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4.1
532 Reviews (532)
5 Stars
189
4 Stars
248
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
88.6%
Recommend this course
460 out of 532 reviews
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4.3
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 30 reviews
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4.0
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.5%
Recommend this course
96 out of 111 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6804 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.2

Bear Creek Golf Club is one of the courses that makes Hilton Head Island one of the country's most popular golf destinations. Rees Jones designed the course, routing the layout through majestic pines and sparkling blue lagoons. Jones kept much of the existing landscape intact, earning the golf course Audubon certification. There are five sets of tees total, with the longest stretching over 6,800 yards. It's a course that players of all skill levels can enjoy regardless of handicap. The tight, bunkered fairways are an infamous feature of the course but Bear Creek is also known for having some of the best greens on Hilton Head Island. The finishing hole is the course's signature. You'll have to navigate your way past a narrow chute of pines to reach the green, which is fronted by a large lagoon.

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Course Details

Year Built 1980
Fairways 419 Tifway Bermuda Grass
Greens Super Dwarf TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1980) Bryce Swanson (1980) Rees Jones (2006) Arthur Hills (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
532 Reviews (532)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Brunch 11
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 48
Water Hazards 48
Narrow Fairways 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 39
Locals 24
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 23
Near Local Attractions 22
At a Resort 17

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Reviews 26
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Played this course in January and have say it was in excellent condition and a very helpful staff

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

The course has some interesting holes.

Staff was great, very friendly. Some Fairways were very thin grass, tight lies. Traps were generally in good condition. Greens were mostly good condition Some were bumpy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice all around

Staff was friendly - especially the starter. Nice facilities, course was in very nice condition. Greens were excellent, fairways and tees were in good shape. We had a nice round in less than 4 hrs. I HIGHLY recommend! We will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
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

Bear Creek

We have played this course when we come to Hilton head it is definitely on our to play list. It is always in good shape with as much challenges as you can bear.
The fairways are tight the greens are fast and true you will definitely get your money’s worth and want to come back for more

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great find

Bear Creek was wonderful. The course was in great shape. The greens rolled beautifully. The staff was extremely attentive. The greens fee included an excellent lunch and a drink. We especially liked the layout. Several doglegs made us think our way around the course. We enjoyed every minute and will definitely play here whenever we come back to the Island.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

cheaper thn other hhi courses

greens great!-better than Hilton HeadNationaland $100 less.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Overbooked

Played on Wednesday early afternoon. No carts at time of check in and course was overbooked. Took 3 hours to play 9 holes…. Constantly waiting to hit the ball. Gave up after 9 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Plenty of tees to play from to get the right yardage for all players. The course has a great layout. Plenty of traps and some water to challenge you. The course was in great shape. The greens were true and fast. The tees and fairways were in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course condition

I've played this course twice before a few years back and it is one of my favorites on the island. Fairways and greens were in excellent shape. Love the layout with a great finishing hole.
Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bit less than average

First time back since 2017 and 2018. In all fairness this track sees a lot of rounds. What it doesn’t receive is tlc to help it recover
Fairways were scuffed up. Divots left by golfers don’t get repaired by staff from what I saw today. Greens were hairy and slow. First cut around greens played like Velcro. Traps ranged from hard pack to good. It’s too bad because the course has good bones.
For another 10-15 dollars there are a handful of other tracks in better shape. Old South for example.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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