Bethpage State Park is best known for its five world-class golf courses, including the world-renowned Black Course which was the site of the U.S. Open Championship in 2002 and 2009, the Barclays in 2012 and 2016, the PGA Championship in 2019 and will host the 2025 Ryder Cup. Visitors also flock to the park to use the park's picnic facilities, playing fields, tennis courts, bridle paths, hiking and biking trails and cross-county skiing trails.
Bethpage State Park houses a restaurant and catering facilities, a Golf Pro Shop and driving range.
For information about Bethpage State Park Golf Course, please call (516) 249-0700.
Find out more about park permits.
Bethpage State has two pavilions. Prices range from $200 to $250 and can accommodate up to 250 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com. Find out more about picnic pavilion reservations and view the options available: Eagle Pavilion, Bluebird Pavilion.
Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).
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 website.
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.