Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club - Grizzly/Kodiak Course
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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|Blue M: 69.7/121 W: 76.1/137||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||286||317||440||95||296||281||461||108||310||2594||328||432||276||108||336||275||316||130||413||2614||5208|
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Somehow a fivesome got in front of us. We should’ve called into the pro shop but tolerated things. When we got in we checked with staff and they said indeed we should’ve called because they would’ve broke the fivesome up.
Course in good condition for the amount of play
The pace of play was excellent and the course was well maintained considering how many players are on the course daily.
This is a fun, resort style course to enjoy at the beach.
We had a good time. We played the front 9 in 2 hours, but on the back 9 nine our pace was reduced to 3 hours.
As they closed the range as we arrived, the least they could have done is discount our rounds by what a bucket of balls goes for, but that did not happen.
Greens Fees Too High versus Course Condition
I've played Bear Trap Dunes many times over the past 2 years, and have even considered joining the club. However, their escalating initiation fee of $4500 and poor course conditions have turned me away from this happening. The public greens fee rate of $130 is way above the market as well.
In regard to coarse condition, the tee boxes are in horrible shape with many having an issue with some kind of grass disease. Also, the majority of tee boxes on all (3) 9 hole courses are in unacceptable condition and need to be seeded and rotated based on the amount of play they get.
I'm an 8 handicap and have played on equal style courses around the U.S. where course maintenance, especially tee boxes and greens, is much better when you factor in the cost of green fees charged.
In my book Bear Trap is a challenging course that needs professional TLC, maybe a new course superintendent.
I had a n enjoyable round this afternoon. There were no delays and the check in was very efficient. I wish they had the beverage cart in service today.
Not quite up to standard for a resort course in peak season
We played on a Monday afternoon and found minimal operations on a very hot day - range closed, no snack bar or beverage cart, range closed. Took a long time to get beverages in the club house at the turn. Course was challenging and fun to play, greens were a bit beaten up with lots of unrepaired ball marks.
I enjoyed the course overall. However, it was very wet due to the recent hurricane remnants. I liked the layout.
The main issue i had was that the course was not well maintained in areas. The tee boxes were overused so that you were teeing off in dirt or mud. The greens were in great shape and the fairways were between fair to good.
Given the conditions of the course for the price, i would not recommend the course. Drop $30 to $40 and maybe, especially since there were a lot of other courses in the area that were more in the lower price range..
I played Pinehurst #2, and that was a course worth the money.
I could name 15 other courses in the area that are in far better shape at half the cost. I would strongly recommend playing else where. Awful fairways. Tee boxes look like midway par 3 and they are still charging 140+. Absolute joke. Won’t be playing here again
Golf with my son
Good time we had a very slow group in front of us but we enjoyed the day
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.
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
Decent course but not worth $130.
It was nice a course but not on the same level as Lighthouse point or Baywood
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.