Great Bear GC (Private)
Marshall's Creek, PA
1997, Jack Nicklaus
Back Tees 6940 71
Middle Tees 6828 71
Incredible per Larry, worth every penny. Plush and immaculate, well landscaped, flowers everywhere. Empty the day he played. Cut out of the woods.
This course was public when it opened but has since gone private.
This is a trademark Jack Nicklaus course that is situated along the side of a mountain and spread out over 460 picturesque acres. The design includes numerous mature trees lining the fairways, which are relatively flat. The greens are fast and challenging to read. The signature hole is #7, a 158-yard, par 3, which features an elevated tee situated on top of a rock quarry. The hole requires a tee shot over a gully to a well-guarded, elevated green. The view looking back from the green is fantastic with an excellent view of the surrounding mountains, as well as the rock quarry that the tee box is perched upon. 3
From the website:
Great Bear Golf and Country Club proudly boasts the only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in the region. Jack Nicklaus and his team individually sculptured each of the course’s 18 holes through the thick forest landscape with no parallel fairways. The course features beautiful vistas of the Pocono Mountains, generous ball landing areas, contoured greens, strategic bunkering, and challenging elevation changes. Come see for yourself why Great Bear is the most sought-after course in the region.
Great Bear Golf & Country Club is the only choice for a challenging game of golf in a landscape filled with rugged natural beauty. What better way to spend part of your day enjoying the serenity of a round of golf amidst the splendor of the world-famous Pocono Mountains.