The Golden Bear Golf Club at Keene's Pointe


Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   The Golden Bear Golf Club at Keene's Pointe Est. 1999

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The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe: Originally a semi-private course and now fully private, this relatively recent addition to the panoply of excellent courses in central Florida, bears all the hallmarks of a top-quality Nicklaus design. Although occupying relatively flat terrain in a "lakeland" residential community to the west of Orlando, the skilfully crafted design is both absorbing and challenging. Nicklaus's trademark deployment of bunkers, both large and small, combines with the presence of many small lakes and ponds to ensure your golfing skills are thoroughly tested. Good and accurate shot-making is rewarded here, while wayward big-hitting will be suitably penalised. The firm, well-paced greens are usually elevated, which has allowed for the "excavation" of some seriously deep and testing greenside bunkers. The front bunker guarding the 17th green is deep enough to rival some of the most serious sand traps found on the links courses of Scotland. The difficulty factor around the greens at Keene's Point is tempered by good-width fairways, which weave their way through this residential community, the housing generally set well back, and rarely in harm's way. You will appreciate the quietness of this residential-rural area throughout your round, and enjoy a pleasant view out across Lake Burden at the par-4 4th. However, any thoughts of playing through a Floridian wilderness area will be short-lived, with most of this well-crafted attractive course routed through Keene Point's upmarket housing.

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Making Contact

The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe
6300 Jack Nicklaus Pkwy,
Windermere, Florida FL 34786
USA
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Office   +1 (407) 876 5775
Pro Shop   +1 (407) 876 8879
Fax

  +1 (407) 876 5687

Email  
Website   www.thegoldenbearclub.com
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Golf Pro
 
Matt Allen (General Mgr & Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7173 5930 5071
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.4 68.1 69.9
 
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How2Get There?

15 miles SW of downtown Orlando
From i-4 take exit 68 and follow CR 535. After o.8 mls turn left onto the CR 535 / Palm Parkway. After 2 mls turn right into Chase road. After 1 mile turn right into Keene's Pointe / The Golden Bear Club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only course. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Keene's Pointe is home to the only Golden Bear Club in Orlando, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.

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Location

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Latitude: (28.459274)
Longitude: (-81.538339)
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Bay Hill Club & Lodge 4-star
9000 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819
+1 (407) 876 2429
www.bayhill.com



Golf at this hotel Bay Hill
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Golf within 5 miles Golden Bear @ Kenne's Pointe; MetroWest
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Golf within 20 miles Grand Cypress courses; Disney Resort courses; Falcon's Fire; Orange County National.
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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress 
One Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836
+1 (407) 239 1234
www.grandcypress.hyatt.com

Ideally located next to Walt Disney World in Orlando, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, located in the Grand Cypress Resort, provides access to an outstanding array of resort amenities. Close by are 45-holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf, an Equestrian centre, tennis, swimming, sailing, Spa and excellent restaurants offering a global variety of cuisines.

Golf at this hotel Grand Cypress (North/South/East course and New course)
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Golf within 5 miles Disney's Lake Buena Vista; Tranquilo; Golden Bear at Keene's Pointe; Hawk's Landing; Falcon's Fire.
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Golf within 20 miles The majority of courses in Where2Golf's Around Orlando coverage are within 20 miles of Grand Cypress.
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