Franklin, New Jersey
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Black Bear Golf Course

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138 Route 23
Franklin, NJ 07416-2002, United States

Owned and operated by Crystal Springs Resort, Black Bear opened in July of 1996 and has enjoyed tremendous popularity ever since, rated "very good to excellent" by Zagat.

Black Bear serves as the national headquarters of the David Glenz Golf Academy and boasts a learning center that consists of 100,000 square feet of natural grass teeing area, multi-tiered synthetic launching stations, and a vast array of target greens and bunkers. The academy building features classrooms for swing analysis and enclosed teachings bays.

The banquet facilities at the Black Bear Clubhouse have seating capacity to accommodate 250 people.

The resort has a toll-free telephone for U.S. callers, 888.647.0807.

Course Details
GPS Mapped:Yes what is this?
Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:$40 - $49
   Weekend:$60 - $74
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Reserved Tee Times:Online & Phone
Pro Shop :yes
Fairways Grass:Rye
Driving Range:yes
Short Game Practice:none

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  douglugg - 7/31/13
Great course when its in good shape. Last time I played, the greens were non existent on some holes, just aerated mud. They must have got slammed from the past storms. I'm sure it will bounce back. Great woodsy layout and challenging but not too much so. Great bar cart service. Great price, and its practically in my back yard, only problem is they have a LOT of outings and its tough to get tee times.
  Matt Otskey - 6/12/12
Great course and the most affordable of all the Crystal Springs courses. Pace is good, and the course is very well kept. For $20 after 3:30 with a cart... I don't think you can beat that.
  c5agalb - 11/21/11
Played late November, Course was exceptional, leaves blown off course, greens and bunkers in good shape. I loved the large greens at this course. I enjoyed the design.
  golfcoursereviewguru - 4/11/10
I played the course in early April and thought that the overall experience was good. To see my full review of the course as well as others in New Jersey go to:
  MessengerBerlin - 8/28/09
Nice and challenging course with wild life. Even rain is not decreasing the fun factor. I liked it!
  Rocco42 - 6/1/15
  robszucs - 5/7/15
  carlspackler - 8/6/14
  rhino3b - 6/12/14
  jseveriano - 7/19/12
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Matt Otskey
Best Score: 71

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Score Golfer Date
37* Craig Ulicni 8/5/08
76 Mattymc777 4/20/13
76 PFalcone33 7/13/12
77 kashmunnie 9/7/10
77 rgr23 8/13/11
77 tcustomgolf 6/10/11
77 bolenick 10/2/12
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