The Grand Bear Golf Course
Unlike some Jack Nicklaus golf courses that have earned a reputation for being among the world's most difficult, mid- and high-handicappers stand a fighting chance at the Grand Bear Golf Course. Nicklaus offers wide fairways before the sprawling woods take over on either side, most bunkers aren't horribly steep, and greens generally have room in front to run a shot up. The winding Biloxi River helps build Grand Bear to a dramatic finish. The par-3 14th hole plays through a chute of woods to a green guarded by the river below that runs along diagonally, punishing hooked shots left short. After another par 3 on the 16th that plays with the river to the left, the 17th once again plays over the river on the drive, then parallel to the hole. The 18th hole plays long and uphill back toward the clubhouse.
|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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3rd best course in Biloxi area
Played this course in the normal rotation on our spring golf trip. This is worth a day and a very good layout. Impressed with the traps as they have a nice base of sand in them and believe me I know. lol Really nothing bad to say on this visit.
Beautiful Course in the Woods
This is a great Jack Nicholas course. There were some risk rewards holes and as always Nicholas gives you a bailout area around the greens. This course is layout into the woods so no houses or other buildings. The course was wet from recent rains so not much roll out. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I was paired with two members which is always helpful. These two men were friendly and helpful with course knowledge. I would definitely play here again.
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.