A view of a green protected by bunkers at Golden Bear Golf Club - Indigo Run
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4.2
1312 Reviews (1312)
5 Stars
408
4 Stars
616
3 Stars
189
2 Stars
69
1 Stars
30
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
90.6%
Recommend this course
1118 out of 1312 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
153 Reviews (153)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.8%
Recommend this course
142 out of 153 reviews
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4.4
237 Reviews (237)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.2%
Recommend this course
221 out of 237 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 7014 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.7

Jack Nicklaus designed the golf course at the Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. The 18-hole, public course is touted as having one of the best layouts in the area. The par-72 course offers 7,014 yards of challenging and fun golf. Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run's design emphasizes strategy rather than power. Sand and water hazards add interest to the course. In addition to providing a great game of golf, the course also has picturesque scenery with the many oaks and pines that snake though the course. It has been named one of America's Top 100 Courses priced under $100.

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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1993) Bruce Borland (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS ParView GPS Full Color System on

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts are required. Shorts must be Bermuda-length. Tennis shoes are allowed.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

4.2
1312 Reviews (1312)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 42
Patio Dining 13
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 106
Water Hazards 98
Narrow Fairways 51
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 66
Locals 56
Seniors 51
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 61
Near Local Attractions 37
At a Resort 33

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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

We found this course just a little challenging but stunning and well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golden Bear Golf Club

Scheduled a recent afternoon round at Golden Bear. The course was in very good shape. The greens and fairways were excellent while the tee boxes were average. Pace of play was excellent and the course was fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid value

Solid value. Good pace of play. Quirky holes with trees overhanging tees and fairways. Greens were in good shape some other areas show some wear. For $70 it is a good value on HHI

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

JRD VA

Course was is great shape, very easy to play. Staff was friendly except the gentleman in the golf shop, he was a little rude but he did allow my wife to ride along no extra charge. I was paired with three other singles. Pace of play was good. Overall it was a good experience. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

The course has an interesting layout and was in very good condition. We return here often as they keep the course in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great fun

Great time playing with my son. Staff was excellent in comparison to other courses we have visited in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course.

This is a terrific course. Playing from the blues, it can be a little narrow. I was pleased with the speed of play on the weekend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 242
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Conditions, Challenging Layout

This was my first time playing Golden Bear. I will definitely be back to play again. Bryan, the bag drop attendant was awesome, very helpful, friendly and very accommodating.

The course is typical Nicklaus designed courses with tons of challenging bunkers along with lots of water hazards. The layout features a challenge for every skill level. It demands attention to detail and the ability for some shot-shaping. There are LOTS of trees that also are challenging for tee shots as well as many strategically placed trees which guard the green complexes. In order to score well, you must be able to shape shots both draw and fade. Perfectly placed trees await to snag a wayward drive or approach shot. There are a few fairways as well as tee boxes which are sparse and little grass, but overall, the conditions were exceptional.

I highly recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good First Impression

Course was in really good condition. Course layout made you work the ball off the tee and seemed to always have an overhanging limb if you were not in the right spot in the fairway. A very challenging layout. Make sure you choose the correct set of tees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great condition

Greens and fairways in excellent shape. 3some and we played in 3 1/3 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Excellent! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Terrific! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Birthday Round

The course and reservation scheduling was great. The only drawback was the course manager/ was not very friendly. My foursome included a young golfer new to the game. He could have been more flexible with the pace of play. There was one foursome that needed to play through which my second threesome was happy to accommodate. Even though the course was not busy he still kept everyone on a four hour pace. The website indicates a 4.5 hour pace. Due to the conditions, the marshal could have been much more customer friendly. The remainder of the staff (shout out to Dan) were great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Great! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course. Real fun.

from out of town had a blast there very friendly staff, not rushed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout!

This is a beautifully designed course. The layout features a challenge for every skill level. It demands attention to detail and the ability for some shot-shaping — The Golden Bear Club has intricately placed bunkers and water hazards to protect it’s beautiful bent grass greens. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone that is vacationing in Hilton Head SC.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/22/2020

Wonderful! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Should of, could of

Wish I’d played this course previous trips to the Island

Only blemish to share would be there was only one beverage cart on the course middle of the day. Additionally all water cooler stations on course were surprisingly absent.

But I came for the course and the track delivered!

Golf clap for the Superintendent and his team.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout!

First time playing here, and will definitely be back. Staff was great and even with the pandemic, their cleanliness made us feel safe and welcome. The heat was a little much, but we spent enough time in the trees to find adequate shade.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/22/2020

Excellent! Thank you for your kind words. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your first time playing our course. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

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