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4.2
344
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
119
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
15
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
0
85.4%
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286 out of 344 reviews
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4.2
344
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
89.7%
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35 out of 39 reviews
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4.2
344
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
88.4%
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61 out of 69 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6824
Slope 143
Rating 73.3
Type Public
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Bear's Best Atlanta
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6824 yards 73.3 143
Nicklaus 72 6513 yards 71.9 140
Blue 72 6138 yards 70.1 137
White 72 5624 yards 68.0 126
White (W) 72 5624 yards 73.7 135
Red (W) 72 4725 yards 68.7 121
Scorecard for Bears Best Atlanta Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.3/143 429 369 148 355 414 154 579 409 554 3411 339 180 521 417 559 348 167 415 467 3413 6824
Nicklaus M: 71.9/140 405 337 145 353 399 151 519 379 529 3217 331 177 518 413 556 342 163 375 421 3296 6513
Blue M: 70.1/137 390 314 134 316 360 147 489 370 509 3029 323 163 475 381 532 316 151 355 413 3109 6138
Blue/White M: 69.3/130 387 314 134 316 338 147 481 370 474 2961 323 163 414 352 506 316 151 301 356 2882 5843
White M: 68.0/126 W: 73.7/135 387 296 110 292 338 121 481 306 474 2805 315 155 414 352 506 279 141 301 356 2819 5624
Red W: 68.7/121 342 172 78 182 270 99 428 254 427 2252 282 80 386 308 432 275 128 277 305 2473 4725
Handicap 3 13 15 17 1 9 11 5 7 12 4 16 6 8 18 14 10 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Reviews

4.2
344

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Dinner 18
Brunch 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 51
Water Hazards 42
Elevation Changes 33
This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 42
Advanced Golfers 40
A Weekend Splurge 37
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 47
In the 'Burbs 46
Convenient to the City 10
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 08/01/2018:
Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather

Great Course with Fun Layout and beautiful views

I have played this course several times and every time I play I really like the course. It is fun, challenging and always in very good condition (a few exceptions). I play this golf course quite often because I love the course layout and the Jack Nicklaus holes. Thee condition of the course is always pretty darn good. My number one complaint about the course is that for some reason, the greens take a beating and there are ALWAYS tons of un-repaired ball marks. I always repair three or four ball marks on every green and it does not make a difference at all. The only other thing that is consistently not too good is the condition of the bunkers. You often hit gravel in the bunker or even sand bags due to the lack of sand. I had several bunker shots today where my sand wedge bounced off the bottom of the bunker because there is no sand in the bottoms of the bunkers. However, even given the non-repaired ball marks and the fact there is very little sand in the bunkers, I highly recommend this course. The staff is great. The practice facilities are great and the overall condition of the course is always very nice with some amazing holes and views. There is always wildlife to see and enjoy during your round.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/30/2018:
Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also glad that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your feedback on our greens and we look forward to having you back again soon at Bear's Best Atlanta!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/30/2018:
Excellent! Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Exciting layout of Nicklaus holes

I enjoyed an afternoon round here. The practice area was great, all of the staff was very friendly and the conditions were excellent. All except for the bunkers, they were very hard. I thought it was just a problem in the area but I played another ATL course the next day and their bunkers were fine. My home course is a Nicklaus design and one of its holes is included in this layout. It isn’t exactly the same, more like similar. But the layout was very enjoyable, I would 100% return
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 08/14/2018:
Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and that our staff left a great impression on you. We're glad that you enjoyed our layout and we appreciate your feedback on our bunkers. We can't wait to have you back again the next time you are in the Atlanta area!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Above expectations

This was a very nice golf course. I was surprised how well the course was kept.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/16/2018:
Outstanding! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us and that our course conditions met your expectations. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent if you get a deal

One of the better courses in Atlanta. Usually in great condition. Greens were perfect today. Course is relatively easy in the front, more difficult on the back. Jack’s replicas are similar, but not exactly as good as the real holes. Bunkers at 225 off the tee on almost every hole - typical Nicklaus. Cart girl could have come through more often.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/09/2018:
Wonderful! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We're honored that you consider us one of the better courses in Atlanta and we can't wait to have you back again soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best semi private in Atlanta

Great track, great condition! Only thing that kept it from perfect all around 10 was greens were slightly slower than normal but we have had a lot of rain lately. Still, always enjoy playing Bear’s Best!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/09/2018:
Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us and that our course conditions met your expectations. We look forward to having you back again soon at Bear's Best Atlanta!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/09/2018:
Excellent! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/09/2018:
Terrific! Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/06/2018:
Excellent! Come back soon!

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