A view of a green protected by bunkers at Golden Bear Golf Club - Indigo Run
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4.2
3239 Reviews (3239)
5 Stars
1219
4 Stars
1438
3 Stars
407
2 Stars
127
1 Stars
48
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
89.7%
Recommend this course
2852 out of 3239 reviews
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4.4
461 Reviews (461)
5 Stars
242
4 Stars
174
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.1%
Recommend this course
434 out of 461 reviews
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4.3
690 Reviews (690)
5 Stars
319
4 Stars
283
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.7%
Recommend this course
633 out of 690 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 7014 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.7

Jack Nicklaus designed the golf course at the Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. The 18-hole, public course is touted as having one of the best layouts in the area. The par-72 course offers 7,014 yards of challenging and fun golf. Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run's design emphasizes strategy rather than power. Sand and water hazards add interest to the course. In addition to providing a great game of golf, the course also has picturesque scenery with the many oaks and pines that snake though the course. It has been named one of America's Top 100 Courses priced under $100.

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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nicklaus (1993) Bruce Borland (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS ParView GPS Full Color System on

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts are required. Shorts must be Bermuda-length. Tennis shoes are allowed.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

4.2
3239 Reviews (3239)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 42
Patio Dining 13
Brunch 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 106
Water Hazards 98
Narrow Fairways 51
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 66
Locals 57
Seniors 51
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 61
Near Local Attractions 37
At a Resort 33

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Reviews 28
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Second time was as good as the first

We also played at Golden Bear a week ago. Our second round reinforced the excellent impressions from the first round. This time we were a foursome (vs a threesome), and still finished the round in a few minutes more than four hours Again, we ran into a ranger three or four times, but their job was easy because the pace was pretty standard. Just some brief and friendly chatter about the weather etc. The carts have some nice features (warning bell if two carts get too close together or stray from the hole or get too close to a green); it would be great if they add GPS the next time carts are refreshed. We thoroughly enjoyed both rounds at this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Perfect For Us

On vacation, active senior coming to the Island now for 40 years. Great Value and the greens were in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible Customer Service

If you want to feel like your a major inconvenience after paying a premium and showing up on time then this is where you should play. Second round this week at this course with terrible attitudes both days checking in at the pro shop. I will not be back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Bear golf

The variety of holes makes this a fun outing. The players and staff are friendly but the course needs more fairway grass. The new carts were a bonus

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Thanks for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting Nicklaus course on Hilton Head

The Golden Bear course has an excellent and interesting layout, is in very good condition, and fun to play. We were paired with another couple and the four of us kept up a good pace the whole round. There were friendly rangers all over the course, which we appreciated - no need for cattle prods that day - but that is the best way to keep the pace moving. Greens and bunkers were in top condition and the tee boxes and fairways were in great shape. The course weaves in and out of a wonderful residential neighborhood. Seeing the beautiful homes was part of the fun - and the homes were not in play at all. Lots of Gators. We saw five on the first nine holes and just stopped counting. Lots of turtles, birds and beautiful marsh scenery. We’ll play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good greens

Greens were in really good shape overall. Tee markers had not been moved in a while so tee boxes were pretty rough. Overall the course conditions were ok. Pace of play was the issue. At times on the back 9 there were four groups on a hole. A foursome followed by 4 twosomes and no ranger anywhere made for 10 minute waits between many shots.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We value our customer experience and we hope to see you back at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens have been great from winter into late spring.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Thanks for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good little track!

Nicklaus has no bad designs and this one didn’t disappoint. Not the best conditions but for the money it was a really good experience. Would play again and the staff was terrific!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

we almost always play here each time in HH

Solid and fun course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bear Right and Bear Left

We love playing this course when we come to Hilton head for a golfing vacation. I love the course set up - it is interesting and if you hit good, shots, even the more challenged golfer can succeed on this layout. We enjoyed the greens and again had a fun time playing the golden bear layout

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/02/2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Thanks for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 05/26/2023

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another great experience!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Commented on 05/26/2023

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another great experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

tee boxes

Overall, the course was in great shape, but a lot of the tee boxes were in poor condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/26/2023

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another great experience!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Never disappoint, challenging, and best for the value. Shout out to Rick and Don for a friendly service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/26/2023

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another great experience!

Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/26/2023

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another great experience!

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