Located in New York, Bethpage State Park’s Black Course has a reputation as one of the hardest courses to host a major championship; in 2002 and 2009, the US Open was contested here, with major championship golf returning for the PGA Championship and in 2025 when Bethpage Black will become a Ryder Cup host.

This, however, doesn’t mean the majestic venue isn’t hugely popular with the average golfer, offering a brilliant championship test from a range of tee boxes. A golf holiday to Bethpage State Park is sure to come with many challenges, but with huge major pedigree and renowned toughness, you can tick it off as a true bucket list experience.