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
Nice course in good conditions. We enjoyed our round. Will likely to go play again.
Nice course, super friendly staff
Played 4 different courses last weekend in the Crystal springs area and thought Black Bear was second best behind Ballyowen. I'll be honest, price is steep compared to courses that I pay about $80-$100 in the tri-state area with similar layouts and amenities. I will say that the rangers were seen often, but we had no issue with pace of play.
One of the most beautiful public courses available. Except for some unkept sandtraps,s a perfect golf experience!
Always a treat
Good condition, considering the amount of rain we’ve had, and a fun and challenging layout, with each hole having a distinctive character.
Great first experience
Just a shoutout to black bear the staff was very friendly and the course was in great condition. Thanks for a great afternoon
SLOW PLAY NO RANGER HELP
LOVED the COURSE . . . During play the RANGER reached us the group in front of us was ONE shot in front of us he needed to keep going to find the issue but he turned around. The back up started on the 5th or 6th hole and continued until the 17th . . . . This made for the round to be VERY flawed. We will try at a later date to reassess the course and facilitiy.
Friendly crowd good pace
Enjoyed my Friday round as a twosome. Beautiful setting. Friendly staff and guests.
This was my 3rd time around playing the course over the span of two years and this is one of my favorite courses to play in NJ. Course was in great shape and staff was really friendly. The part I love the most is the BBQ Pit at the turn! What a beast. Great outing here and the greens were in great condition too!
Great change of terrain. Excellent scenery and just enough challenges for all levels