Coming in at number one, our very own – Bethpage Black followed by its neighbor Bethpage Red. New York State’s park system scored with Montauk Downs. The Black Course, home of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open Championships, topped Golfweek’s 2009 ‘Best of Muni’. Montauk jumped from #38 in 2009 to #33 in 2010, and the Red skipped ahead from 20th to 17th over the same timeframe. Golfweek’s Best Muni list rates the top 50 government-owned layouts nationwide. Courses are evaluated and ranked based on conditioning, routing, variety, memorability and other categories. All three courses are fixtures on Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play listing as well. In March, the magazine ranked the Black #1, Red #9 and Montauk #14 among public-access layouts in New York State.