Welcome to Bearpath

18100 Bearpath Trl, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 

Our Story

This Is Where It All Began

The dream of Bearpath Golf & Country Club became a reality in August of 1996. Plans were made, ground was broken, and we now enjoy a beautiful community with all of the amenities you could imagine. Jack Nicklaus, one of the world's premier golf course designers, has created a picturesque and challenging golf course of the highest quality. It is his influence and his passion for excellence that has greatly influenced and inspired the development of Bearpath Golf & Country Club. Each component of this remarkable Club has been meticulously designed and programmed to uphold the tradition of quality set by Jack Nicklaus and the clubs that carry the signature of golf's greatest golfer. Our mission is to create a unique family - oriented atmosphere, which recognizes and serves its members with a standard of quality, which consistently exceeds their expectations.

“I like to make people think when they play golf. That would be my stamp on this course.”

From Then to Now

It is hard to believe, but more than 25 years have passed since Jack Nicklaus played his inaugural round of golf at Bearpath. We have connected with thousands of families to provide community, competition and celebration.

Our Future

Our goal is to continue to build deep connections in our Bearpath family and exceed expectations! We will be introducing new events, opportunities, and atmospheres to cultivate community.


Your Expectations Are About to Be Exceeded

Membership at Bearpath is more than just a club membership. If your idea of a perfect day is starting your morning with a round of golf, having lunch while overlooking the 9th green, laying by the pool in the afternoon, and getting out just in time for happy hour, Bearpath is the place for you. We have found the perfect balance between elegant and casual and we "toe" the line well with great shoes we purchased in our award - winning golf shop.

Membership Types


Bearpath is a challenging but friendly Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with an active membership. We host a variety of events which give you ample opportunities to meet new members.

Our golf membership will give you use of all golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, social, dining and other facilities at Bearpath. When winter comes, we move the golf indoors with our state of the art golf simulator. We also offer a young executive golf membership for those under 40.

Memberships available for residents and non-residents a like. Membership privileges are extended to both spouses and children until the age of 25. If married, categories shall be determined by the age of the older spouse.

Pool, Tennis, Fitness

With your pool, tennis and fitness membership, you will have use of 5 clay tennis courts, 2 paddle tennis courts, Jr. Olympic swimming pool, zero depth wading pool, fitness center & studio, fitness classes, social events and dining facilities of the Club. Our beautiful pool features a diving well and a children's pool with a water feature.

In the winter we keep you active with snowshoeing, platform tennis, and ice skating rinks for hours of family fun!

Memberships available for residents and non-residents a like. Privileges are extended to spouses and children until the age of 25.


Enjoy your social membership in the family dining room, adult grille, The Nicklaus Bar and patio, private meeting rooms, and banquet facilities in the Signature Ballroom.

Bearpath's active membership enjoys a full calendar of great dining and social events. From our Easter and Mother's Day brunches to wine dinners and family game nights, our events are something to be experienced. Be it casual or formal, the cuisine is exceptional. Cheers!


Weddings Ceremonies & Receptions

Bearpath Golf and Country Club is an elegant wedding venue overlooking picturesque gardens and the prestigious Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. We offer full-service wedding planning. From the point of your inquiry until you walk out the door at the end of your event, our wonderful Catering Department will assist you throughout the entire process to make your dream wedding a reality.


Bearpath Golf and Country Club’s Event Planning Services

Whether it is a small business meeting in one of our private rooms or a charity golf tournament in our Signature Ballroom, we pride ourselves in our ability to combine one of the best facilities in the Twin Cities with excellent service.

Special Events

Bearpath prides itself in our ability to host an array of events from birthday celebrations, bridal or baby showers, grooms' dinners, charity events, or sports banquets from 10 people to 300 people we have you covered. We invite you to meet with us personally to customize your memorable event at Bearpath Golf and Country Club.

Corporate Meetings

Host your meeting within the prestigious gates of Bearpath Golf and Country Club. We would love to work with you in creating a meeting package designed to meet your requirements. Bearpath offers complimentary wireless internet access. Podiums, microphones, LCD projectors, screens, Smart TV, and other AV equipment are available.

Golf Events

At the heart of Bearpath is our Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole championship golf course. The course, one of the finest in the country, features a variety of tees and greens, challenging bunkers and lakes, dramatic elevation changes and spectacular water vistas. This setting provides the perfect atmosphere for corporate or charity golf tournament.

Event Spaces

Signature Ballroom

The Signature Ballroom is surrounded by beautiful garden patios and offers striking views of the golf course. This room is perfect for your sit down dinner for up to 300 people or a cocktail party up to 400 people.

Fireside Room

The Fireside Room features a cozy fireplace and rich décor, perfect for grooms' dinners, business lunches or family gatherings up to 30 people. For corporate meetings these tables can be arranged in a square or U-shape for presentations, or, theater style seating.

Living Room

Our living room is a great pre-function room for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, opening up to an outside deck overlooking the picturesque 9th hole.

Nicklaus Boardroom

The Nicklaus Boardroom is an intimate space to host your business meeting or dinner for up to 12 people.


The Extraordinary Golf Experience at Bearpath

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Bearpath is a premiere Signature Course in the Nicklaus Design family. With Jack's personal touch on the design, Bearpath offers a wonderful challenge to golfers through the Nicklaus character of risk, reward and strategy. Opening in 1996 with Jack's inaugural round, the course is nestled around the beautiful property of wetlands, Middle Riley Creek and bordering Lake Riley. The Bearpath experience is cultivated by the culture of the club with exciting events, many mixers, and happenings along with a membership that enjoys the lifestyle of the club. With five sets of tees ranging with forward tees at 4965 yards to over 7,000 from the Nicklaus tees, Bearpath offers all you desire on the course! Come ready to play!

Guest Information
Community Access

In an effort to enhance your golf experience, we have highlighted a few guidelines of the Club we ask you to observe. Bearpath Golf & Country Club is located within a gated community. Traffic is restricted and arrangements must be made in advance with the Club, hosting member, or resident in order to gain access to the Club.

Dress Code

Gentlemen are required to wear collared and sleeved shirts in all areas. Bermuda length shorts are permitted in the clubhouse and golf course. Women are required to wear medium length shorts and/or golfing skirt with appropriate blouse top which must be sleeveless with a collar or collarless with sleeves. Juniors must also adhere to the same attire requirements.

Hats and caps are prohibited in the Grille and Family Dining areas; women have the option of wearing hats only after playing golf. Nondistressed denim may be worn in the clubhouse but is not permitted on the golf course or practice facilities.

Pace of Play

Members and Guests are expected to play a round of golf in four hours and fifteen minutes. Please be ready to play at all times, pick up your ball if you are out of the hole and putt continuously when appropriate.

Cellphone Use

The use of cellular phones and other electronic communication devices are permitted, but should be used appropriately and with the respect to other members and guests.

Golf Shop

All golf activity is centered around Bearpath's award winning Golf Shop. Leading the culture at Bearpath with a presentation of merchandise that creates a special ambience and sets the stage for the Club. Awarded the Top 100 Golf Shops by Golf World Business and Platinum Award by the Association of Golf Merchandisers, the Golf Shop at Bearpath is one of the best in the country!


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