Why are people excited about Black Bear Golf Club?

“I’ve been coming to Black Bear since it opened and it’s been consistently one of the best conditioned public courses around Orlando. The practice facility is “the” best around. Black Bear is all about golf. I’ve gained good friends and great memories here.”

  • Pat Sheehan PGA Tour Professional

This is one of our favourite Orlando area golf courses…..It has virtually no water on the course (can only think of water in front of the 18th green which makes for an interesting approach shot) and has almost a linksie feel about it.
It’s quite long and the greens are large and very undulating but it’s in fabulous condition with plenty of well place bunkers ready to trap your ball…
The fairways feel quite wide and encourage you to hit the ball as hard/far as you can, but with the fairway slopes and bunkers you do need to be wary.
The club house is a warm and friendly place to visit and the food is great.
Don’t be drawn into the golf tourist traps around Disney and International Drive, travel a bit and visit this little gem, I don’t think you’d be disappointed…

  • Trip Advisor Review June 2019

“After playing so many burned out courses due to the hot and extremely dry weather conditions, this course was a surprise. The tee boxes were level, grassy and green. The fairways were manicured, plush and green. The rough was consistent,mowed correctly and green. The greens seemed to be around a 10 and in very good condition. We had a golfers lunch coupon with a good amount of choices, very good service. The asst. manager and manager were both available .”

  • Golf Advisor Review June 2019

“Fabulous course, really enjoyed it last week, see you next year”

  • Facebook Review June 2019

“We play Black Bear pretty often. Let me tell you that it’s in phenominal condition… best in Central Florida. Do yourself a favor and play here. Make sure you visit the snack bar too – you won’t regret it.”

  • Facebook Review June 2019

“This is a wonderful course designed by PB Dye. Really unusual for a Florida course with very contoured fairways and slopey greens. Loved the roller coaster feel to the fairways and the hard to find long but narrow greens. Fairways in great shape – like playing from a carpet and the greens putted true in spite of being cored a few weeks ago – they were in great condition. Bunkers could have been better maintained but overall this is a course well worth the drive time. I certainly look forward to a return visit!!”

  • Golf Advisor ReviewJune 2019

“Play a tournament quality championship course for $50 or less.”

  • Trip Advisor 

“Mike (spouse) played golf and said course was in great shape and got his free lunch w/golf!”

  • Facebook Review June 2019

“This is a great course. It’s very challenging with its hills and bunkers. A lot of things have changed over the years for the better. The staff is great lead by Butch Benton. The fairways and greens are well taken care of and manicured.
The restaurant is top notch and the food is great. I’ll recommend this golf course to anyone I meet.  It will put you to the test. I dare you to Dare The Bear.”

  • Facebook Review May 2019

“I’ve played Black Bear five or six times and have enjoyed every round. I’ll definitely be back. I especially like the hills throughout the course. Staff is great.”

  • Golf Advisor Review May 2019