Black Bear Golf Club
This is one bear golfers like to see, particularly on arrival or departure day. Located on Route 9, Black Bear Golf Club is an ideal course for groups to play on their way into or out of town.
Chief among Black Bear’s appeal is the serenity it provides, as the course is devoid of housing throughout. It’s just you and a golf course that strikes the proper balance between challenge and playability.
Black Bear is home to 23 lakes, but the presence of the water isn’t overwhelming (there are only two forced carried on the course). The fairways provide ample room to land the ball and the course’s Champion Bermuda grass greens deliver the smooth roll golfers appreciate.
The Tom Jackson design, which is a Golf Digest 4-star layout, features several standout holes, most notably the eighth, 17th and 18th.
While the competition is stiff, the par 5 closing hole, which plays back into Black Bear Golf Club’s Antebellum-style clubhouse, is the course’s signature hole. An outstanding risk-reward challenge, the 18th green is reachable in two for long hitters, but the penalty for being short is a ball lost in the water. The choice will be yours.