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Bear Creek Murrieta 

Bear Creek Murrieta is a beautiful Golf Community in Murrieta California. Being an avid golfer myself,  I thought it would be a great article and video to showcase both the golf course and the Bear Creek Murrieta community. In this blog post I will talk about all the different membership opportunities, amenities and costs.

On a side note my mother and father-in-law lived in  Bear Creek for 10 years and said it was their favorite house they ever lived in. They are very social and did use the golf course amenities and community to build long lasting friendships which have lasted a lifetime.

First and foremost I want to reiterate that Bear Creek Murrieta is total golf experience and lifestyle that is not cheap. If you are not the type of person that will golf 3-4 times a week and get involved with the clubhouse, pool and extracurricular activities you might be better off just paying for golf courses around the area. Many people like the idea of living by the golf course, with a nice Clubhouse, well-kept Landscaping and guarded gate but when the price tag hits  They shy away. I will get into pricing later on in this blog post.


Murrieta as a whole is a beautiful safe city. When it comes to Bear Creek Murrieta, it is definitely one of the toughest places to get into if you are not a resident or have access. Not only is it gated but it does have a twenty-four-hour guard. For many people, this is a great amenity but does come at a cost. To give a quick example, when we show homes in Bear Creek if we don’t have my actual real estate license card and ID they will not give me access until the homeowner allows it. Annoying for us, but good for the homeowners of Bear Creek Murrieta. If you’re paying for a guarded gate you wanted to actually work and from our experience it definitely does.


I usually don’t get into prices because they fluctuate through the years. In Bear Creek Murrieta, it’s literally impossible to get into prices as the variety of custom homes is almost staggering. You can go from a 12,000 square foot home all the way down to a 3000 square foot home. There is really opportunity for everyone depending on what you are looking for.

There are even parts of Bear Creek that have Townhomes.  In the video, I take some footage of me driving one of the main streets throughout Bear Creek. It’s very beautiful and you can see the variety of homes in regards to size and style. At the end of this blog post, I have set up a free home search for Bear Creek Murrieta.

Bear Creek Murrieta HOA & Amenities

Bear Creek Murrieta is not just a golf course. Amenities inside the community include Olympic size swimming pool, spa, clubhouse, weight room, cardio room, boccie ball, clay and concrete tennis courts, meeting rooms, and offices are all available and included in the HOA which is around $290 a month. The video attached to this blog post has some footage of all these amenities. These amenities are well kept and maintained. What we thought was interesting and have never seen before were clay tennis courts. We counted at least six or seven tennis courts and one that seemed to be the main focus and  probably used for those Championship matches.


The clubhouse at Bear Creek offers breakfast lunch and dinner and plenty of events for the community. Because of coronavirus I was unable to get  footage of  the inside but it is definitely an intimate,laid back setting with a nice large patio overlooking the golf course and pond. We highly recommend  that when viewing homes inside of Bear Creek you take the time and check out the clubhouse. You do have a food and beverage budget per quarter so you will be spending time there. Make sure it’s the right vibe and fit for you and your family.

Golf Course

Established in 1982 and a Jack Nicholas design,this private 18 hole course plays over 7,000 yards from the tips. It’s pretty flat and well-maintained. Slope is 146 and has a rating of 75.7. If you would like to see a copy of the Bear Creek scorecard click here

Overall reviews of Bear Creek Golf Course are very good. If you’re looking for some insight and other opinions on what the golf course is like, here are some Google reviews

One great advantage of Bear Creek Golf Course is the sister golf courses that are now affiliated with Bear Creek. From our understanding you can play these sister golf courses for nothing more than a cart fee. The sister golf courses include  Steele Canyon Golf Club, Dove Canyon Golf Club and Pauma Valley Country Club. Also recently acquired is Bermuda Dunes Country Club.If you would like to read more about the sister courses visit here and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. There you will find information and links to all the sister courses which include location, scorecards, amenities, clubhouse information and more. 

Golf Memberships

We thought it would be a good idea to lay out the gulf Amber ships and what is included. One of the great things about Bear Creek is there are options  Regards to what type of membership works for you.

#1 Full Golf Membership

-Initiation Fee:$6,000

-Monthly Dues: Family $741  Single $629          

-F&B Minimum:$300 quarterly

#2 Regional Golf Membership

Initiation Fee: $3,500

Monthly Dues: Single $406 Family $461

F&B Minimum:$150 

Eligibility:  Must not live, have any residence or work within 50 miles from Bear Creek.

Corporate Golf Membership

Initiation Fee: $8,500 for up to 4 designees. 

Monthly Dues:$54- $741 per designee, based upon category selected

F&B Minimum:$300 quarterly per designee

Junior Executive Golf Membership

Initiation Fee: $3,500

Monthly Dues:$356

F&B Minimum:$150 quarterly

Eligibility:Age 18 until reaching the age of 40.

Social Membership

Initiation Fee: $500

Monthly Dues:$54

F&B Minimum:$300 quarterly

National Membership

Initiation Fee:$3,500

Monthly Dues:Single $300

Family $351

Eligibility:Primary residence must be outside of California. Limited to no more 

than 8 weeks per year.

Guest Fees

 Golf       Escorted     Unescorted

Weekday $80 $120

Weekend/Holiday $95 $145

Family Guest (Child, Parent, Grandparent not on Membership)

Weekday $45 N/A

Weekend/Holiday after 11:00 am $45 N/A

Weekend/Holiday before 11:00 am$75 N/A

The above golf fees include the use of a golf cart.

All guests must be invited by a member. An unescorted guest is one who is invited by a member but the member is not available to play. 

Optional Golf Amenities

Club Storage $150 per year includes club cleaning 

Locker Fee Full Locker – $15 per month Half Locker – $10 per month

Cart Fee 18 Holes – $18 per person 9 Holes – $12 per person

Annual Cart Fee $1,514 for single $2,596 for family

(Unlimited use of a cart)

Private Cart Trail Fee $1,028

Full disclosure: we have never lived in Bear Creek but have spoken to our mother and father in law on many occasions about their time in this wonderful community.  If you are a golfer and a social type of person Bear Creek Murrieta is definitely a community you need to look at. There are plenty of opportunities to meet great people, play on a beautiful golf course, take up some tennis and really live life to the fullest.

 If you would like any more information on Bear Creek please don’t hesitate to call us at 951-897-9466. 

We are Joel and Christie owners and Brokers of Greenleaf real estate and Appraisal. We are licensed as both real estate appraisers and  brokerage. We have lived in the area for many years and enjoy helping people realize the true beauty of Southern California. With  gorgeous weather, endless outdoor activities,  multiple airports and beaches within an hour beat what Southern California or more specifically Murrieta how to offer.


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