The Golden Bear Club At Indigo Run
I would have rated this course a 5 if not for some maintenance issues. Some of the bunkers were basically hard packed mud and the rough varied between ridiculously thick and sparse. The layout is great. You can see most of the hazards but still need to be careful where you hit the ball. There are trees that intrude on "safe" areas and some hidden hazards. All in all really a fun course With a little TLC this would be great. Another great hot deal on Golfnow.
December 13, 2014
Nice Layout and friendly staff
This course is well worth the trip. Course conditions could have been better but it was December. The staff were very friendly and accommodating despite me turning up one hour early they worked me onto the course.
I enjoyed it enough to go back for a second round the next day. Best value for money the entire week
December 10, 2014
This Bear has Teeth!
This course is difficult! You can see most of the hazards. It's just very hard to avoid them.
The course plays long, even from the forward tees. Fairways are narrow, but they are bordered by quite a bit of "first cut" rough. Fairway bunkers are placed to capture wayward shots; so, accuracy is important. Sand in the bunkers is fluffy.
The greens are very fast. Bump and run approaches usually ran off the green. Bunkers protect most greens.
This course was only recently opened to limited public play, Upscale homes line the fairways. The course was busier than quality public courses we played earlier in the week. We teed off just before noon as a twosome. We let a couple of singles play through, then another long-hitting twosome. Then we caught up with a foursome, and followed them in for the last five or six holes.
December 7, 2014
Great December day of golf.
Course was in good shape, staff was friendly and helpful. Not crowded, good pace, great weather. Enjoyable round.
December 2, 2014
Good conditions. Fairways are bit narrow. Greens were in good condition for the time of year
December 1, 2014
Great time at Golden Bear
Wonderful course in great condition with very pleasant staff. Excellent round of golf!
November 22, 2014
Enjoyed this course!
My husband and I played several other Hilton Head courses before playing Golden Bear and this one was our favorite! It was in great condition with nice, green fairways and excellent greens. The staff was so welcoming and helpful. The pace of play could have been a bit better, but we finished in good time. We never saw a ranger to help speed up the groups in front of us. The course itself was very challenging to me (I've played for only 5 years) and challenged my husband as well, and he's played his entire life. We both scored well and enjoyed the challenges of the narrow greens. It was a great course to play and in better condition than other more expensive and elite Hilton Head courses that we played. Definitely recommend Golden Bear!
November 18, 2014
I was looking forward to playing the course and was very disappointed. They were in the process of overseeding and it was cart path only . The fairways were barren and the greens were all sand. I am sure at a different time the course would be nice but for me it left a very bad taste
November 17, 2014