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3.8
1412 Reviews (1412)
5 Stars
519
4 Stars
600
3 Stars
175
2 Stars
60
1 Stars
58
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
78.2%
Recommend this course
1202 out of 1412 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
73.6%
Recommend this course
67 out of 91 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
190 Reviews (190)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
71.6%
Recommend this course
136 out of 190 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7041 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

3.8
1412 Reviews (1412)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Patio Dining 17
Brunch 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 62
Elevation Changes 55
Undulating Greens 49
This course/club is great for:
Locals 40
Advanced Golfers 34
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 49
In the 'Burbs 29
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the $$$

Course in bad shape, plants growing on greens and fairways were bare in many spots

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 427
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Black Bear

Great course with lots of topographical changes. Plays tough in the wind. Have always enjoyed playing the course. However, conditions are not up to par. Greens were fast, but tufts of grass adversely affected puts. Areas around every green need work. Chipping was very difficult given the poor conditions. Will be back for another round in the Spring.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Course is in good shape for winter, some of the greens have some form of fungus but playable. Fairways are in decent shape with not too many tight lies. The course, itself, is fun and challenging

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

In good condition for winter. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fast, tricky, well-protected greens

Water comes into play only on the 18th hole, when a long carry is required on the second shot to an extremely narrow green. The rest of the greens, many of them elevated, are protected by deep bunkers left and right. The greens are also fast and rolling, making even two-putts a challenge. Greens are in good condition, as are the tee boxes. Fairways are in good shape for a Florida winter.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Almost every Green is elevated

I like this course for its rolling fairways but do find the greens are over elevated on several holes. Very challenging for amateurs but all in all it’s a fun course to play. There’s not a lot of grass around the some of the greens making chipping challenging when the green is so elevated. They need to do something with the 18th hole as there are a couple of options to play to two different greens. Possibly eliminate the first green and create more fairway to the back green or something. All in all it’s worth the trip to play it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not the value for the money

We paid $75/pp to play this course. It has a nice design tee to green, but it was not worth the price to play as the greens were not in good shape. All of the greens had been fertilized or sprayed with something to emulate grass (not sure which) and had very little grass. At $75:pp, the course should be in top condition! Very disappointed.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not up to their usual standard

I love this golf course and always look forward to playing it, but not this time. The course is in poor shape with little grass on the fairways and greens. The pond on 18 was over flowing its banks onto the cart path and fringe. Pace of play was slow even with rangers roaming the course. As my title says not up to their usual standards

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 113
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways and pace of play

Course needs attention , rangers need to move people along

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful condition.

My friends and I always enjoy playing at Black Bear. This week it was predicted to be a bit windy but the winds were about 25 - 30 MPH and constant so it was not as fun as we hoped. The course is in excellent condition overall and we plan to play again soon. We will watch the weather and be more concerned about the wind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course conditions

Best conditioned course around. They have done a great job!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were difficult due to really lousy pin placements plus too much weeds growing on them

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Typical Winter conditions

Almost did not go after reading some reviews. I found the conditions normal for Florida in winter for courses that do not overseed. Greens putted quick and true. A few had some issues, but it did not affect play. Fairways had some grass, but lies were tight. Rough was not high. Will definitely go back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Typical winter conditions

Course is typical of non overseeded courses in Winter. Fairway grass not growing, Tees and greens had grass. Greens putted fast and smooth, but were hard. Do not know why the bad reviews. It was a good value for $30-60 price range.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Black Bear

We have played Black Bear for many years. We love the course and although the course was not at its best, management has always done everything they could to keep the course at its best.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

Black Bear is an excellent course,, best in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 64
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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