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4.0
381 Reviews (381)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
72
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.9
85.5%
Recommend this course
309 out of 381 reviews
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3.9
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
82.8%
Recommend this course
48 out of 58 reviews
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4.0
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.5%
Recommend this course
71 out of 83 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7005 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.9
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Bear Creek Golf Club, St.Louis
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Zoysia Grass/Bluegrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Kern (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs 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, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared golf shirts are required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
381 Reviews (381)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
19th Hole Specials 8
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 39
Water Hazards 30
Elevation Changes 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 17
Seniors 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 27
Convenient to the City 20
Worth the Drive 19

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Pace of play & Bunkers

The pace of play was extremely slow and it should be monitored more by the course. A five hour round is just too long. They are working on the bunkers and most of them are lacking sand.
On a positive note the fairways are in good condition and the greens were also in good condition.
Overall it’s a fun course to play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Disappointment

This course up until 2016ish was one of my favorites. At that point the maintenance let the course fall apart. Greens are pretty beat up, tee boxes are disappointing cart path is beat up and needs replacement or just torn out and gravel laid. Today and the last couple of visits over the last couple of years the pace is ridiculous. Put some rangers on the course and keep people moving or force people to wait. My disappointment is hard to explain, this course needs rescued, it could be one of the best public courses in the area!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 08/05/2020

Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The greens could have been a bit shaggy due to the rain, but our grounds crew is out there as we speak working on upkeep. We are interested in hearing where you noticed the cart path being in poor shape. Please email us detailed information at info@bearcreekgolf.com so we can look into this issue further.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Extremely slow pace of play, extremely rude marshall

First review I have ever written. Visiting with my son, played today. Clubhouse staff nice, starter very nice. Pace of play turned to complete stop by 2 holes. Over an hour and fifteen minutes to play 3 holes. 3 groups waiting. Marshall comes up and starts talking condescendingly to our group and wants to know who’s complaining about pace of play problems. Told him our time to play, and continued to talk down to us saying so, its a Saturday and cart path and basically get over it. Sat next to our group until we teed off about 15 minutes later due to group in front. Extremely unprofessional marshall, will never play this course again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hello,
Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. It is important for us to receive both positive and negative feedback so we can improve our course. We will be sure to use this review as a teaching moment for our staff, and we hope you will give us another try.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good for the money

Some tee boxes very thin, bunkers mostly unplayable( all mud, very little sand) greens in pretty good shape, fast

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bear Creek

Got a good round in, was faster than usual. Pace of play has been an issue previously but was better this time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good condition, average score, poor pace

Played on a weekend around noon so after the morning rush (it was hot so many started early). Course was in very good shape & we enjoyed our round except for the pace. We played behind a couple of guys who were hitting it all over the place. They were waiting too so we couldn't complain about them. When we made the turn the two guys were gone, but there was a foursome teeing off that we hadn't seen before. Thought maybe the back would be faster, but it was even worse.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Terrible pace of play

Don’t expect anything less than a 5 hour round here. They space out the tee times about 8 minutes in between each other. This course was like this about two months ago every time I went so stopped playing here for a while. Nearly two months later and the same thing is happening. At least a 10-15 minute wait on every tee box and another wait for approach shots. Couldn’t even finish 18 because it was so unbearably slow.

Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A Pandemic Gem

Simply put, the course conditions were phenomenal. This was my first round amidst the current pandemic and I was pleasantly surprised by Bear Creek. Typically, I expect course conditions to be reflective of the price, but they definitely bucked this trend. Every aspect of the course from tee box to green made it evident that the grounds crew take great pride in their jobs. I would consider this course one of the best bargains in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wonderful change in my coarse

I was always intimated to play Bear Creek, until the first time I played which was this year it is now my favorite place to golf. I compare it with Kanapali Maui but here local. Friendly patrons and also staff. I’ll see you all this Friday again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow again

Great public course, when you are able to finish it. For the second time in a month, I paid for 18 and walked off after nine. It took an hour and twenty minutes to play four holes and 3 hours and 2 minutes to play 9. Abysmal pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Customer service

The staff needs customer service training at the front desk.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Sunday is not funday

Rack ‘em, stack ‘em and pack ‘em. Tee time of 11:44, who teeing off at that time? The 11:14 group. Should I book ever again with Golf Pass? Greeted by the cashier with “Oh, you’re a hot deal. Yah, we don’t make any money off of you.” Then why does Bear Creek use this service?
Course is in fair shape. Fairway 4 still under repair.
Need more marshals, 5.5 hours for 18 holes is too long

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Very slow play,

Very slow play, had a sixum playing in front of us . A marshal drove by and didn’t stop them.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/17/2020

Hi Larry,
Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. The pace has been a little slower lately with more people wanting to get outside and most of them taking their own cart. We hope to see you out here again, soon!

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