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4.1
687 Reviews (687)
5 Stars
305
4 Stars
249
3 Stars
75
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
28
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
82.8%
Recommend this course
573 out of 687 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
72 Reviews (72)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
72.2%
Recommend this course
52 out of 72 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.2%
Recommend this course
95 out of 117 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

4.1
687 Reviews (687)

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 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition was disappointing

Replica holes are fun, course condition is disappointing. Bunkers on several holes are not playable or barely so, some green surrounds have no grass in spots, greens have a lot of unrepaired ball marks. Played at 4:03 and paid $67, would have been mad if I had played earlier in the day and had paid >$100. Rumors that course is going private may be true and impacting decisions on course maintenance.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/05/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Maintenance sucks

On one hole the maintenance crew flew past us while teeing off, and then went and fixed the green side bunker and didn’t move blocking the green, no one hit the green on approach cause we were too nervous to hit them, then on the 11th they watered the green while we were approaching. Didn’t yield to us at all. We had to wait 10 minutes in the fairway while he just watered with his hose all over the green. For $100 a round that’s pretty horrible. Other then that it’s a good course. Probably not going back. That’s pretty rude and for that kindve money,…no thank you

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Atlanta. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and we'd like to apologize for the experience you had while you were here. Please feel free to reach out to the Pro Shop or comment below further details about your visit. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Expensive but love the course.

I have always loved playing Bear's Best Atlanta and look forward to teeing it up there when I can find a good deal online. Can be very Expensive. Course is always in good shape and staff is helpful and friendly. One of my favorite places to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/24/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/14/2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta!

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Play

The great course, perfect conditions and friendliness of the staff were quick erased by a 4:55 round. Need more rangers to keep things moving.

Absolutely not worth the high price tag to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Bear's Best Atlanta!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Round at Bear's Best

Awesome layout, open fairways and greens are in excellent condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta!

Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Condition

For the most part the golf course was in pretty good shape. The most obvious area that was an exception were the fairway and greenside bunkers. Nearly all of them were in very poor shape and many unplayable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/13/2022

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 Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bear’s Best Disappointed

Bear’s Best Atlanta, extremely poor course conditions. If pricing was relative to course conditions they should be charging $40 tops. $130 was just way to much for a course that is poorly maintained. Greens/Bunkers overall Poor condition. Some were worse than poor.. I was not expecting perfect conditions, just better. Golf courses in the surrounding area charge less and are maintained like they care about the experience not just the “name”! Really disappointed.

Bear’s Best Las Vegas Drastically Different different experience! Course in great shape and properly maintained relative to the price!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/07/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/07/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff

Staff was great. Course seems to have gone downhill since Club Corp took over. I sure hope they get back to this being a great course that people flock to like they used to be. Need severe groundskeeper help.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Bear's Best Atlanta!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could be better

Have played this course many many times and unfortunately it looks horrible anymore and hate to see that as the staff is great but course conditions just are nowhere how it used to be. Would be worth getting a solid maintenance person or manager and overhaul as this was once the course to play. Not so much anymore.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Bear's Best Atlanta!

Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So helpful

Well, somehow I made different tee times cryo myself and my husband.
They were so very helpful. So friendly. They even got us out earlier. Checked in on us during the round and after!
This is course is tough but fun to play.
2 different groups in front offered us to play through. That's never happened before. Wow. What a day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/06/2022

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for golfing with us!

Played On
Reviews 34
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/06/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for golfing with us!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Poor sand traps and fringes

Good layout but sand traps were in poor condition. Hit gravel in one of the traps and left marks on my sand wedge. Need more sand and daily raking. Some of the fringes on the greens were dead. Reminded me of a muni course in some areas. Cart girl had no sandwiches at lunch time. The turn is not at clubhouse so had to play without lunch. Staff was great.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 06/06/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Bear's Best Atlanta, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Poor condition

Played here many times and this is the poorest condition that I've seen so far. Seems to have workers working on fairways for many of the holes within 18 holes. Greens are not rolling good due to bumpiness and dead spots.
Consider spending your money elsewhere until thing improves.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/08/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course! Poor conditions for the price. Worth trying if you’re in the area.

Awesome collection of holes. Loved the Par 3s and design in general. In my opinion it was not worth the price I paid considering it was cart path only and the greens had just been aerated a few weeks prior. Was definitely expecting a bit more as far as course conditions. I know there have been a lot of storms in the area recently so

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear's Best Atlanta!

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