The Bear’s Club is the result of Jack Nicklaus’ dream to create a home course that reflects his classic and unique style, as well as his passion for golf. The clubhouse and surrounding buildings have the charm of an old world European village. This feeling is created by the club’s rustic exterior features – rough limestone facade, heavy timber outlookers, tongue and groove soffits, true barrel tile clay roof, forged iron railings and decorative grilles.
The old world feel carries through the interior of the club with cherry wood trim, paneling, beams and casework. In addition to casual, formal and private dining areas, the clubhouse features six locker rooms. The four men’s locker rooms are named after the four major golf tournaments. As a final touch, the club also features guest room accommodations named after four famous golf destinations.
The 18-hole course serves as the centerpiece to an exclusive, private planned community. The spectacular cypress swamps and wetlands on this site are the backdrop for this par-72, 7,195-yard course. The golf course and development truly work in harmony with an environmentally sensitive site.