|237 Whooping Crane Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, USA
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The guy that took our tee time was ridiculously rude. We had a couple of questions prior to the round and his response was, "well clearly you just dont understand what I was saying on the phone". The round of golf was okay, except the ranger clearly didnt care about a slow playing 5some that was holding up play (yes, 5somes are allowed here apparently). And unfortunately, the service after the round was horrible. The girls are very friendly but dont have a clue about serving and bartending. Being a former bartender, maybe Im being a little critical, but basic cleanliness and service edicate was neglected. Overall, cant imagine coming back here, way too many courses on and off the island that offer a better experience. Hope everyone has a better time than we did.
My wife and I have been coming to Hilton Head for many years and have played most of the golf courses in the area. Bear Creek was formerly a private members club, but under new ownership substantial investment has already been made and plans are already in place to make further improvements to what is already a first class golf course with 18 well designed holes and the best greens on the island. We purchased a two month full membership package which has proved to be excellent value giving us unlimited use of the course, driving range, restaurant, the opportunity to play in competitions and attend organised events. Management and all staff are extremely professional and courteous making the whole experience very enjoyable. We will definitely return in 2017.
This private club in Hilton Head Plantation offers a challenging Rees Jones design (his first). The course is always in excellent shape and the greens are the best in the area. Five sets of tees allow players of all abilities to enjoy the course. Singles and couples, residents and non-residents of all ages are welcomed. Members come from the area and across the country and globe (Hilton Head Plantation residency is not required). Many organized events and informal playing groups mean there are opportunities for anyone to "fit right in". An active social calendar allows members to meet fellow members and develop friendships. The no tee time and no tipping policies give members and their guests the ultimate in flexibility. Definitely worth checking out.
My two sons and I played Bear Creek in August and thoroughly enjoyed the layout of this course; lots of doglegs and interesting approach shots. Big hitters should leave the drive in their bag on a number of holes. For the time of season, the course was in reasonably good condition. Two critiques: no course maps on scorecards. Fortunately, I used my Golfshot app and that revealed water on a number of holes that were not visable to the eye. Second, the greens were fairly uneventful. Great customer service and Kirk in the pro shop was extremely helpful and friendly. This is a private club that allows public play and we were received a warm welcome and felt right at home.
The Golf Course was in great shape! The fairways and tee boxes were in great condition, the greens were elevated and and ran at a pretty quick pace. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The only concern we had was when a kid in a house on the course ran out and stole one of our golf balls. However, we called the Pro Shop right after it happened and they took care of the situation and actually gave us three balls from their own pro shop. Would definitely play again and recommend as one of the best on HHI.
Not the easiest course on the island but a great treat! For the price, avoiding Bear Creek Golf Club would be a mistake. Able to get on at 8 AM on a holiday weekend with a great pace of play at about 4 hours. Greens are fast so be sure you hit the practice greens and enjoy the free range balls before the round. Fun layout and allows you to use every club in the bag and really think about your shot selection. Course was in great shape, will continue to visit when I am in town.
The flip side of no tee times is that, if you do want a game or great fellowship, simply show up at one of the usual times like 8:30 or noon, toss your ball in the hat, and play. If the weather or your aching back is not up to expectation, dont come. Further, Ive never seen a course wherein every green is so well protected, many for nearly the entire 360 degrees. All are elevated and water is in play on 12 holes---what a nifty test of your whole game. Chuck Duvall MD
Fantastic course that I have had the privilege to play several times. A wonderful Rees Jones layout with greens that earn your respect and admiration with their speed and roll. The course is well manicured and Ive found the members to be welcoming and friendly. Golf is the focus there and deservedly so. If you can find your way on to this gem, do it.
Great staff and classy little club. Fairways were perfect. Great pace of play and good traditional layout through the pines. Lots of housing but most is set back in the trees and does not affect play. 16-18 is a very nice finish. Would recommend and I look forward to playing again.
Very nice course. Will play again. Good price and it included a very good lunch. Only negative was that we had to hit off a matte instead of grass when hitting iron shots on the practice range. Otherwise the course is very scenic and in very good condition.
What a joy. The best greens around Hilton Head...fast and smooth. Call the Golf shop and a visitor might be able to get on. This was Rees Jones first private course design. He renovated it in 2005 and it is great from back tees and forward tees.
I love the fact that there are no tee times. I just show up and wait from 0-10 minutes to tee off. Most rounds for a foursome take 3.5-4 hours which is great for me. The course and especially the greens are in great shape.
While the greens were very, very fast and putted smoothly, they were almost dead in many spots. Much of the greens were more black than green with very little grass. The course could benefit from additional maintenance.
My husband and I just played 18 and loved this course. Very well maintained and beautiful. Our round came with lunch and a beer, which was a bonus! We will certainly come back again!
Older property in need of some maintenance (old/no car paths, bunkers in poor shape), rude bar staff and extremely slow greens. Its worth about half the price they charge.
Great Rees Jones layout. Makes you think about where to hit your shot. Member owned with no tee times. Large practice area. Greens very fast and true.
Course is fine, staff is awful. They act like they could care less if you were there. Will never return
David H Prol
Challenging, course in quite private setting. People were friendly and cooperative.
Best golf value on the island for residents. Greens are in great shape!
Nice course and well maintained. Staff was great.
Golf course is in great shape. Food is good.
Very nice and a great rate