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4.1
738 Reviews (738)
5 Stars
249
4 Stars
331
3 Stars
86
2 Stars
41
1 Stars
31
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
87.1%
Recommend this course
624 out of 738 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
95 Reviews (95)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
89.5%
Recommend this course
85 out of 95 reviews
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4.2
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.9%
Recommend this course
126 out of 145 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7018 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.1
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Black Bear Golf Club- Orlando
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
738 Reviews (738)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 16
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 58
Elevation Changes 51
Undulating Greens 47
This course/club is great for:
Locals 39
Advanced Golfers 33
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 46
In the 'Burbs 27
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 101
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

A while back I mentioned that you should bring a hammer because the greens were so slow; boy, have they fixed that!! Very quick!! In fact, some of the pin placements made it almost impossible to putt ( #5 green was ridiculous). The guy I normally golf with a very good putter and he had 5 3 putts in 16 holes; we didn't finish do to slow play. Course is in good shape and the new owners are making improvements.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very difficult

I played a lot of courses in Florida over the years.....this course is the toughest I ever played. Greens fast, most of them elevated and most of them small. Pete Dye course. Multiple sand traps and the death valley kind....very deep! Unless you like punishment do not play this course unless you are a scratch golfer or don't keep score. You will be 10-15 strokes over your handicap!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Lots of slope

I didn't have to deal with many trees! small greens. Due to some frosty weather the grass wasn't in great condition.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course; friendly staff

This is about our 3rd time on this course. Love the fairways and the course layout. Some challenging holes, but fun times. We're paired with 2 others today and had a great round. Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good Different

First time playing this course and I was pleasantly surprised. When playing this course as opposed to most others in Florida, you learn to appreciate staying dry through out the round. The only hole with water is the last 18th. My experience taught me that it’s best to play the fairway bunkers by just hitting your SW back into the fairway. The sand is soft and dry now that we’re in the middle of the dry season. The fairways are wide, well kept and perfect if you have a mean slice. The greens are challenging with different slopes, but also well kept and fast. Overall it was a great time playing this course and would certainly play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Customer service unacceptable

Visit on 12/31/20

I have played this course plenty in the past 2 years, usually with no issue and a quiet round. Being so far out of the city you expect a quiet, subdued round of golf. For $45 the course played well, was fair and the greens rolled very smooth.

My buddy and I were paired with 2 older gentlemen, no issue with them, they were pleasant, played a bit slow and lacked common golf etiquette, but were very nice. One of the older gentlemen quit after 9 holes. We flagged the beverage cart down on 7 and 13 for a beer as well a stopping at the turn for a beer and a hot dog and went straight back to the course, eating our food along the way. We got to the 14th hole and the "ranger" comes out... and starts by saying "Not sure what happened here fellas but you're 2 holes behind the group in front of you, we need you to pick up the pace" I looked behind us and the next group was more than 1.5 holes behind us... so I said that and was rebutted with, "you need to pick up the pace so your group doesn't back up the course"

I shrugged it off as an employee that was having a bad day and resumed play, definitely more irritated and having less fun over the rude employee. We finished our round at 4 hours an 40 minutes, not bad for taking a quick break at the turn. My buddy went in to talk to management about the incident with the "ranger" only to find out the "ranger" was the Owner...

To think the owner would approach a group that wasn't holding anyone up and complain about pace of play is absurd. Would you rather us not buy beer and food from the clubhouse?? Not once in our round did ANYONE behind us wait to hit a golf ball for even a second.

I understand that the new owner has made leaps and bounds with the quality of the course, but that shouldn't translate to the customer feeling mistreated. I would like to think I would come back and play.. purely for the golf course, but at this point I'm not sure I will... I would much rather spend money where the people there appreciate my money being spent.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Fun course

Love d the layout. Greens were very nice. Will comeback soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 101
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Growling Bear

Great day at Black Bear with a friend. The greens were slick and pin placements very difficult. Course knowledge here is worth shots truly. The course is primed for winter play and the guys at Black Bear from the GM to the maintenance guys are super friendly and customer service oriented. Always a pleasure and will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Black Bear was thirsty

Overall happy with the course conditions with the exception of greens extremely dry.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always fun....but play was slow.

Fairways and greens in great shape. Rough dormant.
Pace was slow due tournament in front of us.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good day out

Great day out with great friends for a good cause!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
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
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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