Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe, The

4.8571000000 4.9 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7173 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

  • 6300 Jack Nicklaus Pkwy, Windermere, Florida 34786, Orange County
  • (407) 876-5775
  • (407) 876-5687
  • www.thegoldenbearclub.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (1999)
Type: Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Bear 72 7173 yards 75.3 140
Silver 72 6827 yards 73.5 136
Blue 72 6411 yards 71.5 131
White 72 5930 yards 68.9 126
White (W) 72 5930 yards 75.4 134
Red (W) 72 5071 yards 70.2 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 7 reviews


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Reviews


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"Fabulous Course"


Sox4Life's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

For a course that is developed within neighborhoods it is a great example of how the homes don't interfere with the golf experience. The course has great visual lines from the tee boxes with lots of bunkers framing the landing areas. Green complexes are coordinated with the bunkers to provide lots of great pin locations. The course Is in great shape. Great practice area to warm up. Definitely a course I could play everyday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


Brent8056245's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

i have a friend that lives on the course and specifically come to play here when I visit. Very pretty course. Challenging for a high handicapper like me, but with my friend caddying for me I had my best round ever. Great food and friendly staff at the bar.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top notch!"


ChrisYon34's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2014
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Course is always in great shape. Pace of play is never a problem as I notice most golfers are on the same page of keeping it moving. The staff is always nice and it only took a couple of trips for them to remember my name. Always a warm welcome when I arrive at the course. They grounds crew is out daily to make sure the course is in tip top. This is one of the better courses overall in the Orlando area. Enjoy your round!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Keene's Pointe"


BPD2577's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Keene's Pointe is a classic Jack Nickalus design and one of only a few in Central Florida. Ample room off the tee, Keene's Pointe is a second shot golf course. Narrow greens are mostly elevated with severe and deep bunkering around most complexes. Always in great shape and very enjoyable to play. A great setting, through a housing development, but in no way obtrusive to the golf course. Often overlooked as a top course in Orlando because of its close proximity to better known Isleworth, Keene's Pointe can hold it's own with all the best in Orlando.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of the best courses in Orlando!"


Char1208's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is definitely one of my favorite courses in the Orlando area. It's like a "mini" Isleworth which is next door.
The course is challenging just as any Nicklaus design is but it's great. Always in nice shape and the driving range, putting green, and facilities are equally nice.
The par 3's are long and there is some water to maneuver around but if you can do that, you'll be in good shape. The greens are usually very quick as well! I definitely recommend this course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"An Enjoyable Challenge"


MichaelLowe's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have had the chance to play The Golden Bear Club on a number of occasions and really enjoy the experiences. I played many years ago when the greens were very grainy. A few seasons back, they were totally replaced with a new strain of grass. The results were smoother, faster greens with less grain that were a bit easier on a guy who's used to playing golf on bent grass greens in the northeast.

The conditioning over the last few years has been much improved, with a renewed focus on the little details.

Being an Orlando local now, I will definitely be looking into membership in the near future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Completely worth it - Nicklaus gem"


hubtubgolf18's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Jack NIcklaus loves generous fairways and you have it on Keene's Pointe but the issue is some greens are easier to access from the CORRECT side of the short grass. This is a members only club that will hopefully allow you access. If you can find your way onto the course you will not be disappointed. The practice facility is serviceable - although they could use a better short game chipping and pitching area.

The one thing I walk away from Keene's Pointe is why can't all golf courses have greens this good. If you read it right edge and you hit it right edge, you'll be making that putt and many others should you be rolling the rock well. The course snakes through a residential community that backs up to Isleworth - which leaves you admiring not only a beautiful golf course but some pretty houses surrounded by the Butler Chain of lakes. There are several tees from which to play - if you want your hat handed to you, one foot in the rough may be a bit too much to ask. From the middle set of tees, you get a fair but challenging golf course that doesn't let up from hole 1 through 18. The par 5's are easily the best attribute of this course with four really challenging & four really different looks at holes over 500 yards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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