The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe

6300 Jack Nicklaus Pkwy,

Windermere, Florida FL 34786

  • Office

    +1 (407) 876 5775
  • Pro shop

    +1 (407) 876 8879
  • Fax

    +1 (407) 876 5687
  • Golf pro

    Matt Allen (General Mgr & Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7173
5930
5071
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.4
68.1
69.9

Location

Latitude:

28.459274

Longitude:

-81.538339

How to get 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.

The Golden Bear Golf Club at Keene's Pointe

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1999

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 the relatively flat terrain of a "lakeland" residential community that borders the Butler Chain of Lakes, 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 that your whole round will be played through a pristine wilderness area will be short-lived. Most of this attractive and well-crafted course is routed through Keene Point's upmarket housing.

List of courses: Around Orlando

Visitors

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.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

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

Where2Stay

  • Bay Hill Club & Lodge4-star

    9000 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819

    +1 (407) 876 2429

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    When you stay as a guest at Bay Hill, all the Club's membership perks and facilities are available to you! This 280-acre property features 70 lodge rooms, 9000 sq/ft of meeting space, a world class Spa & salon, three restaurants and three bars, golf and tennis academies, aquatic and fitness centre and a marina with great bass fishing on the Butler Chain of Lakes. And, of course, the kind of golf one would expect from golf legend Arnold Palmer.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Bay Hill

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Golden Bear @ Kenne's Pointe; MetroWest

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Grand Cypress courses; Disney Resort courses; Falcon's Fire; Orange County National.

  • Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

    One Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

    +1 (407) 239 1234

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    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)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Disney's Lake Buena Vista; Tranquilo; Golden Bear at Keene's Pointe; Hawk's Landing; Falcon's Fire.

    • 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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