Bear Creek Golf Complex - Cub Course

3.8053300705 3.8 stars from 5 (231)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 59
  • Length: 3501 yards
  • Slope: 83
  • Rating: 57.3
  • 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
Blue 59 3501 yards 57.3 83
Red (W) 59 2991 yards 55.8 81

The Bear Creek Golf Complex offers two golf courses, one championship length course and one executive length course, the Cub Course. This sporty course is ideal for beginners and families. Like its sister course, the Bear Course, there are rolling fairways and well-manicured greens that have unique swales and collection areas. The design features five par 4s and the rest are par 3s, all of which vary in length. A round of golf on the Cub Course can be completed in less than three hours. The Bear Creek Golf Complex also boasts several practice facilities including a lighted 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 231 Reviews
5 stars:
57
4 stars:
119
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

211 out of 231 reviews


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"Nodak"


u785231293's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Golfed in a wind storm so not a fun day but can't blame the course for that. Some greens are looking tired.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Bear Creek Cub"


Fred7028126's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing the course, usually play championship courses so this was a nice surprise. Just had knee replacement surgery and this course was perfect to get back to playing. Course was in good condition with the greens putting true


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Condition"


Glenda3034456's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This being a short course it was in nice condition considering people drive all over the fairways and very close to the greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



chrisryan305's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bear Creek 2 course"


u124971801's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beware, there are 2 course at Bear Creek, Long course and short (cub). We assumed we were playing the long course and guess what? We got the short (Cub) course. It is very nice, par 3 and 4 holes. 3 of the holes are 76 yards. You can play the course quick quickly. The Greens were in excellent shape. The only word is make sure you know which course your signing up for.


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



Purdue1965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice short course"


Andy8176396's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We always try to play this course a couple of times when we're in Arizona for the winter. The staff is very friendly and the course is always in good condition. Most holes are very short, but you do get to use driver a few times.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Fun Course"


lnk1963's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. The greens were fast. It's a good course to see how far you hit your clubs. Had a fun day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice outing"


u000005819618's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Plays the Cub 18, not knowing it was a short course and not informed of the long course. Still ok as the course was in nice shape, nice day and paired up with a great couple


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great short course."


LtsmithAZ's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is just what you would expect from a well maintained executive course. For that purpose, it fills the bill well.

We enjoy this course as a hassle-free round of golf that doesn't take all day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Apparently there are 2 18 hole courses here"


Laraine5060595's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I did not realize there were 2 eighteen hole courses at this place

I would have never booked this one as I like full size 18 hole courses

I will pay more attention in the future


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value"


u000004748253's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We were once again met by friendly staff who loaded our clubs and filled our cooler with ice. The starter was very friendly and we got out a little early. The course is in really good condition and the greens are fast. Some of the ball washers could do with a little more water. Same great service when we finished. Clubs were washed and carried to the bag drop area. As seniors we find the length of this course to be just right. Very good value for the green fees charged.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice little executive course"


Jon6694044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We played the Cub course as our first round of the vacation. It was a great way to warm up after not playing since October (we're from MN). Staff was great, practice facilities were great, beverage cart made it to us 3 times even though she had to cover both courses by herself. I will play here again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun executive course"


georgekluegel's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course layout good. I like the no cart path feel. The course could use a few more trees, however.

Overall, a good experience and will play there again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great staff and good course- Marshall needed!!"


stancar's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a fun course when groups move along at the appropriate pace. Today was a mess on the cub when I played. A slow foursome in front created all kinds of chaos. My group skipped a hole to get in front of them and I noticed that at least three other groups did the same thing. Time management on the course is part of the game. When individuals do not respect that they diminish the enjoyment for others who don't have 4 hours to play a two hour course like the cub. I would like to see the Cub show some leadership and marshall playing time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Cow Pasture"


wharrison42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Executive Course. Good to practice for short game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice, short course"


u834325537's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I have played at Bear Creek before but this was my first time playing their "Cub" course. This is an executive style course. I did not have time for a full round and this worked out great. 2.5 hrs. Conditions were good. Pace of play was great. Staff friendly as always.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A 4 yr hiatus from golfing finally over"


jgfrosty's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a year
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Cub was a great executive type course. Hadn't played golf for 4 years, but had my clubs along on a holiday to the Mesa area. I didn't want to start with a difficult course so this course was recommended to me. Couldn't be happier that I played here. It was great to get the irons and hybrids going again and not get punished for missed hits. Also had some good holes for driver use. Course was in great shape and amenities were very adequate. Staff were friendly and that means a lot to me.. I will be back next year and spend a lot more time on both of their courses. Thanks to this course for renewing my interest in golfing and also encouraging my wife to get back to playing again next year


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u2127238's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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