Bear Creek Golf Club

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6804 yards

A view of a hole at Bear Creek Golf Club
A view of a hole at Bear Creek Golf Club

Bear Creek Golf Club is a private golf course that is member owned and operated, with membership limited to 250.

The 18-hole course was designed by Rees Jones and opened in 1980. Jones completed a renovation 26 years later.

Bear Creek Golf Club has tight, bunkered fairways that weave through Hilton Head Plantation's pines and lagoons. There are five sets of tees, and the layout is conducive to both walking and the use of golf carts.

One of Bear Creek Golf Club's more challenging holes is No. 3, a par-4 at 424 yards. The finishing hole is a 508-yard par-5, which faces the clubhouse and requires an approach shot to a small green.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 72 6486 72.4 135
Black 72 6804 74.2 139
White 72 6162 71.3 133
Gold 72 5727 69.7 125
Gold (W) 72 5727 73.9 131
Green 72 5316 67.6 119
Green (W) 72 5316 71.9 128

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Rees Jones
  • Type: Private
  • Built in: 1980
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: With member only
  • Tee times welcomed: No

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts: Yes


  • Week days: $59 - $99
  • Weekends: $59 - $99


A view over the water from Bear Creek Golf ClubA view from a fairway at Bear Creek Golf Club

237 Whooping Crane Way
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926
P: (843) 681- 9510, (843) 842-2401
F: (888) 515-0242

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Chuckk Duvall
    on March 11th, 2014 17:17
    What a hidden gem, probably since it is private; members are very cordial and most would be willing to sponsor a round for someone who had interest. This is the testiest course I've ever played: bunkering and layout are designed with precision. I've never seen a course wherein greens are better protected nearly 360 degrees. All are elevated. Greens are superior, often stimping near 12. Members are warm and welcoming. Looks like you can play it over and over again and still not meet every challenge. 5 sets of tees, 5300 - 6808 yards, water in active play on 11 holes. Chuck Duvall
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Peter Lachapelle
    on January 28th, 2014 07:59
    The layout is challenging. The greens are fantastic. Great golf course
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