Designed by A.W. Tillinghast in 1936 as a public works project during the Depression, this property was originally known as the Lenox Hills Country Club. Today, it is a public facility that offers a 7,065 yard course with a par of 71. More than 300,000 rounds are played here annually on the five different combination courses. The U.S. Open was held on the Black Course in 2002 and 2009. The course has a challenging layout with a high level of difficulty and is closed on Mondays. The Red Course has doglegs and long par-4 holes. The Yellow Course is the easiest to play, with just a few rather steep slopes. The Blue Course is difficult on the front nine but easier on the back set. The Green Course has smaller greens and gentle slopes. Golf carts are available for rental. In addition to the driving range, Pro shop, restaurant and refreshment stands, Bethpage offers tennis courts, polo fields and picnic areas. The golf club is open year round when the weather permits.