Bears Best Atlanta is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Suwanee, Georgia.
Bear's Best Atlanta golf course opened in 2002. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Bear's Best Atlanta is ranked in the "Top ten courses you can play in America" by Golf Magazine. Located in the upscale gated community of Edinburgh, Bear's Best is a high-end daily fee course focused on corporate entertaining, golf outings and providing the experience of an luxurious private club at a public facility. Jack Nicklaus selected 18 holes from his more than 200 course designs worldwide and put them into one extraordinary round of golf at Bear's Best Atlanta. Among the courses featured are Castle Pines, Muirfield Village, PGA National Championship Course, Sherwood Country Club, Shoal Creek and Gleneagles.
Bear's Best Atlanta plays to a par-72 and a maximum distance of 6,857 yards. The course rating is 72.5 with a slope rating of 140.
$31 (cart included), played on Saturday, March 2017 at 2:30 PM
This is a beautiful place to play golf. All of the holes look like signature holes at any other golf course. The fairways are like many a green i have played before. However the greens, although fast, are not in the best of shape. At least at this time of year. The worst thing that can happen to you is to get into one of the those holes that have 150 yards of bunkers in a row. Some of which are 70 yards long. Once in it is hard to get out of unless you shoot out sideways. At least if you are a 25 handicapper like myself. f you avoid those then a good score is very likely. Unlike an Arnold Palmer course, Nicklaus is generous to high handicappers. However this is a semi-private course. I got to play as a guest and at a highly reduced rate.
$101 (cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2010 at 8am
Second year I've played - and the Fore Caddies were missing... Was a nice touch having a Caddy for the group. Lost art for many courses.
Guest (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2010 at 6am
I sincerely enjoy visiting this north Atlanta course among others. Additionally, I love pounding Sir David Biggs on one of his home courses. We also like beating up on 'The Anaconda' AKA: Randy Smith. I look forward to playing this course again soon!
$101 (cart included), played on Friday, October 2009 at 10am
Great course! Wow. OK, paid $115 to play, which is high for N. Atlanta, but incrediable. My friend James said it was his favorite place to play, and I now know why. This course is designed by Jack N. and he select from all over the world his favorite holes for courses he designed, and built it - so cool. Every hole is different, and they even truck-in black sand from MT for a hole they copied from a course up there b/c it is the local sand type. Design is ever changing, very very vacation & speacial event worthy, and b/c they charge so much, the really provide a nice gap between groups. It was crowded with no pressure for pace which was great. Nice change, caddies are optional. Now for the only downer - the greens were incrediable conditions yet for the type of players and caddies on the course daily - there were way too many ball mark scars. Wish that was not the case, but it did not hurt the putt, just was surprising. New favorite for N. Atl.
$51 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2008 at 2pm
Great course always well maintained. A bit pricey as they require forecaddies during prime hours. Course is moderately difficult and has challenging holes. Great to play if you're a Jack Nicklaus fan and want to play holes from his course designs.
$76 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2008 at 8am
Another enjoyable experience at Bear's Best. Tough greens, pin placements, and trap locations, but still fair if you are on your game. We're going back again.
$71 (cart included), played on Sunday, February 2008 at noon
A good course in great condition, even in February.
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