Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course

3.9219941176 3.9 stars from 5 (594)
  • 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 3.9 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 594 Reviews
5 stars:
118
4 stars:
313
3 stars:
124
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

518 out of 588 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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"Very poor condition"


Wayne5123394's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were absolutely terrible on there was no grass on the fairways. Very disappointed for the price they charged. Will never go back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u00000995109's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u250168421's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens need care and attention. Large areas of the greens were muddy. Otherwise enjoyed playing the course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"frost burns way over priced"


garryhill's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

normally in good conditions but the fairways and greens are not holding up to the cold weather. Patchy burn areas on the fairways and the greens are really looking bad. Most greens are mud and bare... very first green maintenance staff turned the water on us and drove across the green attempting to work on it. During this time of the year most courses are overpriced this one is following suit


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not overly impressed"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just an okay course... If you can play for $30 or under it would be worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Frank1871537's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the first time playing the course and while the course, for this time of the year, is in great shape the layout for the back nine has a very poor design. It was very difficult to determine which direction to actually hit the ball off the tee on a lot of the holes. With this being said, we would not recommend this course.


I don't recommend this course



garryhill's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



dispatcheral's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens are getting pot holes from people who don't fix their divots....its not rocket science it courtesy....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"BEAR CREEK CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE - GREAT!"


rickflaherty's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great all around! Awesome range. Nice balls. Best overseeding I've seen in AZ this year! Great staff, from shop, to bag boys, to starter. Very friendly. I played with my 86 year old uncle, who used to be a pro, and he is a hard one to please.......but he loved it......even from the red tees! Thanks!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"No water"


Bertoni8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unreal that they have no drinking water on the whole course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Can’t Beat The Price"


u480365441's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course and the price is right for the average golfer. Wide open with some trouble if off the short stuff.

Course is always in good condition when I’ve played in Nov. & Feb.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



dispatcheral's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Dan6007400's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best condition we have ever seen course.Have always liked this course but really enjoyed playing it this and we are playing it again next week


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value for a decent course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time down to Phoenix so we are new to all courses. We chose this for the price, and accessibility . Good choice. The course was a good test for the keen golfer and although a challenge for the novice, still playable. The staff was superb and our overall experience was excellent. Would play again, for sure.


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


"poor course conditions"


gstockes9249's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I''ve been playing this course for several years and played the club course today. I've never played a course that was is bad as this course today. they have overseeded this course and I understand that the course would change due to the overseeding. When a complained at the counter they brushed me off and said you have obviously haven't play any courses that were over seeded. I Play there long course at bear creek which was fine and I've played Lone Tree , Western Skies,,Encanto 18 and the 9, Mcqueen links. None of these courses were in the shape that this was in and was so bad I only played 10 holes and left. The attitude when I complained was ridiculous and I asked them why didn't they put in there computer that the greens had 1inch grass growing on the greens so forget putting.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u2127238's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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