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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.

Forward
Par 72
Slope 118
Rating 72
Yardage 6158
Regulation
Par 72
Slope 122
Rating 70.9
Yardage 6406
Championship
Par 72
Slope 124
Rating 71.7
Yardage 6638
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.

Forward
Par 71
Slope 124
Rating 73.5
Yardage 5866
Regulation
Par 71
Slope 121
Rating 69.5
Yardage 6124
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.

Regulation
Par 71
Slope 140
Rating 73.1
Yardage 6684
Championship
Par 71
Slope 148
Rating 76.6
Yardage 7366
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.

Forward
Par 70
Slope 126
Rating 75
Yardage 6206
Regulation
Par 70
Slope 124
Rating 71.2
Yardage 6555
Championship
Par 70
Slope 127
Rating 72.2
Yardage 7014
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.

Forward
Par 71
Slope 122
Rating 71.7
Yardage 5839
Regulation
Par 71
Slope 119
Rating 68.6
Yardage 6085
Championship
Par 71
Slope 120
Rating 69.4
Yardage 6324
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