Only one golf course architect could do justice to the natural beauty at Great Bear Golf Club - the one known worldwide as The Golden Bear,
Jack Nicklaus


Golf excellence summed up in two words: Jack Nicklaus.

Even those who have only a passing knowledge of golf know the name Jack Nicklaus. His achievements on the course are the stuff that legends are made of. And even though he’s been retired from the game for a decade, today’s golfers continue to aspire to get their games to the level of “The Golden Bear.”

You can read about Mr. Nicklaus’ achievements - www.nicklaus.com

While we could go on and on about his achievements as a golfer, what we’re most proud of here at Great Bear Golf Club is the living legacy he designed for all of us to enjoy.

Like Jack Nicklaus himself, Great Bear enjoys some pretty awesome accolades:

Relatively young in “golf course years,” Great Bear has distinguished itself rather nicely:

  • Top 20 Best Golf Courses in Pennsylvania - Golf Digest
  • Top 8 Best Courses in Pennsylvania - Golfweek
  • Top 100 Women Friendly Courses in the Country - Golf for Women
  • 4 Stars - GolfLink.com

For our splendid golf opportunities, we thank you Jack Nicklaus!

"Only one golf course architect could do justice to the natural beauty at Great Bear Golf Club - the one known worldwide as The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus. His 18-hole championship design demonstrates why he's been considered the master of his game for decades. Nicklaus has taken the natural advantages of the site and worked harmoniously with them to create a course that, besides it's play, is an experience in itself. Integrating the three lakes, several streams, wetlands, small bridges and rolling terrain, Nicklaus has created a course that presents itself differently to golfers of varying skill. For the experienced player, the course offers interesting challenges and pro tees that will bring out your strongest game. Yet it's also designed to be a course with the ultimate in playability, ensuring enjoyable round after round, revealing its intricacies and craftsmanship the more you play it. Great Bear is destined to be one of the Golden Bear's great ones."