Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course

3.8180000000 3.8 stars from 5 (522)
  • 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 522 Reviews
5 stars:
100
4 stars:
275
3 stars:
110
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

456 out of 516 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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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
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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



Don7234034's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value for Price"


samuraijoe1968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and fairways were in great condition.

Staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Municipal Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was a bit expensive for course condition, layout, and amenities. There is better value in the area. That having been said, the course was fun to play, greens were in good shape and challenging, sand traps were raked, and fairways were in good shape. Not a lot of features to make the course interesting.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



DT2golf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Bear Creek several times on this AZ trip.

Greens are very good and course is well maintained.

Beverage carts make the rounds but don't hold up play as they do on some courses here. Staff is courteous and helpful. If your looking for target golf from the tips this won't be your choice but for the average golfer Bear Creek is a good play and a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice casual course"


Jamesness's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was fun to play and the round was a little slow (4:40) but it was in nice condition. Only complaint is that there is no water on the course.


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


"Nicely maintained course. Staff was helpful but aloof."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time. The course is nothing special in the way of scenery, but it was very well maintained. The pace of play was excellent as our 4-some finished in under 4 hours and we had a diverse group with some players of only marginal ability. Staff seemed aloof but certainly not unfriendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Good test"


u000008162951's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Found the Bear a good test of golf. The greens were fast and consistent. Must say, we enjoyed the day and the pace of play was excellent. This course is tucked in off Riggs Road in Chandler and deserves consideration if you are looking for a good course to play.


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 recommend this course


"Bearcreek"


hendro5059's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I felt the course was a little over-priced for the condition it was in.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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