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rwill522rwill522  181WRX Points: 62Members Posts: 181
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I hear Bethpage is doing away with the phone reservation system. Anyone have any info on the new system and when it may be in place?
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  • MaitriMikeMaitriMike  1593WRX Points: 110Members Posts: 1,593
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    I'm curious too. I wonder if they're open tomorrow as I might stop by for a round.
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  • BenzoBenzo  1576WRX Points: 126Handicap: 2Members Posts: 1,576
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    What is taking it’s place?
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  • sailfishchrissailfishchris Long Island NY 979WRX Points: 188Handicap: 4Members, ClubWRX Posts: 979
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    Sounds like they are putting a new phone system in place. The old system had problems. If you play there enough you may have heard some of the stories
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    Gotta get to this place this year.... lived in upstate NY for 3 years now and still haven't made it to Bethpage.... image/censored2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':censored2:' />
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    To date i havent Had any issues making a time with the old system. Hopefully the update is an improvement and not a step backward in ease of booking...
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  • rwill522rwill522  181WRX Points: 62Members Posts: 181
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    I hear it's going to be a computer system. Unconfirmed

    I play there all the time and never had an issue with the phone system. I guess we'll see
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    05LMBVette wrote:


    Gotta get to this place this year.... lived in upstate NY for 3 years now and still haven't made it to Bethpage.... image/censored2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':censored2:' />




    You're missing out on some good cheap golf, though, come on a weekday as weekends are pretty slow. And I recommend any of the courses, in this order, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow. Though I have come to appreciate yellow and green very much since my game can fluctuate and I can suck very badly. Enjoy and definitely tell us stories once you visit.


    Schnee wrote:


    To date i havent Had any issues making a time with the old system. Hopefully the update is an improvement and not a step backward in ease of booking...

    rwill522 wrote:


    I hear it's going to be a computer system. Unconfirmed



    I play there all the time and never had an issue with the phone system. I guess we'll see




    I never had issues either but they maybe upgrading due to the large influx of people calling at the set times and pretty much destroying the system for the first 20-30 minutes. It's pretty much a crap shoot to get early times on any of the courses.
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  • WillMK5WillMK5  438WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 438
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    The other issue is the employees inside reserve times and then sell them at a premium for prime times. Maybe this will do away with it.
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    Hopefully they can fix the log jam when advance times open up. Two months can't pass by soon enough. Anybody want to give this new system a whirl when the course opens and get a game together?
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    WillMK5 wrote:


    The other issue is the employees inside reserve times and then sell them at a premium for prime times. Maybe this will do away with it.




    No wonder I can never get a time that early....
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    I’ve booked/played there numerous times, 30 plus calls to get through but always got a time. Earliest was 10:30. Would be nice to be able to get out there early morning and then be able to play a second course there in the afternoon.
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  • aue21aue21  619WRX Points: 89Members Posts: 619
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    As far as the employees selling tee times might be far fetched, it hasn’t been that easy to do that for along time.... it supposed to be a computer system that will start in a couple of weeks...
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    aue21 wrote:
    As far as the employees selling tee times might be far fetched, it hasn’t been that easy to do that for along time.... it supposed to be a computer system that will start in a couple of weeks...




    Not far fetched, I’m speaking from experience.
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  • chas521chas521  1172WRX Points: 128Members Posts: 1,172
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    Yes!!!! You guys ARE correct. The employees DO grab the earlier times and sell them.
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  • aue21aue21  619WRX Points: 89Members Posts: 619
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    Ok if you say so....
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  • sailfishchrissailfishchris Long Island NY 979WRX Points: 188Handicap: 4Members, ClubWRX Posts: 979
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    WillMK5 wrote:


    The other issue is the employees inside reserve times and then sell them at a premium for prime times. Maybe this will do away with it.
    BINGO! Several folks were fired last summer after getting caught.
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  • chas521chas521  1172WRX Points: 128Members Posts: 1,172
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    I also hear that Sunken Meadow [state] is also changing their phone-in reservation system.
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    WillMK5 wrote:

    aue21 wrote:
    As far as the employees selling tee times might be far fetched, it hasn’t been that easy to do that for along time.... it supposed to be a computer system that will start in a couple of weeks...




    Not far fetched, I’m speaking from experience.


    I play there all the time and rarely have trouble getting early times. How and where do the employees sell the times ?
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    Out of state still a 5 day book time and in state 7 days?
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  • chas521chas521  1172WRX Points: 128Members Posts: 1,172
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    Benzo wrote:


    Out of state still a 5 day book time and in state 7 days?




    It appears that way.
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  • NYCgolfer17NYCgolfer17  1598WRX Points: 48Handicap: 4Members Posts: 1,598
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    I signed up for an account and am able to log in. I'm curious how they are going to check the residency requirement now. Are they just taking your word or is it because I'm already in the system?
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  • bvmagicbvmagic  1082WRX Points: 139Members Posts: 1,082
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    I was fortunate to get a 9:30 tee time on my first trip up there. Being from out of state I was prepared to just camp out, so when I actually got the tee time we had to figure out where we were going to sleep.
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    I signed up for an account and am able to log in. I'm curious how they are going to check the residency requirement now. Are they just taking your word or is it because I'm already in the system?




    My guess is they'll have to go back and fix. It asks you for NYS License/ID but never asks for number. The language on the Parks site seems to indicate you need your number upon initial registration.
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    PC51 wrote:



    I signed up for an account and am able to log in. I'm curious how they are going to check the residency requirement now. Are they just taking your word or is it because I'm already in the system?




    My guess is they'll have to go back and fix. It asks you for NYS License/ID but never asks for number. The language on the Parks site seems to indicate you need your number upon initial registration.




    Just heard from someone at the park. They are no longer requiring license numbers when making a tee time. Residency status will be verified at the park on day of play.
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  • chas521chas521  1172WRX Points: 128Members Posts: 1,172
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    I wonder how long it will take NYS government to mess the reservation system up! Golf season is about to start. Can you still call 5162490707 to make reservation?



    EDIT: OK, just spoke to Bethpage, that 249 number is NO LONGER in effect to make reservations. Go to post 20 in this thread for information. To make a reservation, either do it online or the 914 telephone number.
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  • benzenbebenzenbe  153WRX Points: 15Handicap: 12Members Posts: 153
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    PC51 wrote:
    Just heard from someone at the park. They are no longer requiring license numbers when making a tee time. Residency status will be verified at the park on day of play.




    So what's the solution for people who aren't NY residents? Just void their tee time and bump everyone up?



    Think they need a two-fold system; NY residence verified and associate with your online booking account, and then again at check-in (to make sure no one's sharing their in-state online privileges).
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  • BRS2014BRS2014 Respect the game  320WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 320
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    Thanks for sharing guys

    Just created my out of state log in
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  • WillMK5WillMK5  438WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 438
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    I was able to book tee times on Red for next week.



    Still curious how I was able to sign up as a resident without proving it. Maybe the existing system was also used to check residence status?
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  • PC51PC51  88WRX Points: 48Members Posts: 88
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    WillMK5 wrote:


    I was able to book tee times on Red for next week.



    Still curious how I was able to sign up as a resident without proving it. Maybe the existing system was also used to check residence status?




    They won't check your residency status until you check in at the park. No longer checking at time of registration. That's what I was told by the park.
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