Little Bear Golf Club

2.2352941176 2.2 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 30
  • Length: 1350 yards
  • Layout

  • 1940 Little Bear Loop, Lewis Center, OH 43035-, United States
  • (740) 548-8532
  • www.littlebearvillage.com

Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2007)
Type: Public
Style: Executive

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 30 1350 yards N/A N/A
White 30 1260 yards N/A N/A

Little Bear Golf Club offers a unique concept, it is the first layout of its kind in the country. Rather than the traditional nine or 18 holes, Little Bear has an 11-hole layout. There is a 'front five' and 'back five' with a challenging additional hole that features an island green. The golf course was intentionally designed for those looking for a quick 40-minute round, perhaps after lunch or work. A bare soybean field was transformed into a rolling landscape with three large lakes, a meandering stream, and a stone waterfall. Over 1,000 trees and several sand bunkers were also incorporated into the layout. The bonus hole, which can be played individually or as a challenging end to a round, is a replica of a hole at the famed TPC Sawgrass.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.7 stars from 5
Value: 2.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

4 out of 13 reviews


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u000007949489's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tough little starter"


u5197691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Let's get the obvious out of the way. No this is not a full course and if you were expecting that you missed the executive part of the course.

It's a nice little par 3 within walking distance of the house. The Tee boxes are astro turf so don't attempt to actually tee off. The greens are equally astrology turf, your ball will run. There are some areas where a little maintenance would do the course some good as it does appear the place has seen better days.

That all being said it's still a nice place to learn your short game AND putting control. The staff was rather friendly with our group. Since it's a 5 minute walk from the house I would recommend it to anyone who's nearby and wants to kill a little time or realize your putting game is absolutely atrocious.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/10/2016

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We enjoyed hearing about your experience at our course and it's great to hear you enjoyed yourself. Thanks and we hope to hear from you soon.


"Not Good"


Dan3469970's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in horrible condition! Turf tees and green are a joke. It felt like you were playing golf on an extended putt putt course. If you were lucky enough to hit the green, the ball would bounce clear off into the jungle they called the rough. I just felt duped after playing about 3 holes. My friend and I finally abandoned ship at hole number 5 knowing we would never get that time back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/18/2017

Hi,

We are disappointed to hear about your latest visit to our course. We want every golfer to leave happy and obviously that did not happen in this case. We are working to improve the course every day. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future so you can see how nice the course can be.


"DON'T waste your time and money"


jryanfischer's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I was aware the tees and greens are astro-turf. That was not a surprise. Unfortunately, they are matted and worn. It is not a good place to even take your daughter/son to learn the game. There are no fairways. It's either tee, green, or 4 inch rough. The greens are so matted down, they are not puttable. I know it's not supposed to be Muirfield, but it's not worth even going. There are plenty of other par 3 courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/17/2015

We are sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with the conditions of the course. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make it up to you.


"Smallest Course Ever"


Bryan4914040's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No where in n Golf Now did it mention this is a 10 hole par 3 course. And yet they still offered it as a 9 hole or 18 hole course. I was expecting a real golf course and came to this.<br/> All of the greens are AstroTurf.. It was bad. I felt I had to play it though bc I already paid the Golf Now Fee. Felt cheated


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/17/2015

We want to apologize for the mix up while booking on Golf Now. We never want to give the wrong impression of our course. Please let us know if there is any way we can make this up to you.


"It's like putting on a sloped driveway"


u180532159's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Average weather

Reviewed on

This course was not at all what I was expecting. Greens and tee boxes are turf, and the rough is just unmowed grass. I reserved with a cart, but when I checked in they said they were out because two were broken. Bottom line, glorified putt putt.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/17/2015

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We appreciate all feedback regarding the course.


"Glorified putt-putt course"


John2989305's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This wasn't at all what I expected. Arrived for scheduled tee time and clubhouse was completely dark. Tee box has turf, which was not a big deal considering what the course is designed to provide. My problem was at the green...turf also.<br/> Played one hole and walked off course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointing"


jschwarz's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Astrology turf greens. C'mon man it's not even real golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Par 3 with fake greens"


u000007428025's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a bad little course. It's a 10 hole course that has fast play. Unfortunately, it has fake tee boxes and fake greens on every hole. Your ball will roll off every green 90% of the time. Its entertaining though, like an adult putt putt golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Horrible"


chipper1892's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff rude, course is synthetic grass. Never notified of this. Horrible condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Would not recommend."


u000007677049's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Greens and tee boxes are astroturf. Nice course if you want to experience what it would be like to putt on ice.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Course is short and the rain and wind presented difficulty"


u000007949489's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It had rained the night before and there were some wet spots along with a windy day that made play a challenge. Staff was helpful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Turf for putting greens?? Really?"


noahe516's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I expected this course to be like a normal course with actual grass, but to my surprise it was putt-putt turf.... So the putting surface was like putting on concrete. I was really disappointed. I would not play here again. Dont waste your money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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