Win tee times at some of the world's premier courses.

Bear's Best Atlanta

Suwanee, Georgia
ArchitectBadgeJack Nicklaus
Suwanee, Georgia
Rankings
  • Address5342 Aldeburgh Dr, Suwanee, GA 30024, USA

Fans of Jack Nicklaus will be in for a challenging task should they hope to play every one of the Golden Bear’s architectural adventures; the golf great’s company has been involved with more than 400 designs. Bear’s Best Atlanta is one of several courses around the country that allow players to get a “greatest hits” of sorts, as Nicklaus has chosen a variety of his favorite designs to suit this property northwest of the city.

Among the more popular “origin” courses feeding into Bear’s Best are Nicklaus’s designs at Muirfield Village and Gleneagles, from which the architect chose two holes each. The Memorial Invitational host provides inspiration for two heroic holes: No. 6 here is a par three based on the water carry and thin green at Muirfield Village No. 13, while the forced carry at Bear’s Best No. 13 comes from a similar design at Muirfield No. 3.

The No. 12 hole at Bear’s Best is a par five that plays dramatically uphill, as with the closing hole at Gleneagles. The No. 17 hole is also a tribute to Jack’s Scottish design.

The designer could have counted his brief stint at Augusta National and pulled a few holes from that World Top 100, but tastefully opted not to.

Map

Course Reviews

Leave a Review

* Required
  • 5 images maximum
  • Images must be a jpg file type and no more than 5mb
Sort By:

This course has not been reviewed.

If you have played this course, consider .

Thanks for the review

Your review has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed for approval.

Course Reviewed

You’ve already submitted a review for this course.

Please Sign In

Please sign in before submitting a review.

Sign In

Course Architect

View All
Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus will forever be associated with greatness on the golf course, but it’s his design work that should also be remembered in equal measure to his magnificent competitive achievements on the links.

Explore More Courses

Hawks Ridge

Hawks Ridge

Thank you

You've been subscribed.

Already Subscribed

You are already subscribed to our newsletter. Thank you for subscribing.

We've made some changes

Top 100 Golf Courses has a new look and feel. If you have comments or questions about the changes, please let us know.

Submit Feedback