Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course

3.8289000000 3.8 stars from 5 (532)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6825 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

  • 500 East Riggs Road, Chandler, AZ 85249
  • (480) 883-8200
  • (480) 802-2476
  • www.bearcreekaz.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Bill O'Leary, Nicklaus (2000)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 532 Reviews
5 stars:
104
4 stars:
281
3 stars:
110
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

466 out of 526 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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"This course was excellent"


u6917109's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the staff to the course it was too notch. Will definitely be back next time!


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



u000004965967's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course layout. Course was in good condition. Good value for your dollar.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value for the money."


vsalotti's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I haven't played the Bear Creek course for several years and took my friend / neighbor there so he could experience playing a new course, for him. I was very pleasantly surprised at what great condition the course was in. I thought the fairways were very plush and the greens true and somewhat quick. It was a good test of golf and an enjoyable day and we look forward to playing it again in the near future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun and fast play"


Elliot3539374's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed this course. Good for a wide variety of players. Fast play on a Sunday at 3:50, without being rushed.

Greens are slow due to some cross cutting. I think it may be due to a change of grass type as the weather warms up. I'm sure they will be faster soon, as the maintenance on the rest of the course was excellent.


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


"A Very Pleasant Surprise"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I played The Bear some 5 or 6 years ago and for some reason didn't care for it too much then. We decided to give it another go on Sat., Apr. 1 and were very pleased with the experience. The course was in excellent condition, both fairways and greens. The course doesn't beat you up like some of the desert courses but you still have to hit the ball. Erik, the greeter, was most accommodating and the course ought to be pleased to have him on staff, the first person most people encounter - friendly and welcoming. The club house, though not fancy, is cool and the people very nice to deal with. The price was excellent, though in Feb. and Mar. it is too pricey in my opinion, though supply and demand create this valley phenomenon. It is better than Foothills, San Marcos, Las Colinas, Club West - similar courses ,because of its condition and the pace of play, less than 4 hours. We will return again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


Gridlok's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bear Creek was outstanding. Great weather. Beautifully maintained course, most greens in very good shape and not too fast, fairways immaculate, massive nice teeboxes. Staff friendly, marshalls and players' assistants work well, pace of play excellent for being busy. Our threesome finished 3:45, even though we had a inexperienced foursome in front of us. Overall four stars because just a couple greens were a bit marked up, wish there were a few more bunkers, amenities nothing special, and I always wish rates could be a bit cheaper. Pace, course condition, staff all five stars.


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


"Great course and enjoyable to play"


u000007572593's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My husband were on a golf vacation in Phoenix. Someone recommended this course to us. We thoroughly enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A day with friends."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We had a great time. The course was in very good shape. For a busy day the pace of play was just over 4 hours. I always enjoy playing at Bear Creek.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good condition, pace was good"


Fisherman573's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in good condition, grass is nice on fairways and greens. The pace was very good, done in just under 4 hours. It's a little pricey as there are other courses nearby in $40 range.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pleased"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition & we enjoyed the lay out. Provided the right difficulty for our level of play.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great greens and speed of play. Nice practice area.


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



wgillis's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bear Creek"


ebsch001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Price was too high. Residence should get a value deal since we play year round!. My out of town friend used the rental clubs and they were an inch short and no sleeve of balls were included. Details!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great family course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent staff. Starter was very helpful. Roger probably one of the nicest marshalls we have ever met. Got his job done in very friendly way. Greens are very fast but true. Fairways in very good condition very forgiving. All in a fun place to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great vacation tune up course"


uWOCD8502WO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Facility maintained in great shape for our late February holiday. Fairly straightforward design with bland views, but the golf course itself was excellent for working the kinks out. Tee boxes, fairways and greens in very nice shape. Certainly presents some challenges for shots but the links style does afford room for error.

Would play again as a visitor.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"More Than Bearable!"


freddie57's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Had a great day at Bear Creek.

I liked how they write your start & finish time on the front of your cart to remind all to play at a good pace. Our round was just under 4 hours - perfect!

Now if only GolfNow's booking fees weren't so steep!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Deserves better than 3.5 stars"


bunkerguru's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Is this Troon North? Is it Desert Highlands? Is it Paradise Valley CC? No, Its none of these and with the exception of PVCC thank God it isn't. For the money I think it's the best deal in the Valley. The Superintendent here gets the most out his budget and I suspect his crew. I don't know who he is and no, I haven't ever met him. But he does a better job with what has to be a small budget, comparatively, than anyone else in that budget range. When you have 1.5 to 2 million a year you job is a lot easier. No way this has that kind of budget. The Staff is always friendly, they have pretty cart girls who are trained well and the young men at the cart drop off are always courteous. I suppose there could be exceptions, there always are, but I've played here for years and I think it's a fantastic golf experience overall. Kudos Bear Creek, You're getting it done correctly!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



bearpawtrail's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A day well spent"


Mark32961's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time playing here. Enjoyed it both times. Great practice facility. Marshals could have kept the pace of play a little faster. Nice subtle greens. If the wind is up the links style layout can be a challenge as there are few trees to protect the course. Overall a nice play to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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