What’s the longest course ever to host a U.S. Open?
What’s the first daily-fee facility ever to hold the event?
What’s the first U.S. Open venue with a warning sign on the first tee?
The answer to all three questions is . . . Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y., 25 miles east of midtown Manhattan. The par-70 layout measures at 7,214 yards.
Public golfers line up the night before to pay $31 green fees. And when they reach the first tee, a sign greets them: “WARNING: The Black Course is ...
Click here to continue reading