Black Bear Golf Club
Black Bear Golf Club is part of the Crystal Springs Resort, which offers six other courses, though, it's hard to remember they're connected since they each offer a distinct character and look. Unlike Ballyowen and Crystal springs, two of the resort's most well known courses, Black Bear has more of a parkland layout. The course tumbles across rolling hills covered with trees, which come into play along the undulating fairways and greens. Water only comes into play on three holes but there are a whopping 65 bunkers coming into play. It's challenging but not frustrating. Both low and high handicappers will enjoy not only the golf course but also the beautiful scenery. Black Bear is one of the best values in the area and has garnered a strong local following.
|White (W)||72||5883 yards||74.3||132|
|Red (W)||72||4785 yards||67.8||120|
|Black M: 72.4/129||384||506||445||406||195||566||204||343||441||3490||382||148||385||555||164||275||496||389||389||3183||6673|
|Blue M: 70.7/126||369||484||422||396||185||535||193||311||420||3315||360||143||370||528||154||255||480||357||372||3019||6334|
|White M: 68.6/123 W: 74.3/132||349||451||394||386||158||500||142||295||400||3075||335||123||350||496||137||230||455||340||342||2808||5883|
|Red W: 67.8/120||240||382||329||310||120||437||122||251||305||2496||266||103||335||366||111||164||380||267||297||2289||4785|
Food & BeverageBar, Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts
Available FacilitiesShowers, Lockers
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Hole #7 Photo submitted by NiceBalls on 10/24/2013
More rocks than sand in the traps and not maintained at all. Holes are crisscrossed everywhere. Last finishes a mile away from club house. Over priced cow pasture…
First time playing the course and I was very happy. The conditions were great. Only critic would be the bunkers. They need attention asap. Fairway tee boxes abs greens all perfect. Very nice layout. Special shout out to the gentleman who ran the outside amenities/food +bar at the turn. Very hospitable. Can’t sat the same for the starter (John). Not much of a people person.
5***** star golf course
Amazing awesome nice condition
Very kindly staffs
Layout is gorgeous
No complaints this place
I was 1hour 40 min drive but
Black bear is deserved
Pretty tight course. Good condition. Greens were a little slow.
Played in a cold day!
First time playing at black bear. The course was pretty wet due to the rain from early morning and it make the course play much longer. Back 9 is more difficult than the front 9. Layout is interesting. And the staffs are very friendly. I will return in warmer weather.
Too long to play a round of golf
It was a beautiful day for golf! Unfortunately Black Bear has a rule cart path only starting November 1st. It was so backed up we had to wait to hit EVERY shot! I left after finishing th 16th hole 5 hours into the round!!! No rangers all day trying to speed up slower groups Terrible!
Fairly Good for the Money
Wasn’t what I expected, thought the course would be a little mor upscale.