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4.1
593 Reviews (593)
5 Stars
183
4 Stars
274
3 Stars
73
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
26
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
89.2%
Recommend this course
498 out of 593 reviews
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4.5
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.5%
Recommend this course
42 out of 44 reviews
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4.2
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
92.8%
Recommend this course
90 out of 97 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7018 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.1
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Black Bear Golf Club- Orlando
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (1995)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Reviews

4.1
593 Reviews (593)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 16
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 58
Elevation Changes 51
Undulating Greens 47
This course/club is great for:
Locals 39
Advanced Golfers 33
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 46
In the 'Burbs 27
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Needs help with greens

Played here 10 years ago and it was a first rate course. Super excited to go back. Unfortunately the greens were less than ideal. Many greens had invasive grasses and it really seems like they left them grow out shrinking their size. I could be wrong there but looking at the bunker positions and the size of some of the greens, it looks like they had to be designed bigger. Tees and fairways were good. I would rather see less than perfect tees and fairways with great greens. Will try somewhere else local.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

When its breezy swing easy!

Another Lake County course situated in the once huge Wekiva River Basin. Black Bear’s front and back 9’s start at its highest elevations and then steeply drops into a basin. The vistas are magnificent and wildlife abounds. The greens are usually slick and quick but today they were on a 9.5 stimph rating. This no doubt due to the recent rain. The greens are well manicured as the tee boxes and fairways are. The course is forgiving so you can spray it around a bit. Be careful though because it is well bunkered from every tee to every green. Most greens are elevated but 5 or six greens are flat or you are hitting downhill. When the wind kicks up as it did today the course becomes very difficult. Club selection is always very important but in 12-15 mph winds as today you best be precise. The clubhouse is well decorated with a variety of roadhouse foods, a good selection of beer, wine and spirits are available. Very good practice facilities are available and even in winter the rates are very reasonable. I have played here 50-75 times over the last 10 years and course remains consistently good. I highly recommend playing Black Bear. I guarantee you will enjoy what you find.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
Previously Played

The course was in really nice shape. The greens rolled nicely and were receptive to spin. Fairways were also in great shape. Only quip is the bunkers. Would go back in a heartbeat if it weren’t so far was at. We played twice and made a day of it.

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

Great course, beautiful day

Love the practice facility, course conditions and layout. Restaurant is one of the best at a golf club in the central Florida area. Great staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Where is the starter and ranger??

Went off on schedule and played the front 9 in under 2 hours. Got to the back and had 2 groups jump in front of us. Must have started on the back and with no starter to stop them it took over 2 1/2 hours to play 7 holes!!! Never seen a ranger to ask what the heck was going on. We finally quit after 16 holes.
I play a lot of course’s in the area and have not seen it this bad!

8-(

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent shape, grass is perfect.

Love playing this course. It is extremely challenging, yet it still gives you a break if you mishit a shot or two, or three. The staff and food staff are over the top friendly. This course even gives you a workout , even though they supply a golf cart. Lots of hills and valleys to manuever.

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

go play

fun course. good pace of play .very good condition.all the shots you want! and more!

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

Black Bear

Very good course, good condition. Enjoyable round of golf.

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

Fun course. Mix of hole conditions. Some really need some work while others were well maintained. Not a very aesthetic course, however it has a lot of elevation change to make it both difficult and enjoyable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A great course

It was windy but cool. The course in great condition. I love this P.ete Dye design with elevated small greens. A brilliant challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Staff was friendly. Range was decent. Course was in excellent shape. Greens rolled nice with decent speed, maybe a 9. Some greens are very small. Course is pretty wide open. Wind will make the course difficult. Bunkers are huge and deep. Some are a little washed out. Undulating fairways, so different lies. Played as a single and took my time, still finished in 2.5 hours with a 1 pm tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers seriously washed out; greens and fairways in good shape!

This is a fun course if you like a challenge - lots of hills and bunkers. After getting into a bunker on the front nine that was seriously washed out at the edges and had black moldy stuff, decided to treat any like that as ground under repair! Some bunkers were fine. Fairways were in good shape; greens decent but a little slow.

The reservation said GPS included but none in carts.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

All good

Tee boxes good, fairways good, greens good but a little slow, climbing up and down hills when you don't land in fairway or on the green not good but that's not courses fault now is it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Used Golf Now and got a "Hot deal" price during mid day. While it was hot, a breeze came up at times and made it more bearable. Course is in very good condition compared to others played this summer. Staff is always accomodating and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Deserves more visitors

Played many (more expensive) courses and this is the best value we played. Great hole design with tight greens this is a very nice test of golf. Tee boxes and fairways are excellent and greens recovering well from aeration though on the slow side. Had a nice beer in the friendly clubhouse to round off a great day. More golfers should take a trip out here rather than some of the overpriced tracks in Orlando.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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