The Grand Bear Golf Course

4.6769000000 4.7 stars from 5 (130)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7204 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 75.5
  • Layout

  • 12040 Grand Way Blvd, Saucier, MS 39574, Harrison County
  • (888) 946-1946, (228) 539-7806
  • (228) 604-7101
  • www.harrahs.com/golf/GrandBear
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (1999)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 100 tees
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper Golf Attire Required: Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Grizzly Bear 72 7204 yards 75.5 143
Golden Bear 72 6733 yards 73.0 139
Brown Bear 72 6221 yards 70.5 134
Black Bear 72 5638 yards 67.9 130
Teddy Bear 72 4802 yards 68.4 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 130 Reviews
5 stars:
93
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

127 out of 130 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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tym2tup's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A must play if you're in the area."


u678138257's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well kept, picturesque course with an interesting layout. I was surprised it wasn't busier. Layout provided some challenges without being "tricked-up". Lots of sand, or it seemed so since i found so much of it. If I'm ever in the area again, I'm definitely playing here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Friendly Staff, Great Atmosphere"


GolfingBishop's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was not let down by any means! This was a great course. Staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great service!"


u000007649703's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a nice golf course w quality greens, fairways, and tee boxes. But, what really set it apart was the service. Best I've ever been treated at a golf course. Normally, I care more about the quality of the course which was top notch as I mentioned. But his course's top feature was its customer service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A quality round every time."


daviddavis27's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
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Reviewed on

After 15 plus rounds played throughout all times of the year, this course will not disappoint. Beautiful tee boxes, fairways, and greens.


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


"Grand Bear"


u000004109139's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Discourse has a great layout very friendly big Fairways and was in great shape. It is however, off the beaten path about 6 miles from the main road. But if you're ever in the area you should make the trip definitely good value for your money.


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


"Grand Bear"


Meman240's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Get place to play, get weather. Course was in Excellent shape. Price you can not beat. Can not wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a value!!"


u000007903037's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hidden gem in the National Forest. Great condition for the middle of January. Friendly helpful staff. Like our group and the deer were the only ones out there! Of course sunny and 75 degree weather helps also. Overall great value.


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



durotex's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Great Track"


mdebuck289's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent shape and the layout is wonderful. There are no tricked up holes but the course will test your skills. For less than $50, no better deal in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great course!"


srpittman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition - love playing it. Great value for the money!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played at this course every year whenever I visited area.

This is one of favor course in my list and have enjoyed everytime.


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



Charles3410875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"World class"


chaven's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Grand Bear is absolutely a superb course. Interesting layout, some fair risk reward opportunities and flawless greens.

The course was in immaculate condition. 3.5 hours to play.

A bit out in the boondocks but worth the drive. If you are near Biloxi android don't play it u r a dumb bear.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What a Great course"


oledog3's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Great layout, it is 18 different holes. Greens were in pretty good shape for November, as were fairways. Some of the tee boxes were lacking, but thats about it for the negative on conditions. It would help to know the course, or have a course map (I didn't) to stay out of hidden troubles found along several holes....I'll just have to play it again.....Staff was great, slow, cold day so I can't speak to pace of play as we were all alone out there. Give this course a chance, you'll be glad you did. That being said, this is probably not a good beginners course. Had one with us and they went through a LOT of sleeves...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This is one of the best courses that I have played in the Gulf Coast."


uYWZJ9447YW's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I would recommend this course to anyone who knows how to Play.Jack did a great job on this place. I will come back to play here the frist chance I get.


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


"nice course and well maintained"


u237736072's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

loved playing this course wish they had a few more early hot deals


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


bruce32601's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this golf course, my favorite on the coast. The course is always in excellent condition and the staff is always friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, excruciating pace of play"


Maria9923701's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful layout, interesting holes, course in great condition. We were a twosome and after 2 holes caught a 5-some (yes, they are allowed). Thought we could skip a hole but realized there were several 4somes in front of the 5some. It seems there was some event that day. Called Proshop and asked if we can play the back and was told it was busy but we can try going to 16 or 17. Ended up playing 17 18, then 3-16. Caught the same 5some on 13 & of course waited on every hole until we mercifully finished on 16. Took 4 1/2 hours, which for a 2some was torture.

Will play it again but maybe early or midweek. Avoid Fridays and weekends like the plague.

Friendly staff, nice clubhouse. Was not able to try the food since we had to leave as soon as we finished playing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Serenity in forest"


ronnie8931966's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Should be on your bucket list when traveling the Mississippi Coast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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