The Bear

The Bear is now closed for the season

Welcome to The Bear, every bit the animal it was when Jack Nicklaus first unleashed the course on June 17, 1985. Celebrated as one of the toughest 18 holes in Michigan, The Bear was ranked as the 18th toughest course in America, according to Golf Digest.

Nicklaus’ signature design features Scottish terraced fairways, tiered greens, deep grassy roughs, moguls and mounds, and deep pot bunkers. With rolling land, trees, lakes, streams, fruit orchards, and a variety of wildlife, The Bear features a mixture of different elements golfers rarely see on one course.

PROUD TO BEAR THE NAME

The Bears name is a tribute to its designer, Jack Nicklaus, whose trademark blonde hair earned him the nickname the Golden Bear. Born in 1940, Jack Nicklaus is a legend both as a player and a course designer. His competitive career spanned five decades, including 18 professional major championship titles. He is the only player in history to have won each of the game’s majors at least three times, and is the only player to have completed the career “Grand Slam” on both the regular and senior tours.

For tee times, call 231-534-6000 or book online:

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 Black TeesBlue TeesWhite TeesRed Tees
Yardage7,0786,6016,1225,281
USGA Rating76.173.371.173.1
USGA Slope150147139139
Par72727272

 

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January 19
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November 24
Traverse City Shop & Sip


December 31
New Year's Eve


May 10-12, 2019
VIP Wine & Spa with Mawby Winery


February 1-3, 2019
Bowers Harbor VIP Wine and Spa Weekend


November April 12-14, 2019
VIP Wine & Spa Weekend with Bonobo Winery


December 7, 2018


December 15
Breakfast with Santa


December 25
Christmas Dinner and Holiday Activities


December 7-9, 2018
Rove Estate VIP Wine & Spa Weekend


November 18-24, 2018
Week of Giving for Cherryland Humane Society


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November 22
Thanksgiving Buffet and Weekend Activities


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