I had the honour of participating in the 15th Annual Harlem YMCA Charity Golf Classic on Monday, 29 September, and it was truly a great event. Yawn. Seller of Travel Ref. The blue course which people consider Bethpage's 3'rd most challenging course. View an interactive course map and hole-by-hole layout. Tillinghast, the Green golf course opened in 1923. Don't know how many square miles it is , but it's huge ! At 200 yards, the 11th hole is the longest par 3 at Bethpage Blue and another strong hole. Golf Course in Farmingdale, NY Greens were so true and consistent, which made getting to them very motivating with our best ball foursome who came in at 9-under, no bogey golf and captured 2nd place. Its the kind of course I usually score well on but never enjoy it. A view from Bethpage State Park Golf Course. Tillinghast-designed Blue Course at Bethpage State Park features a tale of two nines.. Locals rank the front nine as one of the toughest stretches among the five golf courses at Bethpage, meaning if you can survive it relatively unscathed, you've got a chance for a really good score overall with an easier back nine. Bethpage Blue will never be mistaken for the Black, and it fails to challenge the Red Course from start to finish, but it does feature what many consider one of the toughest front nines on Long Island. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Later Bethpage Blue would host my first and last round as a member of a competitive golf team, a trainwreck of a performance that would make Jean Van De Velde look away in fright. FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- First opened in 1935 along with the Red Course, the A.W. View an interactive course map and hole-by-hole layout. This is a truly excellent hole with an intimidating teeshot to an elevated fairway that slides right. So if you don’t know, blue is an original Tillinghast course. Tillinghast/Alfred H. Tull, ASGCA, the Blue golf course opened in 1935. In order to reach the green in regulation, you need to cut the corner somewhat, but those who fall short will lose their ball in the trees. Hole Descriptions: Most people remotely familiar with golf have probably heard of Bethpage Black, but most casual observers might not be aware that Bethpage has five public golf courses. Personally from a golf perspective the Blue was a great course with very challenging distances to conquer.The starter was genuinely a very nice gentleman. Bethpage golf course a public gem, great pro shop staff. The mobile planner is a GPS-enabled planner designed for smartphones and tablets. Bethpage State Park director of agronomy Andrew Wilson, right, and his wife, Delphine Tseng. General Information: 516-249-0701 This approach once again plays over a valley to a perched back-to-front sloped green. Also bring an extra old beat up sand wedge. Farmingdale, NY 18 Hole Golf Course Year Built: 1935 Architect: A.W.Tillinghast Description: The Blue is a course that rarely lets up. these guys have maybe swung clubs 2-3 times in their life. The course rating is 69.8 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Rye grass. Although not nearly as dramatic as the Black or even the Red, the Blue Course holds it own with some very strong holes and more challenge than I expected. However, there is certainly something to be said for the wow factor of the clubhouse and walking over to the Black Course and looking down 1 fairway and 18 green. "Tricky front nine, easier back - S L O W on weekends." When we asked about that we were told to send the governor a note.I would strongly recommend the Blue and from the look any Bethpage course for the golf but check your feelings in the trunk as the employees will surely trample it . Bethpage State Park-Red Course, Golf Course reviews, contact information, hole details, maps, and weather. Helpful. Located in suburban Long Island in close proximity to New York City, Bethpage is a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses, including the world-renowned Black Course. Also at this facility. The food at the restaurant is great too. We were not aware that the shortest length was over 6000 and having women in the group made it a very rough day to the length. Designed by Devereaux Emmet/A.W. General Comments: The Bethpage complex is huge, but the clubhouse and practice facilities are fairly average with a short, matted driving range and two small putting greens. A tiny green guarded by a massive bunker left is all there is to this otherwise uneventful hole. On the Blue you had better bring your big gun game or take dead aim on the greens and make the most of one putt greens. The Blue course was fine, but nothing to write home about. The fairway to the left of the tree is basically non-existent and there’s an awkward patch of dirt to the right of the tree that allows you to cut the corner. Tillinghast (1935), Alfred Tull (1958, Redesign) Location: Farmingdale, New York History: Bethpage Blue was the first A.W. This one-shotter also plays over a giant valley to a large, elevated green defended by a bunker short left. Book your green fee, view upcoming events, golf course reviews, weather forecast, nearby hotels and more. In fact, if given the choice, I would play any of the Bethpage Courses - over and over - except the Blue. The course was in perfect condition tee to green and the green were in great shape. #6 is a sharp and long dogleg left over tress as well. When I was working in New York for a month, I had a random afternoon off and decided to trek out to Bethpage to see what tee-time I could get last minute. Tee boxes are definitely not female friendly on most holes. A view from a tee at Bethpage State Park Golf Course, A view from Blue at Bethpage State Park Golf Course, Add a Golf Advisor ratings badge to your website, Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course, Yellow at Bethpage State Park Golf Course, Eagle Golf Package at Rock Barn Golf & Spa, Escape to Borrego and stay at our beautiful “House on the Hill". Tillinghast course to open at Bethpage State Park, predating the Red Course by several months and the fearsome Black Course by a year. Did golf fans cross the line at Bethpage Black? Tx Harlem YMCA & Beth Page Blue...:-). Cigarettes everywhere, as well as sunflower seeds. The fairways are fairly wide but present better spots to set up your second shots. It was designed by Devereux Emmet, with improvements made by Tillinghast when he was designing the Blue, Red and Black courses. Opens and the 2019 PGA Championship and future site of the 2025 Ryder Cup; the Robert Trent Jones-designed Green Lakes, James Baird and Montauk Downs courses; the championship course at Saratoga Spa and many more! I understand this is a muni but you can’t be giving first timers lessons like that unless it’s twilight. 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. Tillinghast (1935), Alfred Tull (1958, Redesign). 360+ par 4 dogleg right that goes down into a gully. Bethpage State Park Golf. The course rating is 69.8 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Rye grass. No. For $43 (walking), you get a course that's better than most munis and daily fee courses in the country, has history, plenty of challenge and is in one of the best golf settings in the country. Other than that, great round with great people spent on a beautiful Saturday weather. He’s one of the few who aren’t rude. The front nine are considered very challenging, with an easier back nine to finish a round of golf. Conditions: 7/10, Like the Red Course, the Blue is a little rough around the edges but in overall good shape. This approach plays to a slightly back-to-front sloped green guarded by three bunkers short and on either side. Today one guy threw no less than 18 butts on the tee box, fairway and green. An original Tillinghast, the 387 yard 15th hole is a strong par 4 with a tight fairway lined by a crossbunker down the right at 230 yards. Bethpage State Park was developed from an estate owned by the Yoakum family and other properties. Located in suburban Long Island in close proximity to New York City, Bethpage is a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses, including the world-renowned Black Course. This is an absolutely brutal hole from start to finish beginning with a tough teeshot to a fairway that slides hard left at about 240 yards. The front is very difficult - almost equal to The Black in terms of its challenges. Jimmy Lee manages the course as the Manager. The greens roll true and the bunkers, fairways, and teeboxes are usually well-maintained. On #13 - in '96 or '97, I holed out my 7-iron from the fairway for an eagle 2 - my first. 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 2024. In 1960, it was redesigned by Alfred Tull to provide room for the Yellow Course. He threw his first in the first tee box right in front of the starter which said nothing. The 13th hole is a shorter par 4 at 362 yards. As I said above they had to re-route and redesign blue. ST41832. Course was in beautiful condition. That being said - The Blue is still a fantastic golf experience. Bethpage Blue was a great course to be introduced to golf on the east coast. 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. It was not nearly as beautiful as I had been told. There’s potential for a big number on this hole that again feels like something you’d see on the Black. The tee boxes were not in great shape, and the cart paths were a joke. Welcome! Tee                           Par         Yardage         Rating          Slope, Back                        72           6693              72.3               130, Middle                     72           6426              71.1               127, Forward                   72          5782              74.3               126. Opens and the 2019 PGA Championship and future site of the 2025 Ryder Cup; the Robert Trent Jones-designed Green Lakes, James Baird and Montauk Downs courses; the championship course at Saratoga Spa and many more! Many tee shots require force carries and over saddles and gullies. At just 473 yards, the 12th hole is the shortest par 5 at Bethpage Blue. It is ranked among the best public golf courses in the world, and it it considered one of the best courses of any type in the United States. Verdict: Although not nearly as dramatic or architecturally pure as Bethpage Black or Red, the Blue Course is another solid public offering at the legendary Bethpage State Park. Upon our arrival to the first tee he was pleasant and calming to our beginning of the round and that was nice due to the first few steps you go through to play at Bethpage are not in any way customer friendly. Tillinghast/Alfred H. Tull, ASGCA, the Blue golf course opened in 1935. Second only to the 18 holes on the Black layout at the five-course Bethpage State Park complex, the Red course is known to some as “Baby Black,” giving ample indication of the challenge that awaits here. While the greens are tame like the other courses at Bethpage, I can count at least nine elevated greens with a whopping seven of these requiring a carry over a valley. "Tricky front nine, easier back - S L O W on weekends." The staff at the pro shop are amazing, bought a lot of neat souvenirs. From here, the fairway drops severely with a patch of rough and then rises towards another back-to-front sloped perched green. Copyright 2020 Golf Advisor. Those who stray far offline will need to contend with fescue and sporadic trees. Bethpage State Park-Red Course, Golf Course reviews, contact information, hole details, maps, and weather. From the fairway, this approach plays at least one club extra to an elevated green guarded by a false front and bunkers on either side. Jimmy Lee manages the course as the Manager. Also, I was disappointed in the optics of the course. 18 Hole Golf Course Year Built: 1935 Architect: A.W.Tillinghast. The course has some cool holes like the short par 5 #4 which asks you to go over the trees. Almost 100% recovered from green aeration. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Just playing the Blue Course almost makes you want to move to Long Island. The Yellow, with a few steep slopes, is considered by many to be the easiest of the five courses. Course Name: Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Blue Course, Designer: A.W. It takes days of mental preparation and the walk alone makes you sore for the next week. The first thing you notice about Bethpage Black once you arrive is the size of the facility, Bethpage has 5 golf courses with the Black course being the most famous. This is a pretty hole with two deep but contrasting bunkers short and right of a back-to-front sloped green. Our Mission is to properly prepare families when they need assistance. Tillinghast and are certainly worth a play at some of the best prices in golf. The other courses, however, are courses I could rotate through every day. Date of experience: March 2020. Bethpage State Park - Blue Bethpage State Park-Blue If you like to have 3 groups on every par 3 on a tough front 9. Another issue is the people that play blue. The organization & event were 5-Star and the Blue course was in amazing condition. Yes we are just normal everyday hacks but we take golf seriously and enjoy it but it took awhile to settle into our round of golf after our greeting upon arrival. The course rating is 72.2 and it has a slope rating of 126 on Rye grass. Everyone told me that all of the Bethpage courses were very nice, but I will have to respectfully disagree. Today I saw a guy giving two people swing lessons on the first tee. I actually like this starter. The Black course opened in 1936 and was designed by AW Tillinghast who also designed the Red and Blue courses . This green is large, back-to-front sloped and guarded by bunkers left, right, and long. This hole plays slightly uphill and to the right and features a very generous fairway that runs out at about 250 yards. With a challenging array of par 3’s, 4’s and 5’s it is the most challenging course besides the Black. Don't know how many square miles it is , but it's huge ! I wouldn't make a trip to play the Blue like I would for the Black or the Red, but I found the course enjoyable to play. You play through and over valleys and undulating fairways. The first thing you notice about Bethpage Black once you arrive is the size of the facility, Bethpage has 5 golf courses with the Black course being the most famous. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR. Playing the course for the first time might surprise mid to high handicappers how tough this track could really play. Bethpage's Green course (originally the Lennox Hill Country Club) was absorbed into the State Park in 1932, and as such is the original Bethpage layout. We found one reason maybe they discourage women playing is the lack or on course restrooms…the Blue has none other than the turn. This lengthy hole plays as a tree-lined dogleg right with the dogleg occurring at only about 175 yards. At a lengthy 565 yards, the par 5 8th hole is by far the longest on the course. Pace of the round was just under 6 hours which made a beautiful day of golf much less enjoyable. Bethpage Blue was a great course to be introduced to golf on the east coast. While treelined on the teeshot, this hole opens up nicely after the dogleg with a slightly uphill approach to a large green guarded by bunkers on either side. Value: 8/10, The prices at Bethpage State Park are very un-New York and the Blue Course is especially great because out-of-staters pay the same rates as New Yorkers at $38 to walk weekdays and $43 to walk weekends. Bethpage's Green course (originally the Lennox Hill Country Club) was absorbed into the State Park in 1932, and as such is the original Bethpage layout. Anything worse than par here will be very detrimental. Bethpage State Park, a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses including the world-renowned Black Course. Located in suburban Long Island in close proximity to New York City, Bethpage is a mecca for public golf featuring five 18-hole regulation golf courses, including the world-renowned Bethpage … I felt it was more rude and stupid and antiquated and very frustrating. We aim to give you the most useful golf course planners and visualization tools available today. Bethpage State Park Golf Course. Second only to the 18 holes on the Black layout at the five-course Bethpage State Park complex, the Red course is known to some as “Baby Black,” giving ample indication of the challenge that awaits here. Google Earth Fly-Over of Bethpage Red Course Detailed Maps and Yardage Charts: https://www.provisualizer.com/courses/bethpagered.php Bethpage State Park has something for everyone except a pool ! This approach will be somewhat blind to an elevated green guarded by a deep bunker short left. Bethpage State Park has something for everyone except a pool ! I would certainly recommend going to Bethpage, but I would pony up for the Red and/or Black Courses instead. Some of the holes are nice but straightforward and simple. TEE TIMES Bethpage State Park Golf Course Book A Tee Time NYS Resident Pricing Out of state pricing New York State RESIDENTS Green Fees Green, Blue, & Yellow However, a bunch of its holes were borrowed for a newer yellow course which then forced some new blue holes to be squeezed in. Bethpage Black will take center stage in the golf world at the 101st PGA Championship, and deservedly so. Courses: Five Major championships on the Black Course: 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open What’s on deck: 101st PGA Championship, May 16-19, 2019; 45th Ryder Cup, 2024 Andrew Wilson grew up in a mixed borough household. Upon arriving, I discovered the Black Course was closed for the day. Tillinghast’s original 17th featured the current-day green but used the 11th green as a teebox, resulting in a more diagonal, longer par 3. Courses were spreading out tee times from eight-minute intervals to 15. Played on 9/9/17. joeN7773SL wrote a review Oct 2019. After playing the Blue Course, my impression was a positive one. The course is very long. A swing by Bethpage Park saw at least 100 cars in the lot with the Green, Yellow and Blue courses open. Our Vision is to be the # 1 Trusted Document Management Consulting Group. 3 out of 4 par 3s are exactly the same. 100 YEARS OF TRADITION. Fortunately, the course is very walkable, although you will get a workout going up and down the hills to elevated greens. At just 493 yards, the downhill par 5 4th hole offers an excellent scoring opportunity for the first time at Bethpage Blue. Trees run down the left the entire way while a large bunker lines the right fairway at 250 yards. Some of the best courses and golf values in New York can be found within state parks, including the famed Black Course at Bethpage State Park -- site of two previous U.S. Tull’s new teebox plays 175 yards and features a more direct angle over the valley. All rights reserved. Where: Farmingdale, N.Y. "Its a public course" id rather go further east to play better courses with a 4 hour max pace. At 432 yards, this long, straightaway par 4 plays level with trees lining both sides. Some of the slopes are fairly steep. Discover Red Course at Bethpage State Park Golf in Farmingdale, United States. Fescue was blooming but doesn't come into play as much as the black and red course. Jimmy Lee manages the course as the Manager. The 18-hole Blue course at the Bethpage State Park Golf Course facility in Farmingdale, features 6,684 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Tee: White (6,085 - Par 71) The Yellow Course was opened for play in 1958. For the fist sized boulders in the bunker on the right of 6. The Bethpage Black Course is a public golf course at Bethpage State Park on Long Island, New York.Opened in 1936, it was designed by Bethpage State Park superintendent Joseph H. Burbeck, who was also responsible for the park’s Blue and Red Courses in the mid-1930s. Designed by A.W. Read more. While a beautiful hole, the final two one-shotters also play over a valley and become a bit repetitive. So let me start by saying I enjoy all the Bethpage courses. Tillinghast, the Green golf course opened in 1923. While Bethpage Black is one of my favorite courses, this was probably for the better because the fearsome Black Course is not simply somewhere you play on a whim. Enjoy an aerial view of each hole, GPS distance, yardage book and more. Bethpage State Park . The final par 5 at Bethpage Blue is another Tillinghast original in the 501 yard 16th. “Had the Black course never been built, the Red, with its many strong doglegged holes, might have received similar acclaim,” commented Tom Doak in The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses. 690 likes. Whereas Tull seamlessly edited the 17th to make it so that the casual observer wouldn’t notice the changes, the closing hole is quite awkward like the 9th (although not quite such an abomination). The mobile planner is a GPS-enabled planner designed for smartphones and tablets. A number of holes, especially on the front nine, are angled and set up in ways to make you choose different shot types. The challenge, conditioning, and tremendous value make it a strong choice for those of all golfing abilities to enjoy on a regular basis. The resultant course is considered the third or fourth best at Bethpage, firmly behind the Black and Red. Tillinghast-designed Blue Course at Bethpage State Park features a tale of two nines.. Locals rank the front nine as one of the toughest stretches among the five golf courses at Bethpage, meaning if you can survive it relatively unscathed, you've got a chance for a really good score overall with an easier back nine. Course Name: Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Blue Course Designer: A.W. Tillinghast course to open at Bethpage State Park, predating the Red Course by several months and the fearsome Black Course by a year. While the hole has changed substantially, this is an original Tillinghast back-to-front sloped green with bunkers on either side. Discover Blue Course at Bethpage State Park Golf in Farmingdale, United States. There are actually five public golf courses within Bethpage State Park, run by the State of New York.But the Black Course is the famous one. The course is walkable although there are some steep elevations and valleys. The back is quite easy - not that I am inclined to shoot a 36 on the back mind you. Enjoy an aerial view of each hole, GPS distance, yardage book and more. Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, NY. Bethpage Black inspires muni golf in America, PGA Tee to Green: Difficult 15th hole of Bethpage Black, Municipal Madness: Renovations pay off for these American munis. Tillinghast course to open at Bethpage State Park, predating the Red Course by several months and the fearsome Black Course by a year. The Blue Course was one of the three courses designed by Tillinghast. The opening hole is a Tillinghast original, but truthfully isn’t one of the more memorable holes on the course. Bethpage Golf Course Story. Courses near Bethpage State Park-Blue. Brief consultation was also provided by noted golf architect A. W. Tillinghast. While the championship Black is clearly the best and the one to play as a tourist, all five courses were touched by famed architect A.W. View an interactive course map and hole-by-hole layout. How many people can say their home course has five nice tracks and they aren’t $100 plus rounds. UNLIMITED rounds of golf over three days, and two nights lodging in one of our 4-bedroom Stay & Play luxury townhomes, including access to fine dining for dinner at Champs and Rockers. This is by far the worst design on the course and quite frankly one of the worst holes I’ve ever played. No further description needed as this course is a world-renowned golf course and is on every golfer’s bucketlist. 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd, Farmingdale, New York 11735, Nassau County, WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. While the 4th and 5th provide good scoring opportunities, the excellent 6th hole is a deserving number 1 handicap as a 462 yard par 4! Bethpage State Park is one of the most popular and cherished public parks in the nation. That’s where my love for the course ends. Shame because the rangers don't care. There’s easy 9 hole courses nearby. 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. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd Farmingdale, NY 516.249.0700 Visit Website Those who play a hook can leave just a pitch in by cutting the dogleg left corner, but the majority of golfers will need to lay-up off this tee. 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. All members of your playing group have to be there when you pay even if one person is paying for all (someone thinks that makes sense). Golf Course in Farmingdale, NY The lush green courses, bountiful trees, and weather conditions were great to see and offered new challenges to an already challenging game. It’s a very boring course. At a lengthy 451 yards, the 2nd hole is a beast but isn’t even the longest par 4 on the front! The Bethpage Black Course is a public golf course at Bethpage State Park on Long Island, New York.Opened in 1936, it was designed by Bethpage State Park superintendent Joseph H. Burbeck, who was also responsible for the park's Blue and Red Courses in the mid-1930s. See 36 photos and 4 tips from 398 visitors to Bethpage State Park - Blue Course. Back 9 is a bit easier than the front. Running along the edge of the property, this sweeping dogleg right plays even shorter than its distance from an elevated teebox. The scorecard is based on the tee, pin and target positions shown on the map. Google Earth Fly-Over of Bethpage Red Course Detailed Maps and Yardage Charts: https://www.provisualizer.com/courses/bethpagered.php Course Name: Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Blue Course Designer: A.W. Our group played the Blue on a beautiful spring day. Our Mission is to properly prepare families when they need assistance. I don’t think it’s at all a stretch to say the 4-4-3 opening stretch at the Blue Course is more challenging than that on the Black! Excellent course the only negative part of the course are the flagsticks not knowing if the hole is front, middle or back because the flagstick are always blue. I loved the Red Course a few summers ago and wanted to try the Blue Course next, as I’d heard it’s the third best of the group. Just because it's 3rd on the rank of Bethpage courses, don't discount Blue. Book your green fee, view upcoming events, golf course reviews, weather forecast, nearby hotels and more. This long, skinny hole features plenty of danger on both sides the entire way with bunkers at 200 yards on the left and bunkers at 270 yards on both sides. Maybe others think their ways are quaint and stoic. The 18-hole Green course at the Bethpage State Park Golf Course facility in Farmingdale, features 6,262 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. Then it seems that Bethpage courses are all very long and maybe they don’t desire shorter hitters. The 18-hole Blue course at the Bethpage State Park Golf Course facility in Farmingdale, features 6,684 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Just makes for a really frustrating day, If people running this facility continue to allow gambling passing off money into each others hands on these courses slowing up the entire course I'm gonna start knocking people out. While certainly reachable, this hole features a somewhat awkward semi-blind teeshot to a fairway turning left at 220 yards. 9-hole, twilight, senior, and junior discounts are available as well, and make this one of the best values around! B ethpage Golf Course is one of the most popular and cherished golf courses in the nation. Bethpage Black Golf Course information,pictures and videos It’s like they don’t care about their course. 175 yard shot with a carry over a gully and two protective bunkers. Then you are allowed to proceed to get your gold cart (if you choose to ride) and see the court jesters to grant you permission to obtain on of them as well. The Blue Course was one of the three courses designed by Tillinghast. While Tull created some great holes, there are definitely shots on the Blue that feel a bit off because of his reconfiguration. Some of the best courses and golf values in New York can be found within state parks, including the famed Black Course at Bethpage State Park -- site of two previous U.S.