Great Bear GCGreat Bear Golf Club

Great Bear Golf Club
1 Great Bear Way
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18302
Monroe County

Phone(s): (570) 213-5400
Fax: (570) 223-8510

Great Bear Golf Club in East Stroudsburg offers northeast Pennsylvania's only Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Formerly known as Great Bear Golf & C.C., it changed ownership in 2012 but both the quality and popularity of the course have remained constant since it first opened in 1997. The course has garnered plenty of recognition over the years including being ranked as one of he best golf courses in Pennsylvania by both GolfWeek and Golf Digest. Nicklaus utilized the natural features of the site including the lakes and streams, rolling terrain, and abundant wetlands. In addition to all of the natural hazards, he also added nearly 50 strategically placed bunkers. Great Bear is a fair test but Nicklaus incorporated playability into his design as well, giving it appeal for a wide range of skill levels.

Great Bear Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews)
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A sunny day view of a hole at Great Bear Golf ClubView of a green and bunkers from Great Bear Golf ClubView of a green with the clubhouse in the back at Great Bear Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Golf Season: April - November
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent grass
  • Greens: Bent grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirt required
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 71 7025 139 73.4
Gold 71 6537 138 71.3
Blue 71 6105 133 69.7
White 71 5754 128 68.2
Red (W) 71 4949 117 68.7
White (W) 71 5754 133 74.1

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Great Bear Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by wayne hoch
    on July 12th, 2011 13:34
    we played on 7/11/11. the course was in very good condition. we played from the white tees which was a very good distance for us. the personnel in the office was very nice and the starter was very informative. i thought the course was friendly. i did not lose a ball the entire round. may come back although, we drove 73 miles to play this course.i can add it to my courses played list of 197.
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