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4.1
299 Reviews (299)
5 Stars
138
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
91.3%
Recommend this course
276 out of 299 reviews
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4.1
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.3%
Recommend this course
21 out of 23 reviews
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3.9
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 45 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

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Delaware (2019 #6)

Reviews

4.1
299 Reviews (299)

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 2
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Bethany Beach Bargain

Nice little 27 hole course 2.5 miles from Bethany Beach. I play this course every year I vacation in the area. Conditions are always great. Layout is awesome and can challenge you no matter the handicap (tee location dependent). I enjoy the summer twilight rate drop and would suggest this to most. $65 for this course is a great deal after 3 PM. $119 before that time….not so much. This course is right up there with Bayside and Baywood Greens golf courses and would suggest anyone who can, play all three. Enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Flexibility

We had a late tee time and moved up 4 hrs and got our round in before the weather got in. Kuddos to staff for their flexibility

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course

The place is well organized and staff very polite thank you for a great day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Rude Staff; Care more about people that live on the course

I played Yesterday May 7, and ran into many issues at the end of my round. On my last two holes of the day, there had been people playing out of their backyards working on their “Short game” and a family walking a dog on 9 of bear trap with no want to move. I have been playing golf my whole life and never have ran into people that do not care that I paid to played A FULL ROUND OF 18. I call the staff and nobody seems to care they all seem to care more about the people living on a PUBLIC COURSE then the people that pay them money to play 18. I have never played 16 holes and enjoyed it to have two holes make me never want to play at a course again. It’s really upsetting the staff showed no care what’s so ever and cared more that I was upset and rude because I COULDN’T FINISH MY ROUND. I would personally recommend you do not go to this golf course as you will not got treated how you should. They don’t care what happens they just want your money. Here are some courses that are great in the area and the staff cares about the players; Eagles Landing, Light House, River Run, Cripple Creak, and many more!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bear Trap Dunes Review

Played Bear Trap yesterday and the course is in great shape. I usually enjoy my rounds at BTD but yesterday the pace was way too slow. It appears they may have overbooked. The beautiful weather could have influenced it as well. Bear Trap gets a lot of play on a regular basis but it was annoying to wait 10 minutes to tee off after every hole. Other than that, a good experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spring golf

Course was in decent shape for March. They ran out of carts and the range is closed so there was some dead time a d play was very slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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