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4.2
420 Reviews (420)
5 Stars
155
4 Stars
195
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
91.4%
Recommend this course
363 out of 420 reviews
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4.3
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.1%
Recommend this course
48 out of 51 reviews
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4.3
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.7%
Recommend this course
74 out of 79 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

4.2
420 Reviews (420)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 10
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 47
Water Hazards 47
Narrow Fairways 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 38
Locals 24
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 22
Near Local Attractions 22
At a Resort 17

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Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Needs help on "non playing" surfaces

Have played his course many times over the years, so have seen it when it was in great shape. Due to too many golf courses, etc., it has fallen into an "okay" course. Tees fine, greens very good. Fairways are not well taken care of (yes, it is winter), and the rough and areas around greens are in great need of repair. Cart paths destroyed/non-existent/bumpy at best. Still enjoy playing it, but having seen it in better condition makes it a little sad. Also the ball doesn't go as far as it used to. OH, maybe that's because i'm now 76. Ouch.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

nice greens

I have no complaints. it's a flat course like almost every other one at HHI. I thought the greens were excellent. Lots of doglegs and not much room to miss!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great deal!

The staff was friendly, very nice range and balls are included with greens fee. The course is challenging and in very good condition. We plan on playing again while we’re here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Narrow fairways

Not for the faint of heart. Narrow fairways together with hazards and bunkers surrounding the greens made this course more challenging than necessary. Our foursome lost quite a few balls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just a great course for the value

This was our third time playing Bear Creek. We played this course a couple of times in the brutal heat in August but loved it. This time we had perfect golfing weather and the course was in great condition. The starter was great and we had met him back in August. Very friendly staff. All in all, a very good day of golf.

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

11/11/20

Golf course was in great condition even with all the rain that we had last night. Had to skip a hole, 3 some was very slow. After that, it likes we had the course to ourself. Will go again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice friendly layout, very fare course! Fast greens!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

Slow Play

Unfortunately play was extremely slow. Should be able to ply the front nine in 2 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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