Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

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3.9
949
5 Stars
246
4 Stars
454
3 Stars
161
2 Stars
64
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
82.2%
Recommend this course
784 out of 949 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
75
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
43
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.7%
Recommend this course
65 out of 75 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
215
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
80.0%
Recommend this course
172 out of 215 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7014 yards 73.7 132
Blue 72 6643 yards 72.0 128
Gold 72 6184 yards 70.1 122
White 72 5259 yards 66.4 115
Red 72 4974 yards 68.9 115
Scorecard for Golden Bear
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.5/138 404 551 416 199 373 444 409 183 508 3487 396 446 213 423 179 512 387 434 537 3527 7014
Blue M: 72.6/136 381 534 398 167 347 420 387 163 489 3286 366 430 190 404 163 491 375 418 520 3357 6643
Gold M: 70.5/128 349 507 358 148 327 383 365 146 479 3062 349 414 159 376 135 472 340 385 492 3122 6184
White M: 65.2/110 W: 75.6/127 303 441 316 114 299 371 306 116 415 2681 341 381 132 332 106 403 271 344 446 2756 5437
Green M: 63.1/108 W: 69.2/118 276 407 282 83 257 317 306 70 402 2400 293 352 132 294 106 403 271 307 416 2574 4974
Handicap 13 3 9 15 17 1 5 11 7 16 2 14 4 18 6 12 10 8
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 3 5 17 13 15 7 11 1 14 8 16 18 6 12 4 10 2

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.

Reviews

3.9
949

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
Patio Dining 13
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 104
Water Hazards 96
Narrow Fairways 50
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 64
Locals 54
Seniors 50
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 60
Near Local Attractions 36
At a Resort 33

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice layout and conditions for this time of year

Greens a little slow but fairways and tee boxes in good shape. Pace of play was great

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

Good choice

Much better condition than when we last played two years ago. Price was right and better value than other courses we played this month.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

February in Hilton Head

It was not the best day to be golfing with it about 50, cloudy and windy, but being from MN, and day golfing in Feb. is a good day. The staff, especially Bryan were extremely friendly and helpful. Considering the time of year and the wet winter, the course was in extremely good shape. Some of the greens had some minor winter (?) kill, but otherwise the course was good. The pace of play was excellent. I finished in just under 3 1/2 hrs. The course design is fun to play, but is not a killer. I will be back during my stay at HH.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-21T15:37:50.000+00:00

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us despite the weather. We're glad that our staff left a great impression on you and that our conditions met your expectations. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Golden Bear!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-19T20:45:20.000+00:00

Fantastic! Come back soon!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Glad I came back!

Last week we played this course for the first time in over twenty years. I questioned why I stayed away for so long because of the great time we had. So we tried it again, one week after and glad we did. This course will be on our must play every time we come to the island!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-14T19:56:45.000+00:00

Great! We're glad that you finally made it back to our course after 2o years and that you enjoyed your round with us. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon the next time you are on Hilton Head Island!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-14T19:51:08.000+00:00

Awesome! Come back soon!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Beautifully maintained

Really quaint little course. Very playable- almost too much so. I missed a lot of shots but still managed to score 3 over my cap. The greens were immaculate but I found in the beginning I kept over reading my puts. Most puts are half the break you see ps less. The starter from Minnesota was a very friendly fella and the pro shop and restaurant were quite nice. I look forward to bringing my wife here as it is quite an easy but very pretty course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-13T14:28:40.000+00:00

Awesome! We're pleased that you that you enjoyed our course conditions and that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you and your wife join us on your next visit!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day at Indigo Run

Sunny day, not crowded and great course conditions, especially the greens. All in all, a great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-11T16:23:22.000+00:00

Terrific! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that you were able to play at a good pace. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Higher recommend

Staff was very friendly....paired up with two other gentleman and played 18 holes in 4 hours. Greens are in wonderful condition. I played from the blue tees....very challenging

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 2019-02-07T19:55:09.000+00:00

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us and that our staff left a great impression on you. We're also glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that you were able to play at a good pace. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round with us at Golden Bear!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

I was pleasantly surprised by our experience. I have not played Golden Bear for 20+ years. i am not sure why, because it is easy to get to, the staff is very friendly and the course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-11T16:19:23.000+00:00

Awesome! We're pleased that you made it back to our course after 20 years and that you enjoyed your round. We're also glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your review and we hope to have you back again soon!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fine except for cashier. Very rude and unfriendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 2019-02-06T14:09:33.000+00:00

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course, but we apologize that our staff didn't leave a great impression on you. We strive to provide a great experience for all of our guests, so we appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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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 Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-06T14:06:20.000+00:00

Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Comfortable Course

We have played the course several times over the years. Pace of play was great because of the time of year and the course was in good shape for Feb. We plan to play it again during our stay at HHI.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-04T16:46:11.000+00:00

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and that you were able to play at a good pace. We look forward to having you back again soon during your next stay on Hilton Head Island!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-04T16:45:10.000+00:00

Awesome! Come back soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-04T16:45:03.000+00:00

Great! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice Course

This course is a really nice course to play. It was a cold and windy day but the course was in great shape for the time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 2019-02-04T16:44:12.000+00:00

Outstanding! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and we appreciate your review. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Golden Bear!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-31T16:16:12.000+00:00

Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

very enjoyable

course was in very good condition for a course that was not overseeded. Greens were very smoother good speed but tough to read. Course is somewhat narrow with lots of watery ponds and many dogleg holes Conditions were superior to all of the off island courses at this time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-22T21:46:01.000+00:00

Great! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and we appreciate your review. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round with us!

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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 deal on Hilton Head

Played eighteen with a friend...went off the front as a twosome and didn't run into anyone until the seventh. Slowed somewhat, and when going to the tenth noticed that there was a backup. So we got permission to play the front again for our eighteen holes. Finished in three hours total. Good greens. Good traps. Overall good conditions for winter golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-18T21:48:30.000+00:00

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our our course conditions and that you were able to play at a good pace. We appreciate your review and we hope to have you back again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely day

Course was in very good shape. The staff was very friendly.

The greens were fast and ran true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-18T21:49:09.000+00:00

Great! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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