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4.5
458 Reviews (458)
5 Stars
231
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
95.7%
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4.5
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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24 out of 24 reviews
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4.5
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.6%
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70 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6853 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.4

Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club sits along the Eastern Shore, sprawling across a scenic landscape of coastal dunes and grassy hollows. There are 27 championship holes at the club that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The nines, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Black Bear, are all different though they share many of the same features including winding fairways lined with native wetland grasses and oversized greens flanked by strategically placed traps. The Kodiak/Black Bear combination follows the natural contours of the coastal terrain, fully utilizing the ample sand dunes that cover the landscape. There is also plenty of water that comes into play throughout. All three golf courses at Bear Trap Dunes are challenging but they are fair and player friendly enough to appeal to a wide range of skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rick Jacobson (1999) Rick Jacobson (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper Golf Attire at All Times. Please, No Jeans or T-Shirts

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
458 Reviews (458)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 14
Dinner 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 28
Water Hazards 23
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 21
Locals 20
A Weekend Splurge 19
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 19
At a Resort 15
Worth the Drive 14

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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

I really like Bear Trap Dunes

Winter golf rates are so.affordable through Golf Now. Played Thursday and Friday and my rate was $25 per round. Staff is great, and the course is in pretty good shape for mid-February.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great for winter

The course was practically empty, and in great condition for the middle of winter.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Price is great this time of the year

I don’t often get to play out during the summer because of the rates going so extremely high however, through Golf now this course is extremely affordable and in great shape for the winter. I truly wish all coarses around here would offer rates to residence of Delaware, So that the locals could play all year round at affordable rates

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Winter Round at Bear Trap Dunes

Good price for a winter round at a great course. Starter was flexible and me out for a quick round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great for the Money

I took advantage of a Golf Now hot deal to play Bear Trap Dunes It is a beautiful corse which costs a lot to play in season but was discounted heavilly when I played afternoon hours during the winter. The complex consisted of 3 nine hole courses but we played only two of them (Grizzly and Kodiak) These course were magnificent However, the greens were recently punched for aeration and did not role true and the foursome in front of us moved extremely slow such that we were barely able to finish up before the sun set (we started at 12:54 pm and finished just before 5 pm). The staff are neither friendly or unfriendly. Basically they checked us in with minimal instructions about the layout and accepted the carts on return. I would have preferred a little more information and enthusiasm but I really can't complain about anything because the price was so good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always fun

Fun course - every hole is different and clubhouse is great. Greens were punched, but we knew that in advance. But when there’s 12” of snow in Canada, we were delighted to be at Bear Trap.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very playable and challenging

The staff was very helpful and friendly. The starter was great and provided a nice overview of the course and let us know what to expect. The course was in great shape. However, the bunkers were not raked. Normally not a big deal, but I think my wife and I were the only 2 to understand how a bunker rake worked. The layout flows very well, the fairways are wide enough to make it playable. There are a number of fairway and greenside bunkers. There were not any forced carries for my wife, which she liked, I had some from the tips, which added to the course ascetics.

I highly recommend the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Close by and they know it

Pricing at BTD is out of control for what you get (there is no dynamic pricing despite what their website says) but it’s the only solid 18 holes within 20 min of Bethany Beach. They need to bring back their 9 hole rate (completely at odds with the notion of expanding the game) and put more money into care of the bunkers (Grizzly right side fairway bunker is completely overgrown w vegetation). The greens have been in better shape as have the fairways in 2023 - maybe due to the DE Open. Pace of play can be a big issue and it isn’t managed which is also typical of the other DE courses. I will never understand it. Staff are pleasant which is great.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good local course for Bethany-ocean view -Millville area-very convenient

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout and well maintained

Open fairways yet challenging layout. Extremely welll maintained. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fantastic Costumer Service

Purchased our pre--paid tee time a day in advance. Weather forecast completely changed in 24 hours. Heavy rain right before our tee time caused players on the course to seek shelter. They all went back out on the course right at the time we were supposed to start. Wayne, the starter, was concerned that we would get stuck behind all of the returning players, and sent us out on a different 9. We ended up finishing 18 holes in 3 hours (right before another storm hit). We would not have finished had he not done such a great job taking care of us. Fantastic customer service. We'll definitely be back. One minor issue - because of the weather, the main snack bar was closed. The grill had no bottled water or bottled soft drinks available at the turn. The bartender was nice and gave us two plastic cups of water, but we would have been happy to purchase actual bottles.

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

A Grrrrreat Round

Bear Trap Dunes was everything I remember and more. The course was in excellent shape. I can’t wait to play there again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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