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4.2
563 Reviews (563)
5 Stars
255
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
23
1 Stars
24
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
84.6%
Recommend this course
471 out of 563 reviews
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4.0
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.6%
Recommend this course
34 out of 45 reviews
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4.2
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.0%
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91 out of 107 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6824 yards
Slope 143
Rating 73.3
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Bear's Best Atlanta
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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2002) David Heatwole (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
563 Reviews (563)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 35
Dinner 20
Brunch 18
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 54
Water Hazards 45
Elevation Changes 36
This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 45
Advanced Golfers 43
A Weekend Splurge 39
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 49
In the 'Burbs 48
Convenient to the City 11

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 06/17/2021

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Well Maintained and Challenging Course

All 18 holes on this course are designed to mimic courses from all across the world. This provides a unique and challenging golf experience. Approach shots are key for good play due to tight putting greens and lots of bunkers surrounding the surface. Some holes played fast and others were slow adding the exciting challenge. Golf carts are GPS enabled helping club selection. Some functionality was still missing as some holes were cart path only, but no warning or reminder was provided, but once on fairway cart was slowed down with warning to return to cart path. This impacted play due to cart speed being reduced. That was the only negative experience. Will definitely play here again for right price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape, except the bunkers. Some had very little sand in them, making it extremely difficult to get out. Greens were great, rolled pure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Outstanding! 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 Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Atlanta. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Need to invest in course

Course use to be at a higher level of quality but overtime has shown its wear and tear. current owner of the course appears to be cash cowing the course at the expense of maintenance/reinvestment.. For example, traps vary in level of quality with no or very little sand to sufficient sand. Traps are not maintained on a regular basis (raked, etc.). Bent grass greens are average to below average at best during summer given the heat and volume of playing with golfers doing little or no ball repair etc,. which makes the greens difficult to putt. If price point is $65 to $75 per round it is worth playing. At $90/$100 and greater, there are better better course to play that are in significantly better overall condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Thank you for your review! We apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and would love to chat with you more about your experience. Please contact our General Manager, Ian Grimwade, at ian.grimwade@clubcorp.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really not worth it

I really expected more. The course plays fair and the tee boxes were great. Greens were terrible. Inconsistent speeds and shaggy.
I won't play here again. Not for $95

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Thank you for your review! We apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and would love to chat with you more about your experience. Please contact our General Manager, Ian Grimwade, at ian.grimwade@clubcorp.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2021

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for ~$50

Course is in good shape but pace of play is a bit slow. However, it’s a holiday weekend so that’s to be expected a bit.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/25/2021

Thanks for your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/17/2021

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bear's Best Atlanta.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What Happened?

Bear’s Best is a shadow of it’s former self. Fairways are full of weeds, greens are terrible, and the starter got us off to a bad start. We were playing the first hole, on the green, when he came and informed us he accidentally sent us out too early. I used to love the course, but today was not what I’m accustomed to.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
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Commented on 05/17/2021

Thank you for your review! We apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations and that our staff didn't leave a great impression on you. We appreciate your feedback and would love to chat with you more about your experience. Please contact our General Manager, Ian Grimwade, at ian.grimwade@clubcorp.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/17/2021

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Atlanta. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, conditions OK

Extremely friendly staff and folks I paired up were members and really nice. Course layout was as expected, a lot of bunkers, free flowing, not too much water, difficult yet manageable. Tee boxes in good condition. Fairways could use more lush grass, hard to hit off fairways other than a few holes where the ball sat up and nice. Greens had been recently aerated which was disappointing but not as disappointing as my tee shots. Good value at $40.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/10/2021

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Atlanta. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
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
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Commented on 05/03/2021

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Atlanta. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

It was just ok

It was ummm ok. Friendly staff and the layout was nice. Greens were recently punched the guys played with didn't tell me that I would've said no maybe. But the pace of play OMG four laughing ladies in front of us on the front nine and the two behind us had a guy on a cart I'm guessing a Manager told us let them play through so now we're on them! Now wow factor for the price I paid.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2021

Awesome! We appreciate your feedback and apologize that you didn't know about our recent aerification. We have been notifying all recent bookings that we are currently in an aerification recovery period and offering a discount to offset the course conditions. Please let us know the best way to contact you directly so we can learn more about your experience and how we can improve. Thanks again and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I was expecting more from this course.

I was figured this would be a top notch course to match the ridiculously high prices...however it is very average and surprisingly not very well kept. This course should priced at no more than $30-$35. Play St. Marlo instead. Way better value.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/27/2021

We appreciate your feedback and will pass along your comments to our Club staff. We value every Member visit and apologize for not living up to expectations. We have been notifying all recent bookings that we are currently in an aerification recovery period and offering a discount to offset the course conditions. Please let us know the best way to contact you directly so we can learn more about your experience and how we can improve.

Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/26/2021

Fantastic! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing

The course was in bad shape. The fairways had.verylittle grass. It was like hitting off hard dirt so hitting a wedge was the fairway was not easy.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/27/2021

Thank you for your review! We apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations. We have been notifying all recent bookings that we are currently in an aerification recovery period and offering a discount to offset the course conditions. We also had about 2.25" of rain on Saturday, so that may have contributed as well. We appreciate your feedback and would love to chat with you more about your experience. Please contact our General Manager, Ian Grimwade, at ian.grimwade@clubcorp.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/23/2021

Excellent! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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