Long Island Getaways
Bethpage Golf, Polo & Tennis
Play on the course that was home to the 2009 U.S. Open. There are 5 courses open to the public including the famous Black Course which is ranked third on the Top Ten Golf Courses in the country.
Golf Course: Tee times can be made 7 days in advance for NY State residents and 2 days in advance for non-residents. Some tee times (one per hour and all first hour’s times) are set-aside on a “first-come, first-served” basis (516) 249-0700.
Polo Grounds: The grounds at Bethpage State Park thunders again with excitement of Polo every Sunday between June and October. Polo matches are $5 for all spectators. This is the ultimate pit stop between the Hamptons and New York City (516) 249-0700.
Tennis Courts: Mon- Fri from 7-11 AM and 2-3 PM for Hard and Clay Courts. You can make reservations by calling (516) 777-1358.
Package includes discounted round-trip rail and round-trip taxi ride from Farmingdale Station to Bethpage State Park, 15% off coupon on your lunch and dinner menu at Taste 99 located in the Oak Room inside the Clubhouse.
Take any off-peak Ronkonkoma Branch train to Farmingdale Station (not Bethpage) and take a short taxi ride from L.I. Yellow Cab (516-249-1212) to Bethpage State Park. Taxi meets trains at station. Please call 1/2 hour in advance for the return trip. Ride is usually less than 10 minutes, but please allow sufficient to insure you make your reserved time and return train.
Buying Tickets at LIRR Gray, Green or Blue Ticket Machines:
Gray, green and blue machines accept credit and debit cards; gray and green machines also accept cash. Select "Deals & Getaways", then "Long Island Getaways" followed by the tour or package of your choice (listed in alphabetical order). Escorted tour tickets can be purchased up to midnight on Thursday of the week of the tour. Non-escorted "Package" tickets are available on all days that are valid for without time restrictions. See here for more information on buying tickets.
Rail tickets are valid for 60 days from date of sale, refundable for 60 days from date of sale (full package only) - subject to $10 refund processing fee per transaction.
For Travel information, see schedules or call 511and say "LIRR".
All train times, prices and dates may be subject to change.
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