Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

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3.9
877
5 Stars
227
4 Stars
413
3 Stars
155
2 Stars
58
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
82.6%
Recommend this course
722 out of 874 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
118
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.5%
Recommend this course
93 out of 118 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
217
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.8%
Recommend this course
171 out of 217 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7014
Slope 132
Rating 73.7
Type Semi-Private
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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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
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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)

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
877

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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Type of Golfer
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tricky greens

Love to play this course when on the island. Great condition, plenty of shade on hot sunny days. For me the greens were a little hard to read, but in great condition and rolling smoothly. Staff was very friendly and helpful with getting us off early. Pace of play was very good on front nine but slowed a bit on back nine. Still got around in less than 4 hrs. Highly recommend this course for average to better players.

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

Great golf course

This was my wife and I fourth time playing the course. Every time it’s a great time. We love this course for the course condition and the price to play. We are high handicappers and there’s never a problem with others rushing us. Thanks for a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/04/2018:
Awesome! We're pleased that you and your wife enjoyed your experience with us. We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and we look forward to having you both back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable round

We had a solid day here. Course was a pleasant surprise. Was in good shape and pace of play was perfect. We'll be back. One of our favorites of the week.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 09/12/2018:
Great! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that enjoyed your round with us. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

This is a very nice course and very well kept. One of the best courses we have played. i highly recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 08/23/2018:
Outstanding! We're glad that our course met your expectations and we appreciate your review. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round with us!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Not your typical HHI course

Enjoyed everything about Golden Bear! The layout was fun - challenging but fair. Course was really well kept. Country club feel to it. Will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 08/14/2018:
Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Golden Bear!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Sloooowww

The front 9 played about as expected, 2.5 hours of stacked play. There were 2- twosomes in front of us, not sure why they (course) didn't combine to a foursome. Started as a single, caught up to a 3some on third hole. Played painfully slow front 9. 3some only played 9. Grouped with another 3some for 10th hole, they had jumped it and were finishing. Played 11-13 as a single, caught up to 2 twosomes again. Now, on the front nine, rangers were very present, every 3 holes I ran into one. On the back 9, never saw one. The twosome in front of me was ridiculous. I'm writing this in case some of you play this way, when a single catches you before you tee off, it's polite to offer them the choice to join in with you. I was originally supposed to tee off with this twosome, but they went off early. Anyhow, the course should've managed the back nine better in my opinion. One more note, if you are reading and you routinely hit a 100 yard dribbler that you term a "stinger", do everyone on the course a favor, move up a tee box or 3. If you will learn to play from the appropriate tees, everyone will enjoy it more! Especially the guy sitting on the tee box watching you hit the ball 4-5 times before you're out of range!!!

Enough of the PSA, the course is a great place to play. The only Nicklaus design in HH so play it. It's worth the $50 or $60 to play. The starter was EXCELLENT. I'll play here again. One tip, if you bring in your score card after your round, they give you a free beer, I don't drink beer so they gave me a gatorade. It may be a small thing, but it was very courteous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 08/14/2018:
Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and that our staff left a great impression on you. We're also pleased that you found us to be a good value. We apologize that the pace of play was slow and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hcm

Excellent course and very friendly staff will definitely come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 08/14/2018:
Outstanding! 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 with us!
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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Golden Bear

I played Golden Bear for the first time yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. Course was beautiful from the time you drive up, through the 18th hole. Every hole was different and provided its own challenge. I will play here yearly when my family comes on vacation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 08/14/2018:
Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your first experience with us at Golden Bear. We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next family vacation!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Doesn’t beat you up, very enjoyable round. Course was in great condition considering the amount of rain received this past week. Good drainage.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 08/07/2018:
Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Golden Bear!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

What A Treat

So glad we snagged the hot and drove out to,this Nicklaus jewel. It’d rained like heck fo the past few days and we played a very playable course. The greens were sort of firm actually.

Jack makes you hit all the shots, and I don’t have them all, but I could finish the hole even when I missed shots. Really fun.

Thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on 08/07/2018:
Excellent! We're glad that you enjoyed our course despite the all the rain we've had. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round with us!
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