
Yardage 6288

Hours of Operation

  • 2024 Clubhouse Hours, Tee Time & Sunset, Sunrise Schedule 
  • Black Course:  Weather Permitting, Open April 13th to November 11th. Closed Mondays (except holidays)
  • Red Course: Weather Permitting, Open March 30th to December 1st 
  • Green Course:  Weather Permitting, Open March 16th to December 1st
  • Blue Course & Yellow Course:  Weather Permitting, Open March 30th to December 1st

    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:
    Open 4/1 - 11/26/23
    Closed 11/27/23 - 3/31/24
  • Golf Pro Shop (call 516-249-4040 to confirm):
    March 2 - March 22 - 7:00am
    March 23 - April 5 - 6:30am
    April 6 – April 19 - 6:00am
    April 20 - April 26 - 5:30am
    April 27 - May 3 - 5:00am
    May 4 - August 11 - 4:30am
    August 12 - September 8 - 5:00am
    September 9 - September 29 - 5:30am
    September 30 - October 27 - 6:00am
    October 28 - November 11 - 6:30am
    November 12 - February 28 - 7:00am
    First Tee Off between 6:30am - 8:00am depending on season.

  • Food Services: Refreshment stands on the golf courses are open at various times throughout the year.
  • Golf Cart Rental: Year round - weather permitting

    Golf carts are permitted on the Red, Blue, Green and Yellow courses.
    Last cart rented approx. 1 hour prior to sunset.
  • The Heritage Club at Bethpage The Public House
    Breakfast: 6 am - 11:30 am, Daily
    Lunch: 11:30 am - 6 pm, Daily
    Breakfast: 5:30 am - 11:30 am, Daily
    Lunch: 11:30 am - 6 pm, Daily
    Breakfast: 7:30 am - 11:30 am, Daily
    Lunch: 11:30 am - 5 pm, Daily
    Breakfast: Closed
    Lunch: 11:30 am - 5 pm (if courses are open)
  • The Heritage Club at Bethpage Bar
    April - May: 11:30 am - 7 pm
    June - September: 11:30 am - 9 pm
    October - November: 11:30 am - 6 pm
    December - March: 11:30 am to 4 pm
  • Annex: 4/15/23 - 11/26/23
    Red Refreshment Stand: 4/15/23 - 11/26/23
    Green Refreshment Stand: 4/15/23 - 11/26/23
    Black Refreshment Stand: 4/15/23 - 11/26/23
    Opens approx. 2 hours after first tee time and closes approx. 90 minutes prior to last tee time.

Fees & Rates

  • All courses
  • Discount for New York State Juniors (17 and under) everyday.
    Discount for New York State Senior Citizens (62 and over) Monday - Friday only, excluding holidays.
    Must present valid NYS drivers license or NYS non-driver identification card to receive discount.
  • Club Rentals Through Pro Shop
  • $60 for TaylorMade clubs; ID and credit card held at Pro Shop, returned when clubs are returned. 
  • Driving Range
  • $7 per small bucket of balls - approx. 60
    $10 per large bucket of balls - approx. 75
  • Electric Cart
  • 18 Holes: $40
    9 Holes: $28
    Twilight: $30
    Senior Cart: $35 (Monday-Friday excluding holidays)
    Single Rider Cart: $30
  • Gift Cards
  • Gift Cards available (all denominations)
  • Golf Lessons Through Pro Shop
  • Please visit the Pro Shop website for lesson prices.
  • 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 (Weekdays, excluding holidays 18 Holes): $25
    Senior Citizens (Weekdays, excluding holidays 9 Holes): $15
    Senior Citizens (Weekday, excluding holidays Twilight): $15
    Juniors (Weekdays 18 Holes): $25
    Juniors (Weekdays 9 Holes): $15
    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): $90
    Weekdays (Twilight): $55
    Weekends (18 Holes): $100
    Weekends (Twilight): $60
  • Green Fees (non-NYS resident)
  • Black Course
    Weekdays (18 Holes): $140
    Weekdays (Twilight): $88
    Weekends (18 Holes): $160
    Weekends (Twilight): $100
  • Green Fees (Residents)
  • Red Course
    Weekdays (18 Holes): $43
    Weekdays (Twilight): $26
    Weekends (18 Holes): $48
    Weekends (Twilight): $29
    Senior Citizens (Weekdays, excluding holidays): $28
    Senior Citizens (Weekdays, excluding holidays, Twilight): $17
    Juniors (Weekdays): $28
    Juniors (Twilight): $17

    Outing Fees (additional fees may apply)
    Weekdays: $65
    Sat.-Sun. & Holidays: $75
  • Green Fees (Residents)
  • Black Course
    Weekdays (18 Holes): $70
    Weekdays (Twilight): $44
    Weekends (18 Holes): $80
    Weekends (Twilight): $50
    Senior Citizens (Weekdays, excluding holidays): $47
    Senior Citizens (Weekdays, excluding holidays, Twilight): $30
    Juniors (Weekdays): $47
    Juniors (Twilight): $30
  • No Show Fee
  • $15 per player
  • Pull Carts
  • $7.00 and ID. ID returned when handle is returned. Sold at Pro Shop. 
  • Reservation Fee
  • $5 per player
  • Cancellation Fee
  • $15 per player if cancelled within 12 hours of tee time.

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