Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain State Park

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3.7
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
84.6%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 reviews
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18
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
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2 out of 3 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6928
Slope 141
Rating 74.0
Type Public
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The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Nicklaus 72 6928 yards 74.0 141
Blue 72 6430 yards 71.6 139
White 72 5916 yards 69.0 133
Gold 72 5250 yards 66.1 117
Red 72 5073 yards 69.6 128
Scorecard for Bear Trace At Cumberland Mountain
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.1/135 409 406 420 494 185 382 393 167 558 3414 449 525 325 466 165 515 212 407 450 3514 6928
Blue M: 71.4/130 362 370 398 473 158 350 371 139 540 3161 421 490 305 439 140 495 176 370 433 3269 6430
White M: 68.9/128 W: 74.1/136 318 312 362 459 145 332 340 114 505 2887 389 453 289 378 128 477 160 353 401 3028 5915
Red W: 69.9/126 284 302 294 419 135 303 302 88 497 2624 287 383 239 333 103 383 124 275 315 2442 5066
Handicap 8 4 6 14 16 12 10 18 2 3 5 15 7 17 9 13 11 1
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 12 6 14 4 16 10 8 18 2 11 3 15 5 17 1 13 7 9

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1998) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
18

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 2
Elevation Changes 2
Forced Carries 2
This course/club is great for:
Group Getaways 2
Junior Golfers 2
Playing Multiple Courses 2
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 2
At a Resort 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Has gotten worse each time I play!!!!-

This is probably the 5th or 6th time I have played here. Each time course conditions are worse and worse. Greens are pry the best part of course and they are not fantastic just good. Fairways don't seem to get mowed or maybe its just when I play. Also some fairways are spotty. Rough is very very rough I mean if it was a pga tour event they would complain. It had to be at least 4-5 inches tall and grass clipping clods everywhere. I mean there are such things as dragging rakes. Sand traps were absolutely horrible!!! I mean rocky and untouched not turned or raked or anything. Tee boxes needed mowed. Practice tee area was horrible, not mowed and just divot filled. Carts are good. People were nice. Price is far too expensive for course conditions. Pro shop is basically filled with everything that has their name on it which is not cheap. All in all I was expecting things to be better then last time I played here and the fly were worse. I truly hope something happens at this course and things get better because it seems to me they are about making money and not putting it back into the course which is deteriorating. Cant believe Jack allows his name to be associated with such a mediocre course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golden bear

Coarse faired well due to all the rain they had and overall was good ,hey fellow golfers fix your ball marks on the greens it's not that hard these guys knock themselves out trying to give us good conditions due your part . One of my favorites to play

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course crossville

Met some friends from Knoxville and had a great round. Will make the trip again asap.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Nicklaus layout

My wife and I played the Bear Trace for the first time in early August. The layout of the course was very interesting. As first time players we had to drive ahead to see the hole. Could use visuals of each hole by the tee boxes. The greens were in good condition and rolled true. The fairways were a bit spotty and didn't have enough yardages on sprinklers etc. the grass is different than most courses in the Midwest which made chipping tougher for me. All in all this t was a fun course and I would recommend it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is in great shape

The course is well maintained and greens were in good shape. The layout provided some good challenges, particularly if you were in the rough. Lots of trees and some good elevation changes on a few holes. I would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course!

Really enjoyed playing here. The course is excellent. Scenery is beautiful. Very challenging layout with lots of elevation changes. Brung your A game if you want to score well. Everyone at the course was very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bear Trace Cumberland

Course in great shape. Rough is high so take your medicine and don't try to play long irons out of it unless your ball is sitting up. Greens have mixture of grass, hard to read., faster than most, but relatively soft for iron play into them. Fairways in great shape. Bunkers need some work but ok. Fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course... Great layout.

Really love playing this course. It really has a beautiful secluded feel. From the Range to the 18th Green, the course was in great shape (with the exception of 4-5 bunkers but the area had just had a lot of rain fall). We were the second group to go off and we were a twosome. We finished our round in 3 hours 15 minutes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Prepared to be Backed Up

The course was extremely crowded. Sat waiting on every tee box for the group of men in front of us to play. Sat and watched them not hit a ball or do anything for 8-10 min. Overall beautiful course with a friendly staff. Love the fact they give you a small range bag to hit before you tee off. Really cool touch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent

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Valid dates: Sep 03, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
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