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4.1
503 Reviews (503)
5 Stars
176
4 Stars
236
3 Stars
61
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
16
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
90.1%
Recommend this course
434 out of 503 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
84.6%
Recommend this course
66 out of 78 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.6%
Recommend this course
117 out of 132 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
503 Reviews (503)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Quality golf Club

great condition,somewhat challenging,like the left and right doglegs.

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

The course was in great shape, however the sand traps are in need of some work or sand. Otherwise, very nice and I would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the price

Don’t follow the gps. Ask the guard at security gate. Where the course is. Address puts you at the middle of an intersection a mile from the course!

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

Beautiful course

Absolutely beautiful course. It has tight fairways that don’t always favor the right handed slicers of the ball. The gators will keep you on your toes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, good challenge

Nice layout which was challenging without being too much. Club house and range were a bit spartan, but overall seemed good value for money.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I like this place

Was $90 per player, included lunch and a drink...nice tuna sandwich. The course was in great shape, I loved the layout, with honest hazards and not tricked up. Staff was friendly, but understaffed. I'm considering going here again later in the week.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not in great shape and slow play

The course was not in great shape and the pro shop messed up our tee time. Tee time was 9:40 per golf now but pro shop had us down for 9:32. Starter allowed 2 very slow groups clog up the course. Not going back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots of fun

On vacation free lunch free range balls greens awesome

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Waste of time and money

This place is a joke when it comes to management! They lure people to their course with coupons and then treat them like second-class citizens. The members do not want you there and will complain so management will come and make you let members play through. Such a disappointment after paying for 18 holes and only playing 10 of those! We will not be back!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Skip it!

Too many nice courses on HHI to be treated the way the treat nonmembers!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Skip it

With the quality of the other courses in Hilton head, this one is not worth your time or money. Staff were rude, members weren’t friendly either, Pro shop was empty and under construction. In the middle of nowhere, and they lure you in with coupons. Skip it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Have been playing golf on HHI for 30 years and this is by far the worst experience! Course is OK, but mismanaged, unfriendly, rude members that do not want you on their course! This is why they offer coupons offering lunch and balls because they can’t keep people coming back! Lunch was fine but would have preferred a water cart coming by and someone to keep play moving without being rude and disrespectful to seniors who have paid good money to play! I would not recommend! Too many other great courses with better management and friendly staff than to waste your time and money at this place! Don’t waste your time and money!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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