Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. You must be a Indigo Run property owner to become a member of this club. The club is a private gated community within a 1,712-acre residential and golf community on Hilton Head.
The golf course at the Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run first opened for play in 1995. This course is the first collaboration between Jack Nicklaus and his son, Jack Nicklaus II.
This Nicklaus-designed golf course has quickly earned a name for itself as one of the top-rated layouts on an island of top-flight designs. The course features a traditional design that places a premium on shot accuracy. Water hazards come into play on twelve holes. Ever-present water and sand keep play interesting, but never penalizing...golfers will find the course puts a premium on strategy and finesse, rather than sheer power. The fairways afford generous landing areas, and the greens are well bunkered. Winding through a beautiful landscape of oak and pine woodlands, the Golden Bear is a fitting complement to the prestigious residential community of Indigo Run.
The Golden Bear Golf Club At Indigo Run golf course plays to a maximum distance of 7,014 yards and a par-72. The course rating is 73.7 with a slope rating of 132. The 5,658-yard ladies' tee has a men's course rating of 66.8 and a slope of 118
#1. This is a classic opening par four that provides all of the qualities found in a major championship golf course. Two tall pines guard the right, while vast bunkers penalize shots hit too far left. A missed approach shot will exercise the healthiest short game.
#2. A short par four with an expansive beach bunker guarding the right lagoon. This hole rewards the bold player, while Old Man Par fears the player who lays back and plays the percentages.
#3. This hole measures 464 yards, the longest of the opening par fours. An absence of hazards will not simplify navigating your ball to the green. This straight-away hole puts a premium on both length and accuracy.
#4. If carefully planned, the first par five can provide you with a birdie. The subtleties of the fourth hole can be deceiving. Don't let the beauty of this hole distract you from the task at hand.
#5. With the rustic beauty of the 200-year-old oak trees surrounding this 195-yard par three, the fifth hole takes on a character of its own. Don't let your guard down here.
#6. Accuracy is at a premium on the sixth tee. At 447 yards, this par four will call for your best effort. Keep your tee shot to the right to afford yourself the best angle into a well-guarded green.
#7. One of Hilton Head's most challenging par fives. A wide landing area beckons for a long drive. However, water guards the green and the player who risks making it in two shots may be reaching for another ball.
#8. Don't let the yardage fool you here. At 149 yards, this par three requires an accurate tee shot. A two-tiered bunker protects the right while water looms large, short and to the left.
#9. A 432-yard par four, dogleg left invites the player to cut the corner and head for home. A strategically placed bunker in the landing area will make even the best players think twice. Upon reaching the green you will need a sound-putting stroke to get down in two.
#10. Your work has just begun when you reach the tenth hole. This 400-yard par four is set up by the placement of your tee shot. A large fairway bunker will direct shots to the left. Once beyond the hazard, a short to medium iron may help capture that ever-elusive birdie.
#11. This spectacular par three requires a shot that is all carry over a stunning savannah to the green. Club selection becomes a mystery as you step up to this intimidating tee shot.
#12. This monster par five will have its way with the longest of hitters. Strategically placed hazards lie in wait of your errant golf shots on this sweeping dogleg left. The patient golfer will be rewarded while enjoying the beauty of the hole.
#13. A dogleg right par four of 419 yards lures the player to cut the corner. Make the most of this chance for a birdie, it may be your last.
#14. Dramatic is the only way to describe our fourteenth hole. At 500 yards this par five seems to be a great chance to make a birdie. A hazardous lagoon defines the entire right side of the fairway. Its alluring qualities conceal the danger as the lagoon swings in front and to the left of the putting surface. Cautious play will offer the greatest opportunity for success.
#15. The fifteenth hole proves once again that length is not the main ingredient for a good test of golf. This classic design measures 343 yards from the championship tees. The landing area is protected on all sides by the waste areas and slender pines. A double fairway proves numerous options for play. The purity of this hole is what golf is all about.
#16. The sixteenth hole is a 426 yard par four. A strong accurate tee shot is key if you are aiming for a par on this hole. A slightly elevated green will divert your ball away from the hole with any missed shot.
#17. Spectacular is a fitting description for the seventeenth hole. This 215-yard par three is framed by water and a beach bunker on the right and an exquisite old oak on the left. One cannot help but be moved by the beauty of this hole. A successful par on this hole will leave you with a true sense of satisfaction.
#18. The grand finale at the Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run is a 441-yard par four dogleg to the right. This test of golf dares you to stray from the center of the fairway. The large oak that guards the left side of the green searches for your final shot of the day, while a large sand bunker awaits those who steer to the right.
$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2014 at 10am
Spoiled by the fact that the bunkers had not been raked since a storm 2days earlier!
$41 (cart included), played on Monday, December 2013 at 8am
Great time and convenient with no trouble getting tee time.
Member (cart not included), played on Saturday, April 2010 at noon
course has comeback really nicely from a very difficult, long winter cold.
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