Bear’s Best Atlanta

Bears Best Atlanta Course Review Bear’s Best Atlanta is recommended for golfers who: are fans of Jack Nicklaus layouts.

Price Range: Unlimited Plan $329 per month or $54 per 18 holes

Par – 72

Location: Northeast off I-85, exit 111

Directions: Take I-85 North through the city past the I-285 intersection, continuing on I-85 North to exit 111 (GA317) Lawrenceville Suwanee Road. Turn left heading west (turns into Suwanee Dam Road). Follow 6 miles to Johnson Road. Left on Johnson Road for 1 mile. Dead-ends into Bear’s Best/ Edinburgh sub-division entrance.

Bear’s Best Atlanta Course Review

Bear’s Best Atlanta has been voted on to the ‘Best Courses You Can Play’ list by Golfweek. Atlanta’s newest daily fee course has quickly acquired the reputation as one of the best and most unique in the metro area. Bear’s Best consists of 18 holes that are very faithful replications from a host of the most acclaimed layouts by Jack Nicklaus, a number of which should be familiar to avid golf fans. Among the courses featured in the Atlanta Bear’s Best layout are Castle Pines, Gleneagles, Mount Juliet, Muirfield Village, PGA Golf Club, Sherwood Country Club and Shoal Creek.

The holes selected for inclusion work as a group, as the layout doesn’t have the feel of a series of unconnected replications. Bear’s Best is extremely playable, maxing out at a modest 6,850 yards from the back tees and 6,450 from the blues. The par 4s in particular are on the friendly side, with just a handful requiring two healthy hits to reach the green in regulation. The par 3s include two of Nicklaus’ more memorable and perilous over-water creations, while the tight quartet of par 5s are devoid of hazards other than bunkers, which along with some pesky rough and rolling putting surfaces of modest size account for much of the course’s challenge.

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For a new course, tee-to-green conditions are superb, with the club designed in large part to serve as a host for corporate outings and tournaments. A considerable amount of time and money was spent to soften the hilly terrain on which the course was constructed, with Bear’s Best featuring a number of splendid views and excellent sight lines from elevated tees. Trained forecaddies accompany each group and provide helpful course hints along with assistance in locating errant tee shots and reading greens. Overall, a complete first-class experience.

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