Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course

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3.5
675
5 Stars
126
4 Stars
330
3 Stars
144
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
32
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
69.3%
Recommend this course
549 out of 675 reviews
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3.5
675
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
18
Staff Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
Conditions
1.9
Value
2.4
Layout
3.5
30.6%
Recommend this course
19 out of 62 reviews
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3.5
675
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
21
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.1
Layout
3.7
53.6%
Recommend this course
67 out of 125 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6825
Slope 122
Rating 71.6
Type Public
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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Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Championship
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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
Scorecard for Bear
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: 71.6/122 397 154 513 363 179 556 421 211 458 3252 437 460 531 406 458 196 299 228 558 3573 6825
Blue M: 69.6/116 367 144 485 346 164 544 411 176 423 3060 398 452 522 393 376 185 289 211 532 3358 6418
White M: 67.3/110 W: 73.0/122 334 129 472 291 139 508 370 142 399 2784 385 420 492 371 369 172 276 187 522 3194 5978
Combo W: 68.9/111 278 129 472 291 139 466 301 142 377 2595 385 325 492 371 293 89 276 162 454 2847 5442
Red W: 66.7/104 278 101 416 242 124 466 301 113 377 2418 306 325 434 290 293 89 219 162 454 2572 4990
Handicap 13 15 17 9 5 7 3 11 1 4 2 16 10 14 12 18 8 6
Par 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 35 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 9 17 7 13 11 1 5 15 3 8 4 2 10 12 18 16 14 6

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

3.5
675

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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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Chandler, AZ Golf

In the area for work and had a little time off so I was able to enjoy a round of golf at this course. I will return and play again when in the area.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Course is Improving

Played midweek in the morning so pace not an issue, finished in three hours. Fairways were fairly wet but were in pretty good shape. Greens had been aerated a few weeks ago and were in much better shape than they were a few months ago. As the course conditions continue to improve I'll play more.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very generous forgiving layout

Played on fathers day; Pace : finished in 3hours. Green : Super Slow Layout : Very generous fairway Good value for the money; hot-deal golfnow.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Rain in 96 Days

It was so nice to have a cool breezy day with a little sprinkle of rain periodically. Tee off time was late in the morning and the course wasn't crowded at all. Fairways were fine and the greens were good but a little slow. Enjoyed the round though.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Challenging Course

Staff was very friendly. The conditions and layout was challenging but not overly difficult. The only thing I was disappointed with was that there was no beverage service on the course on a 100 degree day it would have been nice to be able to buy something to stay hydrated.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good pace of plau

I have played this course dozens of times but this wax by far the worst condition I have seen it in. Dry fairways and greens that were patchy , bumpy and some areas of just sand . Hope they get better because this course is usually one of the best values in the east valley
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
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Commented On 06/10/2018
Matt, Thank you for coming out and playing a round with us! We appreciate your feedback. Please note we had some challenges with our greens over the winter months and we are working very hard to get them back and are proud to say they are coming back beautifully. Our General Manager would be more than happy to further discuss the great plans we have in place and the great improvements we have been making. Please call us in the Golf Shop and ask to speak to our General Manager. Thank you! Bear Creek Golf
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had a lot-o FUN

Hey I played the course a few weeks ago, the greens were ROUGH and ADVENTUROUS , ya said you were working on repairing the greens ... and they were MUCH improved THANKS, I had a great time
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
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BearCreekAZMgmt
Commented On 06/10/2018
Paul, Thank you for playing with us and for the positive feedback! Our team is working very hard to get the greens back in great shape and we appreciate you noticing. Every week things continue to improve and we hope you are enjoying watching the change. Thank you, Bear Creek Golf
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent course for the money

Not a great course, but affordable. Great service in clubhouse & from beverage cart. I would play here again!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
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BearCreekAZMgmt
Commented On 06/10/2018
Foldsy, Thank you for playing golf with us! We truly appreciate your feedback and glad you spent the day with us. Please note we had some challenges to our greens over the winter months and our Grounds Team is doing a great job getting them back. Heat is our friend and since you last played our greens look and play even better. We have some great specials and rates in play for the summer and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Bear Creek Golf
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course hanging strong

Enjoyed playing here but this round was a little rough. The staff and amenities are amazing but the course was a little beat up. Several greens had areas of dirt or mounds of dirt where work is being done. Will return but understanding that work is being done to improve some areas.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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BearCreekAZMgmt
Commented On 06/10/2018
Thank you for coming out and enjoying a day with us. We are glad to know the staff did a great job of taking care of you. Please note we had some greens challenges over the winter and our grounds team is doing a great job of getting them back. Since your round with us in Mid-May the greens are looking and playing a lot better. Please take a look at some of our great online specials and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Bear Creek Golf
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Where do I start

So greens where slow bumpy and in rough shape, i get it that happens and golf advisor warned me going in. None of the outside ops staff even came to the bag drop just looked up from the shade when i pulled up and i got my bag and took them down myself. Did the same to the three cars after me. 100 degree day. No ice in the cart cooler in the three carts i checkef guess its grab your own cart there. No water on the course to refill what i did bring thankfully i brought a bottle saw the bev cart once on the 9th fairway. No starter to be found so just checked my phone and when it was time just went. Got to listen to music from other groups some of them 200 yards away no course ranger to be found people want music fine but i shouldnt have to be subjected to terrible speed metal from 2 faiways over. Joined the group in front of me as we and everyone behind us waited for the foursome in front of them with four open holes we passed them at the turn. 2:40 first nine. 1:25 second nine. no one addressed any of this stuff. Guess that was our job too just like everything else. It would be a 1 star but the layout is solid. Its a real DIY experience so dont expect a high end or even passible experience not what you would expect service wise in the Phoenix area. Dont think i will be back.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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Commented On 06/10/2018
Thank you for playing golf with us and for you honest and detailed feedback. Please note we do have a new General Manager and he would like to speak with you personally regarding your all around experience. Please contact the golf shop at 480-883-8200 and ask to speak to him. Thank you, Bear Creek Golf
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