Bear Slide Golf Club

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4.8
204
5 Stars
140
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
98.7%
Recommend this course
197 out of 204 reviews
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4.9
22
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 22 reviews
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4.9
27
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6998
Slope 136
Rating 74.1
Type Public
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Bear Slide Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6998 yards 74.1 136
Blue 71 6571 yards 72.0 131
White 71 5966 yards 69.4 122
Gold 71 5120 yards 65.3 111
Red 71 4834 yards 68.2 117
Scorecard for Bear Slide Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.1/136 395 426 517 166 494 186 469 533 429 3615 446 344 583 448 212 337 188 376 449 3383 6998
Blue M: 72.0/131 379 420 504 159 453 166 409 514 378 3382 440 331 528 437 166 325 172 368 422 3189 6571
White M: 69.4/122 360 391 442 133 422 137 375 468 378 3106 369 306 517 402 148 252 120 350 396 2860 5966
Gold M: 65.3/111 347 359 398 96 360 104 339 400 345 2748 329 285 451 290 138 246 97 265 271 2372 5120
Red W: 68.2/117 337 319 396 96 358 104 319 393 310 2632 328 269 423 274 130 189 91 236 262 2202 4834
Handicap 3 13 17 7 5 11 9 15 1 4 16 10 6 12 14 18 8 2
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 13 3 5 17 1 15 11 7 9 2 12 6 10 16 14 18 8 4

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/23
Architect Dean Refram

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.8
204

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 33
Water Hazards 32
Thick Rough 29
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 39
Locals 29
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 37
In the 'Burbs 14

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing

What a fun course - every hole is different. Incredible layout.

Cannot play this course enough. Loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 10/16/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Glad to hear you enjoyed the layout. Please come back and visit us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Exceptional Staff

This is a great course, but even better were the staff. From Pro Shop to Snack Bar the staff listened, responded and made suggestions to improve our day.

Greens just plugged (and we knew this) were the only issue on course. Tees and fairways in great shape. TLC apparent at every turn. Played in less than 4 hours. Traps were meticulously maintained which was a nice surprise as many public courses have trap maintenance on low priority.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 10/16/2018:
We are so thrilled you enjoyed your round while you were here despite the course maintenance. Thank you for the 5-star review! Please come back and play Bear Slide again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather

Great course, slow play

This course is a must for central Indiana golfers and I was shocked with the slow pace of play on a Wednesday in early October. There were some very below average golfers in 3 consecutive foursomes ahead of my group and the round would have taken 5 1/2 hours and I had to leave on the 14th hole. I'll be back but will try to find a better time to play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 10/04/2018:
Thank you so much for the 4-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and tee it up with us soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love Bear Slide

Fantastic golf course. Greens are perfect, lightening fast! Can’t wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 10/04/2018:
Thank you for saying we have a fantastic golf course. Glad to hear you enjoyed the greens! Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Bear Slide is a great course with many challenges and options of difficulty with the multiple tee options. Course was in great condition with some wear on the greens as expected this late in the season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 10/01/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course conditions. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day on a great course

I hadn’t played here since I moved to Florida in 2005 and I was not disappointed it’s still a great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 09/13/2018:
We are glad to hear you enjoyed Bear Slide Golf Club! Thank you for the 5-star review. We hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of Indy's best

Bear Slide is one of the top 5 courses the Indianapolis area without question. I hadn't played it yet this year, but I am glad I finally did. it is in outstanding shape and as good as anything that I've played in town. The staff is always friendly and professional. They are doing things the right way at bear slide

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 09/13/2018:
Whoa! Thank you for saying that we are a top 5 golf course. We thank you so much for the 5-star review of Bear Slide. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

This is a wonderful golf course that is in excellent condition. Challenging course that offers different tee options depending on your skill level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A nice little surprise in Hamilton County

Bear Slide golf course is a great experience with a definite variety of holes and shots. The two nines are pretty much different from one another with the front 9 being more "linksy" and the back 9 more parkland. The course gets a LOT of play, but is in good shape for the most part. The greens were a little worn, but definitely playable. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Lunch or a snack is affordable. This little gem might be a little off the beaten path, but is WELL worth your effort to play it!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 09/13/2018:
Awesome! We are glad to hear that you had a great experience while you were here at Bear Slide Golf Club! Thank you so much for the 5-star review of our course. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course but tough.

I Love Bear Slide because it’s a great test of golf. I’m a 7 handicap and like going here to see how my game can hold up.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fantastic course

still one of the best layouts in central Indiana-- conditions were tremendous and greens as good as any around

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 07/10/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Glad to hear your enjoyed the course and the conditions. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top notch!

This is as always, one of the best courses in the state! Play it if u get the opportunity!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bear Slide Golf Club on 07/05/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course in excellent shape

The course was in great shape. The starter was very helpful in getting me off the first tee a little earlier than my tee time, and he did a good job of managing everyone who was on the golf course. Teeboxes and fairways are in great shape. Greens are faster than most public courses in the area, but not lightning fast. They rolled very true. I look forward to going back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bear Slide Management on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Bear Slide Management on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Challenging course

This was my first time playing Bear Slide. The course was difficult. The layout was fantastic. Some of the Fairways were extremely tight. Some greens were fast, some were slower. Overall, I would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Bear Slide Management on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for the recommendation of Bear Slide. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best shape I’ve seen it in 10+ years

Been a fan and customer of Bear Slide for over a decade. Course is currently in best condition I’ve ever played it. Greens are immaculate, even the 16th which I know is a struggle year in year out! Played early (before 830a) so pace of play was fine. Hopefully future customers are respectful and help to keep tees and greens in their current state the remainder of this season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Bear Slide Management on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for being a fan of Bear Slide. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Amazing course and GREAT value. Challenging layout that demands you use every club in the bag. Greens roll fast. Only knock is that it doesn't hold water great...Cart Path only after rain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bear Slide Management on 06/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Bear Slide Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
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