Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

Hilton Head Island Public

Discover the Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run, an acclaimed 18-hole public course nestled in a stunning Lowcountry forest. Renowned for its strategic layout and scenic design within an upscale community, this course offers both challenge and playability, boasting recognition among America's top courses under $100 on Hilton Head Island.

72 Golden Bear Way

Hilton Head, S.C. 29910

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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

The Course

Architects: Jack Nicklaus and Bruce Borland
Built: 1993

The Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run is an 18-hole public course known for its exceptional layout. It offers a challenging yet very playable design, emphasizing strategy over sheer power. The course weaves through an upscale residential community and a Lowcountry forest with majestic live oaks, cypress, and pine woodlands. Many holes are tucked away, offering a sense of seclusion. This course features tight fairways and numerous doglegs with overhanging oak limbs posing a challenge on approach shots. Golden Bear has earned recognition as one of America’s Top 100 Courses priced under $100 and has swiftly gained a reputation as one of the most scenic and challenging courses on an island known for its high-quality designs. Notably, Golden Bear Golf Club is eminently playable, particularly for women, who will find fewer forced carries to contend with. As one local resident said, “It isn’t overly hard like some of those on the island, but if you get in the wrong place, it can be hard.” Indeed, veering off the fairway and into the encompassing trees can pose a challenge, often necessitating a series of recovery shots just to get back to the fairway.

Notable holes include the sharp dogleg left on No. 13, where the tee shot can make or break your round, and the par-5 15th, where a lagoon to the left poses a hidden challenge. For long hitters, reaching the 15th in two shots is possible. The sixth hole stands out as the most challenging on the front nine, a par 4 with a lagoon running down the right side and a narrow fairway. Caution is also warranted on No. 3, a dogleg right with a rapidly narrowing fairway and concealed water hazards. One of the most memorable holes is the dogleg-left 11th, with water to the left of the green. The course accommodates players of varying skill levels, with multiple tee options ranging from 4,974 yards to 7,014 yards. Additionally, a shorter course option at 2,949 yards provides flexibility for those seeking a more relaxed round or a quick replay.

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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

The Community

  • Residents of Indigo Run enjoy access to a wide range of exceptional amenities, including two world-class golf courses, 12 miles of pristine beaches, 50 serene lagoons, and top-notch recreational facilities.
  • The community offers various recreational facilities for both community and private events, including picnic areas, leisure paths, fishing docks, playgrounds, tennis and volleyball courts, and a pool.
  • Additional facilities can be found at Jarvis Park, Sunningdale Park and Swim Center, Crystal Lake, Indigo Hall, the Golf Club Clubhouse, and the Golden Bear Clubhouse.
  • The Indigo Run Community Owners Association organizes numerous family-friendly events year-round, such as the annual Oyster Roast in March, an Easter Egg Hunt, and the Fall Festival in September.
  • Residents have the option to join the Indigo Run Women’s and Men’s Clubs, participating in community functions, social gatherings, and programs.
  • Sunningdale Park features a recreational area with a junior Olympic swimming pool, Har-Tru tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, and hosts various tennis programs, exhibitions, tournaments, and instructional clinics.
  • A newly renovated 2,300-square-foot fitness center provides access to state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment, as well as virtual fitness options for residents.
  • Indigo Run's appeal lies in its natural environment and exceptional quality of life, with tree-lined roads and abundant wildlife native to the Lowcountry.
  • The community is characterized by its status as a tranquil, single-family residential community without commercialization or short-term vacation rentals.
  • With five strategically located security gates, residents have convenient access to both ends of the island, with 23 miles of roads and 11 miles of perimeter fencing.
  • The intimate size of the community fosters easy friendships, allowing residents to forge connections with their neighbors and pursue shared interests through recreational activities, clubs, and social events organized by the Community Owners Association.
  • Whether residents seek active involvement or a quieter lifestyle, Indigo Run offers a welcoming and diverse community.

Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

Real Estate

  • Indigo Run spans over 1,000 meticulously landscaped acres, including nature preserves and wetlands, comprising five distinct communities: Golden Bear, The Golf Club at Indigo Run, The River Club, Broad Pointe, and Berwick Green.
  • The Golden Bear neighborhood features a mature tree canopy, quiet cul-de-sac streets, and homes enveloped in southern comfort. It offers golf or lagoon views with the option to belong to Golden Bear Golf Club or The Golf Club at Indigo Run, with 537 home sites.
  • The Golf Club at Indigo Run Neighborhood, behind its gated entrance, offers a Lowcountry setting with 272 homes on 600 acres, over 85% having a golf course view.
  • Broad Pointe, located on Marshland Road, features its own gated entrance, a 500-foot pier into Broad Creek, a private swimming pool and spa, and sunset views from many homes, with 64 home sites.
  • The River Club, accessed through its gate off Marshland Road, offers waterfront views along Broad Creek, private docks for some homes, a private swimming pool, and two har-tru tennis courts, with 50 home sites.
  • Berwick Green is the only area with multi-family units, including condos, townhouses, and family garden homes, featuring a private swimming pool and close proximity to the Indigo Hall Community Center.
  • Indigo Run's convenient location ensures easy access to schools, shopping, medical services, dining, and entertainment, resting on 1,400 scenic acres while offering resort-style amenities, including the Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, The Golf Club at Indigo Run, a social and competitive tennis scene, and a modern fitness center.
  • It's a place where convenience and serene living intersect, creating a unique and special community on Hilton Head Island.

Indigo Run POA Fees: 

Golden Bear: $2,281 / The Golf Club at Indigo Run: $,2281 / Broad Pointe: $3,675 / River Club: $3,719

Recent Sales

One-year Sales Range: $695K-$1.825M 

(updated 9/15/23) 

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