Bethpage State Park -The Blue, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Farmingdale, New York.
The Blue Course was one of the three Beth page 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. The Blue course is Bethpage's second most challenging course, second only to the Black. Most of the greens, as on the other courses are heavily bunkered and elevated.
Forward tees: Par 72, Yardage 6,158, Slope 118, Rating 72
Regulation tees: Par 72, Yardage 6,406, Slope 122, Rating 70.9
Champion tees: Par 72, Yardage 7,366, Slope 124, Rating 76.6
Course Rates: Reservation Fee $4 Weekday Fee (18 Holes) $31 Weekend Fee (18 Holes) $36
$41 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, July 2013 at 8am
First tee time was 9:00 am and ours was 9:40 am - we were either fifth or sixth group out. Granted it was already 89 degrees at tee time and we finished the front 9 in just over two hours, but the back nine took over three hours. The group in front of us had two walkers and by the 10th hole they were one hole behind and by the 14th hole over two holes behind. The heat may have slowed their walking, but they took forever addressing the ball and putting.... Pace of play is always the problem, but they never have rangers out trying to improve pace of play......!
$36 (cart not included), played on Thursday, September 2010 at 6am
The Blue Course is second only to the Black. Length, hills, elevated, well protected greens make the Blue very challenging test. This being said the pace of play can be excruciatingky slow. We do not play the Blue, unless we are in the first 3 out and we know the 2 groups in front of us.
$46 (cart not included), played on Saturday, July 2009 at 10am
$36 (cart not included), played on Saturday, January 2008 at 10am
Expect to pay close to $70 for greenfees (1) and a cart (good for 2). Get to this public course early and choose any of the five courses (they are all respectable). Expect to wait more than an hour to be able to play. Food in the club house is good and there is a driving range. The pace of play on all the courses is slow (5+hours). The par threes on the Blue are more difficult than the famous Black course.
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