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3.6
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
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2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
79.2%
Recommend this course
42 out of 61 reviews
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3.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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3.7
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.9
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6509 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.2

Formerly known as Elks Blue River Country Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 2005
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
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

Reviews

3.6
61 Reviews (61)
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Need a map

Layout is a bit confusing. We had to wait 30 minutes because they let a bunch of walk-ins golf in front of us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

New name and management

The course is now called River View. I think they are making improvements.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

fun course

very dry in some locations. They need more signs on where the next hole is.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice improvements

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

New owners, better course.

The news course owners have improved the course. Great price, great pace of play. Great value for yhe price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Many improvements

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great improvement

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Rivers Edge

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Anonymous
Played On
1.0
First Time Playing

APPALLING CONDITIONS

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..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Disappointed

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Almost unplayable

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!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Plays Twice a year
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Don't play this course.

Save yourself a lo of heartache and don't play this course. Everything about the course is bad.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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