When a golf vacation destination carries the name of some legendary golf course designer, people almost instantly judge it as astounding and beautiful and remarkable. That, even without putting it on an actual test. And not a few times has this kind of ‘history advertising’ failed. But not on the Black Bear Golf Club is Eustis, Florida, just outside Orlando. The PB Dye creation may carry the Dye family name but it proves to be just as deserving to be in the list of Dye family portfolio but to be in the list of America’s best.
The Black Bear Golf Club is all 7,000++ yards of the best there is when man shares and uses his genius in perfect collaboration with nature. This 18-hole, par-72 spectacle is a links-style layout that was tailored according to the natural contours of the land. The course is sprinkled with numerous shaped bunkers and large sand traps set on undulating terrain. And the best part is, the golf vacation can be as beautiful and as serene as can be – this part of Florida happens to be very quiet and secluded. And with minimum development, there is real peace and quiet.
Perhaps the only time this course isn’t quiet is when it hosts the USGA Public Links Qualifiers. Why, the Black Bear Golf Club has actually hosted the said tournament seven years in a row. As for most of the year, this is the best place for that golf trip straight out of paradise. Without so much as an exaggeration, this is indeed, one of America’s best. That should go down in history.