A.W. Tillinghast’s Blue course at Bethpage State Park was the first to open in 1935, followed by the Red and the famed Black shortly thereafter. Just a year later in 1936, the Blue hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links. Today, only several of Tillinghast’s original holes on the Blue remain, as the course has undergone significant changes over the years as more courses were built on the property. The front nine is the stronger of the two sides, with plenty of elevation changes, while the back is flatter and more straightforward.