Bear's Best Golf Course

3.9968000000 4.0 stars from 5 (313)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7194 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

  • 11111 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA
  • (702) 804-8500, (702) 605-0649
  • (702) 804-1127
  • www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Bear-s-Best-Las-Vegas
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Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (2001)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Paul Wilson Golf School"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7194 yards 74.0 147
Blue 72 6628 yards 71.3 130
White 72 6043 yards 68.3 122
Red 72 5043 yards 68.7 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 313 Reviews
5 stars:
116
4 stars:
123
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

262 out of 312 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Always a joy!"


daslinker's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions, excellent, fun course to play. Not extremely difficult, but enough choices to enjoy making you think instead of just banging away. The greens are always in great shape, and although there's only water water on two holes, the placement and variety of sand, waste and treacherous desert areas can cost you shots if you get too wayward. The rough is seldom penal, but there are some nasty patches that they let grow and will swallow your ball forever if you're unlucky enough to get in them. At any rate, it's always been a user-friendly place to play and an enjoyable round of golf- even when you play as bad as I did today. Wish I could afford to play there more often!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"Nice course"


Richard6202276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing this course. It was in good shape with diverse and interesting holes. Would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


Richard6202276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall had a great time. Staff was excellent. The course was in good shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


robertblathan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course tests your ability to adjust from hole to hole. It is a great change up, and gives you an opportunity to work on different shots based in the signature holes from around the world.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hot breezy day in Vegas at a fun course"


apinzon23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play this course every time I visit Las Vegas because it's challenging and has an interesting layout of Jack's favorite holes. It was not too busy so pace of play was good and customer service was excellent. Greens were above average; at times in the past they have been slow and bumpy, but this time they were ok. A few places around town have aerated and I think they may have done so a few weeks prior.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Typical Nicklaus"


Tommy4435522's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pick the correct tees for your game and bring your "cut" shot. In typical Nicklaus layouts, the approach shots lean towards playing a fade. Very good overall condition. Some sneaky and shot changing elevation requirements. Very good bunkering as well as thought provoking par three challenges. From the correct tees, a very enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"has nice views of Las Vegas Strip and the Mountains"


vdub62's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

really nice course.The group in front of us was really slow bout 11 holes. Before they pick there game up. Wasn't that really hot in Vegas that day. So turned out to be a good day of golfing in Las Vegas. For this time of the month


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


jknight88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course fun layout to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


johnammon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Even though they had punched the greens a few day's before we played so they were slow it is a very nice course. great service. We will go back. Typical desert course so the rough is sand, dirt rock and cactus but not to hard to stay out of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slowest round of golf I have ever played"


zhfrench's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

First of all we play on a day when the winds were blowing at 30-60mph all day so right off the bat it wasn't perfect. First two holes were fine. Great layout good shape. Then on the par three 3rd hole there are FIVE groups waiting on the tee FIVE. So after that three groups bailed. We called the club house and they said they would send a ranger right out. Nothing... So after the first nine we let the group in front get a hole and a half lead. We caught up to them in about two holes. Still the slowest pace I have ever seen. On the 15th the cart girl says she will get the ranger right on it again nothing happens. She also promises they will "take care of us when we get back."

So after our 6 hour round of golf we ask do you even have a ranger? All the guy says is yes we do... I told him well we just played a 6 hour round and didnt see anyone other than the cart girl once. He just walked away from me. Not even a sorry or anything.

Course is really cool great views and cool layout. But AWFUL staff poorly run.


Player Tip: Do not play here unless you enjoy playing a six hour round, with no ranger in site.

Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice track but ?"


lyle3022134's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course greens very fast and good condition fairways in good shape too It was very windy so even more tuff at times but played well. Only one gripe I have they wanted to charge my wife 38 bucks just to ride and watch me Golf? Really I didn't pay anything the day before at Rio Secco which in my mind is more better course by far. So don't advise to take your wife along here or anyone at that matter it be half the price of tee time ? Don't get that and it turn me off about here no matter how nice it is.. They need to be a little more realistic about a cart price ..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth the money"


phinkly's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not in good condition. The greens were slow, the fairways had some spots. The rough was inconsistent. Overall when I pay a premium price I expect to get a premium course. I played it 5-6 years ago and it was much better, but this time it left a lot to be desired. I played three other courses on this trip and this was my least favorite despite being the most expensive (by double the price of the others).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great layout and conditions"


Greg8881112's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very scenic and challenging layout. Conditions were pristine. Found a great online rate which made it a bargain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Absolute pleasure"


bjgraham26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is fantastic. It is worth the full pop to play and even better at $55. Course staff was tremendous right from the get go. Well done. Course is in fabulous shape, stunning homes on the course and of course great views of the strip. This course will be added to the circuit for our annual LV trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great track, good value"


u000005511327's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrific layout, friendly staff and good pace of play. Rate I got with Golf Now was exceptional and just very pleased with the deal all round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Track!"


Marc5445965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unbelievable value for our $. That includes the 40+ mph winds and pop up hail we had the pleasure of enduring. But even considering all that, still a great experience at a great track!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Scenic and long"


bigdrive11's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always like playing this course when I can get a deal. The greens were very slow because they were getting ready to aerate. Usually the greens are much faster. Try to play on a day when the wind is down.


Player Tip: ALL the greens break to the Valley no matter what you see.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice day at Bears Best"


dscottmiles's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all I have to say that all of the staff I encountered through out my round were amazing! The course layout was spectacular in visual appeal. You have to be a real "Ball Striker" to play this course. It will demand every shot shape and flight in the arsenal: as well as having to "Think" your way through the course on virtually every shot. The fairways were only in decent shape and the greens were not in very good shape. It seemed to me that this was due to overplay!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Great course but slow play"


lpontes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful and the staff helpful but it is a challenging course so play slows considerably when the course gets crowded with players on a Sunday. Took over five hours to complete the round which spoiled the experience. I think playing the course at other than peak times would be a joy. I'd play there again under those terms.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great Las Vegas course"


maddisc's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course is unusual in that it is a greatest hits of Jack's best holes. This means it varies in character and can feel a little disjointed.

However, some of the holes are stunning. The course is always in great shape and the facilities are first class.

Views of the Strip are pretty awesome.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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