Bear Mountain Golf Resort - Mountain Course

Bear Mountain Golf Resort - Mountain Course

Bear Mountain Golf Resort - Mountain Course
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Discover some of the finest golf Victoria has to offer! Co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve, the Mountain course at Bear Mountain is set in the foothills of Mount Finlayson and strikes the perfect balance between playability and a truly challenging year round golf experience for golfers of all skill levels."I think some of the holes out there are just unbelievably fantastic... there are 18 signature holes" - Jack NicklausWith panoramic mountain, city and ocean views set within rolling fairways and lush forest, rest assured - you will be back for more.Book your round by calling our Golf Shop today.
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TOMBASIL
Vancouver, B.C.27 contributions
Friends
Don't get me wrong, the Bear Mountain Resort has 2 pretty good courses, the Mountain being somewhat more interesting and in better condition than the Valley. But the value is just not there. $249 (or $199 for hotel guests) to play the Mountain Course is not appropriate. I would say they are about $100.00 high. Just my opinion, but you can play some amazing courses in Scottsdale in peak-season for less than this as well as pretty much any public course in the Vancouver area for much less (try Northview). We played Highland Pacific, just 15 minutes away from Bear Mtn. on this trip as well and it offers some of the same great mountain golf and at a much more reasonable price point. My only other real gripe is with the GPS system on the cart. If you get a little too close to the greens or if you veer a little too far off the fairway (there are no signs) the motor on the cart shuts down and you have to back up at about 1 mile per hour to get back on the course. This happens pretty much every round at one time or another and it is REALLY annoying. A little warning from the GPS system or some signage on the course would be very helpful (and easy to do). I won't be back unless the green fees fall in line with the very worthy alternative courses nearby.
Written October 2, 2017
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RebeccaJanczewski
Cardiff, UK95 contributions
Couples
We played a round of golf at bear mountain and loved it! Excellent course condition and lots of extras included in the green fee. Friendly staff and relaxed, we felt very welcome. We also spoke to a number of golfers who live on bear mountain, they were really friendly too. Wish this was our local course! We had a meal afterwards at the masters bar and really enjoyed! Would highly recommend
Written July 14, 2019
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Hiker100
Kauai, HI164 contributions
Friends
I'm an avid golfer and love classic treelined sloped scenic mountain golf courses. This one certainly doesn't disappoint but very difficult with classic Nicklaus designed moguls, slopes and tricky greens. Breathtaking views and eye candy but you better on your A game for this course as there are lots of forced carries with difficult sloped lies. I personally prefer the Valley course for equally stunning views but they are both fabulous and it's a personal choice. I would play both but Mountain will be harder. Be ready for a close to 5 hour round on a busy day as there will inevitably be hackers and casual golfers who are getting killed out there and yet continue to search for that one golf ball which must be a family heirloom. Marshals are friendly and try to keep everyone on pace but the nature of a course that hosts pro events can't be conquered by the average golfer in expected fashion. Still a must play none the less for that bucket list. Prices are steep as expected for a resort course.
Written August 10, 2017
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C-Bear85
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Friends
We had countless bad customer service, so much so it put us so badly behind we could not finish 18 holes as it had become dark. Started with - waiting 20 min for rental clubs, waiting 10 min for range balls, pace of play 20 min behind, waited 1 hour for replacement cart (1st one died). The only quick thing that happened at this course was taking our money. Amenities not open - 9 hole concession hut closed and pro shop closed when arrived back at club house. Course is very well designed and has many brilliant features but course is in bad shape. The beautiful putting green surrounded by crystal blue water on the website is now a swamp. I understand that things happen beyond the people working at the clubs control but if only responded to them well our experience would be different. Also smiling is free.
Written September 16, 2012
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Sandy M
Montgomery, TX18 contributions
Even though I'm not a golfer, the photo of Bear Mtn Lodge looked serene & inviting. Well, the hotel is in the middle of a subdivision, inside it's old, dark & musty smelling. You can opt to swim or work out but know it's not too close to the main office where I checked in. I just left The Westin at Bayshore in Vancouver & the difference between the 2 hotels are as different as night & day. I should have stayed in Vancouver!
Written July 11, 2014
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NancyMarie10
Windsor59 contributions
Couples
This course is extremely challenging (Pro tournie's play here) but even though I only got 2 pars, the landscape views made up for the disappointing score. The 14th hole gives you a vista view of downtown Victoria. It was pricey ($149 after 3 PM) but we had plenty of day light. There is alot of construction going on mid way through the front nine, with a very shortened hole (6th), so if you get distracted with noise, bear down. Many of the fairways were roped off and you had to fun across the course, hit your ball and run back to your cart. With the slopes and hills, this was exhausting. I think the club is trying to preserve it's grass for the Sept. tournament, but perhaps a bit of a discount should be given for us poor amateur saps who had to hoof it twice as far. Overall, the staff were nice, the course is stunning and it's so worthwhile to try it.
Written July 23, 2017
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Meribeth F
Vancouver,Bc,Canada32 contributions
Played both courses over the weekend
Enjoyed both courses
but overpriced and staff unhelpful Had to ask for everything including score card and range balls
Written July 13, 2020
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Taco1970
Innisfil, Canada117 contributions
Solo
Great golf course. Perfectly manicured. Ridiculous views of the ocean and mountains. Deer everywhere. Simply great mountain golf
Written August 10, 2019
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SraCA
Chico28 contributions
Couples
This course is considered to be a resort course but for a resort course, it is ridiculously difficult. It's one thing to put challenging features on a course, but this one way over does it. We had a huge variety of handicappers playing in our group of 20, from a 10 to a 36, and no one enjoyed playing this course. There were easily 15-20 blind shots on this course. If you've never played it, that made it impossible. There were too many holes with extensive carries, water shots which were very difficult, very difficult lies and horrible pin placements. In addition, it was cart path only on the majority of the holes which made pace of play really slow and tiring. I will not return....ever!
Written July 15, 2019
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Mike B
Campbell River, Canada6 contributions
Having had played at Bear Mountain several years ago, we were extremely disappointed in how the course has changed due to real estate development.
We found ourselves lost between the 6 and 7th holes due to a poorly marked detour and found ourselves on the 9th hole, receiving verbal abuse from the Marshall about slow play.... The days that we played the mid fairway bunkers were surrounded by a wide hazard of 2’ high grass and much of the course fairway was not accessible by the GPS controlled carts. Not conducive to fast play.
Myself and all the members of my travelling golf club will not be going back again.
Written February 12, 2019
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