Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe, The

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7173
Slope 140
Rating 75.3
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Bear 72 7173 yards 75.3 140
Silver 72 6827 yards 73.5 136
Blue 72 6411 yards 71.5 131
White 72 5930 yards 68.9 126
White (W) 72 5930 yards 75.4 134
Red (W) 72 5071 yards 70.2 120
Scorecard for Golden Bear
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Bear M: 75.3/140 433 366 604 373 168 427 209 544 440 3564 421 547 207 432 434 379 215 526 448 3609 7173
Silver M: 73.5/136 414 356 565 346 161 404 195 529 423 3393 403 529 189 414 404 360 194 517 424 3434 6827
Blue M: 71.5/131 378 322 538 323 146 374 178 514 402 3175 381 512 167 388 383 336 176 492 401 3236 6411
White M: 68.9/126 W: 75.4/134 348 292 509 294 134 340 157 495 357 2926 347 497 154 348 364 303 159 476 356 3004 5930
Red W: 70.2/120 303 251 433 259 118 292 134 410 308 2508 301 417 133 311 312 255 104 415 315 2563 5071
Handicap 5 17 1 15 11 9 7 13 3 12 2 6 10 16 8 14 18 4
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 17 1 13 9 15 11 5 3 14 2 6 16 12 10 18 8 4

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.6
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always Fantastic!

I've had the opportunity to play this course multiple times and it's always great! Fair off the tee but challenging when you miss in the wrong spots. The staff, course conditions and facilities are top notch!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fabulous Course

For a course that is developed within neighborhoods it is a great example of how the homes don't interfere with the golf experience. The course has great visual lines from the tee boxes with lots of bunkers framing the landing areas. Green complexes are coordinated with the bunkers to provide lots of great pin locations. The course Is in great shape. Great practice area to warm up. Definitely a course I could play everyday.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome

i have a friend that lives on the course and specifically come to play here when I visit. Very pretty course. Challenging for a high handicapper like me, but with my friend caddying for me I had my best round ever. Great food and friendly staff at the bar.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Top notch!

Course is always in great shape. Pace of play is never a problem as I notice most golfers are on the same page of keeping it moving. The staff is always nice and it only took a couple of trips for them to remember my name. Always a warm welcome when I arrive at the course. They grounds crew is out daily to make sure the course is in tip top. This is one of the better courses overall in the Orlando area. Enjoy your round!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Keene's Pointe

Keene's Pointe is a classic Jack Nickalus design and one of only a few in Central Florida. Ample room off the tee, Keene's Pointe is a second shot golf course. Narrow greens are mostly elevated with severe and deep bunkering around most complexes. Always in great shape and very enjoyable to play. A great setting, through a housing development, but in no way obtrusive to the golf course. Often overlooked as a top course in Orlando because of its close proximity to better known Isleworth, Keene's Pointe can hold it's own with all the best in Orlando.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

One of the best courses in Orlando!

This is definitely one of my favorite courses in the Orlando area. It's like a "mini" Isleworth which is next door. The course is challenging just as any Nicklaus design is but it's great. Always in nice shape and the driving range, putting green, and facilities are equally nice. The par 3's are long and there is some water to maneuver around but if you can do that, you'll be in good shape. The greens are usually very quick as well! I definitely recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

An Enjoyable Challenge

I have had the chance to play The Golden Bear Club on a number of occasions and really enjoy the experiences. I played many years ago when the greens were very grainy. A few seasons back, they were totally replaced with a new strain of grass. The results were smoother, faster greens with less grain that were a bit easier on a guy who's used to playing golf on bent grass greens in the northeast. The conditioning over the last few years has been much improved, with a renewed focus on the little details. Being an Orlando local now, I will definitely be looking into membership in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Completely worth it - Nicklaus gem

Jack NIcklaus loves generous fairways and you have it on Keene's Pointe but the issue is some greens are easier to access from the CORRECT side of the short grass. This is a members only club that will hopefully allow you access. If you can find your way onto the course you will not be disappointed. The practice facility is serviceable - although they could use a better short game chipping and pitching area. The one thing I walk away from Keene's Pointe is why can't all golf courses have greens this good. If you read it right edge and you hit it right edge, you'll be making that putt and many others should you be rolling the rock well. The course snakes through a residential community that backs up to Isleworth - which leaves you admiring not only a beautiful golf course but some pretty houses surrounded by the Butler Chain of lakes. There are several tees from which to play - if you want your hat handed to you, one foot in the rough may be a bit too much to ask. From the middle set of tees, you get a fair but challenging golf course that doesn't let up from hole 1 through 18. The par 5's are easily the best attribute of this course with four really challenging & four really different looks at holes over 500 yards.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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