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4.1
310 Reviews (310)
5 Stars
145
4 Stars
121
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
90.8%
Recommend this course
286 out of 310 reviews
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4.3
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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4.1
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.4%
Recommend this course
42 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6834 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.1

Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in Ocean View is conveniently located just three miles west of Bethany Beach along the Eastern Shore. The club offers 27 championship holes that are divided into three different nines, Grizzly, Kodiak, and Black Bear. The holes are played in three different combinations. Each nine has a unique character but every course shares winding bentgrass fairways lined with native wetland grasses and a landscape of sandy dunes and grassy hollows. The Grizzly/Kodiak Course is the shortest of the three combinations but it still has the same level of challenge. Strategically placed bunkers come into play along the oversized greens and water hazards also come into play on a few holes There is an interesting variety of holes that each require a different strategy.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rick Jacobson (1999)

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
310 Reviews (310)

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 3
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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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
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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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
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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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Reviews 7
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
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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 9
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
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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