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.
|Gold M: 72.6/131||358||441||200||508||363||557||175||434||424||3460||434||541||350||163||425||387||423||184||534||3441||6901|
|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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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!
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.
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
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.
Course was in very playable condition compared to other courses played in the area. Straightforward layout and fair. Enjoyed the round.
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.
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.