General Information

The Bear Creek Men's Golf Club was formed in 2003 to promote fun, competitive events for all levels of golfers. The Men's Golf Club competitions are held weekly on Saturday mornings and are early shotgun start times that vary during the year, based on the sunrise time. Start times and format are designated on the schedule.

Events are primarily individual stroke play, but can also include both 2–player and 4–player team events, a Match Play Championship in the Spring and a 36-hole Club Championship in December.

If you have any questions or would like to join our club please click to contact: Henry Kraayenbrink.
Please visit the club website ( for event results and other information.

Reduced Rates and Other Club Benefits

Bear Creek Golf Complex is proud to host the Men’s Club and offers the following to all members:

  • The Bear Creek Men’s Club members pay a reduced rate for Saturday Men's Club events.
  • Complimentary range balls are provided before our Saturday start time.
  • Golf shop discount: 10% off selected merchandise

Weekly Individual Stroke Play Games & Payout

There are two types of individual stroke play games, Flights and Skins.

Games & Fees

The buy-in for Saturday morning events is $25 and it covers both Flights and Skins games, which are broken down as follows:

  • Gross Flight - individual stroke play based on actual score
  • Net Flight - individual stroke play based on course handicap adjusted score
  • Gross Skins - single lowest score on a hole based on actual score (birdie or better)
  • Net Skins - single lowest score on a hole based on course handicap adjusted score (birdie or better)

All members that play in any Net games MUST have a valid handicap.

Note that Men's Club game fees are in addition to the course green fee, and must be paid in cash BEFORE play begins.


Out of each $25 received, $1 goes to fund skill hole contests through the year and year-end gifts.  The remaining $24 goes towards the payout for the 4 games respectively on that Saturday in CASH.  Of the $24 remaining, $7 goes to fund the Gross Flight Games, $7 goes to fund the Net Flight Games, $5 goes to fund the Gross Skins Game, and $5 goes to fund the Net Skins Game.

Past Men's Club Champions

  • Gross Club Champion: Gabe Ramos (2022)
  • Net Club Champion: Charlie Trammell (2022)
  • Match Play Champion: Dave Overby (2022)

USGA Handicap System

The Bear Creek Men's Golf Club strictly enforces the handicap guidelines outlined in the USGA Handicap System. Member’s scores are posted by the Men’s Club. For more detailed information on the USGA Handicap System, please visit their website.

Joining Bear Creek Men's Golf Club

To join the Bear Creek Men's Golf Club, you are encouraged to use the online registration at The Arizona Golf Association (AGA) website and select "Bear Creek Men's Club Membership". 

State Golf Associations

Arizona Golf Association (AGA)

The Arizona Golf Association (AGA) was formed in 1923, and has grown to encompass over 400 clubs and 65,000 male golfers. The Association's purpose is to promote the best interests and true spirit of the game throughout the State of Arizona. The AGA strives to "Foster the enhancement and expansion of the game by leading in the development of member and information services, the promotion of opportunities for all who want to play, and the protection of the game's integrity and valued traditions."

Bear Creek traditionally supports the Arizona Golf Association by hosting qualifying events for the AGA championships. To learn more about the Arizona Golf Association, please visit

Southwest Section Professional Golf Association (SWSPGA)

The Southwest Section PGA is one of forty-one sections of the Professional Golfers' Association of America. Its boundaries include the state of Arizona and Clark County, Nevada. Within the Section is a Southern Nevada Chapter and a Southern Chapter to further facilitate programs within those areas. Their membership is a group of professionals dedicated to making golf a better game. They wear many hats; trained instructor, business manager, accomplished player, personnel manager, junior golf mentor, role model, community leader, rules authority, humanitarian, fund-raiser, and many more as these club professionals are responsible for the day to day activities at many of our golf facilities. The SWSPGA includes nearly 1400 PGA members and apprentices involved in the operations of more than 350 golf facilities.

To learn more about the SWSPGA go to

Junior Golf Association Of Arizona (JGAA)

The JGAA's mission is to serve as the umbrella organization for providing, fostering and supporting comprehensive golf programs for youth in Arizona. In fulfilling this mission, the JGAA believes that, through participation the youth of Arizona will be encouraged to value honesty and integrity, develop perseverance, self confidence, patience, sportsmanship and enjoy the game of golf for a lifetime. At the Junior Golf Association of Arizona, they have a passion for junior golf and an appreciation of values inherent to the game such as honesty, integrity and respect.

To learn more about the Junior Golf Association of Arizona go to