Ranking the Top 30 Golf Courses in the U.S.

30. Bethpage (Black)

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Course Location: Farmingdale, New York

Imagine walking up to the 1st tee of a course for the first time and seeing a sign that reads, “Only for highly skilled golfers.” For many, seeing those words would be an instant invitation to turn around before you lose all the balls in your bag. But at The Black, golfers brace themselves for one of the most exhilarating rounds of their lives. Located in New York, Bethpage Black features uphill par-4s, gigantic bunkers that stump the world’s greatest players, and one of the country’s most iconic par-5s (4th).

The course has played host to the U.S. Open twice (2002, 2009) — ’02 won by Tiger Woods — and recently hosted the PGA Championship in 2019 (with Brooks Koepka coming out on top). If you aren’t a New York resident, playing a round will cost you $150.