Bear Creek Golf Club - West Course

3.3525000000 3.4 stars from 5 (295)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6690 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

  • 3500 Bear Creek Court, Dallas, Texas 75261, Dallas County
  • (972) 456-3200
  • (972) 453-5112
  • bearcreek-golf.com
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Year built: 1980
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr.
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6690 yards 73.3 137
Middle 72 6264 yards 71.3 134
Forward (W) 72 5570 yards 68.1 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 295 Reviews
5 stars:
43
4 stars:
111
3 stars:
74
2 stars:
41
1 stars:
26

recommend this course

210 out of 294 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals playing multiple courses advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways elevation changes   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Bunkers"


Buznlo's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Bear Creek has a beautiful layout in my opinion (both East & West courses) and is normally very enjoyable. However, what is with the sand traps, especially the East Course? Basically have to remove ball from bunker and play from grass. Hit rock twice while playing from bunkers and actually scratched sand wedge. Ball went flying across green and about took my playing partner's head off. They've been like this for some time with no evidence of putting money back into course. You'll hit off mats on range also which sucks. Would like to return but probably won't until some effort is made to bring course back to descent condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u8003959's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Bear Creek East"


dwstokes's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some tee boxes need work.

Bunkers need sand, not mud


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"ok"


dmaj69's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can see why they get 3 stars, this place use to be top notch. The bunkers were not in good shape and Tee's need work. They needed to trim up a bunch of areas. I think this course is worth $25


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of my favorites in the area"


JChikahisa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a very enjoyable round here... went out early to avoid the heat and possible outing later that day. Played a nice pace of just over 4 hours, paired with a nice person from the area. Thought we would be held up by the foursome ahead of us, but we only caught up to them on the par threes. Definitely target golf and knowledge of the slopes in the fairways.... trouble can be reached depending on which way the fairways tilt! If I have a chance I'll play this course again. Would also like to play the East course too!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tune out the Airplanes & Enjoy your round"


dharmarajan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the West Course. Course was generally fair for a 22.9 HGI player. However, it is important to know the landscape and play shots strategically. Bunkers in particular come into play on most tee shots. Several blind tee shots can land you in trouble. Fun course though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Condition except bunkers"


Rynomite13's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was in good shape except the bunkers. They lacked sand and were rock hard.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



blairlit's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had not played this course in over 30 years and was surprised as to the course conditions. Greens were very nice as well. Our group played behind 4 other players and we finished in 4 hours and 5 minutes. I will play there again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



rsullins15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens"


Ernie2392650's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has too thick of fairways and the greens were caked in sand. No roll on the putts just bouncing balls.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Sky Creek"


fjmdfw's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately not the best experience. Having played the course many times I have never seen it in such poor condition from tee to green and bunkers. I realize it's early in the season but we had a mild winter and all the area courses are nearly perfect right now. Pace of Play was another story - no one enforcing it just a marshal driving by large gaps on the course and groups bunched up. It will be awhile before I return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Pay attention to the GPS in the cart"


mellyn's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is fun for me because you really need to choose your landing spots from tee to green. I play with my husband who can hit a lot further than I do, but that doesn't give him much of an advantage on this course because it's all about keeping it in play. And there are several holes where you can't hit a driver or you are in big trouble, so be sure to check the GPS for hidden ditches and water.

The 3 times we've played this course the pace of play was between 3 & 1/2 and 4 hours, but we always go out early in the morning.

The first time we played here the planes were a distraction as you are right under DFW's approach to the runways. But this last time I hardly noticed them, so you do adapt.

The staff are all really friendly people and we enjoy playing here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Billy Goat Special"


u000007862762's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1st time here & learned what not to do off the tee. More about positioning than distance and sloped fairways will kill you if you don't maneuver successfully. Slow play for Saturday am & 5 hours had too much waiting for people looking for balls that ran with slope into trouble. We played West and was told East even harder. Will play again via Golf Now special but not rack price due to slow play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u847218126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played both East and West course many times in the past 2 months and it's in great shape. Only issue is some of the bunkers are not really sand bunkers. Many of them are rock hard dirt.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mhulli1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE IS IN NICE CONDITION, ONLY PLAYED 13 HOLES BECAUSE THEY STARTED A TOURNAMENT ON THE BACK NINE WITH WALKERS, NEXT TEE BOX HAD 2 GROUPS WAITING TO TEE OFF- POOR VALUE TO GET UP EARLY AND NOT BE ABLE TO FINISH ROUND! SHOULD NOTIFY GOLFERS THAT THEY WILL ENCOUNTER THESE CONDITIONS!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amenities were poor"


TeeItUp61's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the East course Friday, Mar 17 and the West course on Sunday Mar 19. Both days, our group only saw the beverage cart one time even though two carts were working. This needs to get better.

Overall both courses are in good shape, but the tee boxes were in bad shape. There is very little grass on the tee boxes. Hopefully the Spring will help bring these back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Horrible!"


SmoothC23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a tee time of 3:18, they didn't have any carts available so had to wait for one to be returned. Once we got the cart there was no starting at the tee box so there was a line of people. I explained we had a tee time and no one cared so we didn't tee off until roughly 3:45. Pace of play was horrible only saw the cart girl once the whole time. Tried to explain what happen and no one in the pro shop cared.Overall horrible experience to play there and staff was unfriendly.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Even in March"


u4936546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friday afternoon tee time went surprisingly well. Staff at the course were all exceptionally friendly, including the starter who hinted at several holes to watch out for as he checked my receipt, and issued me a cart.

Carts all have GPS, which is a nice plus when you don't have a range finder.

Course plays very tight so good course management is necessary or you're in for some high scores and a long day.

Greens were patchy in some spots but overall in good shape for grass just coming out of semi dormancy, and the fairways were in much better shape than many other ocurse


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great but still needs work"


crock532's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

the course was not bad for late winter/spring. the best part was the greens, rolled very good. the tee boxes and bunkers will need more work to have this course in better shape for the spring and summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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