Great Bear Golf Club
|White (W)||71||5754 yards||74.1||133|
|Red (W)||71||4949 yards||68.7||117|
|Black M: 73.5/143||376||189||455||514||462||436||175||578||373||3558||460||222||405||199||451||523||191||441||575||3467||7025|
|Gold M: 71.5/139||339||183||426||495||413||395||157||548||337||3293||424||196||383||178||437||508||166||417||535||3244||6537|
|Blue M: 69.8/135||323||162||403||475||393||375||127||503||322||3083||389||182||362||162||388||492||146||387||514||3022||6105|
|White M: 68.2/133 W: 74.0/137||308||155||384||466||375||340||112||483||291||2914||369||168||341||135||359||477||133||366||492||2840||5754|
|Red W: 69.1/129||279||127||341||437||311||300||96||447||265||2603||302||153||285||115||211||408||97||327||448||2346||4949|
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Beautiful course. Very well maintained for the time of year.
Thank you very much. Our team works very hard to make sure you have some of the best conditions in town to play and with all of the rain you know they've had their work cut out for them. This is why we appreciate your wonder compliment.
Amazing course that is worth the drive and the money.
My cousin Bob and I drove down from the Binghamton area on a cool, October afternoon. The course was lightly trafficked and we were able to breeze through check in. The pro shop staff were cordial and helped get us started in the right direction. The course was wet from the previous day's rain and as such, it was cart path only. Fortunately, we were both hitting the ball well and didn't have to do a lot of exploring. Many of the traps had standing water and were unplayable (not the course's fault). The fairways were in great shape, despite being spongy. The tee boxes were a little beat up, but they're clearly doing work on them to prepare for winter. The greens were in nice shape and sneaky tough. The carts were gas powered and clean/well maintained. One little quirk to note is that hole #8 gets you the closest to the clubhouse. #9 then plays away from it and #10 is nowhere near it. As such, grab a "to go" menu from Jack's bar/grille on check in (as we did) and call in to order your food before teeing off on #7. The food was high quality and reasonably priced, considering the venue. We had a great time and will definitely be back.
Thank you for your 5-star rating! With all of the rain we've been having the past few weeks we appreciate your kind words and consideration. Our team has been working as hard as they can to try and give you the best course conditions possible. Your compliment is wonderful validation of all of their hard work. We hope that you'll be back sooner rather than later.
We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.
Absolutely beautiful course. Every hole a little different, nice elevations throughout, challenging par 3s and 5s, greens in excellent condition. Will play this course again.
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Reluctantly share this with the world. Whenever I’m in the area must play
GREAT LAYOUT, but SLOWWW PLAY, useless ranger and no course maps anywhere.
Considering the recent deluge and greens aerification, the course was in very good shape. Some of the tees were bare and most were uneven. The green complexes are vintage Nicklaus, fair, but penal to bad shots. There were more than a few blind tee shots. Normally this would not be a problem, but since there were no course maps to be had anywhere, we had to rely on our playing partners who had played there before.
The pace of play was HORRID. The ranger was unable and unwilling to help. He blamed the slow play on one group, but said he was not going to do anything. What good is a ranger if they don’t move people along? After 4 hours in 90 degree heat, on the 14th tee, he joked as to why we weren’t further along. Not funny. He said he was unwilling to have them skip a hole, because they players were old. We figured it was be abuse they were members.
The fairways are generous, but undulating, the greens were frequently a significant trek from the cart path, usually sloped severely. If you cannot walk up and down 3 flights of stairs, do not play this course.
excellent course - golf now price great - good 19th hole - some wet spots after lots of rain but to no consequence
great views thruout the round
A great course to play depends on what tees you play from can be very big challenge. Enjoyable to play
Great course but very slow play. Did not see ranger all day.
I can not believe it took me this long to play for the first time.Will be part of the rotation going forward.GREAT LAYOUT
Years ago, I read that Jack Nicklaus's design philosophy was based upon standing on the tee and seeing the hole layout in front of you. Not true here, blind shots abound. Someone cut corners in construction
Great course, every shot needed
Deep rough, but wide fairways.
Beautiful views, and some fun holes.
This course is wonderful. Great conditions and fair to average to good players. Relatively open fairways for a mountain course, interesting holes. Just a lot of fun to play. Unfortumately,, a group outing on 6/11 left quite a few ball marks on the green. It might pay for the starter to remind golfers to repair their divots and ball marks. Would play again in a heartbeat.
Loved the layout. Several blind tee shots. Gps on your phone or a yardage book required until familiar. Fast greens and well manicured. We played at 2pm when the price went down, but next time a want to play earlier to hopefully avoid the late day slow play.
The course was in terrific condition, with immaculate fairways and fairly quick greens. I loved the layout and if I loved around here I would play here all of the time.