Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club - Black Bear/Grizzly Course
Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club boasts 27 holes of championship golf that are situated on a scenic stretch of coastline, just a few miles west of Bethany Beach. The holes are played in three different 18-hole combinations that tumble across sandy dunes and grassy hollows. The natural contours of the coastal landscape largely determined the movement and flow of all three nine-hole courses. The nines, Grizzle, Kodiak, and Black Bear, all have winding fairways bordered by native wetland grasses and lush, oversized greens that boast some of the best conditions on the Eastern Shore. The Black Bear/Grizzly combination is the longest of the three golf courses. Not only does the coastal terrain provide many natural hazards, including several water features, there are also strategically placed bunkers with which to contend.
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|Blue M: 70.0/123 W: 76.3/139||315||405||190||482||328||516||159||413||382||3190||393||521||330||154||401||360||397||172||511||3239||6429|
|Blue/White M: 68.4/117 W: 74.2/134||315||371||152||482||328||496||159||340||382||3025||360||477||330||154||356||360||357||158||481||3033||6058|
|White M: 67.1/115 W: 73.7/133||288||371||152||458||302||496||159||340||343||2909||360||477||297||134||356||325||357||158||481||2945||5854|
|Red M: 63.8/111 W: 69.6/118||241||311||129||400||271||424||114||296||294||2480||328||432||276||108||336||275||316||130||413||2614||5094|
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Another enjoyable round at Bear Trap
Course was in great shape for this time of the year. Greens were punched but that is not uncommon. Pace of play was very good. Kind of cold and windy but unfortunately Bear Trap can’t control that. Great value!
Did Not Finish
Pace of play was to slow to finish 18 holes before darkness set in . Tee time was 1:03 pm. Bar and pub was reserved for a trivia contest and non players were not allowed in the bar.
Great course with no two holes alike and lots of interesting greens. Staff were friendly and very helpful.
Very Cold but beautiful
We played in late November, hi 30's with a very stiff, constant wind. Only two tee box options and the greens were punched, but you could still see how this place must be good during better weather.
Look forward to getting to play it again when are back in the summer.
I need to give Eric Mson and Brooks Ward a "thumbs-up" for a very positiver customer experience. Eric came out of his office to help my partner and I with our Troon points (never an easy task without a prior written approoval). And Brooks for rearranging the tee sheet to allow my partner and I to play as a towsome (my partner recovering from an operation monts ago -- his first time out since the procedure).
Even though a windy day and cart path only -- the course is in great shape in such a nice community. When in area, add Bear Trap to your list of courses to play.
Also, compliments to the Starter (very polite) and for the nice lady working the Snack Bar.
great course however...
Let me first say that I really enjoy playing Bear Trap. The course was in great shape and I enjoy how hoe the course is managed. with the 3 different 9's, it doesn't get boring. But now on to the not so nice part. There were a bunch of knuckleheads out on the course playing loud music and screaming nonstop. I heard they were part of a Bachelor Party. They made the back nine unenjoyable as they were playing side by side from us. There should have been rangers out on the course to curb this inconsiderate behavior. And I heard this from other foursomes. In hindsight, I should have called the Pro Shop and asked them to send someone out to shut it down. It definitely hindered out ability to enjoy our back nine.
Split pairings 2nd group tee time 18 minutes behind and finished 1 1/2 hours behind
nice but pricey
There's nothing wrong with this course at all, but it wouldn't be anywhere near so expensive anywhere else but at the shore. I expect to pay half the greens fee at home for a comparable course. The amenities are great: extremely friendly staff, free range balls, well-maintained putting and chipping practice areas. the course itself, however, isn't really better than The Rookery in nearby Milton, which costs about 40% less.
First time at Bear Dunes
My brother in law and I hooked up with two locals
Had a great time
Starter got us out 30 min early
Course was very challenging and in very good condition
Would love to play again when I am in the area
Well conditioned course
Played for 3rd day in row, as good as first day. Player in extreme heat and would suggest some water coolers of bottles. Greens and fairways were pristine
Good layout with quality conditions. Pace of play could improve but great course for beach resort. Would definitely recommend if staying in area.
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!