Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear Course
The Bear Course is one of two courses at the Bear Creek Golf Complex; it is a championship-length course while the other, the Cub Course, is an executive length course. The Bear Course is an inland, links-style course with rolling fairways and well-manicured greens. Strategically placed bunkers situated throughout the course add some challenge to the course. A round of golf on this course can be played in less than four hours. The Bear Creek Golf Complex, in addition to the two courses, also offers a full grass driving range, two putting greens, and a short game area with a bunker.
|White (W)||71||5978 yards||73.0||122|
|Combo (W)||71||5442 yards||68.9||111|
|Red (W)||71||4990 yards||66.7||104|
|Gold M: 71.3/120||397||154||513||363||179||556||421||211||458||3252||437||460||531||406||458||196||299||228||558||3573||6825|
|Blue M: 69.2/114||367||144||485||346||164||544||411||176||423||3060||398||452||522||393||376||185||289||211||532||3358||6418|
|White M: 67.0/109 W: 73.6/124||334||129||472||291||139||508||370||142||399||2784||385||420||492||371||369||172||276||187||522||3194||5978|
|Combo M: 64.5/101 W: 69.9/117||278||129||472||291||139||466||301||142||377||2595||385||325||492||371||293||89||276||162||454||2847||5442|
|Red M: 62.3/94 W: 67.5/109||278||101||416||242||124||466||301||113||377||2418||306||325||434||290||293||89||219||162||454||2572||4990|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Fun, but needs work.
Had a good round in the heat. They didn’t keep ice in the coolers, greens had been aerated recently( which I understand). Club house food took almost an hour for a BLT. The landscape around the course is not very pleasing to the eye.
Fun course, bad manners
We arrived at the first tee 2 minutes before our tee time. Our 4th dropped out, so when the starter told us we needed to wait for the 4th, we were confused. He very rudely informed us a 4th would be joining us, which is fine, just very unfriendly how he said it. The group in front of us must have been sent out early, never saw them, even from the first tee. By the 4th hole, the Marshall is asking us why we're so far behind? We informed him that we aren't, the group behind us was always on the previous holes green while we were on our green. He literally followed us around the course for 3 holes. Our round was over in less than 4 hours. No reason for such rude behavior from the on course staff. The ladies in the pro shop and clubhouse were very nice.
Course was in good shape. Green’s were a little slow. As they were punched about a week ago. Over all I will play again.
Mud Tee Boxes & Slow Greens
I think the title of the review says it all. If you like teeing off on bare, muddy tee boxes and putting on slow greens, this is you track. The fairways were in pretty good shape considering the sad shape of the rest of the course. This used to be, and could be one of the better courses in the east valley...but, it is not. I suspect they aren't too concerned with the local players during the summer months, and would rather cater to the "winter visitors" when they arrive a few months from now. Pretty standard mentality for many of the sub-par courses around the valley, including this one. If you play this course over the summer months, bring two things with you...something to clean your shoes of the all the mud, and finally, a very, very low set of expectations.
Where to start? $40 for the course was not awful. The staff/starters however were. When we walk up to the shop, there were 3 workers standing by the carts. One individual was greeting guests and loading bags, the other 2 looked like they had been hungover from the night before and just stood around. Upon loading our own bags and having to ask which carts were available, we headed to the pro shop. At that point, they had stated they had a full day of tee times booked but NO beverage cart. On a 105 degree day AND the 4th of July, you would think this would be a no brainer. Apparently they based their beverage cart schedule on last years tee times? Weird. We get to the 1st tee within 5 minutes remaining until our tee time. Our 4th had been running late and the starter was sure to let us hear about it (eventually lightly hit the 4th with his clipboard??). After I let him know we were aware he would have to be driven out to the 2nd hole, the starter continued to talk to us like this was our first ever round. Don't drive in the desert and don't hit out of the desert. Respectable rules if more than half of their course wasn't dried out and naturally surrounded by desert. By hole 4, we had been waiting for the group in front of us. We were finishing up on the green when the marshal came up to ask us what was taking so long. We simply looked ahead to show him the group was on the green on the par 3 ahead and couldn't move any faster. They left us alone and the pace picked up slightly to keep us on track for a 4 hour round. At the turn we had to go out of our way to grab some refreshments from the bar, tee'd off on hole 10, a guy in our group put it on the fairway to the left, driving on our fairway, we had a tough time finding the ball so we quickly found a flat desert area to cross over to the opposite fairway. We found his ball, quickly played it and safely crossed back over to our hole. Here comes the marshal, you would've thought we were drifting on the green with the attitude he came with. He was sure to remind of us of the rules, I kindly stated "easy enough, was a one off situation as we couldn't find his ball from our fairway", the marshal said some snarky comment and drove off to hangout with the other 2 marshals who had been sitting around since we started on hole 1. We finished our round at the 4 hour mark, unloaded our bags and got out of there. Have had hesitancy playing here in the past as the course is beat up, the tee boxes have divots like no other, each fairway has half of it dried up and looking like the deserts they are so keen on us avoiding. All the meanwhile there is duct tape on every last cart they have. All in all, if you are a beginner looking for understanding or guidance from marshals/staff don't go here because the marshals act as if they work at a top flite course. If you are intermediate golfer looking for a cheaper round and can ignore these employees, go for it. I personally won't be back, again I had avoided this course before due to the conditions, however poor and rude staff puts the cherry on top. Rules are obvious when it comes to this game. But with the attitude and poor effort from the minute we got their to the end of the round was atrocious. Have some self awareness that you work at a beginners course, duct tape on your golf carts and take a look at the condition of your track. To not have any patience or understanding is unbelievable and laughable. Had their Marshals been normal and they had a beverage cart out, this could've easily been a 3/3.5 star review which is right on par for their norm.
Courses I recommend within the same price point with much better conditions/staff.
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We do apologize if our staff was less than welcoming. We will make sure to share your comments with them and remind the team of our guest services standards.
We do know that a beverage cart did come out later on in the morning but it sounds like she never caught up to your group?
Rest assured the courses continue to improve and we are all going through our summer transition. Our grounds crew works very hard to ensure the courses are playable every day.
Thank you for sharing your comments and we hope you'll give Bear Creek another chance in the furture.
No cart person browning up
Some really bad tee boxes and hole 3 the par 5 has patches of dead area everywhere. Several holes are in bad shape. Greens though rolled true and were in descent shape
Just enjoy playing here
Great value for the money. The course is in very good condition considering time of year. The fairways are all basically green with very few dead spots. The greens are fine. The tee boxes are a bit beat up but I can live with that. It's a forgiving course that even a mid high handicapper like me, 16 index, can feel some success but still have it be a challenge. I also like the driving range, chipping areas and large putting green for practice times. And a cold one on the patio afterwards is very pleasant.