Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

3.8603000000 3.9 stars from 5 (594)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7014 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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  • 100 Indigo Run Dr, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926
  • (843) 689-2200
  • (843) 681-6799
  • goldenbear-indigorun.com
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Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (1993)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Woodland
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 594 Reviews
5 stars:
143
4 stars:
296
3 stars:
100
2 stars:
39
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

498 out of 591 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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"Nice course. Bad overall experience"


u000008052862's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Third time playing the course. Very slow pace of play. Not the most attentive staff. After 18 thought we would play 9 more since the course had emptied out. Pro shop closed even though over 2 1/2 hours of light left. Told too late to play while we watched a group tee off on #10. May be a good reason tee times always available. Would have been one of our "go to" courses.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Wonderful day golfing - with a great surprise!"


u633247350's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the wonderful setting of the interesting golf course nestled in the community of beautiful homes. And the blessing was seeing a Bald Eagle landing right there in front of us at the pond on hole 11! Found out later there is a nest there on hole #10! Look for it! Awesome! And saw an alligator too!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u484765719's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Typical Nicklaus Course"


golfforever1964's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice layout with options to challenge golfers or play safe. Well bunkerd but sand in traps was not consistent and thin in many areas. Fun golf course to play with doglegs left and right. Par threes varied in length, shorter ones over water and longer ones required hitting green in proper area. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 03/24/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us at Golden Bear. We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and we appreciate your feedback on our bunkers. We hope to see you again soon!

"Diamond in the rough"


crimedog2011's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pace of play was perfect. Crowded, due to warm temperatures. However, did not wait long on each tee box. Certainly was not rushed in our play. Everyone was patient. Course was in wonderful shape compared to most in the area! Greens were in great condition! Kudo's to the maintenance staff. Played the round with my wife, who commented that the course was challenging, yet very woman friendly. Drinking water was abundant, and restrooms were clean and strategically placed. We were impressed by the phone and food menu at the 9th hole tee box. Where one could call in their lunch order and pick up at the turn. We will certainly return again in the future.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 03/24/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you and your wife enjoyed your round with us. We're pleased that you enjoyed our course conditions and that the pace of play was good. We're also glad that you were impressed by our phone and food menu. Can't wait to have you both back soon!

"Great Layout"


Rick4017642's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Although the fairways were very dry, the course Layout and challenge made the day a pleasant outing. Greens were true and took some time getting used to not reading too much into breaks. Well worth the fee. Will be a return visit in the near future.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 03/20/2017:

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed the course layout and the challenge it provided. We look forward to having you back again soon!


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 03/20/2017:

Thanks for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed your time with us!


Louise5787483's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My lower rating is influenced by the condition of the fairways, which because of the lack of rain over the winter months, is very dry and hard. The course is not to difficult, but challenging at times with its narrow fairways and water hazards. THe greens were in exxcellent condition. The staff were very pleasant.

Overall, a good place to play - good value for money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 03/20/2017:

Thanks for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We're glad that you enjoyed our greens but we're sorry that you did not enjoy the fairways. Once we get some rain they will improve. We hope to have you back in the future!

"Great Course"


u8122925's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thouroughly enjoyed this course. We played a few others and this course was in the best shape. Greens were fantastic. Will definitely recommend and play it next time we are in the area.


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


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 03/22/2017:

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us at Golden Bear. We're pleased that you found our course conditions in better shape than the others you played. Can't wait to have you back next time you are in the Hilton Head area!

"Fast round"


Linda1261583's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My husband and I played this course and had a great time, despite the low temperatures and wind blowing (at least the sun was shine). The course was not busy so we played in well under 4 hours and we found most of the holes were in great shape - lots of sand and water. We are both 15-18 handicappers and we both played off the white tees and they were set up well for our handicaps. Some of the tee boxes and fairways lacked grass but overall, we were really happy with the course and would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

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 03/17/2017:

Awesome! We're pleased that both you and your husband enjoyed your round with us at Golden Bear. We're glad that the pace was good and that you enjoyed our course conditions. We're sorry that the weather was a little low and that the wind was blowing. We hope to have you back again once the weather warms up a bit!

"Enjoyable round of golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
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Reviewed on

I spend time at Hilton Head every March. The Golden Bear course is one we always play at least once. The staff was great and very attentive. Pace of play was excellent with no waiting of any consequence. Course was in good shape when you consider the October hurricane and the lack of rainfall. The greens were in very good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 03/22/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you continue to enjoy your time with us at Golden Bear. We're pleased that our staff left a great impression on you and that the pace of play was good. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to having you back next March!

"Tuff Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very Good condition, med to fast greens in good shape. Fair amount of bunkers and water hazards. overall very good course would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

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 03/17/2017:

Excellent! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions as well as our layout. Can't wait to have you back soon!

"Great round of golf"


ebtrinity's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round yesterday - a little cool, but warmed up once the sun came out. The course is in great shape for this time of year - this is our third time out within the past two weeks, and will not be our last.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 03/17/2017:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you had a great round with us here at Golden Bear. We're glad that the weather didn't but too much of a damper on your round. We can't wait to have you back once the weather warms up for another great round!

"Good day on The Bear"


Rick8931984's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Blue tees, approx 6500 yards.

Greens are in excellent condition; however, were rolling pretty slow on this day due to the rain the previous couple days. Well placed bunkers throughout the course makes you think about staying out of them off the tee. The tee decks could use some tending to as well but lets not get too picky here. Pretty flat layout, and if I was ever going to walk a course, this may be the one.

Nice large range with plenty of room. If practice balls not included I recommend buying a bag which are 8 bucks for 1 and 2 for 12. Just get one...when we were there there were plenty of extras at the range. Maybe have a look b4 u go in to purchase.

Pro shop guys were excellent and efficient.

Starter was terrific and gave us a history of the course and knowledge about what to be on the lookouy for, including gators...saw 2 on this day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

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 03/17/2017:

Thanks for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Golden Bear. We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions as well as our layout. We're also glad that our staff provided you with great customer service. We appreciate all of your feedback and we hope to have you back soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 03/13/2017:

Awesome! Glad you enjoyed your time with us at Golden Bear!


u7370043's avatar
Age:  65+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 03/17/2017:

Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

"great layout"


u000001510968's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the layout of this course. Lots of varied holes - dogleg right, dogleg left, good use of water and sand bunkers. It flows through housing development, but the trees and landscaping sort of hide that fact. Really park-like setting. The clubhouse and facilities are VERY nice. Just a great experience. Never disappointed with a Jack Nicklaus course - top notch. The only negative in my mind (and it is minor) was the rough - dormant and a little patchy in spots. Other than that the greens were very nice and the fairways and bunkers were in fine shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 03/13/2017:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your first experience with us at Golden Bear. We're glad that you enjoyed the variety of our holes and the challenge that they presented. We're also pleased that you enjoyed our clubhouse and facilities. We appreciate your feedback on our rough and we'll make sure to address this matter. We can't wait to have you back for another great day of golf!


GordonBunt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 03/13/2017:

Thanks for the 4 star rating! We hope to have you back soon!

"Great value for money"


BRYSIE48's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Well designed course and I loved the fact I had to use every club in my bag. Pace of play was excellent and we were round in just over 3 1/2 hours. Greens in excellent shape. Visiting from the UK but we will be back next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

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 03/14/2017:

Excellent! We're glad that you enjoyed our layout and that the pace of play was good. We're also pleased that you enjoyed our course conditions. We're look forward to having you back when you are in the Hilton Head area again!

"Great day of golf!"


u022246981's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Good challenges, but not impossible for a novice. Lush greens, great bunkers!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 03/13/2017:

Thanks for the 4 star rating! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge that our course presented. Hope to have you back soon!


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