Founded in 1999 by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, The Bear's Club was conceived to offer members and their guests a world-class golf and club experience. Nicklaus long harboured a desire to bring a golf club to his adopted home of South Florida and made the dream a reality in 1999 with the creation of The Bear's Club. Fortunately for the Jupiter club's members he spared no expense in mind or motion to create another seminal golf experience.
At The Bear's Club, just a mile from the Atlantic and nestled among hundreds of immaculate sandy acres, Nicklaus expertly transformed the native environment with his exacting standards of design. The result is an 18-hole championship course - a gently rolling 7,164-yard layout that exudes a Lowcountry feel as it moves through a property rich in native vegetation, old oaks, pines, cypress trees and wetlands areas.
Aesthetically and strategically placed throughout are 102 bunkers, many of them steeply flashed. They were inspired by the bunkers at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, which Jack visited in 1998 when he was captain of the United States Presidents Cup team. A collection of medium-to-large undulating greens demand precision as they are rounded off at the edges and feed into hollows and chipping areas.
The club possesses a memorable collection of par 5 holes, anchored by the gorgeous home hole, which features an inspiring green site. Just beyond the water that guards the green sits the impressive stone facade of the grand Tuscan-style clubhouse where members and their guests will find both a bar and restaurant along with the club's driving range.
The Bear's Club is a non-equity, private golf club and residential community located in Jupiter, Florida. Founded in 1999 by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, The Bear's Club was conceived to offer members and guests a world-class golf and club experience. The Bear's Club is designed to realize their vision of creating the finest possible private golf club with the finest amenities, programs and services. The Bear's Club boasts a 40,000-square foot clubhouse, 68 luxurious estate residences, 17 golf villas and 11 golf club villas.
The Bear's Club is nestled among 369 immaculate sylvan, sandy acres one mile from the Atlantic. The 18-hole championship course has a gently rolling 7,164-yard layout that exudes a low-country feel as it moves through a property rich in native vegetation, old oaks, pines, cypress trees and wetlands areas. Just beyond the water guarding the 18th green sits the impressive stone facade of the grand Tuscan-style clubhouse, being both elegant and gracious.