A view of a green protected by bunkers at Golden Bear Golf Club - Indigo Run
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4.2
3534 Reviews (3534)
5 Stars
1334
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
142
1 Stars
54
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
89.1%
Recommend this course
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4.3
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.7%
Recommend this course
174 out of 194 reviews
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4.2
611 Reviews (611)
5 Stars
275
4 Stars
229
3 Stars
75
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.7%
Recommend this course
536 out of 611 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
3534 Reviews (3534)

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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Harrisburg Golfers

Course was a nice layout, staff was excellent. We had a great time for our second day on our golf trip.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 11
3.0
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Too many people on course

The pace of play was horrible. Waited on every tee. Too many people people on course and not enough time allotted for teeing off on 1st tee making it necessary to wait for group ahead of you to play 2nd shot. Took 5 hours to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course But...

I loved everything about the course. Conditions were great, practice areas were nice, clubhouse staff was welcoming and we started on-time. But once on the course, pace of play in front of us was terrible and not monitored. It took our foursome one hour to get through the 2nd hole, due to waiting on every shot. There were numerous holes with 3 groups waiting to tee off. Ranger came by and said the course was busy and he couldn't do anything about it. This is the second time I've played this course in the past few weeks and the same situation has happened. I think the course either needs on-course rangers to really push people along or increase the times between tee-times. It was a ridiculous 5.5 hr round. In February???

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Needs a tree trimming program

Overall a good round. Pace was really good, 4 hours on a full tee sheet Saturday is always welcome. Felt like the trees have started to pinch the course from the original design leaving really small windows on a few of the holes. Kept waiting for a change in the par 4’s. Never got a hole where there was a choice off the tee other than driver.
Greens rolled great,.
Good value in Hilton Head, especially as compared to the cost of the big resort courses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Slow Play !!

Wonderful course …… loved the layout.
It was ruined by extremely SLOW play with NO RANGER ever seen.
Oh excuse me…… he was seen sitting in the pro, shop doing nothing.

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

Great layout and value. Would suggest tee times spaced a bit more apart to speed play at the beginning.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A most enjoyable experience at Golden Bear

Beautiful course and amazing layout with strategically placed bunkers, water and contoured fairways that blended into the landscape, trees, etc. This is clearly a course that causes you to think on every hole in terms of shot decisions and while you may adhere to the old adage that trees are 90% air would suggest you rethink that when playing Golden Bear! We totally enjoyed our round and will make sure we play this course again in future trips to Hilton Head.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/23/2024

Thank you for your detailed and positive review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the challenges and layout of our course. We look forward to welcoming you back on your future trips to Hilton Head.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Favorite Course

This is turning out to be my favorite course on Hilton Head, based on condition, layout and friendly and helpful staff. This is a very good value for the money. A good time from the bag drop to the after round beverage.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/23/2024

Thank you for your positive review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our course, staff, and overall value. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great round soon.

Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad golf on a wonderful course

Cart and check in guys were friendly and helpful. We played with two other golfers and had a good time despite my swing leaving me. The fairways, greens, and bunkers were in great condition. A few players ahead of us failed to rake a few bunkers. We stayed and ate dinner afterward but fair warning, the grill closes at four thirty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/23/2024

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for your kind words about our staff and course conditions. We appreciate your feedback!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golden Bear review 2/19/2024

Second time playing this course. Teed off at 2:00pm sunset was 6:15. Course was in great shape with green fairways and smooth greens. A fair test from the gold tees, Great quality from the practice tee through all 18 holes. Only drawbacks were a bad cart which I swapped out after nine holes. Also play ahead of us was brutally slow with no ranger. Front nine took 2 hours 15 minutes and back nine was 2 and 30 minutes which means 17 was played in almost darkness and 18 in total darkness, I love the course and will come back next year and every year. It is totally worth the play. Staff also very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great!

Awesome bang for the buck in HH. Highly recommend. Don't waste your money on Palmetto Dunes just play this and Hilton Head National for half the price better courses.

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

Perfect day

Class management right from when you pull up to when you drop off. Course was scenic and in exceptional shape for the time of year. Some construction on cart paths but not issues. Great value for for having Jacks name associated with the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/23/2024

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your compliments on our course and apologize for any inconvenience caused by the construction. We're glad you enjoyed the value and the scenic views.

Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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