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4.1
744 Reviews (744)
5 Stars
259
4 Stars
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3 Stars
97
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
89.3%
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653 out of 744 reviews
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4.1
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
94.4%
Recommend this course
67 out of 71 reviews
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4.1
211 Reviews (211)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
91.0%
Recommend this course
192 out of 211 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
744 Reviews (744)

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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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

Nice day on the course

Course played well even after rain the day before. Staff were friendly and acting like they were glad we came. Will be playing here again soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun and Challenging

We have played this course this the last three winters. It is always in pretty good shape, the pace of play is good, and if you pay after noon the price is reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Tons of doglegs

It was a pretty nice course. About every hole is a dogleg which meant a lot of irons off the tee. Greens were in pretty good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great experience

Challenging course and very scenic. Lots of bunkers and water. Friendly staff. Only negative are cart paths that are quite rough

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good Times!

Best course played in Hilton Head on our five round golf vacation.
Greens were true and fast. Layout was my favorite. Trees, water and sand all played in your decision making. but generous enough if if you are a bit off the mark. Loved the fact they teamed up twosomes. Played in four hrs. Staff was friendly. You get what you pay for here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Course was in good shape for November. Green fees were quite high compared to what we pay in Canada. Sucks that they gouge players from out of town.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Good experience

Course was in good shape and played in 3 hrs and 30 mins. Price was steep but every decent course here in HH is overpriced compared to what we're used to in Canada.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was OK

We played the course on Nov . 7 and again on Nov. 16. The course conditions were good on the7th but only fair on the 16th. A tropical storm went through in between and the course is so busy that the fairways suffered from too much use. We had to wait at every tee boxes and also on the fairways. Not sure that we would play that course again.

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