Black Bear Golf Course
challenging, but fair layout. played the Blue tees
First golf of the year and very enjoyable. Black Bear rates in the top five out of about 30 courses I play each year.
April 3, 2013
Very forgiving, short course
An accurate tee shot will set you up well on any hole. If you find yourself in the rough or a sand trap, a par save is not out of the question. The greens were aerated and it was the first weekend the course was open, so it wasn't in very good shape. However, this course is one of my favorites in the mid-end summer and early fall months.
April 3, 2013
green in bad condition
the course is in poor condition, the green are full of leaves and never clean. won the par three contest but never received the free round of golf as promised.
December 4, 2012
I always like to play at Black Bear especially with great discount!
November 22, 2012
Well maintained for the time of year I played although bunker sand was hard pack and full of leaves. Otherwise a good course and would definitely play there again.
November 21, 2012
Bad Greens, Otherwise Nice
The greens are in the process of being rebuilt, and have been re-sodded. So they need to heal. Otherwise it's a pretty layout in the woods. Other problem was pace of play, took about 5:30 to play on a Friday around lunchtime.
November 20, 2012
Drainage and Greens
I've played this course a few times and I note that drainage is an issue. I note that many shots from the fairway are from wet muddy soil which affects the shots. The greens range from good to fair. There are spots of repair on many of the greens and some are cut shorter than others. Some allow for rather consistent ball roll but others do not as a result of their condition.
Overall it was a good experience as I like the slope and the challenge of keeping the ball in the fairways if you have any hope of a decent scoring opportunity.
November 19, 2012
Lots of fun , elevation changes and water holes , great place
Nice Staff , very helpful . Course was in great condition.
The grill after the round was just as good .
Highly recommended .
November 14, 2012
This course has great features.
Black Bear Golf Course is very good to excellent.
Course conditions is very good.
November 12, 2012
Course was a lot of fun
My wife and I played this course a week after Hurricane Sandy hit our area and all things considered the course was in really good condition. Fairways were mowed and tee boxes were nice.
We both got serious about golf this year and are high handicappers and we found this course to have a great balance between challenge and forgiveness with some straight forward holes as well as some blind tee shots, doglegs and nicely placed bunkers.
Our only complaint was that some greens had a lot of un-repaired ball marks which did cause us some trouble on a few puts.
For the $16 green fee, it was an awesome value, but we both said that it would be a worthwhile course at the more regular pricing.
November 6, 2012
This course has great features, some holes are challenging
The course has great scenery, I had really enjoyed playing there, would love to play there again
November 3, 2012
Good lay out potentially great course
Long enough for a big hitter but reachable if your not. Greens need help real bad. This is my first time playing it. But it seams this place was a great course not to long ago.
November 3, 2012
Good Course and value
Received a good value on Golfnow and based on recommendations tried the course. Overall a good course, reasonably challenging and pretty course. Only opportunity for improvement is the greens need to be made more consistent. Some are shaggy and others fast.
October 17, 2012
THE GREENS WERE IN REALLY BAD SHAPE
they really need to attend to the greens, for the price you pay the greens really need to be kept up. they where really bad shape,but otherwise the course is great.
September 26, 2012
Well conditioned with an emphasis on accuracy
Nice course with very good conditions. Sand and moguls in spots, plus a few narrow fairways make the course a good challenge. Much more of a shorter shot makers course than a Wild Turkey which is longer but more open, but not as difficult as Crystal Springs. You can find some excellent deals on weekdays (which is when I play) making it a bargain.
September 25, 2012
good course but greens not prestine
Good for intermediates, pretty course with alot of wild life. Actually saw Wild Turkeys, Deer and a big Black Bear. Greens needed work, otherwise good course.
September 24, 2012
very poor greens
greens in horrible shape and they still charge full price...last time i'm playing there
September 24, 2012
NIce course, good facilities, poor greens
Good set up on the course, nice layout, good pro shop, bar and grill. Tee boxes and fairways in very good condition. Greens a big let down, very sandy and some greens were unplayable.
September 23, 2012
Nice course but very slow play
Overall I think this course is decent I might have second thoughts about playing it again at full price. Played this course twice this year and unfortunately on the second go around we found it to be very slow (5 hrs plus) and we barely finished before it got dark out. Appearance of the club house is nice and well kept, refreshment cart made a few stops during our round, a very nice feature. First time out greens were in good shape but not the same on the rebound, new sod on some greens and not rolled very well, made putting very difficult.
September 20, 2012