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4.4
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
96.6%
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216 out of 233 reviews
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4.6
21 Reviews (21)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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4.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
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4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6834 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.1

Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in Ocean View is conveniently located just three miles west of Bethany Beach along the Eastern Shore. The club offers 27 championship holes that are divided into three different nines, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Black Bear. The holes are played in three different combinations. Each nine has a unique character but every course shares winding bentgrass fairways lined with native wetland grasses and a landscape of sandy dunes and grassy hollows. The Grizzly/Kodiak Course is the shortest of the three combinations but it still has the same level of challenge. Strategically placed bunkers come into play along the oversized greens and water hazards also come into play on a few holes There is an interesting variety of holes that each require a different strategy.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6834 yards 72.1 126
Back 72 6426 yards 69.9 122
Forward 72 5817 yards 69.8 120
Club 72 5817 yards 67.2 117
Scorecard for Grizzly/Kodiak
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: 71.8/125 434 541 350 163 425 387 423 184 534 3441 363 410 541 153 382 365 550 202 427 3393 6834
Blue M: 69.7/121 393 521 330 154 401 360 397 172 511 3239 345 385 512 133 369 340 522 175 406 3187 6426
Blended M: 68.2/116 360 477 330 154 356 360 357 158 481 3033 345 349 474 133 325 340 522 142 367 2997 6030
Club M: 67.2/113 W: 73.6/131 360 477 297 134 356 325 357 158 481 2945 313 349 474 115 325 304 483 142 367 2872 5817
Red W: 70.0/120 328 432 276 108 336 275 316 130 413 2614 286 317 440 95 296 281 461 108 310 2594 5208
Handicap 5 7 13 17 3 11 1 15 9 16 8 4 18 10 14 2 12 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 5 13 17 1 11 9 15 7 12 4 6 18 10 14 2 16 8

Course Details

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

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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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
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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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