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3.6
762 Reviews (762)
5 Stars
140
4 Stars
378
3 Stars
164
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
33
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
78.3%
Recommend this course
627 out of 762 reviews
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3.7
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.7%
Recommend this course
26 out of 29 reviews
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3.8
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.3%
Recommend this course
75 out of 84 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6825 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.6

The Bear Course is one of two courses at the Bear Creek Golf Complex; it is a championship-length course while the other, the Cub Course, is an executive length course. The Bear Course is an inland, links-style course with rolling fairways and well-manicured greens. Strategically placed bunkers situated throughout the course add some challenge to the course. A round of golf on this course can be played in less than four hours. The Bear Creek Golf Complex, in addition to the two courses, also offers a full grass driving range, two putting greens, and a short game area with a bunker.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill O'Leary Nicklaus (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No tank tops or cutoffs.

Reviews

3.6
762 Reviews (762)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 62
Patio Dining 33
Brunch 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 78
Undulating Greens 49
Water Hazards 43
This course/club is great for:
Locals 82
Seniors 64
Advanced Golfers 48
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 57
Convenient to the City 52
In the 'Burbs 51

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Double Standards

Teed off at 12:00. Was told in pro shop that there was a high school tournament ahead of us, the last group of which teed off at 10:30 who we might catch up to (??).
We did catch up to them on the 9th hole. Looked like they were going at about a 5-1/2 hour pace. Talked to the gentleman in the pro shop again. I was curious to find out how this ridiculously show play was not only forgiven but expected. No tolerance however, from the ranger (not present this day), when somebody in our foursome hits a couple of bad shots and we fall half a hole behind the group in front of us. We were told we could replay the front nine again so it wouldn't have to wait. Gee thanks, problem solved??

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great design, fair condition

Love the Bear Creek Bear course. Course conditions were ok, Fairways were spotty with a lot of brown and bare spots. Greens were in good condition, however. Pace was not great, took 4:20 to play. Biggest complaint is that there is no drinking water available on the course. Of course you can pay $5 for a $1 water bottle!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course

First time at the course. We played the bear and had a great time. Cool layout

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Much Improved

Played late Sunday morning and course was wide open. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were in much better shape. All were in great condition, especially considering the lack of rain. Staff awesome as usual.
Nice job Bear Creek!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

very good shape

course is in great shape forthistime of year. greens could be cut down to roll faster

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Sunday Golf

Same problem as before no water stations on course. Need to correct

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Fantastic

Great round! Course was in great condition and no hold ups at all!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Bad condition for sure!

Greens were ruined due to recent aerification. I wasn't even warned about it! I paid 33 bucks a person for 3 people. I wish i would have known ahead of time but they did a great job of hiding it. No water in ANY ball washers. Bathrooms were very stinky. Gross. They are definitely SLACKING HERE. I won't be returning for atleast a month in hope that they step it up. I'd attach pictures but it's just embarrassing. If you're okay with your ball jumping 4 times in any direction then go rip yourself off here. Atleast have an aerification warning and discount. Make sure to bring a club for the dirt because there's dead spots everywhere. One of my favorite courses has officially been removed from my list. Thanks.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2019

Mangineer17. Thank you for playing golf with us. I'm sorry to hear you felt you were not informed of our recent aerification. Please note we did put alerts on our tee sheets as well as through GolfNow. We will make sure to share your message with our GolfNow Partners as we want to make sure our customers are aware of our conditions at all times.
Thank you,
Bear Creek Management

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course, friendly staff.

If you enjoy a links style course this course is right up your alley. There isn’t a lot of trouble but it does require strategic ball placement off the tee and on approach shots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Better Courses for the Money

I've played this course when it was in great shape during the summer months. That has not been the case for at least a couple of years...maybe more. There are a many areas of the course that are burned out, or where there is no grass at all. The greens were bumpy and slow. As an avid Arizona golfer, I get it. This is the time of the year that our courses suffer the most. That being said, there are many other, and better options to play golf in this city for $40. This course shouldn't be charging more than $30 max on the weekends. I suspect this is one of the courses that tends to cater to the winter visitors as opposed to the AZ golfer...seems that way. If you want to be underwelhmed and overcharged for a round of golf, this is your track.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun

Fun course. Has some great holes. It's a shame it's burning out already in May. I'll play again but hope they water more. Speaking of water. Please put some on the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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