Imagine playing golf with some of the most fantastic views surrounding you as you breath in fresh mountain air. Now is a great time to head to Big Bear to enjoy your favorite sport, as well as hiking, fishing, skiing and more. Here’s five of the best area golfing spots in Big Bear.
Bear Mountain Golf Course
Want to play golf 7,000 square feet in the air? Then Bear Mountain Golf Course, the only course right in the heart of Big Bear, is your place. The 9-holes-only course is filled with amazing views of the mountains. Bear Mountain is located right at the base of Bear Mountain Resort. The course consists of one par 5, a few par 4 holes and several par 3s. The last par 3 gives golfers a challenge to get the ball over a large pond onto the green.
The golf course’s season kicks off on May 2 this year. Don’t worry if you didn’t bring clubs with you as Bear Mountain offers club rentals. The course also offers a pro shop, a driving range and golf lessons. Bonus perk? The Club House Grill lures both golfers and non-golfers that rave about the food.
San Bernardino Public Golf Course
Known as a great public golf course for the price, golfers say the San Bernardino Public Golf Course is great for high handicappers looking to have some fun. It’s challenging enough for low handicappers too. There are five water hazards and fairways lined with trees. This golf course, which is situated on the banks of the Santa Ana River, also offers a driving range on fresh grass instead of astro turf. That’s a huge plus for traditional golfers looking to practice on real grass. There’s also a driving range and a golf professional available for lessons. Golfers that are also bird lovers hit the jackpot at this course as 43 different species of birds have been counted on a course that’s known as a fantastic wildlife bird habitat.
Oak Valley Golf Club
If you’re looking for an early morning tee off, Oak Valley Golf Club has a beautiful sunrise that pops up over the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountain ranges that will take your breath away.
The par-72 course has challenges that can test golfers of all skill levels. The course also offers an online tee time system, a perk for out of town guests seeking a quick turnaround tee time the next morning.
The driving range also offers 30 hitting stations open seven days a week.
Yucaipa Valley Golf Club
A new golf clubhouse is the first thing you’ll see at Yucaipa Valley Golf Club, which opens up to an 18-hole championship golf course that locals and visitors say has some of the most affordable greens fees around. An online reservation system is also in play at this course. Need an extra incentive to try this course? Word has it their burger with crispy onion rings at the club house is one of the best burgers around!
Hot Shot Miniature Golf
Looking to dial back the serious golfing and spend some time with your family while mastering those putting skills? Head to Hot Shot Mini Golf, which is one of the oldest miniature golf courses in the United States. Three years ago the course was painted with fluorescent colors and black lights were added so golfers can play Cosmic Golf at night.
Book Your Trip Today
Does all this talk about golf surrounded by perfect scenery make you want to grab your bag and lace up those golf shoes? All that’s left to do is make a reservation for a cozy cabin or luxury hotel room at Big Bear Frontier, so make your reservation today. Remember we also extended our Winter Sale until the end of April. There’s still time to get 20% off when you use the promo code “Wintersale” through April 30.