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4.0
419 Reviews (419)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
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3 Stars
81
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.8
82.9%
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338 out of 419 reviews
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4.0
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.4%
Recommend this course
40 out of 51 reviews
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3.9
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.2%
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77 out of 96 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7005 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.9
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Bear Creek Golf Club, St.Louis
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Zoysia Grass/Bluegrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Kern (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared golf shirts are required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
419 Reviews (419)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
19th Hole Specials 8
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 39
Water Hazards 30
Elevation Changes 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 17
Seniors 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 27
Convenient to the City 20
Worth the Drive 19

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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Well designed challenging golf course. Fun to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course, crap regulars and pace of play.

I absolutely love playing this course. Great for beginners to novice golfers. It’s a great value for the money compared to other course. It’s my preferred course since it’s only a mile and a half from my house. HOWEVER, the regulars(older crowd) who play this course make it miserable for all of the rest of us. Between their attitudes towards everyone and their pace of play, it makes the course not as enjoyable. Another thing that sucks is the course management tries to get as many rounds in on top of each other which can slow down pace. Unlike a lot of folks, I actually understand why they do this, what they could do to make it not as frustrating is stagger the starts(don’t start everyone on the same hole). All in all, great course for the money, just some minor issues that if addressed would make it that much better!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Challenging layout but fun

Course was in good shape. Had rain for days prior to round, so path only. Played a little long but nice. Green speeds weren’t consistent. Some were faster and some slower.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Course!

Local golfer that plays here a lot. Very well maintained. Can catch a good price on Golf now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Needs a lot of improvement

Once again this course is not in shape. Tee boxes are hard as a rock and are nearly all dead. Aerate sand and water! Not that complicated!. #1 green had just been aerated and sanded... But all the sand was left on the Green it was not brushed or rolled. Impossible to putt... #3 green aerated with no sand... Impossible it putt. Fairways were in good shape but bunkers were mud clay and rock. I could understand this if they were in process of repairing the bunkers or revamping the course. However the bunkers have been this way for years!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/22/2020

Hi,
Thank you for your feedback. We have received a lot of good compliments on the course this year. However, around the time you visited, we had aerated our greens on several holes. We have since also done some work on the bunkers. We apologize you had this experience and hope you will come back out in the future.

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Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Pace of Play

While this course is decent and maintained pretty well, the pace of play is absolutely horrendous. They cram way too many tee times in within the day (8 minutes a piece). For example, today they allowed people to book tee times at 6:10 but the sun didn’t even rise until 6:50. That’s 40 minutes of tee times that got pushed back. Screwed up the entire day. They know exactly what they are doing too. The average time of play here is 5-6 hours. This wasn’t the first time either. I’ve played here 4 times now (2 this year) and never has my round been under 5 hours. This is the last time I will play this course. All my buddies agree too.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not a good value for the money

The tee boxes and greens were in bad shape. There were 3 large groups playing and no Marshall to move them along.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs a lot of improvement

This is possibly the most challenging public course in the area. However, there are several improvements that should be made.
1. Tee boxes need to be aerated and sanded. They are just so beat up and hard. Also there are a few that are on a bad slant.
2. Greens are like surface of the moon. I understand this is not 100% fault of the staff. Old codgers need to fix ball marks. However the staff needs to fix them as well in the mornings.
3. Bunkers... Well... That are 100% unplayable. No sand, all mud and clay with rocks the size of a 3wood head. Full of water even after 5 days of no rain.

Love the layout but condition is less than good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bear Creek as enjoyable and reliable as they come

Been playing Bear Creek for years and they never disappoint. Tee to greens the course has been in great shape this year of covid. Greens roll true and just a fun course layout. Highly recommended. Will certainly come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Anonymous
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

A buddy and I played here for the first time and were super happy with the course. The gentleman in the pro shop was nice and gave us some info before heading out. The fairways are pretty wide and open for the most part, cart paths were a little rough, but could tell they were in the process of redoing parts of them and widening it. Greens weren’t too bad, fair amount of divot marks, but that’s due to lazy people. No dead spots at all though which is a huge plus in my book. Overall, for the price we paid for this course it was well worth it and we will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Labor Day at Belk

I love this track. I wound up using a lot of clubs that don't spend much time out of my bag. The fairways were in great shape while the greens were just fair.

Great golf value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Slow

Too many golfers on the course and only saw a 'Marshall' twice. Marshall did not explain why pace was so slow. Over five hours to play 18. No rhythm, no pace resulting in slow golf.
I say I wouldnt recommend this course, but if they would not book so many tee times, enforce pace of play, and people playing in their game and not from the black tees when they shouldnt I would recommend the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bear Creecy- Wentzville

Course needs some attention. Bunkers horrible. Greens hard. Lots of weeds

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/28/2020

Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. Our grounds crew is working hard to give attention to our course. Currently, they are working on cleaning up some tree lines and cart paths, along with greens maintenance. We hope you will try us again so you can see all of the work they're putting in.

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