Bear Creek Golf World is a 54-hole public golf facility located in Houston, Texas. The facility has three 18-hole golf courses. They are: The Masters Course, The Presidents Course, and The Challenger Course.
Each course at Bear Creek Golf World provides a good test for every skill level. The Masters Course is recommended for the low handicap golfer because it offers a black set of tees measuring 7,131 yards. The Presidents Course is the only course without water hazards, but it is truly a good test of golf. The Challenger Course is recommended for the novice player. All of the courses are very well-maintained and quite popular.
The Presidents Course first opened for play in 1968. The Presidents Course was designed by Jay Riviere.
Champion tees: par-72, 6,562 yards, 69.5 /115
Middle tees: par-72, 6,115 yards, 68.1 / 109
Forward tees: par-72, 5,728 yards, 67.2 /104
The Masters Course first opened for play in 1973. The Presidents Course was designed by Jay Riviere.
Champion tees: par-72, 7,131 yards, 73.9 / 135
Back tees: par-72, 6,739 yards, 72.0 / 130
Middle tees: par-72, 6,188 yards, 69.4 / 125
Forward tees: par-72, 5,544 yards, 66.2 / 112
The Challenger Course first opened for play in 1978. The Presidents Course was designed by Bruce Littell.
Champion tees: par-66, 5,295 yards, 65.5 / 105
Middle: par-66, 4,907 yards, 63.1 / 101
Forward: par-66, 4,432 yards, 61.8 / 96
Bear Creek Golf World closed in 2017, the victim of Hurricane Harvey.
$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2012 at 4pm
I played the Challenger Course and it was very staright and open. The greens were what troubled me the most. It was not the difficulty of the slopes, it was the poor conditions. The ball bounces after you putt and kicks the ball off your desired line. It was the same on all 18 holes. It's like in baseball when you hit a grounder and it takes a bad hop. Thats how I would explain what happens when you putt @ Bear Creek. I plan to go back just because its literally 5 min. from my house. The pace is very fast,I always felt like I had to rush my shots because there was always a group waiting for my group to take our shots. We even allowed two groups to play through, however, it did not help. They should do a better job of spacing the tee times. I feel if Im rushing my shots Im not enjoying the game. Had to play way too fast.
$36 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2010 at 2pm
Look at Bear Creek this way--work on your game at Presidents and Challenger courses, test your game at Masters. It should be a pretty fair test. Don't get crazy, and you just might find yourself putting together a decent round. The only thing you shouldn't like is the ride around on the cart paths--a lot of water damage, a lot of bumps. Don't underestimate this--sometimes in Houston, it's really important to get up a nice head of speed between shots to mitigate the heat and humidity. That's not gonna happen here. Just so you know.
$21 (cart included), played on Thursday, April 2008 at 8am
I enjoy playing this course. Some of the holes are over water and hard for me. It is a challenge.
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