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4.4
380 Reviews (380)
5 Stars
187
4 Stars
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3 Stars
37
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
90.9%
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350 out of 380 reviews
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4.5
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 25 reviews
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4.6
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.1%
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51 out of 56 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

4.4
380 Reviews (380)

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Good value in the winter months

Really enjoyed playing Black Bear and Grizzly. Pretty easy course, especially since it’s under repair in the winter and we played from the white tees. Good value for the money in the winter while the summer is a little bit steep. Not many areas to get in trouble along the fairway, but the greens make up for it with major undulation. I would definitely recommend this course to my friends and will come back myself!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Soggy wet course

Still can’t complain 60 degrees in January to play. Slow due to cart path only and the wetness of the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

plenty to come back for

The course is well maintained in winter and I look forward to playing this mix of elevation, water and sand again in-season

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course in good shape. Trouble with Golf Now

I have played here many times over the years. The course was in fine shape from the tee boxes to the bunkers to the greens. Good job!

I tried to use my credits on Golf Now to book a tee time where you pay Golf Now and not Bear Trap. I tried this twice and Bear Trap simply would not confirm the tee time. But when I reserved a tee time whereby I paid Bear Trap the tee time was confirmed. Annoying.

However, I had a fine round the following day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very playable

Course was in very playable condition compared to other courses played in the area. Straightforward layout and fair. Enjoyed the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course, mediocre management

The course conditions are immaculate. Fairways are maintained and the greens rolled pure on every hole. We stayed at a house in the Bear Trap Dunes community and we could see them working to maintain the course from 6 am onward. Unfortunately, we were on pace for a 5.5 hour twilight round because the group in front of us was playing from the Blues and averaging 120 yards off the tee. At no point did any member of the management come around to move them along quicker, and we actually saw our starter enjoying a cocktail at the bar while we frustratingly made the turn. Luckily, we went rogue and played the private Kodiak course and got our second 9 finished in just about 1.5 hours. A top tier course and layout, but if you’re going to pay $90 for twilight or, God forbid, $150-160 for a morning round, there better either be a ranger moving pace of play or a floozy cart girl on every hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value for challenging course

First time playing the course
- great value when tee’ing off past 3:30pm at the discounted rate
- easy check-in and range balls plus cart were included
- pace of play was pretty slow initially but not unexpected given the wide range of skill levels out there
- obvious public presence on the course given the number of unfixed divots but overall most holes were in good shape
- challenging dogleg holes throughout and plenty of water and sand
Would definitely book another tee time here in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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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