The Bethpage Black Course is one of the finest tests in all of golf, and certainly the greatest municipal-run golf course in the country. Bethpage's iconic warning sign accurately cautions golfers to the challenges they will face during their round: thick rough, elaborate bunkering, and guarded greens throughout. Bethpage has hosted three major championships and numerous other tournaments. Originally attributed to the legendary A.W. Tillinghast, it is now accepted that the course was designed by Joseph H. Burbeck, with Tillinghast aiding the design as a consultant.