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4.4
254 Reviews (254)
5 Stars
125
4 Stars
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3 Stars
26
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
96.4%
Recommend this course
236 out of 254 reviews
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4.3
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.3
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.5%
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21 out of 22 reviews
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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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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Delaware (2019 #6)

Reviews

4.4
254 Reviews (254)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Golf with my son

Good time we had a very slow group in front of us but we enjoyed the day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course but over priced.

The course is in good shape and the layout is fun. Greens were smooth but a little slow. Only negative is the course is over priced.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Decent course but not worth $130.

It was nice a course but not on the same level as Lighthouse point or Baywood

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Well run and well maintained

Excellent Staff, well maintained course. Pace of play was great. Paired with another twosome who was friendly and nice to play with. No pool noodles but we left the flags in and didn't have to touch much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Overpriced

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Gerry

Good vacation option. Not difficult. Plays quickly. Good bar. No issues here and will go again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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