Bear Chase Golf Club
Formerly known as Elks Blue River Country Club.
|Gold (W)||72||5004 yards||69.2||117|
|Black M: 71.2/126||375||355||495||195||355||360||140||390||550||3215||395||182||440||495||510||415||182||275||400||3294||6509|
|White M: 69.9/125||365||340||475||145||325||330||135||380||545||3040||375||140||365||480||490||405||167||270||385||3077||6117|
|Green M: 67.4/120||307||300||435||135||325||330||115||328||500||2775||350||130||330||400||440||345||138||267||344||2744||5519|
|Gold M: 65.0/114 W: 69.2/117||307||272||335||131||285||268||105||318||465||2486||340||127||295||350||395||325||111||260||315||2518||5004|
New name and management
The course is now called River View. I think they are making improvements.
very dry in some locations. They need more signs on where the next hole is.
The course was in great shape. The pond with fountain looks so nice on hole 7. New markers along the cart paths are good. A couple of long par 5’s with some challenging par 3’s and 4’s make for a fun day of golf! Sand traps were in great shape. Good price on a pretty golf course.
Better than ever
I stopped playing this course because of the course conditions over the past few years. I saw a good deal on golfnow and only live a mile away and I had heard they put some money into it, so I gave it a shot. Man was i surprised, the clubhouse is much improved , the course is in great condition. Now if they just keep the prices right and the floods away, this place will be worth playing a bit more. Keep up the good work.
New owners, better course.
The news course owners have improved the course. Great price, great pace of play. Great value for yhe price.
Even though it was cart path only, we had a good time. Rain had caused flooding, but that couldn’t be helped. The new ponds with fountains add to the beauty of this course. For the money, it was a great deal!
The course is in the best shape since it was the Elks Country Club.. The greens have really improved. The lakes are an eye appealing improvement and the improvements in the club house are very nice also. There are still some rough spots but if they make as much progress this summer as last it will be a great course again that makes you use every club in your bag.
Slightly challenging course for amateur golfer
Very fun, challenging course but the layout is a little confusing. Got in a hurry during the back 9 and ended up accidentally skipping a hole or two.
Course was dryer than a bone. First time playing here. Played 18 for less than $20, so that was nice, but the course conditions made it too hard for anyone to have success. Made for a long day. I would not go back.
Just quit after only 9 of 18 holes and i can honestly say this is the worst course i have ever played. The majority of fairways have no grass and those that do are mostly weeds and the tees not much better. The greens were poorly maintained as well with debris, poorly set cups and no consistency or shot holding ability whatsoever..... Does this place have a maintenance staff? Never have i been so appalled at the overall conditions of a golf course in my 40 years of playing! Don't waste your money here..
i had been eyeing this course for a long time, and it was on a list of courses I wanted to play. From the Hi-way the course looked good, but the fairways you don't see you can"t see. It was hard to distinguish the fairways from the rough and the Tee boxes were just as bad. for a course that has been around as long as this one I expected much better conditions.
Each time we play the course seems to get worse. The conditions were so bad we picked up after only 9 holes and demanded a refund! Terrible greens with old and new ballmarks everywhere and old cup holes lower than the rest of the green. Missing grass and weeds everywhere. We got teamed up with some members who were not happy either and were informed a key individual left for another job at the end of the 2014 season and its been downhill ever since. Things got so bad the pro, who was also the general manager, left at the end of the 2015 season. How in good faith they can charge for conditions such as this is hard to understand. NEVER AGAIN!!!!
Complete waste of time and money.
This was our first and last round here. NOTHING was good about it. Lousy greens, tees and fairways. Missing grass and weeds were the rule throughout the course. A complete and total lack of anything that resembles a well maintained course. Pathetic!
Where is the fairway?
Greens we okay. But you couldn't tell the difference between the ruff and fairways. Lots of weeds and missing grass was a theme of the fairways. They really need to work on this.
Don't play this course.
Save yourself a lo of heartache and don't play this course. Everything about the course is bad.
What Happened ?
We played here five times last year and the course was in outstanding condition. We just played for the first time this year and the course was horrible. Very inconsistent greens and the fairways are longer than our grass at home. Our golf cart was a nightmare bucking and shaking the whole time. It seems as if they might be under new management because they have taken a major step backward compared to the past few years. With other decent courses to play, can't see any reason to come back here even if it was free. What a shame.
Bear Chase is a course everyone should experience.
Course was is decent condition considering the recent flooding they have experienced.Staff was very easy to work with because they had five people booked with the same tee time.They got it fixed quickly.This course can be very tough on you if you aren't hitting it the way you should be.
Not worth the drive
We drove down from indy to play golf during the day and hit the casino after the round. Big mistake. Way overpriced for the conditions. Debris on most of the greens combined with ball marks new and old everywhere. The golf carts were junk and would not even run most of the time. Very odd layout and when we asked a worker for directions, we were told if we cant find our way around we should not be there!!! Very unprofessional. We suspect he may have had a few to many drinks. We picked up and left never to return and have told our friends, some who have played here, about our experience and they had issues here as well and are now playing elsewhere also.