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“This is an excellent course. If you are in the area, this is a must play course.”
— TheProf, golflink.com

Your “golden” opportunity to play a championship-caliber course
— designed by The Golden Bear – right here in the Poconos!

A unique opportunity to play Northeast Pennsylvania's ONLY Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course awaits you at Great Bear Golf Club. It’s been said that Great Bear offers, arguably, the BEST course in Northeast PA along with an extraordinary atmosphere for its members, outing guests and daily fee players. You won’t get any argument from us! So come experience this 7,025-yard, par 71 beauty, designed by "The Golden Bear" himself.

Play bentgrass tees, fairways and greens that were built to USGA specifications. The course has no parallel holes so you’ll feel secluded on every hole. And with five sets of tees, you can play as much or as little of Great Bear as you wish.

Off the course, our 17,000 square-foot clubhouse is the hub of all club activities, and home to five unique venues for dining, banquets, weddings and a myriad of other special events.  We also have a pool and tennis facilities. 

With a fully-stocked golf shop members, guests and outing attendees can get outfitted for a round from head to toe. Our range facilities are perfect for warming up for a round on a championship-caliber course.

This is the caliber of golf club awaiting you just eight miles off Route I-80.

Just 10 miles from the Delaware Water Gap; 70 miles from NYC, and 100 miles from Philadelphia, you’ll learn to love us for being:

Become a member at Great Bear to enjoy preferred access, members-only social events, fine dining and many other exclusive benefits. 

"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."
- Nicklaus.com