Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

3.8885588235 3.9 stars from 5 (679)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7014 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: ParView GPS Full Color System on

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts are required. Shorts must be Bermuda-length. Tennis shoes are allowed.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7014 yards 73.7 132
Blue 72 6643 yards 72.0 128
Gold 72 6184 yards 70.1 122
White 72 5259 yards 66.4 115
Red 72 4974 yards 68.9 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 679 Reviews
5 stars:
165
4 stars:
335
3 stars:
117
2 stars:
45
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

567 out of 676 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions at a resort   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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cliffrich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/20/2017:

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our course but we apologize that the pace of play was a little slow We understand how important pace is to the game and our staff strives to keep everyone at a good speed. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you back again soon!


jacol85's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the layout, some holes are tight, others not so much you need to work the ball left on some holes and right on some holes. can be challenging but love the course. The fairways are a little thin and the greens a little slow but worth the money. We were behind a very slow threesome but was told pace of play is normally OK


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/20/2017:

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented as well as our course conditions. We appreciate your review and look forward to having you back again soon!

"Great course but where were the Rangers ?"


u679830526's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

4 hours and 45 minutes to play golf is just too long; especially when it just wasn't that crowded and there was no ranger to keep the foursome in front of us moving at an acceptable pace of play as well as placing the golf cart in front of themselves not to have to walk backwards all the time!

The course was in good condition especially on the front nine - the back nine greens had been recently sanded and needed a little more time to heal completely - the pace of play was just too annoying especially when we realized there was no one in front of the group in front of us- exhausted from waiting!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/20/2017:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions but we apologize that the pace of play was a little slow. We understand how important pace is to the game and our staff strives to keep everyone at a good speed. We will make sure to use your review to help us improve moving forward. We hope to have you back again soon!

"Poor ranger course management"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. Unfortunately the Rangers take no responsibility for managing time of play . This is the third time we played the course and it will be our last. We finally called the clubhouse to complain about being behind a fivesome . Unfortunately things didn't get much better.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/19/2017:

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions but we apologize that our staff did not provide you with the customer service we strive to provide all of our guests. We understand how important pace of play is and our staff does their best to keep everyone at a good speed. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure to work on this issue. Thank you again for your review and we hope you will give us another try in the future!

"Steve"


uRCLR6773RC's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Greens run true. Great layout with lots of doglegs. Challenging but forgivable. Would play again and again.


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


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/16/2017:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions as well as the challenge of our layout. We would love to have you back again at Golden Bear!

"Expectations Dashed"


Marshall9530242's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was looking forward to the newly renovated GB only to be a bit disappointed. Very uneven grass growth patterns on both fairway and green surrounds. Greens just ok, slow. Rough was also a bit sketchy. Would not be my first choice n the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed"


agordon66's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is a return visit and I was definitely disappointed with the condition. Fairways and tees were marginal at best, greens were great. Will I return to play again, not on this visit and we are here for a month.

Patio chairs and tables were very dusty therefore for going enjoying our beer after the round. More care and attention required.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/11/2017:

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not fully enjoy your round with us. We're glad that you enjoyed our greens but we are sorry that the rest of our course conditions did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you back again in the future!

"Golden Bear NOT Golden"


Jeffrey6497000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Reviewed on

I would not play this course again as ther are more in the area that are in much better condition. I have played here several times and was shocked at how it had gon down hill.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not enjoy your round with us. We're sorry that our course conditions did not meet your expectations and we appreciate your feedback!

"Golden Bear @ Indigo Run"


David7657257's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was the best golf course that I have played on my vacation to Hilton Head. It was in great shape and very challenging. I want to emphasize that this course is challenging but fair. You definitely need to manage this course to score well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/02/2017:

Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions and the challenge that it presented. We're honored that you enjoyed our course the best while you were on vacation and we look forward to having you back the next time you are in the Hilton Head area!

"Excellent value"


u4112444's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a great round of golf. The course is definitely forgiving only in the fairways, they are a must!!! Rough is thick a challenging all in all was a great experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/02/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us. We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge our course presented and we hope to have you back again soon!


retsgt2003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/29/2017:

Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!


David4600962's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/29/2017:

Awesome! Come back soon!

"Great Course"


u167539719's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I shipped my clubs to them and they were great about it! I golfed here and returned again. As I was in HHI for only a week, I golfed two times and made sure this was one that I included.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 10/02/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you made it a point to play our course. We can't wait to have you back next time you are in the area!

"Stay out of rough and sand"


Jdeegan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tight driving areas. Most greens did not require a carry, unlike most Nicklaus courses. Fair layout. Rough was very penalizing. Sand very wet and hard. A lot of holes had water as an obstacle.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/29/2017:

Thanks for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge our course presented. We look forward to having you back again soon!

"Good value"


u000004060753's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In an area of overpriced golf, this is a great value for the money, good mix of holes and very nice site lines.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/29/2017:

Great! We're pleased that you enjoyed our layout and that you found us to be a good value. We can't wait to have you back at Golden Bear!

"Decent Course at HHI"


dshousto's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two friends and I played this course in 4 hours on a weekday morning. This was the day after playing another Hilton Head course in 5 1/2 hours the previous afternoon, so that was the best part of this round. We found the course to be in good shape with the greens probably in the best shape and the tee boxes probably in the worst shape. I believe the course was still recovering from the 2016 flooding that must have closed it down. We did not find the staff particularly friendly (nor were they unfriendly). This is in comparison to the staff at the slow round course who had bent over backwards to make it up to us the day before.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/29/2017:

Great! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and that you were able to play at a good pace. We appreciate your feedback on our tee boxes and our staff. We hope to have you back again soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/27/2017:

Awesome! Come back soon!

"Great course"


goldga1558's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had never played this course on previous visits to the Island. If you like tree lined fairways, perfect greens and a variety of shots to play, then this is the course for you. A typical Nicklaus design, it requires you to hit fades more often than draws, but doesn't punish you if you don't. Had some concerns that my wife wouldn't be able to play this course due to forced carries and extensive bunkering on most Nicklaus courses, but was pleasantly surprised that it is playable for high handicap women. The greens were perfect the day we played, reasonably paced, but very smooth. Overall course conditions were excellent. Will definitely make this one of our go-to courses on the Island.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/27/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you and your wife enjoyed your first experience with us at Golden Bear. We're pleased you both enjoyed the challenge of our course and that you were able to play at a good pace. We're also glad that you enjoyed our course conditions. We can't wait to have you both back the next time you are on the Island!

"Best value on the Island"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golden Bear has always been one of my favorite courses. Very fair to the average golfer but challenging enough for the low handicapper. Course is always well manicured and staff especially friendly. Only complaint that bar was not open after our play ( around 4:30).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/25/2017:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions and that challenge that our course presented. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to having you back again soon!


u000005809042's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/19/2017:

Wonderful! Come back soon!


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