Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA | GolfPass
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4.1
2649 Reviews (2649)
5 Stars
934
4 Stars
1201
3 Stars
357
2 Stars
112
1 Stars
45
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
87.9%
Recommend this course
2306 out of 2649 reviews
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4.2
402 Reviews (402)
5 Stars
156
4 Stars
179
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.8%
Recommend this course
357 out of 402 reviews
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4.1
638 Reviews (638)
5 Stars
244
4 Stars
262
3 Stars
98
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.8%
Recommend this course
554 out of 638 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

4.1
2649 Reviews (2649)

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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

I would Recommend

Course was in nice shape. Played with wife and two daughters and no complains. Good Day!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Returns to the Bear

We always enjoy playing the Golden Bear. Course was in great shape. Course is challenging but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Thanks for taking the time to review us! We're thrilled you enjoyed your round. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Mid-week, early morning round

Teed off at 8am with 4-5 groups in front of us. Waited on every tee box and fairway, round took over 4.5 hours. And we finished 2 holes ahead of the threesome group behind us. Course was in great shape however and it is a beautiful layout. Expect a slower round than even anticipated glacial vacation golf pace.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course. Very playable but enough water and trouble to make it interesting. Greens too dressed with sand. Not terrible, but it would have been nice to play on nice greens. Nice staff. Good deal at 2:00. Would play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Thank you for visiting us at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 1
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Would play here again

This was my first time at Indigo Run. It is not an overly challenging layout, but there are a few holes where placement off the tee is critical. Overall condition was very good. Greens rolled true, no bumps. Fairways and tee boxes were also in good shape. This is not a $100 course, unfortunately that's what they charge before noon. I played at 2pm and paid 55. That was fair in my opinion. I would play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf with son

Had a great time. Staff went out if their way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves…

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Thanks for taking the time to review us! We're thrilled you enjoyed your round. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow

The course was in good shape, but the pace of play awful. Waited on every shot while three-some were teaching child how to play. At one point the kid started to kick the golf ball around like a soccer ball! Really! While people are waiting in 90 degree temperature to hit they let their kid fool around. No ranger to monitor the situation or pace of play. For $90 pp to play, will go elsewhere where there’s more golf etiquette.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/29/2022

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape and layout

Really enjoyed this course. Challenging but fair. Excellent shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/28/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run.

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