View of the 18th hole and clubhouse at The Grand Bear Golf Course
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4.8
363 Reviews (363)
5 Stars
278
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
97.3%
Recommend this course
352 out of 363 reviews
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4.7
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
5.0
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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4.9
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
97.6%
Recommend this course
40 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7204 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.5

Unlike some Jack Nicklaus golf courses that have earned a reputation for being among the world's most difficult, mid- and high-handicappers stand a fighting chance at the Grand Bear Golf Course. Nicklaus offers wide fairways before the sprawling woods take over on either side, most bunkers aren't horribly steep, and greens generally have room in front to run a shot up. The winding Biloxi River helps build Grand Bear to a dramatic finish. The par-3 14th hole plays through a chute of woods to a green guarded by the river below that runs along diagonally, punishing hooked shots left short. After another par 3 on the 16th that plays with the river to the left, the 17th once again plays over the river on the drive, then parallel to the hole. The 18th hole plays long and uphill back toward the clubhouse.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper Golf Attire Required: Collared Shirt (No Denim)

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
363 Reviews (363)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 45
Undulating Greens 35
Elevation Changes 24
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
Advanced Golfers 33
A Weekend Splurge 31
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 49
In the 'Burbs 7
Near Local Attractions 7

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course

Tee off at 150 with 2 groups of 3 somes in front of us. Couldn’t finish with Daylight Savings time and the slow play. Would definitely play again

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

First time

Long way off main road

Good staff helpful

Nice course bit tight in places

Green consistent although not as big as have played

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent course

Excellent, tee times are spread out, didn’t have to wait for golfers ahead or behind, little more than I like to pay for golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a month
1.0
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First Time Playing

Awful Management

I traveled to Biloxi for a golf weekend with my Dad and friends and we only finished 4 holes in hour and a half before we quit the round. The starter tried to warn us that a group had played the last 3 days and backed the entire course up. At one point on a par 5, we counted 5 groups stacked up on the same hole. This group of 6 players were responsible for the course back-up, but despite numerically to the club house, nothing was done. When I demanded my money back the GM made excuses about the Marshall not getting there until 9am on Saturday (Ridiculous for a weekend at an expensive course). He also stated that he should he was trying to address and should have communicated it to us. At this point, it was too late and it was clear that the staff was too inept to address the pace of play issues. I don’t usually write reviews or make recommendations, but nothing short of firing the GM will help with the total lack of management of the facility. His cowardice and inability to address a blatant disregard to golf etiquette for multiple days is inexcusable and frankly ruined our golf day. I will avoid this course at all cost and won’t recommend.

Pace Poor
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

If I could

I would play here as many times as possible! Best staff, amenities, and the course is challenging and beautiful!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course

Well maintained, friendly staff and the course can be very challenging. Would recommend to anyone visiting the coast.

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

5 stars

Outstanding course all around. The course, service, staff, everything was first class! Highly recommend! Only issue we had was they could use 1 more beverage girl for how hot it is!!! Other than that stop reading this review and book you a tee time !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great time

Course is in good condition.
The greens were punched a week or so ago.
Some had strong evidence of this but still rolled very well.
The staff as always was extremely nice even brought out ice towels.
It was a scorcher and we started at 8:50.
We all were from New Orleans so we don't play this course regularly but definitely we will get back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Greens, Exceptional Value

We play this track a few times a year and always enjoy the challenging layout and facilities. Today, the greens were in excellent shape, as was the majority of the course. You would expect to pay well over $100 a round for a track of this quality, but for less than $80, it’s one of the best deals around the coast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course was in immaculate condition Pace of play was not good. Got through 10 holes in just under 3 hours. They gave us back each a coupon for 1/2 round. John was very nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

The staff is great. Course was in perfect condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing!

The course is in pristine condition. I love the layout, and very challenging but fair. Bunkers looked like a picture. Nice job! Service is the main difference, from the starter to the clubhouse and dining room manager, plus all we met was unbelievable. Friendliest staff I have ever seen anywhere and no doubt unmatched compared to all golf courses I've played in the states. Keep up the good work because I'm coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 143
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

This golf course is beautiful, I love this golf course. The staff were awesome from start to finished. Especially the bag boy/starter named, Sam, he is wonderful carrying our golf bags and taking us to the first tee box.
Highly recommended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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