Bear Creek Golf Club - West Course

3.6914705882 3.7 stars from 5 (329)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6690 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

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

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 329 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
124
3 stars:
81
2 stars:
43
1 stars:
27

recommend this course

239 out of 328 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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"Bear creek east"


u878634307's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
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Much improved, greens were just aerated, so a bit sandy and bumpy. Other than that, good value and nice layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"improved bunkers, still very thick rough"


Murrayman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Played on 9/8 and bunkers on several holes were shabby. Compacted. But today i landed in several and they were fluffed and raked. Rough is really high and finding the ball let alone hitting it back into the fairway is no small task.

Greens finally playing acceptably


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



DanSanchez58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
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The course was in fantastic shape . The greens were fast. The staff was incredibly friendly. Could not have asked for a better day of playing golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u1219872085's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
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absolutely worst experience. slow. lacks professionalism and friendliness. removed GPS 3 weeks ago and fail to tell you. no yardage bok with green fees and several holes are strategic lay up holes requiring that knowledge. sand was dirt. one rake for 3 traps on a single hole. tee boxes all crowned and beat up.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Much improved course over the last couple of years"


tlanz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
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I live/play in the Flower Mound area, and the West course has become my favorite in the area for the price. Nice , efficient staff. West course has alot of old-growth trees that make it challenging to play. A lot of trees have been cut out in the last couple of years, also. Greens were just punched but otherwise great. Fairways and sand traps in great shape; Tee boxes were a bit chewed up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Summer of green"


u000006473306's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
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The course is in good shape, we've had a lot of rain this summer so it's helped keep the greens in nice condition with the heat


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Murrayman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
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Greens under aireation so not fun putting but rough was ridiculously high thick. You guys control pace if it takes 5 minutes to find a ball just five yards off line. Great fairways so lush and wide in landing areas. Bunkers could be fluffed and raked: No uniformity from bunker to bunker.

Good value with some care could be very good. A long way from excellent but very good is within reach. If you mow the rough so we can find our ballls


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow, but enjoyable"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
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Played East course at 10:30 am on a Wednesday. Place was packed. Just over 5 hours for the two of us to play. We did lots of waiting on each tee box. Marshall was out on the course plenty. Course was in decent shape. A few greens were bumpy. Some traps were rocky. Fairways were good. Cart service was good. Plenty of blind shots which made it rough for my first time here. No gps or layout on scorecard.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
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If you like elevation changes and a unique layout. Bear Creek West is the place to be.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"5 some is the norm"


Tom5929581's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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This is a continuous issue at this course. The staff lets groups of 5 go out no matter what skill level the group has. This is rarely done at most courses and it's even more rare on a weekend. Bear Creek for some reason does both. This slows play, backs up tee boxes and frustrates players. I hate having to wait on every tee because of slow play. In the case of this round I had two fivesomes in front of the group I was in. I stopped playing here because of this issue and will not come back because of it.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good has its downsides"


g30onb330rx's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

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I played Bear Creek West 8/22/17 with an off-duty course marshal. Bear Creek is ALWAYS CROWDED. Pace of play is ALWAYS an issue. Both layouts are difficult for anyone with a handicap higher than 18. Why? For example, 5 of the first 6 holes on the West course have blind tee shots and some have uphill approach shots. This means you cannot see where your ball lands, even in the fairway and especially if it has any cut/slice or fad/hook. Fairways are relatively tight. This topological feature really slows down play. Both of us lost TWO balls on drives that went over a fairway hill and we never found them. mostly because we never saw where then landed or how they rolled. And there were several balls from a parallel fairway that complicated pace of play. We waited on every tee box 5 to 10 minutes mostly due to the slow pace of play caused by the same factors affecting the groups ahead. I saw a lot of people abandoning balls ahead of me. Although I had to wait all day, I felt "crowded" and "pushed" all day too. I had good company but I never felt relaxed or happy about playing golf that day. I can only remember a very few time in my well over 3,000 rounds I felt that way.

However, either Bear Creek course is a great course to play. They are in excellent condition, except for dried-up water hazards due to recent droughts. I have loved this course for almost 40 years. This is a great set of courses, but as Yogi said, "no one goes there anymore it's too crowded." So it is with Bear Creek.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Bob9540715's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



uSWXV7303SW's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad experience?"


u539786927's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
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First, the GolfNow deal said there would be gps and there was nothing. Not a small hole layout on the scorecard or even a pin placement map. Didn't know distance or where the turns and bunkers were. Second, there was not any indication on the booking that the greens were recently aerated. They were pretty rough and basically would make the ball jump and change direction. I could see where this course could be really nice but it was in pretty tough conditions this round. Maybe give it another try, maybe.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Wet and Messy"


eoscar10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
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In fairness to Bear Creek they had a big rain, over 2 inches, the night before we played. It was cart paths only, as it should have been. Virtually every bunker was completely full of water. We saw one guy working to drain them out all day. My biggest problem was the shape of the greens. They had recently been aerated and heavily sanded. That coupled with all the water made them virtually unputtable. In my opinion the course should have probably just been closed that day. Due to the weather and the greens, it wasn't much fun playing. I will go back but not until it dries out and the greens have healed. We wasted our money that day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Punched greens"


hookerdarren's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
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Greens were awful and there was no warning about the punched greens. Bunkers are not playable. We knew the bunkers were bad and play them as ground under repair. Cannot play greens right after they have been punched and sanded.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Round with good pace"


u8916642's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
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I play this course often, so this round was at one I am familiar with. That being said it is an awesome course woth very friendly staff. It is well maintained and a lot of fun. If I had a negative it would be the heat, which is expected because it is Texas, and that the drink lady did not come around often enough. But this is my go to local course and I really enjoy playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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