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4.1
298 Reviews (298)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
91.8%
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275 out of 298 reviews
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4.1
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.9%
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20 out of 22 reviews
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3.9
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
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40 out of 45 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6901 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.7

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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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
298 Reviews (298)

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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Used cart

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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
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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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
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Perfect weather
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Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Perfect weather
Used cart
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Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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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
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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
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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
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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