Bethpage State Park to Host Ryder Cup in 2025
The Commissioner of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Erik Kulleseid, along with Empire State Development President, CEO, and Commissioner Hope Knight, have confirmed that the Ryder Cup, one of golf’s most prestigious events, will be held at Bethpage State Park in New York in 2025.
“We are honored by our growing partnership with the PGA of America and look forward to welcoming fans from around the world when the biennial Ryder Cup returns to the United States at Bethpage State Park in September 2025,” stated Commissioner Kulleseid. Known as “The People’s Country Club,” Bethpage Black is renowned as one of the top golf courses globally, and the Parks team is already making preparations to showcase its excellence during the event.
Bethpage Black, a public course, has previously hosted two U.S. Opens and the PGA Championship. Its inclusion as the host venue for the Ryder Cup further solidifies its status in the world of professional golf. The course’s layout, coupled with its challenging design, will provide a thrilling and strategic playing field for the world’s best golfers.
Commissioner Kulleseid and Commissioner Knight, along with Bethpage State Park Director Scott Matson, will formally receive the hand-off of the Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy. This tradition signals the passing of the event’s host responsibilities to the next chosen location. It is a significant moment for Bethpage State Park as it becomes the next site to hold this prestigious golf competition.
With an expected gathering of 225,000 fans, the Ryder Cup at Bethpage State Park will undoubtedly draw a significant crowd. Golf enthusiasts from all corners of the globe will converge on the park to witness the intense competition between the best golfers from Europe and the United States. The excitement and energy surrounding the Ryder Cup are second to none, creating an unforgettable experience for both players and spectators alike.
By hosting the Ryder Cup, Bethpage Black joins Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester as the only two courses in New York state to have this honor. It is a testament to the quality and reputation of New York’s golfing infrastructure and emphasizes the state’s commitment to promoting and organizing world-class sporting events.
The announcement of Bethpage State Park as the host venue for the Ryder Cup in 2025 is a proud moment for New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, as well as Empire State Development. The event will not only showcase the natural beauty of the park but also create a significant economic impact on the surrounding communities. The Ryder Cup brings with it tourism, business opportunities, and increased visibility for the region.
As preparations begin for the 2025 Ryder Cup, golf enthusiasts around the world eagerly await the opportunity to witness this prestigious event at the esteemed Bethpage Black course. With its rich history, exceptional quality, and passionate fan base, the Ryder Cup is sure to leave a lasting impact on golf in New York and beyond.