Bearwood Lakes is a beautiful course that is maintained to absolute perfection. It is your typical private members club where all the prices are extortionate but you don’t care because you won’t play there many more times. The greens are absolutely rapid and the fairways and tees are beautifully manicured. The bunkers are really well designed with plenty of sand in so are also fantastic.
I would say that the front nine is a bit better than the back. The 1st starts off with a slightly downhill par 4 and then followed by a long par 5. The 3rd is a great par 3 which is about 175 yards or so and a few big bunkers on the right. The 6th is a narrow uphill par 4 with the drive being very important. If you go left you will be blocked out due to a large tree on the left side of the fairway. 7 is a great hole but very tough requiring a draw off the tee and an then an uphill second shot. The 8th is a risk and reward hole. You can go for the green but if not accurate will most likely make double. Alternatively you could lay up with an iron off the tee and try make birdie from 120 yards or so. 9 is then a medium length par 3 with a beautiful looking shot over the water.
The back nine starts off strong with the 19th being a downhill par 4 and a two tiered green. The 11th is an uphill par 5 which is pretty straight as you see it. 12 is a great downhill par 3 with an elevated tee shot. You’re able to club down by 1/2 clubs and land it all the way to the pin. 13 is another great looking hole, a par 4 measuring about 350 yards with water all the way down the right and a ditch halfway up the fairway. A very tough hole which requires you to brave with the water. This is a beautiful hole which is closest to the lake and you are able to see a mansion on the other side. 14 is a fantastic par 3 over the water and requires a brave shot to go for the pin. Unfortunately i feel like 15 through to 18 are slightly weaker holes but thats only because the first half of the back nine is so strong.
Overall, Bearwood Lakes is a great private golf club and an awesome tree lined golf course. A joy to play and definitely hope to come back to play at some point again in the future!
Date: October 07, 2019