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4.1
348 Reviews (348)
5 Stars
127
4 Stars
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3 Stars
44
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
85.0%
Recommend this course
294 out of 348 reviews
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4.3
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 30 reviews
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4.3
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
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56 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6804 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.2

Bear Creek Golf Club is one of the courses that makes Hilton Head Island one of the country's most popular golf destinations. Rees Jones designed the course, routing the layout through majestic pines and sparkling blue lagoons. Jones kept much of the existing landscape intact, earning the golf course Audubon certification. There are five sets of tees total, with the longest stretching over 6,800 yards. It's a course that players of all skill levels can enjoy regardless of handicap. The tight, bunkered fairways are an infamous feature of the course but Bear Creek is also known for having some of the best greens on Hilton Head Island. The finishing hole is the course's signature. You'll have to navigate your way past a narrow chute of pines to reach the green, which is fronted by a large lagoon.

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Course Details

Year Built 1980
Fairways 419 Tifway Bermuda
Greens Super Dwarf TifEagle Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1980) Bryce Swanson (1980) Rees Jones (2006) Arthur Hills (1986)

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

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
348 Reviews (348)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 10
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 47
Water Hazards 47
Narrow Fairways 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 38
Locals 24
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 22
Near Local Attractions 22
At a Resort 17

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Bear Creek

Course layout challenging but sand traps hard and in poor shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun day

Had a very enjoyable round, paired with a twosome of older gentleman. The course needs to address their sand traps, they are hard and very short on sand. It also has several dogleg right holes, works against my draw. Greens were in good shape, quick and rolled well. Pace was quite good just over 4 hours to finish.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Bear Creek

Bear Creek is a must play when in Hilton Head. 5 star golf course - for winter golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful

Everything was great. Course in great shape for this time of year. Greens smooth. Pace of play excellent. Ranger friendly, but doing his job.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Rough around the edges

A few tee boxes with virtually no grass. Bunkers have no sand. It's like hitting out of concrete. Many rough areas closest to the fairway have no grass. Could be a nice layout if it was better cared for.

Other nearby options are better value.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Sand traps were no good at all. Very little sand in some spots.

Greens were smooth and true.

Pro shop staff was just ok no overly helpful.

Outdoor staff was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Today we tamed the bear!

Weather warmed up enough to let the ball fly some and we took advantage. Very well kept course with perfect greens. A round of golf in under 4 hours on HHI is always appreciated.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a course worth playing

busy but moved along well - hot deal so a good value on a good course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value course

Always a pleasure to play. Greens were in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Everything was great except the pace of play.

Wonderful course with a really nice layout and smooth, fast greens. Sand was well kept and consistent. We were behind a fore some with 2 men and two ladies (who appeared to have never played). We though they would let us play through but never did. From roughly hole 5 we waited 2-5 minutes on every shot. At some point they seemed to have switched to a scramble which helped a little. By the end of the round there was probably 2-3 holes open in front of them. Staff was nice but there was no ranger. The group playing behind us quit and went in after 12 holes.
The value was good getting a “hot deal” on Golf Now. I hope to play it again with a little better speed of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens role true

Nice track, enjoyed the layout, greens were fairly fast but reasonable. Played in 4 hours. Woman at front desk was very helpful, provided us with property owner rate.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Nice course. Condition is great and pace was great also

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

Great course

We had a foursome play. The course was in great shape and greens especially in good condition. The course was very busy but the pace was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course

In good shape. Much of improved from last time i played here.

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

Great value

We paid 53 US which included range balls, cart, and lunch with beer. Course was in great shape. Greens were fast and in great shape. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this course if near Hilton Head Isle.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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