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4.1
662 Reviews (662)
5 Stars
238
4 Stars
309
3 Stars
84
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
16
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
89.4%
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579 out of 662 reviews
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4.2
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.7%
Recommend this course
122 out of 133 reviews
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4.2
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.7%
Recommend this course
155 out of 169 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
662 Reviews (662)

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 15
Skill Intermediate
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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Very nice course

Tee boxes, fairways well-maintained. Greens aerated about 2 weeks prior to our play date, but were in playable shape. Only real downside was that the sand traps were hard-packed from hard rain the day before, and the 2 impatient old f@rts that both hit into my wife while we were on the fairway (we were stuck behind a foursome).
Would definitely play again prior to, or after, June once greens heal back up.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens just aerated greens

Bear creek is a very nice course. By my own error and failure we ended up playing on newly aerated greens.
When I leave a revue - I want to leave a fair and accurate description. Attempting to leave a fair revue of this course in the condition we played would not be fair or accurate.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 65
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 65
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Amenities Average
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

KC

Course was nice layout and the Staff was extremely friendly & accommodating . The course was in ok shape other than bunkers, which were not very good or playabls

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf round

The course was quite impressive, with some challenging but fun holes. The entire staff was great, and we felt quite at home. The pace of play was perfect because we had no one slowing us down; in fact, we had just over a 4 hour round. Paring the 18th hole capped off the entire day.
It would be great to have course maps at the tee box and / or a GPS system.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played this course last three years.good price for on island course. Greens a little bare in areas and some poa made some bumpy putts , golfers need to be more careful to fix their ball marks as this contributed to the bumpiness. SomeTee areas a little bare but overall not bad. Sand traps need a good raking but have same to say about all the courses I have played in area this year ( old south , pine crest, dolphin head, national ).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Just Isn't for Me

Pretty course. In good condition. Liked the greens.
Significantly cheaper than a lot of other courses on the island. My problem with it is that from the white tees, it takes driver out of your hand way too often. A lot of pronounced doglegs where the far end of the fairway at the dogleg is all bunkers, and if you hit it more than 225 you're in the bunker. If you are able to shape shots left and right pretty well, this probably isn't a problem for you. I cannot hit left-to-right. So on any dogleg right, I was stuck with 4 hybrid. Just too many of those for my liking. Good golf course. Son liked it. Just doesn't set up for me.

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

Great Value

Course is short and tight off the tee, but very nice and affordable considering the competition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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