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Top Reasons for High-Altitude Golfing in Big Bear Lake

Posted On: May 07, 2020

Drone view of water at the Bear Mountain Golf Course

MAKE TIME FOR 9 AT 7,000 FEET


Whether you’re a scratch golfer, new to the game, or somewhere in between Bear Mountain Golf Course offers a unique experience for players of all skill levels. Easily accessible from most points in Southern California, Big Bear Lake is perfect for day trips or extended stays to enjoy the benefits of playing at 7,000 feet with the sun-splashed San Bernardino Mountains as your backdrop.

Here are the top reasons why your next tee time should be in Big Bear Lake.

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A TRUE ALPINE SETTING


Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Bear Mountain Golf Course offers a true alpine setting with Ponderosa pines, mountaintop vistas, and a pastoral 9-hole, par 35 course layout.

The course is typically open to the public from mid-May through October* and serves as a high-altitude oasis for visitors looking to escape Southern California’s sweltering summers before giving way to picturesque autumnal foliage in September and October.

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Check our mountain weather report to help plan the perfect weather for your next golf outing.

*Operating dates subject to change based on weather conditions and other extenuating circumstances.

PRIVATE EVENTS, GLOW GOLF & MORE


If you’re looking to host a tournament or private event, Bear Mountain Golf Course is available for functions of up to 80 people** with on-site kitchen facilities and A/V capabilities for video presentations.

The course also hosts several club demos and fittings by Cleveland Golf and Srixon throughout the season as well as Glow Golf on select dates.

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Get more information on hosting an event at Bear Mountain Golf Course.

**Facility capacity may be limited due to the current COVID-19 crisis.

TAKE YOUR GAME TO NEW HEIGHTS


Bear Mountain Golf Course features a full-service pro shop and practice area located between holes 4 and 6 with a 300-yard driving range, chipping and bunker zone, putting green, and panoramic views of the Big Bear Valley.

Driving range tokens are available at the Pro Shop and the self-serve range station.

guy swinging a golf club at bear mountain golf course's driving range

FUN FOR ALL ABILITY LEVELS


As a member of the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA), Bear Mountain Golf Course is committed to providing the best experience possible. With a base elevation of 7,000 feet and total yardage of 2,783 yards golfers of all abilities will experience the benefits of playing at altitude while enjoying a player-friendly atmosphere that promotes an expeditious pace of play.

bear mountain branded golf ball on the golf course

Golf is a great way to get outdoors and spend time with friends and family. Book a trip to Bear Mountain Golf Course today. Advance reservations are required, no walk-ins will be accepted. 

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