Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

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3.9
917
5 Stars
237
4 Stars
431
3 Stars
161
2 Stars
64
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
81.3%
Recommend this course
753 out of 914 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
83
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
86.7%
Recommend this course
72 out of 83 reviews
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3.9
206
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
78.2%
Recommend this course
161 out of 206 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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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
917

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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December golf

Great course layout. Played with nice people. Staff was not customer friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 12/07/2018

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout but we apologize that our staff didn't leave the best impression. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you back again in the future!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Wonderful day!

Our first time at Golden Bear. It's a beautiful course in very good condition for December. .Since it was in the high 40's when we started, we pretty much had the course to ourselves.It is now one of my favorite courses on HHI. We loved the layout!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 12/07/2018

Wonderful! We're glad that you enjoyed your first time playing at Golden Bear. We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations and that you were able to play at a good pace. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round

Played the Bear for the first time this past Sunday. Was out early, first golfer of the day. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. Day was overcast entire round and temps in the low 50s. Would like to have seen it in sunshine. Course is flat and narrow, but not impossible. Overseeding for winter starting to kick in. Fair amount of bunkers and water protecting greens, making for a challenging day. Course is not the most lush in the area, but better than average. Greens were in fine shape. Will definitely look to play on my next visit to the Island.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/29/2018

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed you first time playing out course. We're pleased that our staff left a great impression on you and that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We look forward to having you back the next time you are in Hilton Head Island!

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

Very pleasant experience

Very fair course; some hidden objects and fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/22/2018

Outstanding! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your review. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rainy day Sunday

No USB ports on the golf cart. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The course was in good shape for November. I would have liked a few more range balls for $8. Good value otherwise.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/21/2018

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and that our staff left a great impression on you. We're glad that you found us to be a good value and we hope to have you back again soon!

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Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Thought I booked Sunday, but arrived at course to find I had booked Saturday

Did not get to play due to arriving at course on Sunday to find that I had booked Saturday by mistake and did not know until arriving at course. My BAD.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 11/21/2018

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you got your play date mixed up but 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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

Beautiful course layout. Narrow fairways but not so narrow that new golfers would be overly challenged. Highly recommend course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/21/2018

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Golden Bear!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in excellent shape. Very nice layout. Was a challenging course and many of the holes were pretty tight with a lot of trees down both sides.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/13/2018

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Commented On 11/13/2018

Great! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. 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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/13/2018

Thank you for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed your time with us!

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

Average experience, good course conditions

Nothing here to blow me away or keep me from coming back. It was a good track under good conditions. The greens were very slow, but rolled true. The staff could have been a little more friendly, the restaurant was closed early, and there was not a beverage cart.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/13/2018

Great! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We appreciate your feedback on our staff and we hope you will give us another try in the future!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 11/13/2018

Awesome! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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

Nice Track

Very good layout. Conditions will improve shortly as the overseeing is just about ready. Greens a bit sandy but true with reasonable speed.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/06/2018

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our course and we appreciate your feedback regarding our conditions. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/06/2018

Outstanding! Come back soon!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Why We probably will not come back?

Absence of course marshals made for a very long round.On the 18th hole, it took nearly 50 minutes!!!!!!!!! 20 minutes waiting to tee off and then another 20 minutes waiting to hit our second shot. Unforgivable. The course was in good condition, except for the greens, which are too slow, and not easily puttable. WE had been looking forward to playing this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/09/2018

Thank you for your review! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations but we apologize that the pace of play was slow. Our staff does their best to keep everyone moving at a good speed, but we appreciate your feedback. We'd love the chance to speak to you more about your time with us. Please reach out to us at goldenbeargolfclub@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you!

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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
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

scolars

I always enjoy my round at Golden Bear. All the staff is friendly and the course is an enjoyable round of golf. They have re-done the whole course and it is in much better shape. Get a Golf Now rate for the best value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/21/2018

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/13/2018

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back for your next round!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Average

The layout is pretty nice but there was overseeding which meant cart path only and green maintainence made for less than great putting surface.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 11/01/2018

Thank you for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge our course presented, but we apologize that our greens didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your review and we hope to have you back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course just ok. No reason to go back.

The course was in ok shape only. Some of the greens need work. We found out it was cart path only on the day of booking which would have changed our decision. They would not allow any cart on fairway despite the fact we had an older person playing with us who had trouble walking. This courtesy could and should have been extended to us. Not typical of any course I have ever played when someone has a physical disability. Went into the clubhouse after 9 holes to get a sandwich and refreshment. 2 staff were sitting at a table in the snack bar area. We stood at the counter and one called over that they weren’t open. Not sure why. No cart on course either for drinks etc. So overall experience was less than adequate. No way would I recommend the course or play there again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging Course

Course layout requires high level course management skills. Tree lined fairways and overhanging branches will challenge your driving skills. Greens vary in size and speed but rolled nicely. Bermuda grass ruff was difficult made it difficult to make solid contact with the ball. Overall, the course was well maintained and pleasing to the eye. Not a course for a novice or high handicap golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 10/31/2018

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also pleased that our course conditions met your expectations. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A wonderful day

We played this course for the first time and will most certainly come back. The course was forgiving and well kept. Carts were on path only due to recent work on the fairways, but it did not put a dent in the day. Of course the glorious weather didn’t hurt!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 10/31/2018

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your first time playing with us at Golden Bear. We're also glad that you enjoyed our course despite being cart path only. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad

Terrible condition...1st the no grass...just bad shape

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run
Commented On 10/25/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our course. We value customer feedback highly when we evaluate how we are doing as a business. Let us first start by apologizing for the experience you had during your visit. We strive for a 5-star experience anytime a golfer visits our facility. We will escalate your feedback to the teams in charge to make sure we improve. Thank you for visiting Golden Bear Golf Club.

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