Challenger at Bear Creek Golf World

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Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
2.8
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
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About

Holes 18
Par 66
Length 5295
Slope 105
Rating 65.5
Type Public
Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 66 5295 yards 65.5 105
White 66 4907 yards 63.1 101
Red (W) 66 4432 yards 61.8 96
Scorecard for The Challenger
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 66.1/113 390 384 343 139 142 382 153 193 459 2585 405 371 120 174 391 175 153 339 563 2691 5276
White M: 65.5/111 W: 64.1/109 365 363 324 123 124 367 134 176 428 2404 379 347 107 158 360 171 125 313 543 2503 4907
Red W: 63.0/107 289 334 303 107 107 352 117 158 397 2164 352 324 92 144 302 148 99 284 523 2268 4432
Handicap 3 5 9 17 13 1 15 11 7 6 8 18 12 4 14 16 10 2
Par 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 5 33 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 5 33 66

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bruce Littell (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
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

Reviews

3.2
78

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Beginners 6
Locals 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0

Room for Improvement

"Room for improvement" is putting things nicely. Staff, especially the marshall, was very rude. Course was in mediocre shape. Food and drinks were overpriced.

Go here if you want a mediocre experience on a mediocre course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Bear Creek Golf World on 08/01/2017:
Thank you for rating us!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bear Creek

I have always loved this course, it just seems they tend to lose average golf necessity every now and then.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Par is 66

A lot of par 3s. Had a fun time. Worth the money, Will come back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Bear Creek Golf World on 08/01/2017:
We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Bear Creek! Thank you for your review and we look forward to having you back!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

struggling

the course is still trying to recover from flooding.. its going to take awhile perhaps not this year.. they are open ....but.... the greens are not really greens the grass is 3/16 deep like putting on you shag carpet in your living room... so the ball does not roll well .. pick a line bash the ball if the hoe gets in the way great if not then try bashing it again .... fairways are narrow ... carts are propane ... pace of play is slow if you just want to go hit balls and chase them go ahead ... you should walk the course bc you can pace your speed of play if you expect you move along your going to be disjointed its not like it use to be thats for sure but a year ago it was struggling... goat ranch at best .. but its a nice walk hitting a golf ball along the way thats all you can expect . definitely not worth $30 ... get a hot deal or go somewhere else. good luck!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bear creek challenger course disappointing

Too many par 3 holes, small greens, bunkers played like hitting from a cart path, greens were uneven due to invasive grasses and uneven mowing. Very disappointing!

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

Getting better

They are coming back after all the flooding. Challenger course Is fun to play.

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

Bear Creek Challenger

Course was great. Pace of play was good, no waiting.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

now I know

first time, wanted to, see what this short course was like. fairways a little bare, greens recently plugged and sanded, traps needed more sand, rough was rough but all was playable, local knowledge would have helped. enjoyed the round. missed seeing the gator

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

Enjoyed the round of Golf.

Pace was very slow because of many players ahead.

Altogether, good value for money.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape!

Not the most challenging lay out in the world, even if the name is "Challenger". However, course was in really good shape, although the greens were a little bit long. However, for $25 I did not expect Augusta National, even if it is Masters week! Recommended for a quick round (there are a lot of part threes) or beginners. I got around the 18 in about 2:15. Staff, as always, was great!!

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

Nice Course

Took my sons out on a foursome hot deal to play this course. First time we have tried this course. The fairways were a little rough in some places but not that bad. Greens were a little rough due to golfers who did not fix the divot marks but that is not on the course staff maintenance. More par 3's than I am used to but it was alright. Layout is pretty flat so ball will roll farther. Not bad for the price we paid so I would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Lost old glory

Onces good course, Bears Creek has never recovered from the April 2015 floods. They have closed 9 holes of the President's Course, leaving the only remaining ,18 Challenger Course @ par 66. They have done nothing to bring the courses back from the flood damage. Greens are OK but not so for the remainder of the courses. I do not recommend this course until they make a major financial commitment to bring it back to its former glory.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bear Creek GC In Steep Decline

I've played Bear Creek a few years ago and the current version is nothing like I remembered. The facilities and course are both deteriorating. The only improvement was the pro shop. No putting greens were open. The course looks like only minimum maintenance is being done. Sure looks like it is on the decline to me. I will not be recommending it to my friends and do not plan on returning anytime soon. I now know why there are so many "Hot Deals" for this course - at $12 I may have overpaid!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Course Layout
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