Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club - Kodiak/Black Bear Course
Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club sits along the Eastern Shore, sprawling across a scenic landscape of coastal dunes and grassy hollows. There are 27 championship holes at the club that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The nines, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Black Bear, are all different though they share many of the same features including winding fairways lined with native wetland grasses and oversized greens flanked by strategically placed traps. The Kodiak/Black Bear combination follows the natural contours of the coastal terrain, fully utilizing the ample sand dunes that cover the landscape. There is also plenty of water that comes into play throughout. All three golf courses at Bear Trap Dunes are challenging but they are fair and player friendly enough to appeal to a wide range of skill levels.
|Gold M: 72.4/135||363||410||541||153||382||365||550||202||427||3393||358||441||200||508||363||557||175||434||424||3460||6853|
|Blue M: 69.7/130||345||385||512||133||369||340||522||175||406||3187||315||405||190||482||328||516||159||413||382||3190||6377|
|Blended M: 68.2/120||345||349||474||133||325||340||522||142||367||2997||315||371||152||482||328||496||159||340||382||3025||6022|
|Club M: 67.1/113 W: 73.1/131||313||349||474||115||325||304||483||142||367||2872||288||371||152||458||302||496||159||340||343||2909||5781|
|Red W: 68.9/117||286||317||440||95||296||281||461||108||310||2594||241||311||129||400||271||424||114||296||294||2480||5074|
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Bear Trap Review
Very nice course with three nines. Good condition which will improve as we move into summer. Still some wet areas due to high amount of rain in area lately. Greens fairly large so some putts can be lengthy. Very well maintained at all times.
Got there and no one was there we played but would have like to buy 6 pack for our round but no one was there
For the amount they charge. It’s no where near that in value. I would look to play on another course. Not a fan of the lay out or the staff.
Great place to play. Very friendly staff.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Great practice areas. Course was in very good shape even after some heavy rain in the days before. Still some soft wet spots as expected . The greens rolled very nicely.
Taking good care
I have played these three nines many times over the years and I have to say course conditions were very good. The folks managing the courses accommodated several semi-large groups including a 12 some wanting a nine hole replay without disturbing the rest of the players out on the course. It took us a little over 4 hours to complete the round There was some waiting but not bad. 19th hole is great. Lots of TVs inside for watching sports and outside the patio has a beautiful view. Check GOlf Now for special prices, they change often. And beware the Oceanview PD speedtraps. Recently I was over the speed limit for all of ten seconds and they pulled me over like I was John Dillinger. Way over-reacted and wrote me a whopping ticket. Very unhappy about this. I think twice about going through Oceanview anymore.
We have played Bear Trap several times , when vacationing in the area. This year the conditions on the course were not good. The normally plush fairways were pretty torn up. Many bare spots and very thin overall. In addition, we had made a reservation ahead of time, arrived early, but some pushy guy came along and insisted that he get out on the course. They let them go out ahead of us! We didn’t appreciate that.
Miscommunication between golfnow and course.
Course told me golf now wanted them to collect fee at course and fee was charged by golfnow direct. They honored the email confirmation and did not charge me.
Good vacation option. Not difficult. Plays quickly. Good bar. No issues here and will go again.
Played Grizzly and Kodiak 9s. Greens were in excellent shape. Very friendly and professional staff, finished 18 holes just under 4 hours.
My opportunity to play one round on a family vacation
We had heavy thunderstorms in the afternoons prior to the day playing Bear Trap. Course was very wet in the fairways, and cart path only. Greens and tee boxes were in great shape. No fault of the course, just dealing with late summer weather. Staff was fantastic, very friendly and helpful. The course was a nice variety of holes and scenery. Played as a single and was paired with another single and a double who were great to play with. Very enjoyable day. Thanks.
Even after a night of rain and cloudy skies the course was in great shape.
Many holes are straight aways; however, the dunes, sand traps and pin placements made the course challenging and fun to play. The greens were in great condition after one of the hottest weeks of the year and a night of heavy rains.
The benefit of having three 9-hole courses allows for Bear Trap Dunes to control the pace of play - I played the Kodiac and Black Bear 9s. I was in a twosome and we had a two hole buffer between the next group.
The staff was friendly and I will be returning.