BEAR CREEK GOLF CLUB East Course (972-456-3200)
Texas Golf Course Review
Bear Creek Golf Club, located near the DFW Airport, is a spectacular 36-hole championship facility that has been recognized as the best place to hold an outing by Avid Golfer Magazine (2002 and 2003). Built on 355 acres of rolling hills, this property is an ideal choice for skilled players, mid-handicappers or novices, with slope ratings that measure between 123 and 138. Designed by Ted Robinson, the layouts are meticulously groomed and wonderfully landscaped.
The clubhouse includes a well stocked pro shop plus restaurant/lounge, with outing capacities of up to 400 people. The nearby Bear Creek pavilions can host events, pre or post tournament functions and private or corporate parties for groups of up to 600 guests! The two open-air pavilions are surrounded by elaborate gardens, with a softball field and 3 sand volleyball courses nearby.
On course yardages are posted on the fairways and cart paths at 100, 150 and 200 yards, and 150 yard stakes also serve as directional devices on all par fours and fives (250 stake also on par fives). Color coded flags indicate front, middle and back hole locations on the medium sized, mildly sloping putting surfaces.
The East Course at Bear Creek is has 3 sets of tee boxes that play to distances and slopes measuring 6670 yards/138 slope, 6282 yards/133 slope and 5620 yards with a slope of 123 from the forward tees. The layout presents a nice mix of wide and tightly tree lined fairways, with some holes sloping gently while others are extremely rolling with significant elevation changes. The green complexes are raised to varying degrees with gently sloping putting surfaces. There are 51 nicely sculpted sand bunkers situated greenside or near the landing zones off the tee, and water hazards come into play on six holes.
Bear Creek presents a good variety in hole design in a beautiful and secluded golf environment, with excellent facilities to match. We highly recommend a round here! For more information, visit our age for the West Course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.