Bear's Best Golf Course

4.0034000000 4.0 stars from 5 (298)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7194 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 74.0

  • 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

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
Overall Condition: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 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 298 Reviews
5 stars:
110
4 stars:
117
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

250 out of 297 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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"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 Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: 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 Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: 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 Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: 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 Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: 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 Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't let your ego stand in your way"


lmyers4371's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is long, hard and unforgiving. Play up on the tees, don't let your pride get in your way. Lots of houses around the course and construction seemed to be going on at all of them. Almost every shot requires carry to avoid trouble.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Bears Best"


travisfoster's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Twice a year
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and well worth the money. Very windy course, would play it again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love the course but this time, course needs help"


golfmel24's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here several times before but this time we found the greens were in need of help. Far from rolling true, little pebbles everywhere on greens, ball rolling and just change direction. We found that the course is overpriced for other courses in the area that play as nice. Layout fun, staff always friendly.


I recommend this course


"Fairways good, greens tough"


PCgolfer1's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

They started us on the back nine at 9:30 AM. Cool and breezy until we started the front nine. Fairways are in great shape but waste areas are generally rocky areas where you can't hit out of let alone find your ball. Tough greens with tiers and undulations on almost every hole. I thought it played tougher than the 122 slope from the whites. Some amazing homes around this course.


Player Tip: Some long par 3's that will hurt you if you are too far right or left. Putt's from above the hole are very hard to get the speed right.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, fun layout."


jamesdp0203's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

We played the tips and started on number ten. Each hole was unique and was fun to play holes from other courses. It is a long course but in great condition. The greens weren't that good. Bumpy,and lots of bal marks. Would I play this course again?
Yes most definitely.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Outstanding experience"


Bcrawford1342's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was outstanding, the layout is tough but fair. I was also very impressed with the customer service, and attention to detail.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good conditions for January in the desert"


wildoattes's avatar
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Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape. Some may be put off by the dormant colour but the conditions were good and the greens were quick. Golf was a little slow (4:20) and we had an early AM tee time. Course is easy to get to from the strip and though I am not a big fan of Nicklaus design work I would return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Enjoyable course and friendly Staff"


freyadog's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nicely laid out
fair and fun to play
pretty good shape
greens are good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bears Best is outstanding."


u000004493996's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

A long drive out the course it is on the far west side of the valley close to the mountains. Give yourself a good half hour from downtown or the strip.

Drove up to the bag drop area and a very pleasant guy welcomed us to the course, put our bags on the cart and took them to the range area, also the same guy came to the range and took us to the first tee at our tee time.

Checked in at the clubhouse for a 11:50 tee time, check in was quick, he found my reservation that was prepaid on golf now ($55 hot deal) welcomed us to the course and showed us out to the range.

The range was very large, nice putting green and practice area, made for a nice warm up.

We were a 2 some and they paired us with a couple other guys and it made for a nice pace of play. Every tee box had at least 4 sets of tees and we played from the white.

The fairways were in great shape and the greens were very smooth. The greens weren't too fast, but down hillers will get away from you if you dont pay attention. The sand traps were almost perfect, a little firm which to me is great. A couple greens had black sand which looked really good against the green grass. The rough wasnt too thick and you have to account for fliers. Every hole on the course was in great shape.

Pace of play was good, the round took about 4 hours and 15 minutes. There was a 5 some a couple groups ahead of us holding things up a bit but they were moving as quick as 5 can, so no complaint there.

This is a great golf course with a very pleasant staff and though the weather was a bit cool it was a great winter golf experience.

We got the hot deal at a good price but I would be glad to play at the normal golfnow price which is about $109 during the week. A top notch facility with a wonderful staff, Jack should be quite pleased at how well this place is run since his name is on it. Will be making this a normal stop on our Vegas trips.


Player Tip: Very important that you play the right tees. Tee shots are pretty tough and if you are further back than you should be it will make for a tough round.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Picturesque"


David7255802's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plenty of great looking holes and I will definitely play again. Everything's dormant and the greens were worse for it.

Definitely recommend !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow and not great"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It seemed that the course had a lot of traffic on it. The fairways and greens were in pretty bad conditions. It did not appear that anyone repaired their ball marks. I was disappointed with the overall condition of the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great golf course"


tinychris79's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course in great shape fast greens 3.5 hours to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Head Pro"


tharrisonjr's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definately one of my favorites to play. I have played all over and this will be a return course to play when back in Vegas. The scenic views and architecture has my interest. Bears Vest is now on my list.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"A very enjoyable experience for average or skilled golfer."


seaoflove's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

"A very neat concept".
The course was fun but not overly difficult and not too long from the white tees. Even an average golfer can score well if you can "aim" and come close to your targets. 4 sets of tee boxes give lots of choices for your drives and degree of difficulty. If you don't get a "deal" or a Golf Now price, the regular price is "too expensive", in my opinion. We got on for $120 at 7:30 AM on a holiday weekday and I felt it was worth that.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Want to Play"


uOVTD5683OV's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been to Vegas may time and play different courses, but this is a treat. Play the right tee and you can have a great time. Must drive well and putt even better to score - three put more often than 2 putt - better next time!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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