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4.4
233 Reviews (233)
5 Stars
113
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
96.6%
Recommend this course
216 out of 233 reviews
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4.6
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 reviews
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4.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6901 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.7

Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club boasts 27 holes of championship golf that are situated on a scenic stretch of coastline, just a few miles west of Bethany Beach. The holes are played in three different 18-hole combinations that tumble across sandy dunes and grassy hollows. The natural contours of the coastal landscape largely determined the movement and flow of all three nine-hole courses. The nines, Grizzle, Kodiak, and Black Bear, all have winding fairways bordered by native wetland grasses and lush, oversized greens that boast some of the best conditions on the Eastern Shore. The Black Bear/Grizzly combination is the longest of the three golf courses. Not only does the coastal terrain provide many natural hazards, including several water features, there are also strategically placed bunkers with which to contend.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6901 yards 72.7 130
Back 72 6429 yards 70.4 126
Club 72 5821 yards 67.7 121
Forward 72 5094 yards 69.4 121
Scorecard for Black Bear/Grizzly
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: 72.6/131 358 441 200 508 363 557 175 434 424 3460 434 541 350 163 425 387 423 184 534 3441 6901
Blue M: 70.0/123 315 405 190 482 328 516 159 413 382 3190 393 521 330 154 401 360 397 172 511 3239 6429
Blended M: 68.4/117 315 371 152 482 328 496 159 340 382 3025 360 477 330 154 356 360 357 158 481 3033 6058
Club M: 67.1/115 W: 73.7/133 288 371 152 458 302 496 159 340 343 2909 360 477 297 134 356 325 357 158 481 2945 5854
Red W: 69.6/118 241 311 129 400 271 424 114 296 294 2480 328 432 276 108 336 275 316 130 413 2614 5094
Handicap 18 2 12 8 16 4 14 6 10 5 7 13 17 3 11 1 15 9
Par 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 18 2 12 10 14 8 16 6 4 3 5 13 17 1 11 9 15 7

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rick Jacobson (1999) Rick Jacobson (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper Golf Attire at All Times. Please, No Jeans or T-Shirts

Reviews

4.4
233 Reviews (233)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 14
Dinner 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 27
Water Hazards 22
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 20
A Weekend Splurge 19
Locals 19
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 19
At a Resort 14
Worth the Drive 14

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Bear down!

Played Grizzly and Kodiak 9s. Greens were in excellent shape. Very friendly and professional staff, finished 18 holes just under 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

I often play as a single and the staff are excellent at either pairing me up with other players or allowing me to play as a single on whichever 9 isn't crowded.
The course was in excellent condition with moderately paced greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a beautiful course to play

some very big greens, a little bit of everything s far as water holes, pin placement, traps, trees etc...I am not good golfer by any means, but one of my favorite courses to play. Grass was high today which made it extra challenging. Never a bad choice for a round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

3 good nines.

Played black bear and grizzly. A few days before we played they plugged all the
greens, they forgot to mention that to us. Course in good shape for all the rain they had. We got paired up with 2 guys who wanted to play the blended tees. Par threes were all good, lots of bunkers, lots of water.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First Outing Of The Season

Staff was a #1 & the course was in excellent shape, for so early in the season.

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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Two half’s

The set up was crazy! The front Kodak course only had forward tees and a combo tee that was moved all the way up. Waaay to short. Most of the par 4 left me with half wedges into green. Course was in ruff shape after winter but loved the layout and staff was nice and friendly
The back 9 was black bear where all tee boxes was available, I played from the back tees to make up for the short front. That 9 was in better shape but not as pretty as the other one. Great value

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course.

Got a good deal under 20 bucks. Very cold today mid 30s. Three nine hole courses. I’d go back to try the one I we didn’t play. Lots of sand traps some water. Fair challenge

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value at the beach using Golf Now.

Played 2ce this week using Golf Now. Closed out 2018 and started 2019 at Bear Trap Dunes. Great time. Looking forward to coming back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful and a real value!

Great rates on golf now they have three 9 hole courses all super !

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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