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4.3
487 Reviews (487)
5 Stars
227
4 Stars
166
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
21
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
86.5%
Recommend this course
410 out of 487 reviews
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4.4
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.2%
Recommend this course
58 out of 65 reviews
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4.4
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
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81 out of 90 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6824 yards
Slope 143
Rating 73.3
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Bear's Best Atlanta
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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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
487 Reviews (487)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 35
Dinner 20
Brunch 18
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 54
Water Hazards 45
Elevation Changes 36
This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 45
Advanced Golfers 43
A Weekend Splurge 39
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 49
In the 'Burbs 48
Convenient to the City 11

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Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Always great golfing experience.

First class golf course. One of the best courses in the area. Always great experience. Would highly recommend to everyone. Thank you Ian.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/11/2020

Outstanding! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good golf

Had a good day, Course in good condition and staff was friendly. Would have finished in less than 4 hours but the group in front was slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Terrific! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the drive!

I am on staycation and wanted to play some higher rated courses on golf Now regardless of the distance from my home. After expanding my search parameters this course kept popping up. I read the recent reviews and had to play it. It exceeded expectations. An hour drive but well worth it. Nice layout and grooming was top notch. Some of the nicest, most interesting par 3s (on one course) I've ever played. I got it on a hot deal so it was an excellent value. Me and my son were supposed to meet 2 others on the 1st tee but they were gone so we played as a twosome.the entire round in well less then 4 hours. Very nice track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Worth the drive!

I live an hour away and wanted to play a different course. One that wasn't near where I usually play. I got a hot deal on golf now so it was a great value. The course was in great condition from tee to green. Plenty of bunkers and we found them with ease. Wide, well manicured fairways. Not many elevation changes but still an interesting enough track for all level players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Excellent! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course I’m very good condition! Carts are very nice with Bluetooth speakers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice layout, maintenance and staff issues

2nd time playing here. Came back the week after playing for the first time and discovered they just sanded the greens, although they didn't warn us when we made the reservation. Maintenance crews were all over the course, one person watering the green when we were putting and wouldn't stop. Another crew member was blowing leaves near the t box when we were teeing off. Complained to pro shop they said the guys have to do their job. Won't play here again. In addition, pace of play was extremely slow!!!! On the positive side, the lunch was decent and wait staff super helpful and friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your time with us. We strive to provide a great experience for all our golfers. Please contact Ian Grimwade, General Manager, at 678.714.2582, x7 or ian.grimwade@clubcorp.com to clarify more about your experience. Thank you and we look forward to speaking with you!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good good in good shape

This is a fun track And in in good shape right now. They have their bent greens looking good and running well - better than some others I’ve seen recently. I find the holes up from the flood plain more enjoyable than those along the river. The long par 4 18th is a difficult but great finishing hole. Rates at the course are often pricey, but it’s a good value at $50. I’ve seen slow pace of play here before, but today there were no issues.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course. Had four golfers of varying ability and the tee boxes afforded each of us to play where we had the best chance to score. Course was in great shape, other than the bunkers, which had been washed out by overnight rain. Staff was courteous and helpful. Great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/23/2020

Excellent! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bear’s Best Atlanta

Really enjoyed my two rounds this week, course really well maintained and setup great for golfing with my son. Compared to 4 other rounds of similar cost in Atlanta and this clearly rivals TPC Sugarloaf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/17/2020

Excellent! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 242
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun, Challenging and Great Condition

The layout was awesome and very fun. The greens and overall course conditions were the best I have seen at Bears Best in a couple years. The management has been working to continually improve and it really shows. Greens are very nice and consistent. My biggest complaint in prior years was that all the greens had TONS on non-repaired ball marks. That has been fixed and the greens were rolling quick, true and smooth. Kudos to the maintenance crews and greens keepers.

The course has everything you could want as far as golf with very nice driving range, chipping and short game area, two practice putting greens and nice, well-stocked pro shop. Pricey course in a very fancy neighborhood. The biggest houses I think I’ve ever seen on a course.

The carts have GPS but also have speakers that and play satellite radio stations or can connect to your Bluetooth which was very enjoyable. The carts also have a section with “tips” you can reference that has non other that Greg Norman giving you tips on your game if you need it.

The course is very challenging but forgiving. There are lots of elevation changes. If you haven't been in a while or have not tried Bear's Best, I highly recommend you do so. You will not be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Fantastic! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor

First class course!

No hassles! First class from top to bottom. Course in great shape; staff friendly; practice facilities great! Challenging course, but fun. I will return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2020

Fantastic! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Fantastic! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good experience but

We played today. The overall experience was good but we feel like we were charged extra for carts. When we booked the tee time online it said the charges included carts but when we showed up we were told that we have to pay.
We were in a rush to get started and ended up paying. Other than that we had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our course, but we apologize for the confusion regarding paying extra for carts. We would love to dig into this a bit further so we can figure out what happened. Please contact our General Manager, Ian Grimwade, at ian.grimwade@clubcorp.com or at 678.714.2582 x7. Thank you and we look forward to speaking with you.

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

As expected

Course was in great shape. And yet again, you receive what you expect to receive when you come to play here. Not disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Wonderful! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Atlanta. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

First class course!

Always enjoy playing this first class golf course. Course in excellent condition; zero hassles; exceptionally great golf experience. Thank you!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Outstanding! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 54
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Awesome course layout with average conditions

I played bears best for the first time and it was overall a very nice course. The layout was awesome but it should be considereing the name lol. Course conditions was ok IMO. Fairways seemed thin to me but greens are nice and consistent. Rest of course was decent shape, just the fairways seemed tight to me, I preferred to hit out of the rough actually. Had everything u could want with driving range and great pro shop. Pricey course in a very fancy neighborhood. The biggest houses I think I’ve ever seen on a course lol. Glad I played but would prob try some other courses in the area for what you pay here.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bear's Best Atlanta.

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