Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course

3.8267470588 3.8 stars from 5 (615)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6825 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6825 yards 71.6 122
Blue 71 6418 yards 69.6 116
White 71 5978 yards 67.3 110
Red (W) 71 4990 yards 66.7 104

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 615 Reviews
5 stars:
121
4 stars:
320
3 stars:
129
2 stars:
31
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

530 out of 609 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Greens are Terrible"


mattpitty22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course, but the greens were absolutely terrible. Not worth in season money to play, would normally recommend this course but not at this time, maybe next year if they can figure out how to bring the greens back to life. All greens were dead and not able to actually play on despite what some amateur golfer reviews might tell you.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"The Rough is Really Rough and the Greens are Rougher"


dhume419's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I previously played this course about 2 years ago and because a Hot Deal came up that I could also use a BOGO award with, I decided to give this course another shot. It wasn't worth using up the reward. The grass rough off of the fairway proper was thinned out brown grass that often left a player hitting off hard pan dirt. And that wasn't even the desert rough which was truly all dirt and stone. Presuming you even played a hole from tee to green IN the fairway, you then had the pleasure of playing greens that were rougher than the rough. Seriously, these were the patchiest and most questionably 'grassed' greens I have played this winter season. I am not sure what happened during overseed for them, but they definitely did not have greens grow in very well. Because this course is a real trip for me to get to, I do not see myself venturing there again any time soon, deal or no deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u00000331324's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Greens are dead"


yisel2001's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course last year and I have no idea what has happened. There is literally no grass on 80% of the greens. Overall conditions are pathetic. Thrash cans over flowing , it is truly the worst place I have played in 10 years. The GM and superintendent should be fired. Makes me sick to have paid over $50 to play this mess.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Bear creek"


diehlr's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course and the people. It seems that the greens have become too bare. I'll still go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Won't be back"


MHalldorson's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Greens - 3/10

TeeBoxes - 4/10

Fairways - 6/10

Rough - 2/10

Waste areas - 0/10 I like waste areas but these are just hard earth with absolutely no maintenance, like hitting off cement if you get a good lie.

Greens were in terrible shape, and we had a Junior with his Dad/Coach (?) join us on 2.

He putted out walked to his cart and went to the next hole, on the next hole, he chipped up, tapped in with his wedge and again went to his cart. I walked 40' to take out the pin and told him and his Coach/Dad to go ahead of us and learn some golf etiquette.

Group in front of us also had a Jr. and he had the same routine, is this the Arizona way?


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Ronald9644677's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in pretty good shape, but the greens could be better. We played in the afternoon and they were a little bit bumpy.

Great having a cart girl on the course and the attendants were very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens need help to make it 4 or 5 stars"


sleepyc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens with more grass were slower so it it was hard to get a feel for the speed. Fairways are in great shape i would give them a 4.5 and the greens a 2.5.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"greens need some work"


u000002011131's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were not in the best of shape, some over seeding and some sparse areas. rest of the coarse is in pretty good shape. Pace of play was good for a while then really slowed down on the middle holes


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"OK but felt price a bit hight"


bulato's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were a bit coarse & patchy. Otherwise we felt it was adequate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Super Sunday"


u194579558's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played late afternoon, and by the time we were done the place was almost deserted. I love playing on Superbowl Sunday. Course was in great shape, well watered and a typical arizona layout. Greens were not in the best shape they needed to be rolled, it was impossible to make any putts. getting within a couple inches was all you could hope for. the ball bounced and all over the place on every putt. otherwise it is a very nice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Greens are horrible"


acemack11's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Too bad cuz this course is usually in OK shape, and I have play it frequently. Including since this overseed.. So to see the greens in such bad shape was very disappointing. Also, there were areas that were significantly over watered and muddy. As is typical for a Saturday morning the round was slow, and it took about 5 hours to complete. I am definitely not playing this course again until the Bermuda comes in.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Poor Value for the money"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is really in terrible shape at this time. Green’s were actually muddy in some places. They have a lot to do to get this course in better conditions. Certainly not worth the green fee’s as compared to other area course’s.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Ray6981089's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000003731636's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
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



u000007792387's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"not good"


Todd7234310's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

very poor conditioning was our biggest disappointment. Greens were very thin and in some cases more dirt than grass. We paid $94 for 2 of us on a cart, u might think in Phoenix in January that’s pretty good, NOT THIS TIME. That’s double what this piece of junk is worth . We play 8 different muni courses in a 9 day period and Bear Creek Championship crse was by far the worst. Terrible experience, and I’m a former golf professional, so I do know quality when I see it. This isn’t it.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good Price Slow Skow Play"


392700dpc's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not very impressed with almost 5 hours to play a round


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bear Creek"


dcherni's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Love to play this course as it is in great shape, very good for my wife to play, and it is all about having fun. The staff are very courteous, and for us it is about getting out for a great day of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrible greens"


Heated35's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens are in the worst shape have ever seen here, in fact the greens were better when I played here in the summer when it was 110°. For what I paid to play here I was very disappointed, so I would not recommend this course as of right now until they get the greens back in shape. Also, I should have guessed it was not going to be great when the starter told us we could drive the cart on all the Par 3's, not once has a course ever said that.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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