The Grand Bear Golf Course

Saucier, Mississippi | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 7204 yards

Unlike some Jack Nicklaus golf courses that have earned a reputation for being among the world's most difficult, mid- and high-handicappers stand a fighting chance at the Grand Bear Golf Course. Nicklaus offers wide fairways before the sprawling woods take over on either side, most bunkers aren't horribly steep, and greens generally have room in front to run a shot up.

The 18-hole Grand Bear is a resort course that opened in 1999. It measures 7,204 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 143 and a 75.5 USGA rating.

The winding Biloxi River helps build Grand Bear to a dramatic finish. The par-3 14th hole plays through a chute of woods to a green guarded by the river below that runs along diagonally, punishing hooked shots left short. After another par 3 on the 16th that plays with the river to the left, the 17th once again plays over the river on the drive, then parallel to the hole. The 18th hole plays long and uphill back toward the clubhouse.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Grizzly Bear 72 7204 75.5 143
Teddy Bear 72 4802 68.4 120
Golden Bear 72 6733 73 139
Brown Bear 72 6221 70.5 134
Black Bear 72 5638 67.9 130


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • Type: Resort
  • Built in: 1999
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes - 100 tees
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy:


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts:


12040 Grand Way Blvd
Saucier, MS 39574
P: (888) 946-1946
F: (228) 604-7101

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Larry Harris
    on April 22nd, 2012 13:06
    Haven't played there since June'11 but rarely has a course impressed me like this one. Will be going to play there in a couple of weeks and I really look forward to it. Love the seclusion and course layout.
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