Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club - Grizzly/Kodiak Course
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.
|Gold M: 71.8/125||434||541||350||163||425||387||423||184||534||3441||363||410||541||153||382||365||550||202||427||3393||6834|
|Blue M: 69.7/121 W: 73.1/137||393||521||330||154||401||360||397||172||511||3239||345||385||512||133||369||340||522||175||406||3187||6426|
|Blue/White M: 68.2/116 W: 74.1/133||360||477||330||154||356||360||357||158||481||3033||345||349||474||133||325||340||522||142||367||2997||6030|
|White M: 67.2/113 W: 76.3/131||360||477||297||134||356||325||357||158||481||2945||313||349||474||115||325||304||483||142||367||2872||5817|
|Red M: 64.4/110 W: 70.0/120||286||317||440||95||296||281||461||108||310||2594||328||432||276||108||336||275||316||130||413||2614||5208|
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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.
Excellent time, beautiful course.
Incredibly surprised at the friendliness of the staff, the professionalism, and attention to details that make this a great course. Beautiful course. Overall a great experience. I see why this is one of the more popular courses. We will be back!
This course is a nice layout with some great looking holes. Enough water to annoy you but if your striping the ball you will be fine. The starter sent a twosome on the bear course and when I finished Kodiak there was a foursome and a twosome waiting at the 1st hole or the 10th for me. That is annoying and causes back ups. It is not right, I teamed up with the twosome so it was not that terrible. However, do the right thing and don't let people cut into the rounds.
The course was in great condition
this is a good place to play golf just a little overpriced but generally speaking the best within 15 miles
Course was in prestige conditions. Rewarded for hitting fairways as some pins were tucked nicely and required you hitting from the short grass. Staff was great too. We will for sure be coming back.