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AJGA Preview at Bethpage

Tournament Information


AJGA Host Hotel: Hilton Long Island / Huntington
Hotel Address: 598 Broad Hollow Road
AJGA Special Rate: $209.00 ($217 Average rate at this time)
Hotel Tax Rate: 11.625%
Rate Includes: Breakfast Buffet / WIFI / Parking / Access to Fitness Center and Pool
Distance to Golf Course: Click Here

Reservation Method: 1-800-HILTONS - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click Here
Cutoff Date: Monday, April 10, 2023 – 5 p.m.
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 11 a.m.

Your stay at the host hotel supports the tournament's overall success and charitable giving as well as strengthens the AJGA's ability to secure the most competitive rate for future events.


Airport: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JKF) / LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Distance to Host Hotel: JFK – 27.1 miles / LGA – 28.9 miles
Distance to Golf Course: JFK – 22.4 miles / LGA 29.4 miles

AJGA Preferred Rentals: Avis and Budget, the preferred rental car brands of the American Junior Golf Association, provide AJGA members and their families with savings on vehicles for all AJGA event-related and personal travel. To see rates for all events, visit these links:

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than one hour before their posted tee time. The driving range at Bethpage State Park has limited availability. All players are welcome to use the driving range at Farmingdale State College to warm up before each round. Please show your AJGA Bag Tag to receive your range balls. Players will be allowed to warm-up on the practice putting green at Bethpage State Park.

POST ROUND: Practice will be permitted at both the host facility and the off-site driving range. The driving range, off-site driving range, short game facilities and the practice putting green will close at dusk.

OFF-SITE DRIVING RANGE : If players wish to have more time to warm up prior to the round or practice following play the Farmingdale State College driving range located 2.6 miles away is available starting at 6 a.m. Range balls are complimentary, courtesy of Farmingdale State College. For directions click here .


Date: Friday, May 5
Time: Noon – 2 p.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Bethpage State Park – Yellow course
Practice Facilities Time: 11 a.m.

Signup: Golf Genius (Click Here )
Signup Dates: Friday, April 28 – Thursday, May 4

An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first tee to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements.

Practice Round and Tournament Hole Locations will be available on the tournament website. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart. All parents and family members are always required to stay on the cart path during the practice round.

Additional Practice Round Information

Players and guests must comply with all host facility rules & regulations including, but not limited to, a restriction of the number of shots to be played, disrespectful behavior towards host club staff and/or members, overall time limits and limitations of non-paying guests.

Failure to comply with Bethpage State Park’s rules and regulations and the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct may result in the following penalties:

  • Forfeiture of your official practice round
  • Two stroke penalty or disqualification from the tournament
  • Loss of spectating privileges for the player involved

Reservation Method: Call (516) 249-4040 or Book Online at parks.ny.gov/golf . Players must make an account under their own name to make a reservation.
Player Cost: $25 cart not included
Parent Cost: $43 cart not included
Dates Available: Anytime based on availability. Please be advised that in the days and weeks leading up to the event Bethpage Yellow may only be available for 9-hole rounds in the afternoon. Reservations may still be made for the front 9, where play is open on the back 9 for walkups only.  

AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE: As part of the AJGA’s Code of Conduct policy players are required to fill their divots and ball marks on the golf course. Players will receive a small, lightweight sand bottle at the beginning of each event and should fill the bottles at the sand filling stations on each tee as necessary. The penalty for not following this policy is as follows:

  • 1st & 2nd offense – Player receives a verbal warning
  • 3rd & subsequent offenses – Player receives a one-stroke penalty

SCORECARDS: Players will be required to bring a smart phone or device with internet capabilities that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during all AJGA events. Please make sure you have the most updated version of the app. Instructions on how to use the app can be found here . Each player will be provided with a GGID at the starting tee and will be assigned to mark for another player in the group. The player is responsible for providing their own device and ensuring it is fully charged for the round.

PLAYER REGISTRATION: It is recommended that players do not arrive for player registration more than one hour before their tee time.

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for practice round juniors
Location: Bethpage State Park – Clubhouse Front Circle

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Adam Brueggman prior to May 5 at (412) 638-7790

Registration is MANDATORY.  Players who fail to attend without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss the Players Registration will be granted only in extreme circumstances. An individual absent from these events because they are not staying at the host hotel, are staying in private housing for the week, or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.


A Parents Meeting will be held by the AJGA staff in conjunction with the practice round to discuss the AJGA’s initiatives and policies and answer any questions.

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Location: Bethpage State Park
Room: TBD


Official Pairings Available: Thursday, May 4
Tee Times:
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (First Round)
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Second Round)
7 – 9 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 (Final Round)

Final Round Pairings Available: Saturday, May 6
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: AJGA.org

Note: Players assume the entire risk if they call any other number or individual and receive an incorrect starting time.

A tie for the championship will be decided by a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play. As inclement weather may delay play, please make your departing flight as late as possible.


All players will be provided with a complimentary ice cream treat after the first round on Saturday, May 6 at the Yellow Course snack stand.


HQ Location: Bethpage Clubhouse – Upstairs Conference Room
TD Name: Adam Brueggman
Phone Number: O: (678) 425-1721 M: (412) 638-7790
Email: abrueggman@ajga.org
Note: Players and Parents are asked to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions they may have and avoid visiting the Headquarters onsite.

JUNIOR PLUS MEMBER SWING VIDEOS by FLIGHTSCOPE: All Junior Plus Members may record swing metrics and an HD video through FlightScope technology on the driving range at any time during the event.  Players can share videos and data in their Player Center, shared to college coaches through AJGA recruiting profiles.  Contact the Tournament Director to schedule time to film a swing video.

StrackaLine provides a 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the AJGA Preview at Bethpage hosted at Bethpage State Park – Yellow Course. The discount can be accessed online here .

As the Official Push Cart of the AJGA, Bag Boy will be providing all players the opportunity to borrow a Nitron push cart up to two times at any tournament throughout the year. Push carts will be available on a first come, first-serve basis at every event, and players who borrow a push cart during an AJGA event will become eligible to win a free Bag Boy push cart in December. If you are interested, see the Tournament Director on-site to reserve your cart and sign an agreement form.

RANGEFINDERS: The AJGA allows the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3(1).

SPECTATOR GOLF CARTS: Golf carts and spectator carts are not allowed without a government issued Blue Permanent Handicap placard. Please see the Tournament Director on-site to receive an approved cart.

PUSH CARTS: Push carts (non-motorized) are approved for use by all players as permitted by the host facility. Players are responsible for providing their own push carts.