Bear's Best Atlanta

4.2120176471 4.2 stars from 5 (340)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6824 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 340 Reviews
5 stars:
147
4 stars:
119
3 stars:
43
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

282 out of 338 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for entertaining clients advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks dinner brunch  

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"Above expectations"


u00000831908's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a very nice golf course. I was surprised how well the course was kept.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


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!

"Excellent if you get a deal"


Paul1667953's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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!

"Best semi private in Atlanta"


Freeshoesu's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


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!


ClayCox86's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/09/2018:

Excellent! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!


edraven12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/09/2018:

Terrific! Come back soon!


kevin1025's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/06/2018:

Excellent! Come back soon!

"Bunkers need work, Pace of play is always SLOW!"


u000004159283's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course and greens are in relatively good shape. However, the bunkers need a lot of work. With it being a holiday we expected slow play but over 5 hour rounds are unacceptable every day. This place is notorious for slow play and over priced rates.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/06/2018:

Great! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations but we apologize that the pace of play was slow. We understand how important maintaining a good pace is and our staff does their best to keep everyone moving at a good speed. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you back again soon!


u607573900's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/06/2018:

Thanks for your review! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your round with us. We'd love the chance to hear more about your time with us. Please reach out to us at bearsbestatl@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you!

"Bear's is Best"


ser1dev's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses in the Atlanta area did not fail to please again. We ended up "cart path only" due to heavy rain the previous evening. The fairways were spongy but the lies were still excellent. Greens were rolling nicely.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 07/02/2018:

Great! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and we appreciate your review. We're honored that we are one of your favorite courses in the Atlanta area and we look forward to having you back again soon!

"The Bear is the Best!!!"


u328813407's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
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Reviewed on

Twilight round at $47 is the best around for the Qualty of this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 06/26/2018:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us and that you found us to be a good value. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Bear's Best Atlanta!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 06/26/2018:

Great! Come back soon!

"Bear's Best Course Condition"


johndjones's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We play this golf course often because we love the course layout. The condition of the course was better than it usually. This golf course has a very high number of corporate outings so the greens take a beating with unrepaired ball marks. So always call about a corporate outing taking place before you book your tee time because the pace of play slows to a snail's pace. The most disappointing condition of the course is the poor condition of the green side sand bunkers. You often hit gravel in the bunker or even sand bags due to the lack of sand. Some bunkers are in such bad shape that they are unplayable. But even given this, I would highly recommend this course. The staff is great there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 06/26/2018:

Awesome! We're pleased 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 and we look forward to having you back again soon!


u5071506's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 06/26/2018:

Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

"Wow!"


u5071506's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Top notch! I was thrilled this course is in Atlanta! I will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 06/26/2018:

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Bear's Best Atlanta!


metcalm5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 06/05/2018:

Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

"Good Course Good Value"


u892499572's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Bears is a very nice course and if you can get a deal it is worth it. The course is still suffering a little from the rough winter and lots of rain lately; but it is coming in nicely. I agree with the last reviewer, they need to make sure the water is filled on those hot days, it was empty or all ice when we went by.

Bears is a very nice course, fairways are nice, greens are coming along. If playing well you can score well here, overall it is very fair layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 06/05/2018:

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We appreciate your feedback on our water coolers and we hope to have you back again soon!

"Not as good as it used to be"


rf3763's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I live in the area and have played this course 1-2/month since about 2013. It is a great layout, generous off the tee but need to focus on many of the approaches. I always enjoy playing this track, however the course is not in as good of condition as it used to be, The fairways have come in nicely, but many of the greens are full of poa annua so were a little slow but generally rolled well. it was pretty hot/humid the day we played, but noticed that some of the water coolers were empty at 2:30p, Most of the fairway bunkers needed attention (raked, etc) because they were like hardpan. Would like to see the club invest a little more time and $$ into maintaining the course so the higher than normal green fees they charge for the area would be warranted.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 05/22/2018:

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our layout but we apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you back again soon.

"Great Course"


Darryl5109178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Excellent Course in excellent condition. Very challenging and fun. I will play again in 2 weeks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 05/18/2018:

Fantastic! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge it presented. We look forward to having you back again in a few weeks!

"Great Course with Lots of Challenges"


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Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing this course. Was able to recognize a couple of the holes from images of tournaments on TV. My rating of "Good" was due to a recent aeration and the greens had not fully recovered.....suspect it would have excellent otherwise.

The short par 4's certainly put a premium on getting the ball in the fairway. Need to pay a lot of attention to the slope of the fairways as the ball will roll off the fairway.

Par 5' were relatively wide open off the tee....thought that was interesting.

Don't be short going into a green. Greens were well protected especially in the front.


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 05/16/2018:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and the challenge that our layout presented. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!


jerrysohkl1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 05/09/2018:

Wonderful! Come back soon!


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