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4.1
324 Reviews (324)
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
90.4%
Recommend this course
299 out of 324 reviews
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4.4
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
24 out of 26 reviews
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4.3
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
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44 out of 48 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

Reviews

4.1
324 Reviews (324)

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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Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bear Trap

Nice course but they had aerated the greens so slow and bumpy but it is off season so to be expected

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Lovely course

Great course with no two holes alike and lots of interesting greens. Staff were friendly and very helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great staff

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nova Golf

Split pairings 2nd group tee time 18 minutes behind and finished 1 1/2 hours behind

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rata

Good layout with quality conditions. Pace of play could improve but great course for beach resort. Would definitely recommend if staying in area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not so hot

Course did not live up to the hype and certainly not worth $110 for a round.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
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