• Type: private
  • Address: 250 Bears Club Dr
  • City: Palm Beach
  • County: Palm Beach Gardens
  • State: Florida
  • Zip: 33477
  • Call to Book Tee Time: 561-626-2327

The Bears Club was established and built in 1999. Located in Palm Beach, Florida, the course has 18 holes and is a private type golf course. The course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The Bears Club policy on golf shoes with hard spikes is: no. Geographically, the course's coordinates are 26.890429 latitude and -80.0862119 longitude.


    The Bears Club Golf Course Review
    The Bears Club Golf Course Review

    The Bears Club Golf Course Review

    The Bears Club Golf Course wears the signature of the famous golf-architect Jack Nicklaus and it was first opened for play in 1999 as a private facility available just for its members and their guests. The Bears Club Golf Course represents a longtime dream of Jack Nicklaus, as the renowned golf architect spent many years looking for the ideal location for bringing his dream to reality so to speak. The Bears Club can be described as Nicklauss decades old project of building a golf course in his own backyard, South Florida respectively, a place that accurately reflects his passion and his vision for the noble game of golf.

    The course at Bears Club is covered with palmettos and old pine trees and theres also a twelve feet high sandy ridge stretching across the terrain. Nicklaus enhanced it quite a bit and also added a couple of extra ridges, which look equally natural. Needless to say, the architect managed to melt the design of the golf course into the natural environment for as much as humanly possible, and he did it by retaining the native vegetation when it was doable, whilst keeping the playing areas separated via transition corridors of pine straw and sand. The golf course features high banked/strategically placed bunkers that were built using a special sand from Ohio, which doesnt wash out with rain. Unlike other works signed by Jack Nicklaus, the golf course at Bears Club was built for the sole purpose of being a private oasis where golf is king and everything is about the purest golfing experience possible, as opposed to being a tournament-aimed golf course, making perhaps for Jacks legacy. And indeed, the Bears Club instantly became recognized as one of the worlds best private clubs, a first rate golfing facility by any metrics and making for a very special retreat for its visitors.

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Golf Course Info

Golf Course Information


  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Year Course Built: 1999
  • Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus
  • Par: 72
  • Latitude: 26.890429
  • Longitude: -80.0862119


  • Metal Spikes Allowed: no
  • Play Fives: no
  • Dress Code Policy: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
  • Walking Allowed: no


  • Food & Beverage: yes
  • Driving Range: yes
  • Chipping Area: yes
  • Putting Green: yes
  • Practice Bunker: yes
  • Rental Clubs: yes
  • Lockers: yes
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    ID: 18730