Jump to content
2024 RBC Heritage WITB photos ×

Bethpage Black


theweekendgolfer543

Recommended Posts

Hi WRXers,

 

Quick question - I see some tee times post 3 pm for 18 holes at Bethpage Black. I can't imagine you get all 18 in before dark this time of year. What do you think is the latest tee time to get 18 in? I don't want to schedule something and just get 13 holes in as I am vacationing here for golf and would just rather play another course if I can't get it in. Any local advice would be awesome. Thanks in advance.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Depends on how many balls you lose and the pace of the folks in front of you. I've played it in 3-1/2 hours and I've played it in 6 (tournament). Totally depends on a few things you can control and several more you can't. Personally, I wouldn't tee off after 1:30. That'll give you roughly 4 hours before official sunset and you'll have enough daylight to play another hole, maybe two after that, if necessary.

Edited by nitram

 

 

The answer to better golf is work your butt off and learn how to hit it better, farther, and make more putts.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, nitram said:

Depends on how many balls you lose and the pace of the folks in front of you. I've played it in 3-1/2 hours and I've played it in 6 (tournament). Totally depends on a few things you can control and several more you can't. Personally, I wouldn't tee off after 1:30. That'll give you roughly 4 hours before official sunset and you'll have enough daylight to play another hole, maybe two after that, if necessary.

Thanks! One additional question - what's the etiquette for playing the championship tees? I'm a 7 handicap where putting seems to be where I lose strokes. Typically carry a drive (with no wind) about 300 but obviously have my misses (typically a block right). Moral of the story, I'd like to get as close to the "PGA" experience as possible because I think that's part of the allure but also want to respect the course, it's difficulty and the others playing with (likely being paired up) and behind me. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, theweekendgolfer543 said:

Thanks! One additional question - what's the etiquette for playing the championship tees? I'm a 7 handicap where putting seems to be where I lose strokes. Typically carry a drive (with no wind) about 300 but obviously have my misses (typically a block right). Moral of the story, I'd like to get as close to the "PGA" experience as possible because I think that's part of the allure but also want to respect the course, it's difficulty and the others playing with (likely being paired up) and behind me. 

you're fine to play the tips!  i'd allocate ~5 hours to play the round, sunset is 6:30ish these days

  • Like 1

🍍 2023 WITB 🍍

Titleist TSR3 9.0* w/ Ventus Black 6x

TaylorMade Stealth 2+ 15* w/ Ventus Red 7x

Titleist TSR3 19* w/ Ventus HB Blue 8s

Titleist T200 4-iron w/ Axiom 105x

Artisan LS 720HM 5-PW w/ Modus 115x

Artisan 50*, 56* w/ TT DGS S200

Vokey WW 60* LB-K w/ TT DGS S200

Scotty Cameron Tei3 Newport Two

Link to comment
Share on other sites

34 minutes ago, theweekendgolfer543 said:

Thanks! One additional question - what's the etiquette for playing the championship tees? I'm a 7 handicap where putting seems to be where I lose strokes. Typically carry a drive (with no wind) about 300 but obviously have my misses (typically a block right). Moral of the story, I'd like to get as close to the "PGA" experience as possible because I think that's part of the allure but also want to respect the course, it's difficulty and the others playing with (likely being paired up) and behind me. 

I played it for the first time on Memorial Day this year. I was playing as around a 10-12 at the time, with two of my buddies who are scratch, and one single who was a single digit. We played tips. Like you I wanted the "Full experience" I shot 92 and had no issues playing the tips and no one else did either as long as you keep pace. My favorite round I've played to this day playing courses all up and down New England. The pace was a little slow that day, idk how it typically is.

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, theweekendgolfer543 said:

Thanks! One additional question - what's the etiquette for playing the championship tees? I'm a 7 handicap where putting seems to be where I lose strokes. Typically carry a drive (with no wind) about 300 but obviously have my misses (typically a block right). Moral of the story, I'd like to get as close to the "PGA" experience as possible because I think that's part of the allure but also want to respect the course, it's difficulty and the others playing with (likely being paired up) and behind me. 

Knock yourself out brother. Just bring plenty of balls and lower expectations.

 

 

 

 

The answer to better golf is work your butt off and learn how to hit it better, farther, and make more putts.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 4 weeks later...
On 9/27/2023 at 11:33 AM, theweekendgolfer543 said:

Thanks! One additional question - what's the etiquette for playing the championship tees? I'm a 7 handicap where putting seems to be where I lose strokes. Typically carry a drive (with no wind) about 300 but obviously have my misses (typically a block right). Moral of the story, I'd like to get as close to the "PGA" experience as possible because I think that's part of the allure but also want to respect the course, it's difficulty and the others playing with (likely being paired up) and behind me. 

Little late, but they have three sets up tees from which to choose. The true "championship" tees are further back from that, usually on a separate tee box; they are only designated by a post, with no tee markers. You might be able to get away with teeing it up there every hole, but its long and there are not tee markers. (side note: the most ironic thing about Bethpage is that its a public course that people treat like a public course, but it also hosts major championships. So you'll be standing where US Open shots where struck, but there will also be trash in the high grass in some places and sometimes hack play there. That said, if they actually put out championship tee markers than every 20 handicap would try to play from there.) 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
39 minutes ago, ralemb said:

Hey all, I will be in NY for a week in October, I am German and I need to know if there is any chance to get a tee time with the 5-day system or if this is basically not possible and only with overnight stay locally at the club what I read about.

 

Is there ANY chance to get a tee time?

If you're a single, you can show up at Black early in the morning and you can usually get a time. You may have to wait a few hours, but you can have something to eat in the grill room and hit balls at the range while you wait. If you're trying to get a foursome at a reasonable time (that is, a time that will enable you to finish before dark), the odds are against you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 4 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...
18 hours ago, callawayjay said:

Website says Mid April open. Will be in NYC the weekend of the 13-14th and want to play as a single. Will it be open then? And if so I just show up early and wait? Or grab a time the night before??

 

Black normally opens around April 15th so you might luck out.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 3/11/2024 at 5:05 PM, woofelfin said:

Can you book as a out of state resident?

 

Yes.  Last July, my son and I got the second tee time of the day.   We left our house at 4am to drive up from NJ.  Brutally hot and humid day and it had rained hard overnight so the course was really soft on the front nine.  Heat index was near 100 by noon.  We played the tips and I played well on the front nine with one birdie and a bunch of pars but the heat and the walk really got to me on the back and my game completely fell apart finishing with a 94 as a 53 year old 6 handicap and my son shot an 82.  That walk in the heat is no joke.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...

Yes, go to the website, there's a way to get 2-day access (e.g. Thursday night for Saturday).  You can pick up cancellations, etc and jump in to a tee time.  

 

I'd go during the week given the choice, slightly lighter crowds, if you can get a day off from work, you can find twosomes and threesome reservations and jump in with them. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
9 hours ago, nutmegchoi said:

 

Did you get to play?

I did!!! I was able to get a 220 time Tuesday but got out there about 9-910 to see about going sooner. I paid my fee but the guy in ticket area said look at the board and see if anyone doesn’t pay or show up on time. He said and the board showed booked up until 1050. No problem. I’ll wait. 
 

put my bag down and strolled to the first tee area and by now it’s 925. See 3 guys on the tee….i ask if there’s 4?  He said no. 
 

may I join? Showed him my paid ticket…hurry up he says. Wow!!

 

no warm up. No stretch. Teed off at 930. And it was absolutely amazing 

 

perfect weather. The guys I played with were cool as hell. Could not have been a better day!!!

 

IMG_0216.heifersIMG_0200.heic IMG_0175.heic

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, callawayjay said:

I did!!! I was able to get a 220 time Tuesday but got out there about 9-910 to see about going sooner. I paid my fee but the guy in ticket area said look at the board and see if anyone doesn’t pay or show up on time. He said and the board showed booked up until 1050. No problem. I’ll wait. 
 

put my bag down and strolled to the first tee area and by now it’s 925. See 3 guys on the tee….i ask if there’s 4?  He said no. 
 

may I join? Showed him my paid ticket…hurry up he says. Wow!!

 

no warm up. No stretch. Teed off at 930. And it was absolutely amazing 

 

perfect weather. The guys I played with were cool as hell. Could not have been a better day!!!

 

IMG_0216.heifers 1.8 MB · 1 download IMG_0200.heic 2.24 MB · 0 downloads   IMG_0175.heic 2.31 MB · 0 downloads

 

Happy to hear you got to play with some cool peeps.

Most people I played The Black were better than average players and better people.

Hope you get to come back soon!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Our picks

    • 2024 RBC Heritage - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 RBC Heritage - Monday #1
      2024 RBC Heritage - Monday #2
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Justin Thomas - WITB - 2024 RBC Heritage
      Justin Rose - WITB - 2024 RBC Heritage
      Chandler Phillips - WITB - 2024 RBC Heritage
      Nick Dunlap - WITB - 2024 RBC Heritage
      Thomas Detry - WITB - 2024 RBC Heritage
      Austin Eckroat - WITB - 2024 RBC Heritage
       
       
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Wyndham Clark's Odyssey putter - 2024 RBC Heritage
      JT's new Cameron putter - 2024 RBC Heritage
      Justin Thomas testing new Titleist 2 wood - 2024 RBC Heritage
      Cameron putters - 2024 RBC Heritage
      Odyssey putter with triple track alignment aid - 2024 RBC Heritage
      Scotty Cameron The Blk Box putting alignment aid/training aid - 2024 RBC Heritage
       
       
       
       
       
       
        • Like
      • 7 replies
    • 2024 Masters - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Huge shoutout to our member Stinger2irons for taking and posting photos from Augusta
       
       
      Tuesday
       
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 1
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 2
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 3
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 4
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 5
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 6
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 7
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 8
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 9
      The Masters 2024 – Pt. 10
       
       
       
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 14 replies
    • Rory McIlroy testing a new TaylorMade "PROTO" 4-iron – 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Rory McIlroy testing a new TaylorMade "PROTO" 4-iron – 2024 Valero Texas Open
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 92 replies
    • 2024 Valero Texas Open - Discussion and Links to Photos
      Please put any questions or Comments here
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 Valero Texas Open - Monday #1
      2024 Valero Texas Open - Tuesday #1
       
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Ben Taylor - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Paul Barjon - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Joe Sullivan - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Wilson Furr - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Ben Willman - SoTex PGA Section Champ - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Jimmy Stanger - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Rickie Fowler - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Harrison Endycott - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Vince Whaley - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Kevin Chappell - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Christian Bezuidenhout - WITB (mini) - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Scott Gutschewski - WITB - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Michael S. Kim WITB – 2024 Valero Texas Open
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Cameron putter - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Ben Taylor with new Titleist TRS 2 wood - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Swag cover - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Greyson Sigg's custom Cameron putter - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Davis Riley's custom Cameron putter - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Josh Teater's custom Cameron putter - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Hzrdus T1100 is back - - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Mark Hubbard testing ported Titleist irons – 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Tyson Alexander testing new Titleist TRS 2 wood - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Hideki Matsuyama's custom Cameron putter - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Cobra putters - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Joel Dahmen WITB – 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Axis 1 broomstick putter - 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Rory McIlroy testing a new TaylorMade "PROTO" 4-iron – 2024 Valero Texas Open
      Rory McIlroy's Trackman numbers w/ driver on the range – 2024 Valero Texas Open
       
       
       
        • Like
      • 4 replies
    • 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open - Discussion and links to Photos
      Please put any questions or Comments here
       
       
       
      General Albums
       
      2024 Texas Children's Houston Open - Monday #1
      2024 Texas Children's Houston Open - Monday #2
      2024 Texas Children's Houston Open - Tuesday #1
      2024 Texas Children's Houston Open - Tuesday #2
      2024 Texas Children's Houston Open - Tuesday #3
       
       
       
       
      WITB Albums
       
      Thorbjorn Olesen - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Ben Silverman - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Jesse Droemer - SoTX PGA Section POY - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      David Lipsky - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Martin Trainer - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Zac Blair - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Jacob Bridgeman - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Trace Crowe - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Jimmy Walker - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Daniel Berger - WITB(very mini) - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Chesson Hadley - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Callum McNeill - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Rhein Gibson - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Patrick Fishburn - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Peter Malnati - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Raul Pereda - WITB - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Gary Woodland WITB (New driver, iron shafts) – 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Padraig Harrington WITB – 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
       
       
       
       
      Pullout Albums
       
      Tom Hoge's custom Cameron - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Cameron putter - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Piretti putters - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Ping putter - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Kevin Dougherty's custom Cameron putter - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Bettinardi putter - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Cameron putter - 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Erik Barnes testing an all-black Axis1 putter – 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
      Tony Finau's new driver shaft – 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open
       
       
       
       
       
      • 13 replies

×
×
  • Create New...