The Grand Bear Golf Course
|Grizzly Bear||72||7204 yards||75.5||143|
|Golden Bear||72||6733 yards||73.0||139|
|Brown Bear||72||6221 yards||70.5||134|
|Black Bear||72||5638 yards||67.9||130|
|Teddy Bear||72||4802 yards||68.4||120|
|Grizzly Bear M: 74.9/131||419||540||211||371||603||473||179||470||404||3670||418||520||458||349||195||548||165||433||448||3534||7204|
|Golden Bear M: 73.1/123||392||515||192||353||565||428||159||441||368||3413||368||489||429||336||185||520||154||414||425||3320||6733|
|Brown Bear M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123||344||489||176||334||508||381||145||401||328||3106||354||475||402||308||163||500||142||370||401||3115||6221|
|Black Bear M: 69.2/117 W: 70.2/119||299||455||163||286||476||356||102||325||308||2770||316||460||348||296||159||450||133||354||352||2868||5638|
|Teddy Bear W: 66.9/109||243||391||97||268||421||313||90||287||253||2363||284||373||297||257||132||364||123||325||284||2439||4802|
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Excellent course. Great layout and the staff is the best. Food in clubhouse needs a little work but it did not take away from the beauty of this place.
The staff was friendly and the course was in excellent condition. The greens were fast and rolled true. The pace of play was great. Range balls were included with the green fees as well as two bottles of water on ice in the cart cooler. I definitely recommend this course, you won't be disappointed.
Best Value Course on the MS Gulf Coast
This Course never fails, luckily I live only about 10 minutes away from this course so I'm a little spoiled but I love this place. It never fails to challenge you and the different pin placements are all pretty tough. If you are looking for a challenge and really nice course this is it. Just a little tip for this course - Stay on the Fairway because the rough is thick and will hurt you.
Beautiful course but stays wet
I feel like the superintendent does not care for bookings through Golf Now. He suspended play for a severe thunderstorm which everyone on the course complied with. When I asked about a raincheck for the remainder of the round he was short and told me to work it out with Golf Now. The course was wet before the thunderstorms hit. He reopened the course with rivers in the fairway, I believe to avoid refunds. Even with the Hot Deal, the green fee's are higher than most courses in the area. The three rounds I have played there in the last year have all been cart path only and extremely soggy. In my opinion Windance and Diamondhead are much better options and you don't need a hot deal to afford to play there.
Best course I played in the area.
Great staff. Greens are a little firm and couldn't create any spin, Roll great and true. Front nine has great risk reward tee shots. Not everyone is a 300yd driver like they think they are so pick your tee box according to you ACTUAL driving distance.
Very pleasant drive to course from 6 miles out. Course conditions were very nice. The greens had been punched and top dressed within the previous 2 weeks. So they were slower and a little bit bouncy. But that is a timing issue on my part. For the area- we felt the condition and the Golfnow hot deal made it an excellent deal.
Friendly service great layout multiple tees for all handicaps. Gators on #14
Friendly staff, went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Must play course if you are in the area. Will be back next year.
Great course....great architect!
You can see all of the "Jack" influence in this course.....don't miss this one if you're in the area.
grand bear, saucier, ms
1st time playing this course; I was told it was built inside of a national foresee in saucier, ms; It is out in the middle of nowhere, but it is a beautiful course; very green for this time of year, compared to my Memphis area;
Course was somewhat challenging, although I played from the senior tees; fairways were nice and greens were very nice although a bit slow; would definitely play here again if back in the area; would definitely recommend
EXCELLANT but slow
From Bailey, the starter, to Mike, in the Pro Shop, to the Golf Superintendent, who can't wait for spring turkey season, the staff expresses how glad we came to play in the middle of 'no-where'.
Course is wonderful, minus the thin grass. Very hard to chip and putt true.
Now, the pace of play needs attention. We played in 5 1/2 hours, finishing at dusk. One more group finished after we did. Then, lights out. No rangers in site. The "Billy Bunkers" workers were no problem. Soon, the traps will be GRAND too.
Wet but wonderful
Course was wet after rain deluge. Pick the right tee and you will have a wonderful time. Holes were not similar to other Nicklaus courses. Cut out of wilderness, Desoto National Forest. No houses, plenty trees and elevatation changes. Amazing design. PLAY THE GRAND BEAR!
Jack really did justice to the game of golf! Play well and be rewarded. Hit bad shots and you will be penalized. I played in February so the grass was not fully there but I will return in the spring/summer/fall to play again! Thank you to Ian for being extra accommodating. Everyone there was lovely.