Farmingdale — New York, USA
International Championship course
Playable on simulator in Paris at Golf en Ville
Architect: A.W. Tillinghast — Designed: 1936
Severity index: 4 — Very difficult
18 holes, Par 72 — Length: 7531 yards
About Bethpage Black
The week of May 13, 2019 is the US PGA Championship, 2nd of the four major of the year, at Farmingdale, Long Island, NY, in Bethpage National Park.
This park is the largest public golf complex in the country. More than 300,000 rounds of golf are played each year on the five courses.
The Black Course (called 'Black') is an incredibly challenging course with one of the highest slopes in the northeastern United States. Designed by A.W. Tillinghast in 1936, it is considered the masterpiece of the architect. He was reworked by Rees Jones in preparation for the US Open 2002. With narrow fairways, long, well placed bunkers and narrow greens, this course is as beautiful as it is challenging. He is regularly ranked in the Golf Digest Top 100 (best 26th place), 6th most difficult course, and 5th largest (and 8th best) public golf.
In 2002, Bethpage Black became the first public course to host the US Open. He also hosted Barclays, FedexCup's first playoff.
It is one of 99 prestigious courses that can be played at Golf en Ville.
In the golf course on the PGA tour, The "Black" is like a bar exam, the toughest because of its rugged fairways, roughs and huge bunkers.
A sign at tee # 1 of the black course warns players:
"Warning - The Black is an extremely difficult course accessible only to very good players players. "
This means players from Tiger Woods or Lucas Glover, who won the US Open in 2002 and 2009. Tiger was the only one to play below the par on 72 holes ...
Golf en Ville makes it possible to play PGA Tour courses in real simulator conditions while watching the live events broadcast on its big screens.
Play Bethpage Black in Paris on simulator
Alone or with friends, whether you are a golfer or not, you can play Bethpage Black (or one of other 99 international courses available) in Paris, on simulator, in very realistic conditions and spend a good time.
In one click, you can choose to play a selection of holes or the whole course; you can adjust about twenty parameters and display modes and customize the gaming experience and difficulty: the tee-box that is right for you, wind strength, pin position, green speed, fairway hardness, etc ...) or simply you can keep the settings that are available to you. You can also try one of the 35 scoring systems available, for more fun.
You can also choose to take a golf lesson on this course, and enjoy the precision of trajectory measures and the beautiful surroundings.
Please note that the severity index specified above is meant in ideal conditions i.e. no wind, pin position easy,...
If you add some wind, it's a different ball game, some courses can become very difficult.
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Updated on 28-08-19