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A sunset over the golf course at Black Bear at Crystal Springs Resort
Golfers on a course at Crystal Springs Resort

Black Bear

An Enjoyable Round for All

Created to satisfy players of every skill level, Black Bear is the perfect New Jersey golf course for casual and serious golfers alike. Rolling hills, pristine fairways, and beautiful water features make this one of the best golf courses in NJ, rated "very good to excellent" by Zagat. Designed by famed developer Jack Kurlander and opened in 1996, the course stretches 6,673 yards and features diverse terrain, scenery, and shot selection. Weekly events, exclusive offers, and tempting food and beverage options at the clubhouse ensure there’s something for everyone here.

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The pond at the 7th hole at Black Bear golf course at Crystal Springs Resort

Course Statistics

  • Yardage: Black: 6,673; Blue: 6,334; White: 5,883; Red: 4,785
  • Rating/Slope:Black: 72.2/130; Blue: 71.0/127; White: M 67.8/124; L 70.9/123; Red: 67.7/116
  • Opened: July 1996
  • Designer: Jack Kurlander & David Glenz
  • General Manager: Art Walton
  • Director of Golf: Mark Melillo
  • Superintendent: Don Mckay
  • Golf School: David Leadbetter Golf Academy
  • Clubhouse:12,000 square feet, Contemporary Stucco
  • Greens: Bentgrass
  • Fairways: Ryegrass
  • Tees: Bentgrass
  • Roughs: Ryegrass/Bluegrass Blend
  • Number of Bunkers: 65
  • Holes with Water: #2, #7
  • Amenities: David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Pro Shop, Lighted Double Ended Driving Range, Putting Greens, Chipping Area, Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor Pool Tables, Dart Boards
  • Services: Club Rentals, Lessons/Clinics, Beverage Cart
  • Location: 138 Route 23N Franklin, NJ 07416