West Portsmouth, OH

Black Bear DGC

Permanent course
3.715(based on 17 reviews)
Very Hilly
Heavily Wooded
18 Holes
18 Baskets
3 Water in play

Black Bear DGC

Course conditions:

  • Unplayable
  • Bad
  • Decent
  • Good
  • Perfect

Hole 1 is in the open beside the parking lot. Holes 2 is up the hill across the road to the right. Course weaves up and back down the hill. Green arrows hang from the basket pointing to next tee. There are also several white next tee signs out there for the longer walks between holes. Also, check out course map at the kiosk or the map on the directional signs. Udisc also has a good map.

If you get hungry / thirsty, there is a bar and restaurant inside the lodge.

Course contact: harrz (at) somc.org
Course Records:
50 set by Gary Costa at 2018 BBO 18 holes. 1041 rated
55 set by Ryan Shumate 2019 BBO2 18 holes. 1001 rated
58 set by Tony Mo Reiss 2021 BBO3 21 holes. par 71 1045 rated
61 set by Matt Blakely at 2022 BBO4 21 holes par 72 1018 rated

Designer(s): Zach Harr, Drew Zeigler, Adam Jones
Year established: 2015
Course guides: 1
Multiple Tees / Pins: Yes / Yes
Par Info: 62
DGCR SSE: [ ? ] 56.7
Rounds Recorded / Average Score: 25 / 65 18 / 63
Tee Type: Mixed
Hole Type: DISCatcher
Discs lost: 7
Misc. info.:
Camping nearby Not cart friendly Restrooms Available


Shawnee State Park 4404 OH-125 West Portsmouth, 45663 Ohio
Local Directions:

From Portsmouth: US-52 W for arond 6 miles to a right on OH-125 W. Continue for 6.6 miles to a left on State Forest Service Rd 16. Park beside the lake.

Latitude / Longitude:
38.73808, -83.200531 degree
Hole #12 Tee
Plays primarily downhill Hole #12 (Taken 4/2022) goosefraba1
Par / Distance: 4 / 501ft.