New York Black Beauty

One of the best public golf courses in the world, Bethpage Black will play host to the 2019 PGA Championship

Located in Long Island, New York, Bethpage Black is the ultimate test in golf. Stretching out to just under 7,500 yards, the par-71 course has narrow fairways, long rough, strategically placed bunkers, and narrow greens, adding up to one of the most difficult tracks in the world.

Bethpage is one of five 18-hole courses at Bethpage State Park, making this Long Island destination the perfect East Coast golf getaway. Rich in history, Bethpage Black opened in 1936 and was designed by noted golf architect A. W. Tillinghast. Fast-forward to next year when the course will serve as host to the 2019 PGA Championship, after hosting the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens as well as the 2012 and 2016 Barclays tournament (now known as The Northern Trust).

Bethpage’s rolling hills and sand traps make for a breathtaking and challenging course

Interesting Facts About Bethpage Black

Bethpage has been ranked 26th Best Golf Course, sixth Toughest Course in America, and fifth Greatest Public Golf Course.

On average, 300,000 rounds are played annually on the five courses.

In 2002, Bethpage Black became the first publicly owned and operated golf course to host the U.S. Open.

Past winners at Bethpage Black include Lucas Glover, Nick Watney, and Tiger Woods.