Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club - Kodiak/Black Bear Course

4.1328470588 4.1 stars from 5 (188)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6853 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

  • 7 Clubhouse Rd, Ocean View, Delaware 19970, Sussex County
  • (302) 537-5600
  • (302) 537-7947
  • www.beartrapdunes.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Rick Jacobson (1999)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper Golf Attire at All Times. Please, No Jeans or T-Shirts
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6853 yards 72.4 130
Back 72 6377 yards 70.1 126
Club 72 5748 yards 67.3 120
Forward 72 5074 yards 69.1 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 188 Reviews
5 stars:
87
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

174 out of 188 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions at a resort worth the drive   Great for playing multiple courses a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"Great hidden gem"


James4030571's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
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Reviewed on

For the price and time of year it was an exceptional expirence


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


"Spongy Course"


stanlda2's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was very spongy. Very uneven lies in the fairways due to soft spongy ground.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Wfeuer1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u1316462's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
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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


"Consistent"


HeathMartin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
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Consistent

Another great round with consistent tee boxes, fairways, greens and amenities. There's a reason it's one of my favorites.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This Trac is a homerun"


u000003799733's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the $ this is a nice golfcouse. 27 holes place of play was outstanding. Finished the round in under 4 hrs


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u9081747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Looking forward to playing again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jjstabers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cool"


terrywhitaker's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very windy but the course was very good and staff was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day out"


TCAMA1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Grizzly and Black Bear as a single. I played with some members of the club all were friendly and made me feel right at home sharing tips and tricks. It was a bit windy right after hurricane Maria but still excellent round I had a great time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



TCAMA1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather 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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Lewis7626820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u5581195's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very pleasant day"


Stephen9226296's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Greeted enthusiastically by the outdoor guys. Treated quickly and professionally by the inside team. Practice area was nice, except for the chipping area - it was pretty chopped up. Not a dal breaker for me, though.

Course was in very good shape. Holes were fair with enough challenging features. Greens are HUGE, as evidenced by my 4-jack of number 18. (Something like an 80 footer. )

I was able to play with a member and if he was representative of the rest of them then this would be a great place to join if I lived here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not bad at all"


daa2202's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice track; greens rolled pretty well despite having been aerated within the last two weeks. Bunkers were full of soft beach sand. Fairways in generally good shape. Did not see a cart girl after the first hole on a busy Saturday - strange. No marshals to keep pace of play up. All that said, a pretty good track for $70 on a weekend. We'll go back.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Slow play"


u000001538947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
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Reviewed on

The greens were recently aerated which made them very bumpy and inconsistent. The pace of play was very slow with no ranger in sight! Over 5 hours to finish in the dark!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Lewis7626820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Easy to navigate"


callreport's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great condition. It was cart path only on front nine due to rain recently but changed to 90 drug rule for back nine which was helpful. Well stocked snack shack. Overall, a very enjoyable course to play. A bit pricey but there deals to be had if you are flexible about tee-times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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