Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course

3.9710705882 4.0 stars from 5 (563)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6825 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6825 yards 71.6 122
Blue 71 6418 yards 69.6 116
White 71 5978 yards 67.3 110
Red (W) 71 4990 yards 66.7 104

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 563 Reviews
5 stars:
112
4 stars:
297
3 stars:
117
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

493 out of 557 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Great Course"


Ron6448189's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape, greens are good, to many twosomes on course.

Foursomes move faster and you can keep your tempo up.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Foursome in front of was extremely slow. Had not teed off on 10 when we came up. No one was on the hole. Did not let us play through. Waited every shot, hole 8 thur 18. Coarse in good shape for being over seeded.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf Now bookings don't always work."


Gago12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Golf now booking did not post at this course. This happened to at least 2 other groups that had booked Saturday tee time. Course did get us out on a nearly fully booked course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"run of the mill, but no complaints"


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Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played on a Thursday afternoon in mid-October. Course was in decent shape and staff were reasonably friendly. Nothing to complain about - course was ok, pace of play was fine, and we had an enjoyable afternoon. We were simply a bit surprised that the course was frankly quite ordinary. Other Nicklaus linked courses we've played have been quite notable and usually very interesting challenges - this course was ok but nothing more. Again, no complaints and you can have a nice round here but don't be fooled into expecting more from the "Bear" linkage.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"overseed came in very well"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were still a little slow for the middle of october, but it is in the best overseed in 12 years


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I'll be back"


geeksrus's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

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

Reviewed on

Very happy with this course... cart path only this time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is in transition from being cut short for winter grass"


lizardluvs27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was ok, They had just cut the grass short and for some reason they just left all the cut grass laying around. So it effected many shots. Not much shade on this course and no cart person. So better bring your own drinks. ( not alcohol they take that if they see it ) . Would of been more upset if I didn't get a decent rate.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u2127238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value course"


Barry2937054's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I consider this my home course a good track for the money. Current conditions (8/24) tee box and fairways good- greens were extremely shaggy probably rolling 4-5 which is not normal for the course but good conditions are tuff anywhere in Phoenix this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



JOEMEDICA33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot 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:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dispatcheral's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



dennisashcraft's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course layout was great. Way too much loose grass clippings in the Fairway. We actually lost two balls and the fairways because of all the grass rolling up on them. Greens were pretty iffy and very slow. The staff in the Pro Shop and out front we're great. Beverage cart on a golf course was great. But the course workers were fairly rude and would run right up on you when you were trying to hit a shot with mowers. All in all course condition the way we played the course was poor to average at best


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Always a favorite"


u429275089's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course never disappoints. Super fun and always in good condition. No narrow farways lined with houses. Pace is usually very good too! Keep up the good work Bear Creek!


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


"Manvolicious"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course staff was very friendly. Course was soaked and I just couldn't understand it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout, fun track"


u138726176's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were a little bouncy but the course was in good shape and fun to play. This course is really growing up to be a nice place to play. Easily played with 1 ball throughout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



printman77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bring water!"


u626320385's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bring water! They have water in the club house but I didn't see any on the course and there was no cart attendant!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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