Bear Creek Golf Club

3.8949882353 3.9 stars from 5 (212)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6585 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Warm up mats
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black/Bear 72 6585 yards 71.8 130
Polar/White 72 5951 yards 68.8 120
Brown/Grizzly 72 5053 yards 65.1 105
Black/White Panda 72 4575 yards 66.6 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 212 Reviews
5 stars:
54
4 stars:
102
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

180 out of 212 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens bunkers  

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"Ok for the price"


u3907065's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was our first time playing here. The layout and the greens were pretty good. The rough was mowed down so we were able to find our balls easily. I would have rated this course much higher if it weren't for the crab grass on the fairways and the rough. They were everywhere. At times I felt like I was there to help pull up the weeds!

I have played at much better maintained courses in Monroe for the same price or sometimes less. I may try it again in the future but may be not until next season. Give the superintendent time to get it competitive with the other near by courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round could only play nine. Got rained out on the back. Also enjoy playing this course. Very challenging


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



u000006532626's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fair"


ProfessionalHacker's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bear Creek is what it is an average course. The greens are usually its best feature as they are clean and fast. Tee boxes are not great, fairways have spots and crab grass, and sand traps need sand. We started out behind an extremely slow group and since this course has no marshals we were stuck till they let us play thru at seven. In the end the round was 4 3/4 hours due to the slow start. No beverage carts, no coolers allowed, yet no coolers built into the carts. This course used to be a budget course due to its lack of amenities and course condition. Now their rates rival better courses in the area but since we had a golfnow credit on a hot deal we played the course. I would not have payed the $45-$40 weekend morning rate for this course. Sorry, I do like the layout, should be better for the rates charged.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"GreT course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I only got to play nine. It rained me out on the back nine. But this is a great course great layout. Always love playing the course. It will make you ready thing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf Course"


u000001012260's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gave the course a average because it was too much grass laying on the ground during the early morning round. The grass was stick to the bottom of the shoes making them slippery. Seems like they waited to late to cut fairways. Also the tee boxes were not cut.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course always love playing here. The course in great shape.


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


"Needs attention"


mzbc's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Probably a 2.5 rather than 3 rating. I realize weather with all the rain has caused issues with weeds in your yard at home & golf courses. Weed issue needs to be addressed & grass needed cutting. Greens were good. Played couple months ago & course was in good shape but last two times not so good. Fun, convenient course & you can get good deals on some golf websites but present condition is a concern. Hope they bring it back to where it was. Would play again but not as a preferred course at this time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Needs Improvement"


bruark3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we got there, we were surprised there was not a driving range. There was also not a beverage girl on the course, yet they are against you bringing your own cooler/drinks. The fairways had a ton of nuisance grass/weeds, so we played where you could move your ball to a good lie. The tee boxes were in bad shape. Many holes force blind shots over hills or around trees, so if you aren't used to the course, it's a guessing game. Also, many of the greens sit up so high you cannot see the grass (just the flag) from your approach shot. The last par 5 (hole 18) is a gimme since it's so short. The positives were that the course was not crowded, and the greens were in good shape. We won't be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Terrence,Charles,Pete Golf Outing"


Terrence3564741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Course and the Greens were in great shape the greens especially.I Love this Course and the other Golfers are real courteous they'll let you play there and also patient enough to let you finish your hole


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course, great deal"


u495689986's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

The green's at this course are beautiful, however the tee boxes need a little attention! A few more signs to help navigate from one green to the next tee box would be helpful. Overall a very nice course at a great value. I will definitely be back to play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First time player"


Francois7752859's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course

Need to play it 2 or 3 times to figure out blind shots

Good mix of hard and easier holes

Greens a little slow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



david1b's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Local"


uNJSL5477NJ's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

The course has improved over the years, but the ownership has not. Many times the course is over booked or appears to be. The staff is not friendly which is a reflection of the owners. If you arrive early and you are waiting for your tee time and no one is teeing off, they make you wait. Once, the starter indicated, if you what an earlier tee time you should have purchased it! If you are a two-some, some times they make you wait for another two -some to pair with you. On a busy day I understand, but on a slow day, give me a break. Some times you just want to play with your partner. When you play golf, having a great start is a big help to your game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Golf with Wife"


rblock50's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great round to celebrate Mother's Day a day late. Very reasonable rate to play and the greens were in great condition. Not a hard layout for ladies to play. Ron in the golf shop is very accomidating and wants your business. Give this course a try! It is worth the drive to Monroe.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000005844618's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friend and I were looking for a new course to add to our list of courses to play. We were both pleased to have found this course. First of all the greens are top notch and roll true. They are perfect in our opinion. Lots of blind shots but very playable. Jeff at the pro shop gave us a book on the course that gave tips and overview of each hole We will definitely be back. Thanks to all staff and grounds keepers for great condition of the course

Larry Sutton


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A good risk reward course"


u5134862's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout is awsome very risk reward on some holes and some very friendly greens are fast and in great shape fairways and tee boxes well manicured I would update the signage though some have faded badly and unless you know where you are going you might miss a turn but the course itself outstanding as always


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


"Good course, price is right"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in good shape staff is friendly but they stick to your tee times no getting of a few minutes early here. I Would recommend this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


efields3419's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, very challenging. Greens are perfect. Ball rolls true. Very nice staff. Best value around!


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


"NEVER PLAYING COURSE AGAIN"


u000001641128's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

RUDE JERK at the counter..

had a hot tee at 1 pm got there early thinking possibly could get on early around 11.....WOULD NOT LET US ON EARLY. 3 groups went on from 11 till 1....Biggest JERK ever wont play that course again was a prepaid tee time too...


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/28/2017

Sorry mate, they set the time. Would you show up 3 hours early and complain you had to wait?



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