If you have never counted them up, Bear Creek Golf Complex has a total of eighteen Par 3 holes on the Bear and Cub courses combined. The Bear Course has five Par 3 holes, and the Cub Course has thirteen Par 3 holes. They range in distance from 70 yards (Cub #6) up to 229 yards (Bear #17). The number and variety of Par 3 holes makes having a Hole-In-One a distinct possibility whenever you play either course. In addition, Bear Creek has two Par 4 holes - Bear #16 (299 yards) and Cub #17 (286 yards) - that are reachable by today’s longer hitters. Having so many holes that offer the potential to make a Hole-In-One leads to some interesting stories, and these are some of the best.
So, if you or someone you know has made a Hole-In-One at Bear Creek check the list below and verify the information. If you have made a Hole-In-One and your name does not appear on the list, then email your information – Name, Date, Course Played, Hole, Yardage and Club Used – to the professional staff at
and have it added today. If you have a great story you’d like us to know, then include it as well. If it’s really good, we might just add it to this page.
Roger Grose of Ontario makes an ace on the 17th of the Bear, Feb. 24th. It was very windy and cool that day, but Roger and his group decided to play anyway. They're happy they did because now Roger has a great story to tell his friends back in Canada. Roger used his 4 iron on the 187 yard hole.
Hunter Thomas, 12, makes third hole in one in just two months
Most golfers play a lifetime without an ace, very few will make one, even fewer amateurs make two or three aces. Needless to say, to have three hole-in-ones in only two months; impossible.
Unless you're Hunter Thomas of Phoenix, age 12. Hunter was playing in a JGAA event at Bear Creek February, 12th when he approached the 140 yard 4th hole on the Cub Course. He pulled his 5 iron, teed it up, took a swing and watched as his ball rolled right into the hole.
Hunter was excited, but this wasn't his first time enjoying a hole in one. It was his third, in under two months. The first was January 14th on hole 13 at The Lakes. The hole was playing 165 yards and Hunter used a 3-hybrid. The second was January 29th, on hole 10 at Ironwood. That hole was playing 120 yards and Hunter used a 6-iron.
The odds of an average golfer making a hole in one are about 1 in 12,000, we can't imagine the odds of three in only two months. Congratulations Hunter, keep up the good work.
(Pictured above is Hunter Thomas age 12)
Enjoy these other Hole-in-One Stories from our Bear Creek Golfers:
Pictured left, is Kimmie Webster on #8 on the Bear just after her hole-in-one! Kimmie is a member of Bear Creek's Women's Golf Association and made the Ace at the club's annual Christmas event on December 20th 2010. Kimmie used a 23 degree hybrid which was made by her husband! Congratulations Kimmie - what a great Christmas present.
Carol Lacey (pictured at right) made her first ace on #4 on the Cub Course May 15, 2010. Carol has only played golf a few times, but on Saturday while playing with the Ambassadors program, she stunned fellow players with a hole-in-one! #4 on the Cub was playing 140 yards and Carol used her 3-wood. She was shocked! Congratulations Carol - what an incredible story!
Conner Tebelman (pictured at left) with his father Bob - January 2, 2010
Conner Tebelman, a 10 year old junior golfer visiting from Michigan, made his first ace on hole #8 on the Bear Course while playing with his father Bob. Conner got a new set of clubs for Christmas from his grandfather, and used his 3-wood on the 142 yard hole. His father has been playing golf for over 40 years, and this is the first hole-in-one he has ever seen!
Kay Tuan Schnulo (pictured at left) September 6, 2009
Enjoying a Sunday Family Golf Day with his father Denny and younger brother Tien Jin, 7-year-old Kay Tuan Schnulo hits his Driver on Hole #11 on the Cub Course and makes a fantastic ace from just over 80 yards! Kay Tuan becomes the youngest player known to make a Hole-In-One at Bear Creek. Kay Tuan completes a fantastic day by buying root beers for everyone in the clubhouse following the completion of his round.
Jeff Glisch – April 27, 2009
Jeff Glisch moved to Arizona to attend the Golf Academy of America campus in Chandler, and become a golf professional. A talented player, he often played the Bear Course with other GAA students in school tournaments and practice rounds. While playing the Bear Course in a casual round with a friend, he became the first person known to ace Hole #16 when he knocked his Driver just under 300 yards into the cup!
C.J. Weston – May 24, 2008
Playing in skins game with a bunch of buddies, C.J. Weston starts his round with birdies on #1, # 6 and #9 on the Cub Course. After three routine pars, he catches fire when he makes a Hole-In-One on #13 with a Gap Wedge. He birdies #14, and then makes a second Hole-In-One on #15 with an 8 Iron! He caps off the round with an eagle on #17 after driving the green. He finishes the round with two Holes-In-One, an eagle and five birdies – and won a large portion of the skins pot for the day!
Takuya Fuji - August 18, 2007
Playing in the first round of the 2007 Chandler Amateur Championship, Takuya Fuji of Tucson is playing the Bear Course using the “old” routing utilized before the clubhouse opened in December 2007. After playing the first six holes in one under par, he reaches the seventh hole – currently Bear #16 – and hits Driver on the green. He makes the putt for eagle, and then – on what is now Bear #17 – he hits his 2-hybrid club on the 229 yard Par 3. He makes a Hole-In-One, and the back-to-back eagles jump start his round. He goes on to make four more birdies, and sets the competitive course record on the Bear with a 62, nine under par.