A view of a green protected by bunkers at Golden Bear Golf Club - Indigo Run
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4.2
1273 Reviews (1273)
5 Stars
392
4 Stars
594
3 Stars
189
2 Stars
68
1 Stars
30
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
90.2%
Recommend this course
1080 out of 1273 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
134 Reviews (134)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.8%
Recommend this course
123 out of 134 reviews
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4.4
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.9%
Recommend this course
195 out of 210 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
1273 Reviews (1273)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 42
Patio Dining 13
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 105
Water Hazards 97
Narrow Fairways 50
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 65
Locals 55
Seniors 50
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 60
Near Local Attractions 37
At a Resort 33

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent All Around

Great course, highly recommend. Greens were fantastic. Everything was great. Pretty challenging, tight tee shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/23/2020

Outstanding! Thank you for your kind words. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play is a problem

It has been a while since we have played here and we were very impressed with the course conditioning especially the greens. But the pace of play was terrible. We walked off at 4:15 finishing only 15 holes. They are simply putting too many people on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/22/2020

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.

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Aced it!

Made hole in one on #8, white tees, 9 iron. Club offers no certificate ::(

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2020

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

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

Course

Course was tough but a great time. But bring your platinum card if you want anything from golf cart or clubhouse! 16. 00 dollars for four bottles of water. Totally taking advantage of being on course without cooler!
Other than that it was a great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/22/2020

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.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

4 guys

This is a beautiful course in excellent shape. Fast greens. Good variety of holes. Bunkers were not in good shape due to Covid 19 no maintenance. We had a great time and you will too

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/16/2020

Hi, thank you for your kind words! 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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Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fast greens

Course is in excellent shape and the greens are perfect. Pro shop staff are wonderful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/10/2020

Terrific! 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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/10/2020

Fantastic! 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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

great course and layout. Proshop had earlier closing hours but everything about the course and practice facility and staff were amazing. What a steal and opportunity to get to play this gem!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. 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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always Love Playing This Course

If you like playing a course with numerous doglegs this is the course for you. Very challenging for ball placement. Greens are in excellent condition. Recommend to all to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 06/11/2020

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 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course with a Few Hidden "Gems"

Another great Jack Nicklaus tracks. Well laid out. Plenty of water to keep you honest. There is no yardage book available and that would help. Too many times you get yourself in trouble because you don't see the whole hole from the tee box. Still a fair track and worth a visit. It's not the easiest course to find, so maybe go out the day before to find it. Houses are pushed back far enough from the course to stay out of your way. Greens were firm, but perfect. Plenty of tee boxes to choose from to fit your game. Definitely should be on your list to play on your next visit to HHI.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Excellent! Thank you for your kind words. 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.

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

Challenging Strategic Course with Natural Beauty

Although the bar area was closed due to Covid19 guidance, the cart personnel.did a fantastic job filling the gap. Be prepared to hit straight and long or the pristine oak trees will teach you a lesson. Ball placement off the tee is essential to reduce the chance of green obstruction. If you are out of position, play smart and try to recover. Taking risks on long shots will land you in trouble in most instances. The greens are little long but hold well and roll true for the volume of play. Be prepared for 160 to 175 all day long. Great challenge for goodgolfers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/08/2020

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 week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Really enjoyed playing here. It doesn’t have the scenic views of some of the other coastal courses but the conditions were great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/04/2020

Excellent! 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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/05/2020

Fantastic! 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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/03/2020

Wonderful! 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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/28/2020

Fantastic! 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

It was raining all morning, but overcast when we teed off at noon. That says something about the course itself that there was no standing water anywhere. The fairways and greens rolled beautifully. It also says something about the people who play here that the fairway divots were all sanded and the greens had no sign of anyone but you on them. Obviously true affectionados of the game play here. The staff was helpful and courteous. We had a great time playing this course. I only wish it was closer to home (an hour’s drive for us).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/29/2020

Fantastic! 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 Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Michael

Decent course, hard greens that need aerification, grill closed, nice cart girl, played there before and would play it again after the virus concern ends.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/28/2020

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.

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