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3.9
467 Reviews (467)
5 Stars
114
4 Stars
212
3 Stars
89
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.8
79.9%
Recommend this course
371 out of 467 reviews
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3.7
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
70.6%
Recommend this course
36 out of 51 reviews
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3.8
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.0%
Recommend this course
87 out of 116 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

3.9
467 Reviews (467)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent Course, Awesome Value

I drove 50 minutes to play this course for the first time on my day off. Just wanted to try something different and got a Golf Now "Hot Deal". This course exceeded ALL expectations. Greens were in perfect shape, not a blemish other than a few unfixed divots. The gentlemen at the pro shop was super friendly and gave me a course guide to help navigate the hazards. Tee boxes were perfectly trimmed and fairways were in excellent shape. I would drive 50 minutes each week to play this course, time permitting. If you live in St. Louis metro you have to play this course. 10/10 from me. (I shot a +22 but it had nothing to do with the course).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible pace of play.

Course was nice, staff was friendly but pace of play was horrible. They squeeze too many tee times together for a weekend. We got a rain check for the back nine holes. It took 3 hours to play 8 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Bear Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Hi, we would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Bear Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of play today was outstanding

Pace of play today was outstanding, the course was in good shape and the staff was friendly, The whole round and course could have been outstanding but wasn't because the bunkers need sand in them. This would make it a great course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/11/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a good walk not spoiled

played here off and on for years. Normally course conditions can be iffy. Today however conditions were excellent. After the first three holes greens were were smooth and fast, first three suffered from to much shade and lack of air movement, almost impossible to prevent.
Plan to make this a regular stop for the remainder of the year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Thank you for your kind words! Our maintenance/grounds crew have been working hard to keep our course in the best shape, and it's always nice when someone notices. Hope to see you again, soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. We're sorry that you experienced a slow pace of play. We have noticed more beginner golfers than normal and have had our marshals working hard to keep the pace up. Holes 2, 3, and 4 are our most difficult holes (known as "The Lair"), so if that is where you noticed a slow down, it usually picks up after that area. We hope to see you again.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/09/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Bear Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2021

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 Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bear Creek always a treat

Bear Creek has traditionally positioned itself among the top tier public courses in the St. Louis area, 2021 is no different. Why? Simple- management takes care of this course year in and year out. Don't be surprised with cartpath only after significant rain, because they will always protect this course from unnecessary tear and damage from tee to greens. The only negative point would be the sand bunkers, most all of them still need more work. But otherwise, Bear Creek does not disappoint. Look forward to more rounds there this year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Thanks for taking the time to review the course! We hope to see you out here again soon!

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Commented on 06/01/2021

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 Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

Overall a solid play. Doesn’t hold water very well. Bunkers were toasted but the greens were rolling nice and the fairways are in good shape. Only negatives were the tee boxes needed to be cut but it also down-poured the day before so maybe they hadn't had a chance to get to it yet. Good staff and nice challenging course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Thanks for your feedback! Yes, the rain the day before was brutal. We hope to see you again!

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Commented on 06/01/2021

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 Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a year
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2021

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. Thank you for playing Bear Creek Golf Club.

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Commented on 06/01/2021

Hello! We would love to hear more about your experience so we can make it better next time. Could you provide us with some more information, please?

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a year
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing

Booked a foursome to play with visiting family....front nine took 2-1/2 hours and the backup on number 10 was three deep, saw one sixsome playing......we quit after 9, was not going to to play back none and spend 3+ hours doing it. No I repeat Mo reason for this slow pace of play.....so disappointed. They would not give a rain check either due to fact I used Golfnow....

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Three hours to play the front 9 is ridiculous

The pace of play on the front 9 was horrendous. We were backed up three groups deep on a par 5 and the issue was obvious. People thought they could reach par 5's in two and were playing tees that were clearly not appropriate for their skill level. You can't really blame the course for the overconfidence of some of these golfers, but we will not be playing here on a weekend again!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We understand your frustration and encourage golfers to play ready golf. We have hired more marshals to help push the pace along. We hope to see you again!

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Commented on 05/27/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/21/2021

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Bear Creek Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
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Commented on 05/17/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Bear Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Play

This course is really fun to play, but the pace of play is terrible. The course either needs to spread out the tee times further or have someone controlling the course and group speed. The group in front of us was playing the blue tees when they had no business playing that far back. We finally quit our round after hole 14 because on the par 5 15th, there was a group leaving the green, two groups in the fareway, a group on the tee box, and two groups waiting to tee off. At the point we had already been on the course for almost 4 hours. We love the course, but i will probably play elsewhere as the last few times have been backed up like this. I would rather pay more at other courses to wait less.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/17/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Golf Value in St Louis

If you have not played Bear Creak you need to put this on your list. I have played most of the courses in St Louis area and always gets the best rate at Bear Creak. Yes, it is more than just the cost for a round of golf but this track is challenging and you will get to use all your clubs in the bag. I love a course that gives you lots of options to play each hole. I played on a Thursday afternoon and got the round in a little over 3 hours. I normally don't take the time to rate courses but because I take advantage of looking at reviews it was my turn to return the favor. One last comment, the greens and overall course is in great shape. I love fast, true greens and you will enjoy this track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/27/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Bear Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Waited but worth it.

The course is in very good condition. The tee boxes and fairways look and play great. This is always a challenging course to play and for the price is a good deal. The only issue is the scheduling caused quite back up leaving us waiting at a majority of holes. I definitely will be playing this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/10/2021

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

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