Bear Slide Golf Club in Cicero, Indiana, USA | GolfPass
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4.6
424 Reviews (424)
5 Stars
312
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
95.6%
Recommend this course
408 out of 424 reviews
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4.6
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.5%
Recommend this course
42 out of 44 reviews
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4.6
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.3%
Recommend this course
66 out of 70 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6998 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.1
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Bear Slide Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/23
Architect Dean Refram

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
424 Reviews (424)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Water Hazards 34
Thick Rough 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 42
Locals 32
A Weekend Splurge 24
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 40
In the 'Burbs 17
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/10/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bear Slide Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Value, value, value.

In great shape, good layout, exceedingly friendly staff. You cant find anything on this level for this price in Los Angeles, I can assure you. Only reason I gave a 4 is because I'll play Sawgrass someday and I have to reserve a 5 for that. But, gimme great 4s like this for under $60 all day long and I'll never complain. I played all 9 Indianapolis courses that appear on every ranking for the city and this is in the Top 3-4, easily. Also, it's just far enough North of Indy to be really quiet out there. Just a joy of a round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Challenging course, some blind shots. Worth the trip.
Twosome played in under 3.5 hours

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/02/2022

On 7/29 it was not that wet, especially given the rain the couple days before. There were 2 severe leaks on fairways that have since been repaired.

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Commented on 08/02/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

We’ve played Bear Slide before and enjoy it. This day course was in good shape and pace of play was good. Staff really makes you feel at home on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens A+ but Cart Path D

I enjoyed putting as most all of the greens putted true and were fast. The carts and cart paths get a "D" as they are in very bad shape. Trees need to be cut back and low maintenance was observable.
I'll be back as I enjoy this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/02/2022

Cart paths are schedule to have about $60k put into repairs this fall. $60 actually doesn't go far. The drainage under the bad spots needs to be corrected first.

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Commented on 07/22/2022

Thank you for visiting us at Bear Slide Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Carts need updated.. still one of best tracks in area

Golf carts are dated for this level of course. The pro shop staff seemed bothered we were there. No energy or smiles. Our cart died on hole 4.. the guys that came to replace it where great ! Still one of the best tracks in Indy area .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/02/2022

The carts are on the radar to be replaced, but that is very expensive. Over $400k. The last couple of years attention was made to updating unreliable 18 and 30 year old equipment. That has totaled mid 6 figures so far and that hasn't replace everything.

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Commented on 07/29/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Weekday round at Bear Slide

Best course in the area hands down. Greens were in perfect shape. Loved the speed of the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/22/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Bear Slide Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Hi, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear Slide Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Competitive course

Good shape. Cart paths have had some needed strip patching. Bunkers had plenty of sand. Green we’re fair and reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/02/2022

Cart paths are scheduled for about $60k in repairs on greens aeration day in October. $60k doesn't go far but will help. The drainage issues in the bad areas need to be corrected first.

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Commented on 07/07/2022

Hello, Thank you for visiting us at Bear Slide Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/23/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/21/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice challenging course

I came down from Michigan with my 16 year daughter for another event and decided to play here the day before.
We loved the course and had a great day- Thanks!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/21/2022

Hello, thank you for visiting us at Bear Slide Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/23/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/23/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/10/2022

Hello,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/07/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating. We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear Slide Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course in central indiana

I play dozens of courses in the area and Bear Slide is the best. Thanks to GOLFNOW I usually find a good rate but would pay regular fee for the pleasure.
Two different nines challenge players to use all clubs, the conditions are incredible and the staff is top notch

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/07/2022

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Bear Slide Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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