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329 Reviews (329)
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
90.9%
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267 out of 329 reviews
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4.3
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
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4.5
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4.2
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.5%
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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.

Reviews

4.1
329 Reviews (329)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

More Course Yardage Markers, Please!

I love Bear Creek and have been playing it since it opened 20+ years ago. I also love its designer, Gary Kern, and play so many of his tracks in our STL metro area as well as Jackson, MO (Bent Creek). But Bear Creek is SO poorly marked for yardage markers that when it's a cart path-only day it makes for a long day even longer when it doesn't need to be. On all par 4s and 5s there are 200, 150 and 100 markers somewhere near the middle of the fairway, but just one. And some are buried to the point that they're hard to see and find. Just a simple swath of paint on the cart path indicating those three yardages to give you a clue would be so simple and save soooo much time for everyone. Pace of play is one of the biggest complaints in golf and Bear Creek could improve theirs greatly with a small can of blue, white and red paint to add to their hard-to-find marker plates in their fairways (at least in the winter). But otherwise a fantastic course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good course but slow today

The course is OK given the cold winter and yet to have spring. However the pace of play was very poor. Carts on cart path only really slow things down, worse than just walking where you go straight to your ball. I've been here before in summer where I've really enjoyed the course. But not when the pave of play is as slow as it was today.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staffeas very friendly. Restaurant was excellent. Course was in good shape considering we are only March

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Place is getting better all the time.

So glad to see the hard work paying off at this course. Lots of trees cleaned up, new pieces of cart path, new drains put in all the bunkers, a few traps filled in. The course maintenance department head, Ben, is a great fit here. Thanks for all you guys do to keep improving.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soso

Not too bad I guess for the time of season. Greens were rough and fuzzy but not too bad. Fairways were ok but most of the bunkers we’re unplayable although it appears that they have been working on them as they have have improved since a couple of weeks ago!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

November Golf

Course is in good shape for late fall. There was a group of 5 in front of me that slowed down play dramatically. We just had snow a couple days prior and cart paths were slick. Hole 10 has some drainage issues in the fairway. Greens were in great shape. Always have fun at this course and staff is very friendly

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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 Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time good time

First time out to the course was worth it. It was cold, a bit windy, and very golfers were out there today. I really like the layout of a lot of the holes. Very well designed. Fairways were a bit thin and tee boxes were recently plugged so not ideal. However a bit expected for the time of year. I would happily play the course again considering the $30 price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Cold Fall Day

Even though we had 24 hours of rain, the course was in great shape. It was slightly soggy in some spots but overall drainage was very good. I would of rated excellent for course condition, however, the bunkers looked more like water hazards and the one other one shot that were dry were like concrete. This course is a great value and a good use of all the clubs in your bag

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

4 out of 5 because.....

Great course and layout. Great value for the price. Only knock is that literally every bunker was rock hard and not playable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course at a fair price

Every green was in great shape. I was sticking shots all day. A few more yardage Mark's would have been helpful. Had the course to myself on the front nine. Very little waiting during a weekday.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in good shape except for bunkers that for the most part had not been maintained and were lacking sand. Greens were very good and the rest of the course was in decent condition.

Conditions Good
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

PRETTY GOOD

COURSE HAD A FEW IMPERFECTIONS AROUND GREENS ON 2 HOLES, BUT OTHER THAN
THAT IT WAS PRETTY GOOD....HAVE PLAYED SEVERAL COURSES AROUND THE AREA AND IT WAS
PROBABLY THE BEST.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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