The Golf Club At Bear Dance opened for play in 2002. The course was designed and built by PGA Members Corey Aurand, Stuart Bruening, Dennis Hogan, and Brian Whitcomb, and home to the Colorado Section of the Professional Golfer's Association of America, Bear Dance provides a true Colorado golf experience.
Consistently rated as Colorado's best, and most challenging public golf course, Bear Dance offers generous tree-lined fairways framed by flashing white sand bunkers, striking water features, and intricate greens. Just minutes from downtown Denver and Colorado Springs. The Golf Club at Bear Dance is a secluded mountain course that feels as though you drove miles to get there. The rolling terrain of the golf course has numerous elevation changes and challenging ridges that come into play. The scenic landscape is covered with dense groves of ponderosa pine, towering oak trees, and native grass valleys. The generous fairways are lined with trees and water hazards come into play on a few holes. Golf Club at Bear Dance demands accuracy, providing a formidable test for any golfer. One of the most notably difficult holes is the par-4 sixth, which features a bear paw-shaped bunker in front of the green. In addition to the challenging round, the back nine faces the mountains in the West, offering amazing views.
The 18-hole championship design offers five sets of tees, providing golfers of every skill level an unforgettable challenge. With no contiguous fairways on the par 72, 7726 yard layout, you'll enjoy a very private and serene round of golf.
Professional tees: par-72, 7,726 yards
Black tees: par-72, 7,344 yards
Blue tees: par-72, 6,879 yards
White tees: par-72, 6,293 yards
Gold tees: par-72, 5,240 yards
$66 (cart included), played on Saturday, November 2012 at 2pm
Pace of play that day was slow. I haved played other times and it has been fine. I think that day they had a great price for an end of season special that brought out some beginner-average types. It's a difficult course and would definitely take more time for a high handicapper.
$56 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2012 at 10am
Course was nice but needs some TLC and pro shop even said they were not at all happy with conditions.
$61 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2011 at 10am
My favorite of over 60 Colorado golf courses played. Great tree cover for area, and terrific layout and design. Signature hole with bear claw shaped bunkers is memorable indeed. Very cool place!
$66 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2011 at noon
Loved everything about the course, but... I don't like being told by the starter that, if I hit a ball in the woods and can't find it, I should go straight out towards the fairway and drop a ball with a one-stroke penalty, i.e., play lost balls as a lateral hazard!!! And I don't like being told I can't spend 5 minutes looking for a ball. Both these "local rules" are there just to get golfers around the course more quickly and make more money for the course. When I spend this much money, I want to play real golf. Why is it that the more expensive courses are the ones most likely to have these "local rules". It really leaves a bad taste for me. P.S. I'm a fast player and NOT the cause of slow play.
$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2010 at 2pm
Beautiful course, home of CO section of PGA. A requirement for golfers on the front range. Suitable for all handicaps and a genuine experience.
$101 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2009 at 8am
Great course and very well maintained. A lot of tree lined holes and nice elevation changes. Played on a full day and the pace of play was great. There were a few blind shots that left you guessing and required some imagination which was a nice change. Overall I thought this was a very nice and enjoyable course but it was a bit more expensive than I would like for the ambiance and scenery it provided. It is a nice mountain course but it is very wooded and it doesn't provide the views or scenery that a luxury resort might offer for this same price. If money is no object then this is a course I would recommend. If you don't have money to burn then I would not recommend this course. I played a round in Hawaii for the same price. The people at Bear Dance should really come down on the price.
$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, May 2009 at 6am
Wonderful golf course, with a different feel than most other Denver area courses (lots of elevation change, and lots of trees).
$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2008 at noon
I am an occasional golfer and played from the forward tees. I found the course challenging but not so hard I was frustrated. My husband (who is a very good golfer) played from the blue tees and found it a good challenge as well.
$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2008 at noon
Greens had been aerated within two weeks and were almost too fast on downhill putts. Everything else was great.
$56 (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2008 at 10am
Wonderful Colorado course, lots of great views from the tees, some areas under construction will enhance play next season. A high quality golf experience. Gotta hit 'em straight on most fairways! Not tricks but requires good course management.
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