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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7276 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7276 yards 74.9 136
Blue 72 6964 yards 73.2 134
White 72 6298 yards 70.1 126
White (W) 72 6298 yards 76.1 136
Black 72 5567 yards 66.7 118
Black (W) 72 5567 yards 72.0 128
Scorecard for Black 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: 75.1/136 461 406 554 223 466 188 441 476 574 3789 382 172 331 547 439 395 225 535 461 3487 7276
Blue M: 73.3/132 438 381 549 201 445 181 426 456 558 3635 370 158 296 528 431 371 218 519 438 3329 6964
White M: 70.1/127 W: 76.4/136 392 332 502 167 405 163 380 423 531 3295 339 125 270 492 390 326 191 478 392 3003 6298
Black M: 67.0/116 W: 72.2/127 353 308 438 112 382 127 330 375 424 2849 261 120 256 459 358 306 144 461 353 2718 5567
Handicap 15 7 13 11 3 5 17 1 9 6 16 18 10 4 14 12 8 2
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Greens Tif Eagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Roy Bechtol (2006) Randolph P. Russell (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $15.00
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt (mock t-neck ok); No bluejeans

Reviews

4.6
7 Reviews (7)
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Handicap 15-19
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5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course

Played here on a late afternoon special, and it was excellent. Layout was challenging, conditions were great, and staff was very friendly. If you like fishing, this is also the place to be.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

course neglected

I don't usually write reviews, but I wanted to warn others before they drove out to this course far away from any major cities. The course appears to have been abandoned by previous operators. Only the greens and tee boxes are being watered. The weeds in the bunkers are waste high. Someone has started to redo the bunkers, one at a time. It will be awhile before this course is back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

aeration

I wish golfnow.com would tell customers when courses are aerated. The greens were a disaster. The worst I've ever played. Complete waste of time and money

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Mississippi Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather

With a little touching up, could be truly great

The only knock on the course right now is maintenance (although the greens are in very good shape, particularly for being the height of August). Bunkers have been washed out, and it always annoys me when mowers leave those stripes of grass clippings all over the fairway. Still, it's a remarkable course. It presents a tremendous variety of lengths, fairway widths, approaches, etc. In terms of design, it's absolutely up there with the best that the RTJ Trail in Alabama has to offer. The only thing holding it back is a little touching up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Golf Course!

Fantastic golf & scenery! Wonderful routing & use of terrain...did not realize Louisiana was that hilly. Extremely fast & true greens. Huge bunkers...needed to be maintained after two weekends of heavy rain. I can see why Black Bear is one of the top courses in the Louisiana.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent Course for the price...

I’ve played here several times in the past for stopped for awhile, they seemed to be focused on having a tournament every weekend day and forgetting about the average golfer. But I’ve tried them again and I’m very pleased with the attitude of the staff and the course. The Bear can be a bear at times, but it’s fun and challenging. No holes really too far or unfair. Considering the semi-drought we’ve had this summer the greens are outstanding. They’re soft and feel spongy when walking on them but are fast as any you’ll find. Fairways in very good shape, many areas have had the vegetation cut back improving the view of the greens. The only drawback will be the bunkers. In my opinion they weren’t properly designed without proper drainage. They’re big and deep with a heavy sand that doesn’t drain. That’s turned them into more of a deep, semi-mud pits. If you go in best just to toss it out (no closer to the hole of course) and continue on.

The course is off the beaten path but it’s not hard to get to and well worth the visit. The staff is friendly and there is a very good restaurant for afterwards.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

A gem in the middle of no where

A great challenge. You will use every club in the bag. Each hole is totally isolated from the rest of the course. The course looks a bit scary from the tee offs but if your driver works well, you can score.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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$279 Starting price
Valid dates: Apr 18, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
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