Because the Black course is "The Black Course," few are lucky enough to have experienced Tillinghast's next-door gem called Bethpage Red. Long-time host of the Long Island Open, The Red course is actually preferred by many over the Black and has incredible architecture throughout. Arguably the strongest collection of Par-4s on all of Long Island, the Red is a balanced challenge that is the ultimate definition of old style parkland golf. While the Black course is both majestic and brutally hard, the Red is more interesting than the Black and has more memorable holes as well in my opinion. I am not saying the Red is "better" than the Black, but you will never find a person playing the Red who does not think it's an awesome course. It’s such a shame that so few golf course architecture lovers take the time to play it.
Date: December 01, 2020