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.

7 Replies to “Bear’s Best Atlanta”

  1. Bear’s Best in Suwanee is THE BEST! Forecaddies are a great idea– well worth the money. Course is in A+ condition. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and well trained. I cannot wait to return! I would
    recommend this course highly!

  2. Played in windy weather recently was a great outing. The fairways are generous and in immaculate condition. The greens perfectly manicured, and playing with a”four-caddy” ensures that all pitch marks are repaired. Each hole is unique – some more challenging than others, esp the par 3 over water. Play from the Blue or Black tees to offer a greater challenge. Definitely worth the 35 -40 min drive from Buckhead.

  3. Bear’s Best in Atlanta is a fun course. Each hole is from one of “The Golden Bear’s” favorite
    courses. The caddies give background information on each hole.

  4. This course is a truly great experience. The fore caddies and the views are very nice. A must play, however the lower handicapper should play the forward tees, this is a very demanding course.

  5. Played Bears Best last week and that course has to be one of the best courses in Atlanta. The greens are in tremendous condition

  6. Simply one of the best daily fee courses in Atlanta. Impeccable condition for such a new course. Very challenging but not impossible. The forecaddie reminds me of the Private Clubs, and makes the round even more enjoyable. This is a great course and is definitely worth the drive and cost!

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