Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park
8919 Harrison Bay Rd
Harrison, TN 37341-8935, United States

The second of the five Bear Trace courses to open, Harrison Bay is one of those rare Jack Nicklaus designs that is open to the public, located approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Chattanooga. The course runs through mature parkland and was designed with water conservation, reduced chemical use, and habitat and wildlife management in mind. In fact, the course has been certified by Audubon International.

The course itself features Bermuda fairways lined with pines and hardwoods, with water on twelve holes. Most greens are open in front, which makes the course more user-friendly for high-handicap players and allows run-up shots, while the fairway and green-side bunkers fit Nicklaus' usual design.

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Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:$40 - $49
   Weekend:$50 - $59
   9-hole fees available anytime.
General Manager:Robin Boyer, PGA
Superintendent:Paul Carter, GCSAA
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:Year-round, weather permitting
Reserved Tee Times:Phone
Pro Shop :yes
Fairways Grass:Bermuda
Driving Range:yes
Short Game Practice:yes with sand bunker
Water Hazards:Moderate
Sand Bunkers:Moderate

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Recent Scores

Date Golfer Score
12/6/19 Andy Cobb 83
8/16/19 Andy Cobb 86
6/23/19 Don Ringley 83
6/20/19 Eugene Cote 48*
5/31/19 Andy Cobb 78
5/27/19 Lynn Mynatt 89
5/24/19 Eugene Cote 91
2/27/19 Andy Cobb 83
2/1/19 Andy Cobb 85
1/26/19 Eugene Cote 48*
1/11/19 Andy Cobb 81
8/29/18 Wdawson671 86
7/27/18 Eugene Cote 95
6/23/18 moose1410 107
5/28/18 Lynn Mynatt 94
5/7/18 Tom Kelly 95
4/21/18 JMcAnally 80
4/1/18 cboyfan 81
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Recent Reviews - 4/26/16
A great course for the money. I will play it everytime I am in the area. It is a little challenging to get to, but worth the effort.
  Coullion - 8/25/13
great TN trail course! first time out and it was muddy due to rains, but playable and most enjoyable. A challenge for high handicappers, but still a great course. Love it and will return as often as possible.
  sugrue - 1/27/13
Nice trac plenty of challenge. Love seeng all the deer & turkey not to mention an eagle siting at times. Friendly staff and very walkable.
  JohnTack - 4/23/12
Always in great conidtion. Has good practice area and the greens are always in great condition and super fast.
  rdscott99308 - 11/27/11
Best value in the Chattanooga area. This course is gorgeous and inviting with ample landing areas, but it isn't a pushover. There are plenty of challenges around the course.
  DKaman - 8/23/11
Great course would recommend it to anyone
  jkeskridge - 9/30/14
  GeneM09 - 10/13/13
  JBomb65 - 10/10/13
  popeye11 - 8/19/13
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