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4.8
244 Reviews (244)
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3 Stars
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4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
98.2%
Recommend this course
236 out of 244 reviews
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4.8
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
31
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1
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.3%
Recommend this course
36 out of 37 reviews
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4.8
40 Reviews (40)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.5%
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39 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6998 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.1
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Bear Slide Golf Club
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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
244 Reviews (244)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 34
Water Hazards 33
Thick Rough 30
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 40
Locals 30
A Weekend Splurge 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 38
In the 'Burbs 15

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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/09/2019

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Commented on 10/07/2019

Thanks. Why only good when everyone has been nothing but complimentary for weeks?

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid Shape for September

Bear Slide is still one of my personal favorites. Course was in very nice shape for this time of year, though someone had a little too much fun with the sprinklers and really soaked it in front of us. But, they put the work in there and it shows. Well worth the accolades it receives, and worth a go if you're in/near Indy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/21/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, we're glad you enjoyed your time at Bear Slide. We look forward to seeing you again next time!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2019

Hi Bellyflops, thanks for leaving us a review. We hope you'll book another round with us soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding!

From the time I rolled onto the course until I left, my experience was first-rate! The staff was friendly, the course beautifully laid out and immaculate. Each hole was a unique test. Many holes had a park-like beauty. Greens were fast and true. What’s not to like?!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/11/2019

Hi Stevo, thanks for leaving us a review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course and Conditions - Great Staff

The course was in excellent condition, great staff, nice starter, good amenities. My only compliant is the short grass fairways felt like hard pan. We haven't had much rain, and I am not used to those types of fair ways, but I bladed a few (yes my fault), but I had to consistently play the ball back and one less club because there was no taking divot and the ball wasn't fluffed up. But I would play this course again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/09/2019

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Commented on 09/07/2019

Thanks. In 17 years this must be the first complaint about firm fairways. When pretty much 100% of single digit handicappers prefer firm and fast conditions with tight lies to get spin this comment from a single digit player is rare.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Bear Slide. Be sure to book another round with us soon!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review!

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5.0
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Jon. Come see us again soon!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/05/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, we hope you'll book another round with us soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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
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Commented on 07/23/2019

Thanks for the review, Paul. We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/16/2019

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Commented on 07/16/2019

Good conditions?

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/16/2019

Thanks for the great review, we're glad you enjoyed your time at Bear Slide. We hope you'll book another round with us soon!

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

2nd Timer

I played Bear Slide for the second time today and couldn’t have been more satisfied with the layout and conditions. I’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/16/2019

We look forward to it! Thanks for taking time to leave us a review.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but fun

Course layout was challenging but fun. Front 9 was a links style while the back 9 was totally different. I will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Worth the 2 hour drive!!

Played on July 4th with my son and although it was a 2 hour drive it was well worth it!! Everything is first rate starting with the practice/driving range to the cart/cart paths to the friendliness of all the employees!! Fairways are fairly generous (except a couple of holes on back 9) and greens are medium to large and rolled perfect+ you could hold a green with a well played approach shot!! We were extremely impressed with the layout and flow of the course.
Wished we’d played it sooner than now, but we will be back again & bring some buddies along next time. To get a GN Hot Deal is a steal.
Trust me it’s worth the drive!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/16/2019

We're glad to hear it, Sycamore. Thanks for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/08/2019

Hi Mike, thanks for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course - Conditions are great

I always enjoy Bear Slide. It can get a little wet with rain, but with the recent hot weather, it was perfect. I really like the layout of the course. There are some weird holes on the back, but keeps you on your toes. Definitely recommend making a trip up to this course when you can. If it gets windy, it can be a tough course. Without wind, it is challenging, but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/16/2019

Thanks for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your time at Bear Slide. We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/02/2019

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Course, Great Value

Great layout, fun to play, excellent condition and superior value for the money. Front 9 is links-style and back 9 is parkland. Nice to have some elevation changes in the middle of flat Indiana. Subtle yet challenging greens in just about perfect condition. It's a pure golf place - it's in the middle of nowhere and the clubhouse and facilities aren't much to talk about (although the staff was great). It really does deserve its very high ranking on golfadvisor.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/08/2019

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you back at Bear Slide again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great deal on an outstanding course

Might be best public course in Indiana. It definitely is one of my favorites!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/01/2019

We appreciate you saying so, thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon.

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