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We love to hear from our members and guests.

When you’re n the hospitality industry, you’re only as good as the last golfer coming off 18, or the last wedding guest pulling out the driveway.

Here at Great Bear Golf Club, we always appreciate hearing when we’ve satisfied a member or guest in a particular way. But rest assured that we don’t let the kind words go to our heads.

If you ever encounter a problem here, or something doesn’t occur just the way you expected, please tell us. Otherwise we can’t make it good for you.


“This Jack Nicklaus designed course is a true gem. 1. Fantastic layout in perfect condition. Not a boring hole in the 18. 2. Super friendly staff. The starter is fantastic with tons of great advice about the course. 3. Fast but true greens. 4. Great pub and locker facilities. 5. Four-hour round.
Chuck H, Long Valley, NJ

“This course is first off, is Lady Friendly! My wife wants to play it again and again. The course is just beautiful and if you are playing well, you can score. The service is awesome! A must play!”
sweenman85, Berlin, NJ

“This is an excellent course. Excellent layout, and very fine conditions. If you are in the area, this is a must play course. Expect a challenging layout, with each hole having woods on both sides. Be straight, or bring lots of Pro-Vs here. This course is too good to bring anything less than your $1,000 clubs, and $45 per dozen golf balls.”
— TheProf, 

And from Mike H. on

 “What a jewel of a golf course. I’ve played here numerous times. Great Bear is a must play for any golfer in the NY metro area. The varying sets of tees will provide both challenge and fun. Playing from the tips, the course stretches to just about 7,000 yards and really forces you to hit the ball well off the tee. The 3rd, 10th and 14th are monster shots from the tee. The greens ‘bear’ the Nicklaus design stamp. They are large yet often kidney shaped forcing you to set up your approach into them. The course has never been crowded and no round I have ever played there has taken longer than four and one-half hours. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the food in the downstairs grill is good and very, very fairly priced. You can sit and dine on the patio which overlooks the 18th green which is a wonderful Par-5 finishing hole. The new management group is very smart in opening this back up for public play. In the end, if you enjoy a good, solid golf course, in excellent shape, in a beautiful setting, then Great Bear has all of that and more.”

Our events staff also receives rave reviews!

We appreciate your hospitality and the magnificent golf course and venue. It was a great day for Warrior golf! Thank you.  (M. Postupack) 

Just a quick note to express my appreciation for all your efforts to make the 26th Annual Pocono Health Foundation Golf Tournament a huge success. The day would not have been as wonderful without all of you there with your organizational skills, helpful dispositions and smiles. You all went above and beyond to accommodate all my requests and make sure everyone had a great experience. From start to finish, from the course to the last crumb of food – everything was wonderful. I am particularly impressed with your influence over Mother Nature!
I am truly grateful to all of you for your time and talents. Thank you! (M. Strunk)

Thank you ever so much for another excellent event at Great Bear!  Because of your hard work, AWSOM had a very successful fund-raiser.
Your staff was terrific.  The service was wonderful from top to bottom.  Both lunch and dinner was enjoyed by all.  And I appreciate all the extra help when the unexpected arose.
I’ve heard nothing but great comments from attendees. We will certainly look to Great Bear for next year’s tournament. (K. Jones)

I can't thank you and the staff at Great Bear enough for yesterday.  Everything about the day and everyone was great.  Food was really good and the golf course was in great shape and was fun to play.  Thanks again for a wonderful day. (S.Williams)

Thank you!!! Everything was perfect!!! Everybody was pleased with the food, service and set up
Thank you for making my daughter's Communion reception an unforgettable memory. (C.J. Mutis)

I just want to thank you and the rest of the staff for the excellent job you did with the brunch on Sunday.  My guests and I had a very enjoyable afternoon and a delicious meal. (M. Poore)

Accolades to you, Jamie, for working with us for a wonderful Christmas dinner party for our group - Great Bear received rave reviews by all! We look forward to being back in the upcoming year.
Happy Holidays! (Carlene & Lydia)

Thank you for a great event, we could not have been more pleased.  You and your staff were courteous and attentive.  The food was delicious and we received many compliments during the evening.  We will certainly keep your facility in mind for future use.  Thanks again. ..Michelle

Hi Jamie – I can’t thank you and your staff enough!! The event was awesome!! We are so grateful for all you did! (C. Metzgar)

I just wanted to thank you and your staff again for doing such a great job. Everything was absolutely perfect. Your food and beverage staff is top notch. We have a few guests staying at the hotel from a wedding you hosted Saturday that also raved about your staff as well as the food. I will definitely be recommending you guys to future guests at the hotel as well as other associates of mine. Again, thanks so very much. (J. O'Neill)

Everything at Great Bear was perfect for our daughter’s wedding.  Jamie was a pleasure to work with.  Even when our buses arrived late, Jamie and the staff at GB did an amazing job seeing that all ran smooth!  Our guests complimented the set up of the wedding ceremony on the eighth green and raved about the food.  The room where the reception was held was beautiful.  Everyone said how lovely the day was.  We had many complements:  “so relaxed”, “SO much fun”,  “the best wedding I’ve ever been to”, “a beautiful ceremony site”. Thank you! (P. Lavelle)

Dan and I want to thank you so much for all that you did to make our day so special.
We felt that you were there for us from our first meeting with you at Great Bear to the first day of our honeymoon and we appreciate everything.  As you can see from the photos we were extremely happy on our day and everything turned out wonderful and BEYOND our expectations!
My guests (especially my mother) cannot stop talking about how beautiful the venue was and how everything was so perfect.  Thanks again for everything! (Gould Wedding)

We had an amazing wedding at Great Bear Golf Club!!! Jamie, the event coordinator, was just amazing. She truly made our experience special and made us and all of our guests so comfortable and welcome at Great Bear. The food was great too! The staff was so friendly and professional throughout. We also loved it here, because we were the only wedding at this venue. Everyone is a 100% focused on making your wedding a success. And they were so flexible, the week before our wedding we decided to move the ceremony indoors, because we thought it would be too cold outside, and they totally accommodated and set it up indoors and it was just beautiful!! All in all, the value for the money you spend at Great Bear, is better than anywhere else in the area. And unlike other venues, they have great outdoor and indoor options for the ceremony, which was very important to us, since we were getting married in November. So overall, I 100% recommend Great Bear and working with Jamie, the best wedding coordinator of all the ones I encountered in my venue search. She truly cares about you and helping your wedding to be a success (Cortale/Fernandes Wedding) 

Everything was great! I could have not asked for a better venue nor people to work with. Jaime was great from the beginning of our planning to the end of our night. Throughout the planning Jaime was always available for questions and responded back quickly and she was also very patient! The staff the day of the wedding was exceptional and the food was amazing. My guests were complementing us all night on the venue, food, and staff!  Thank you!!! (Pabon Wedding)

We had a wonderful time.  Your staff was so attentive and the food was delicious. Overall it was beautiful.  (J. Wolosz) 

 We had a marvelous time celebrating my daughter's Sweet 16 at Great Bear. The Waltz was moving & always to be remembered. You and your staff were great and every guest was pleased with your service. (P.E.R Sanchez)