Black Bear Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5936 yards||75.4||134|
|Green (W)||72||5362 yards||72.0||128|
|Red (W)||72||4768 yards||68.1||121|
|Bear Paw M: 74.1/139||399||534||189||548||197||378||399||391||426||3461||420||213||414||400||568||141||512||456||433||3557||7018|
|Black M: 71.2/133||340||489||159||518||172||351||354||363||391||3137||388||192||369||362||538||131||462||409||393||3244||6381|
|White M: 69.3/126 W: 75.4/134||310||414||135||463||150||311||309||270||371||2733||348||167||311||302||383||91||392||347||288||2629||5362|
|Green M: 66.8/121 W: 72.0/128||305||414||135||463||150||311||309||270||371||2728||348||167||311||302||383||91||392||347||288||2629||5357|
|Red M: 68.1/121 W: 68.1/121||305||409||130||458||97||276||299||263||243||2480||318||147||306||297||370||86||387||257||120||2288||4768|
Fun Course with Aerated Greens
It's usually fun golfing at Black Bear, which I have done often over the years, probably close to 100 times. They have treated me well, and their prices are always very decent. This time there was one significant change. Even though I saw on Golfnow no indication of repair work being done, I could not play the back nine as they were punching the greens. I had to golf the front nine, recently aerated, twice. This was not a good situation, and I should have been told about the conditions prior to purchasing my round.
Always a fun course to play. Greens and fairways had been aerified when I played, but they had started to heal and the course still played good.
Great links course
Thoroughly enjoyed the course, plenty of bunkers and will be back.
We waited in line for a half hour before we could tee off. It took another half hour to finish the first hole. We waited on every hole. It took us five and a half hours to play eighteen holes. Greedy
worst round possibly ever
So much hype, Dare The Bear, i had a few rewards built up and decided to take my wife to what i told her was an iconic course. we got there was no parking, got to pro shop and was told they had a huge tournament taking place. he said he had 125 players on the course. it took us 3 and a half hours to play 11 holes. we got to 12 there were 5 groups on the hole we made 6. could not stand it any longer,we drove back to club house there were 3 groups on 11 and 10 and 3 groups waiting at turn.There was never a ranger on the course at any point. Went to club house and was told by smart mouthed kid behind the counter that's just what happens sometimes and have a nice day.management should be ashamed of themselves.drove over an hour to get there and will never return will make it a point to tell everyone who ever asks how much this plase sucked. If management is
push for maximum money and incredibly poor customer service than this was a banner day for them.
We apologize for you disappointment...the truth being told you showed up 25 minutes late and then you wanted to play as a twosome which obviously will play faster. You where told how busy we were and you still chose to play. Plus you booked as a trade time with Golf Now. Hopefully you will be so encouraged to come and play again and once again we apologize for your inconvenience.
Bring your short game!
For the locals in Florida this course is really unique. You will not find slopes, mounds, undulation and rolling hills like this anywhere else in central florida. It is truly a unique golf course. Wide open fairways, very little water, lots of bunkers (It's a PB Dye, of course there are lots of bunkers) and line of sight issues off the tee. Several fairways are blind.
To score well here you have to be a precision ball striker or have a really solid short game. Greens are small, firm and elevated with LOTS of slope on most of them. Very difficult to stick greens. Challenging and Fun! Will def come back.
Only downside to the round.. Took 5 hours to complete because we weren't told that there was a tournament going off 15 minutes before our tee-time.. That made it for a VEEERY slow round.
Good challenging course
It has been a while since I played this course, good shape, getting dry, fairways are good, greens are elevated and have steep drop offs make sure you hit it in the middle of the green with some spin, otherwise you are off the back. Good challenge, you need to hit your landing areas to have a good chance. I would play again knowing the course layout better.
Very Good course but not easy
There is nothing unfair here but first time players will have difficulty with the mounding hiding the fairway lines. Green surrounds are again fair but difficult. Tee shots fairly simple but lots of fairway bunkering. No water except for last hole. I played with same ball but didn’t score that well too many approayout of position
All staff very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a trip or two!
Greens were a little slow and grainy .....not sure if mowed ...otherwise I love the layout
Pace was great. Beautiful day to play. Very tricky course.
Black Bear Conditions Steady as Always
Greens and layout are the main features that bring me back for every of my visits in central Florida. Staff allowed me to join an earlier group due to lower temperatures and that was much appreciated. There are a few blind shots so it may be wise to leave there driver in the bag on a few holes on the back nine in particular.
Great shape, greens excellent.. 3 1/2 hour round thumbs up!!
Interesting course, nice layout. Very mounded and few level lies. Greens were okay, not too fast, but their design was some what contrived. Very small landing spots on several and strange pin locations (#18 green is very silly). Fairways in good condition, tight lies. Many bunkers, several deep.
Liked the course.
No woods, plenty of sand, almost no water except for 18 and not overly long, but still has plenty of defences against easy scoring. The greens are for the most part elevated and quite small and there is usually wind, and the lies are almost never flat because of the rolling hills.
Conditions are good. Fairways were close to excellent, sand is very good, greens although on the slower side roll very well.
Well designed with very distinctive holes and little to no boring back and forth.
Pleasure to play if you like a challenge of sorts.
Perhaps not as scenic as courses like Deer island and Mission inn or Red Tail, but nice.
real test of golf
tough course on a windy day. course in great shape. Employee behind the till had zero and I repeat zero interpersonal skills.
Tough, Tough Course
Played here 25 years ago or so, and all I could remember was very elevated greens that were hard to hit. My memory is very good, seemingly every green is highly elevated, and shots that are short or to the side roll way down so that you have to flop your chips way up in the air or they won't stay on the VERY TINY GREENS! Greens were very good except one, with some diabolical pin placements. This is not a good course for bad golfers because they will go crazy around the greens and take forever,, but it's a very good course for those with skills who want a steep challenge (pun intended).
Very small greens not receptive to good shots
Nice course. Different for Florida. Greens are small and would not hold a decent shot.