Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club - Black Bear/Grizzly Course

4.3273000000 4.3 stars from 5 (165)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6901 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 7 Clubhouse Rd, Ocean View, Delaware 19970, Sussex County
  • (302) 537-5600
  • (302) 537-7947
  • www.beartrapdunes.com

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 6901 yards 72.7 130
Back 72 6429 yards 70.4 126
Club 72 5821 yards 67.7 121
Forward 72 5094 yards 69.4 121

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 165 Reviews
5 stars:
81
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

152 out of 165 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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Reviews


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"Grizzly, and kodiac"


u379149446's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent conditions, if you like speedy greens, this is the place. Test all aspects of one's game


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course is always well maintained"


Scheffler62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Bear Trap Dunes many times. Course is always in great shape and well maintained. The setup offers an enjoyable challenge. Staff was very accommodating in allowing us to move up our tee time significantly so that we could get in round before rain moved in.


I recommend this course


"Good place for Mother's Day!"


u000006747093's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was great! Staff was nice. Course had been aerated and we were not made aware but it was still ok for the money and we were there to enjoy the nice day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course and great people"


RBRae's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only problem with the course itself was that the greens had just been aerated and sanded and were ridiculously difficult to putt on from any angle.

The score card lacked a course layout on it and I found that inconvenient since the golf cart "card" was not very handy to use. Also, for a course like this, there should be a GPS in each cart.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



jjstabers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



jjay583's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time but not the last by far"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even with the wind gusting in the 30s, the round was very enjoyable. Put this on your list of MUST PLAY.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful track a link style course"


GolfcriticMagazine's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I was lucky to have played in early March with warm weather! This course has three nine hole courses. It's a professional operation.

The range balls were included and you hit off the grass. I personally do not practice on matts.

The tee boxes were on great condition. I have played in ALL the Ocean City area golf courses. This is one of my favorite courses. It's an "A" course. It's on par with Baywood Greens, Rum Point and Lighhouse Sound. The fairways were absolutely in magnificent condition. The greens are fast.

There is plenty of water but the water doesn't generally come into play because the fairways are wide enough to keep your ball dry. The greens are all well protected by well maintained bunkers. Don't miss this course on your next trip!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Delawre getnaway"


John7213108's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was OK. Kodiak was closed for repair so played the first and last 9 holes. Greens OK for winter.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bear Trap Deal"


whiteme2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a crazy good deal at Golf Now. AlwYs like

Playing the course. 65 degree sunny day in February. Course was in good shape in general except some of the greens on Grizzly were in pretty bad shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good layout with different design for each course"


6opslater's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The 3 nine at Bear Trap offer a good variety of hole designs. Conditions were very good for end of Feb. Traps had fresh sand, greens pretty quick, tee boxes and fairways starting to come back from winter. Good pace of play, will definitely play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice"


u000005489714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course course conditions were excellent greens were a little fast


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"3 GREAT 9 HOLE LAYOUTS"


dominicpiperno1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding setup. 3 great 9 hole courses with different venues. Very fast greens. Probably added 6 to 7 strokes to my typical score. I even 4 putted two greens....But still a great course and I will certainly play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course @ Great Price"


frydaddy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bear Trap Dunes is a very good course. I'll play this course anytime the Golfnow price is good. Our only problem: frost delay! Our tee time was 12:36, plenty to do 18 holes. There was a 40 minute delay so we only got to play 15 holes (but for what we paid, no problem)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Hot deal of the year"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in 2 1/2 hrs for $13. Course in decent shape . Definitely play again !!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a good time at Bear Trap. I love this course.


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


"Wind creates the Challenge"


GalCallaway's avatar
New Jersey Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful. The layout of the course was not difficult but with the wind gusting, it made the round very challenging. So it is good to have a "go to shot" with a low trajectory. There is water on the course but it is really only in play if you hit a very wayward shot (or are playing from the back tees that require you to carry water). If you play the forward tees you do not have to worry about forced carries.

The staff was very nice and helpful. The starter gave us tips when he greeted us and asked how we were doing when we made the turn. The on-course "amenities" were excellent (bathrooms at good locations) water at every hole.

I would play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Jack would not be happy!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played course many times and the last couple of rounds have been very disappointing. Greens were in terrible condition, play was ridiculously slow with no rangers on a packed course. For the golf experience and course condition, they are charging way too much for this track!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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