Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club - Grizzly/Kodiak Course

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4.1
205
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
90.5%
Recommend this course
188 out of 205 reviews
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4.1
205
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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4.1
205
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
91.9%
Recommend this course
34 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6834
Slope 126
Rating 72.1
Type Public
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
White 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) Wadsworth Golf Construction (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

4.1
205

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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Previously Played

Great venue

Conveniently located, courteous staff, pace of play was excellent (under 3 1/2 hours). Greens were in great shape, the layout was challenging. Overall a great experience and I'll definitely come back.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Great conditions. Unfortunate cart path only which made a hot day hotter with club selection a chore and high scores inevitable
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fair course in very good condition

I arrived almost an hour early and the starter was very accommodating in getting me on the course immediately. I finished 18 holes in 3 1/2 hours. The course was in good shape and the greens were in excellent condition.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bear Trap is no trap if you book online.

Course has just gone through some drainage renovations which made for very good conditions. I have played in the past when it was too wet, though even with a lot of rain lately, I found the condition of the course to be more than adequate. Greens were true and fairways were plush. I have always like the course, and at only 6980 yards from the tips it makes for a pleasant round. All but one of the par 5 holes are reachable from tips with two solid shots and the long par 4 holes make up for it. I recommend grizzly and Black Bear.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Mediocre at best

One would think that at $100+ per round at peak and $65 at twilight, the course would be something. It unfortunately was not. Staff was great. Visual of the club house and community was awesome. The course itself was fair or slightly below. Fairways were beat up with divots, burn spots throughout and tee boxes that were spongy. It was a clear hot day, can't imagine the boxes with some moisture. My take away is that this course really does not want guests to play here... They want their members and thus the really high price for guest play. At max, this is a $45/round course. If you are thinking of dropping anything near $100, go play Bayside which is close by. Layout and flow are similar in terms of ease but quality is significantly better.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good outing

Weather temp was great. A little windy. Course was in good shape. They had had plenty of rain. Greens varied a bit from slow to very slow. Pace of play was good. I played Kodiak and Black Bear from the whites which required a 5 wood off the tee several times. That's OK. I guess the one thing I don't like is when the staff acts a little snobby. I don't know where that comes from but it is consistent over the years I have played here.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Price for play

Nice course and used golfnow for excellent price. No complaints at all
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good

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$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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