Course at a glance

Bear Creek


October 04, 2005

Where -- 2158 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, 21158

Phone -- 410-876-4653

Dress code -- Proper golf attire

Holes -- 18

Course description -- Paul Hicks design (1989). Par 71. Water in play on seven holes.

Tees -- Blue, 6,319 yards; white, 6,135; red, 5,397

Best times -- Senior men's groups play Tuesday and Thursday mornings (open before 8:30 or after 10). Wednesday evenings (starting mid-May) are nine-hole women's league. Late mornings are usually open on weekends.

Time spacing -- Eight minutes

Weekend time -- Tee times taken 10 days in advance

Cost -- Monday-Friday: $32, $20 twilight (times depending on season). Weekends/holidays $45 to ride, $39 after noon, twilight $27 (times depending on season). Junior and senior rates available seven days a week. Senior special on Wednesdays: $20 including cart.

Cart cost -- Included in greens fees

Pro shop -- Clothing and equipment

Services -- Lessons, memberships available, putting green, driving range, snack bar

Comments -- Built on the rolling terrain of northern Maryland horse farms, Bear Creek features dramatic elevation changes and a blend of narrow tree-lined fairways and open, spacious landing areas coupled with small, crowned greens.

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