Bear's Best Golf Course

3.9572000000 4.0 stars from 5 (187)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7194 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 74.0

  • 11111 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV, 89135, USA
  • (866) 385-8500, (702) 605-0649
  • www.bearsbestlasvegas.com

Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus
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: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 188 Reviews
5 stars:
71
4 stars:
65
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

153 out of 187 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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"Jack has a good imagination"


Cdavid1234's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All round nice course stay out of the rough bunkers are tough,but deathly recommend to play there.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Fantastic"


lsteven99's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time out on this course. Lots of interesting holes and all in very good condition for this time of year. The greens were in surprisingly good shape.

All in all...a good day on the links!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens were in bad shape"


ParorLES's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The holes and layouts were nice but the greens were horrible. I'm not sure if it was because there was a tournament finishing just before we went out. Either way it was bad. Staff were very friendly. Range balls were in bad shape and in need of replacing. Homes and scenery on the course were immaculate. If not for the greens I would probably recommend this course to anyone wanting to play. All 4 of the people in my foursome agreed that we wouldn't play this course again in the condition it was in.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Loved the course"


u000008073149's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Friendly staff and nice club house. Liked their facilities including the driving range. Somewhat challenging due to how bunkers were placed but was fun to play. Will come back again to play!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great deal from golf now!"


Jcurtis77777's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I paid $29 for 18 yesterday. The course was very nice, light rain was the only downside. The pro shop let my wife drive in the cart for no additional fee. Great time and I'll be back on our next trip to Vegas.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Amazing golf"


44tazzz22's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played several Nicklaus design golf courses and this one very all the name implies, Bear's Best golf holes. As soon as you step onto the first tee, you know you are in for a treat, and a challenging day of golf. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy golf as it was meant to be played


Player Tip: Avoid the bunkers

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Value"


Brian7868720's avatar
Skill: Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would not hesitate to play Bears Best the next time I am in Las Vegas.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course but greens were a little beat up"


culli22's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Also the slow play didn't allow me to finish but it is a tough and fun layout


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointed with Practice Facility"


GREGCGOLFER's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived early excited to play Jack's favorite holes from around the world. No carts available until 5 minutes before my tee time. No practice balls on the range. Had to use a sleeve of my own balls to warm up. The ropes on the range needed to be moved. No grass to hit off only divots.
Course was spectacular.
Clubhouse staff had zero personality.
Course staff was polite.
Went to the first tee myself after not being announced or advised.
If you are only playing one pricy round in Las Vegas play TPC Las Vegas. They offer an impeccable experience start to finish.


Player Tip: The GPS Yardages on my cart and partners cart was significantly off the Laser reads. Add 10% to GPS yardage front 0 back 9 is ok.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Poor

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course condition dissapointing"


flynglfr's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Luckily I got a great rate to play thru GolfNow. The course condition was like many muni's I have played, bare spots, wet area, greens very inconsistent from one to the next whether they would hold a good shot or not. Too many ball marks and divots to fill and fix them all which is the fault of golfers not fixing their own. Course layout is great and it was enjoyable but in marginal shape for a course of this caliber. Port-a-potties on the course, what's up with that?


Player Tip: Course condition disappointing for a course of this caliber.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice layout Interesting hole design"


u000007654394's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course but was disappointed in the conditions of the greens. A little beat up and a little inconsistent. Layout was interesting with a variety of different holes. Good value at $100. Would play again if a good deal comes up. Regular resort fees I would consider too high.

Bruce
Calgary, Alberta


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"awesome views"


baddog61's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in Vegas, got some great views of the strip. The homes on the course are like plantations, there huge., what do these people do for a living? Great layout.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome service, great rate, good staff"


ASU2011's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I was worried I would not finish my round, had a 110 tee time, I went into the pro shop and spoke to the golf pros Jose and Jason, they were cool enough to let me join up with a group that went out at 1210 They even worked with me on the price for the rental set, knocking off a few bucks. The course is an excellent lay out, the greens although looked alittle rough they rolled nicely about 10 on the stimp. I will be back on my next trip to Vegas due to the excellent service and Im a big fan of Nicklaus courses.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bit too slow and got too dark"


ozzmatt's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was dissapointing as I only finished 13 holes, thought I would get thru 16/17 .
Should be less money if your not playing full round , otherwise I liked it,


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful scenery. Slow...very slow"


mrgussen's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome views and you will have ample time to take them in. No marshals here and often three groups on the holes at once. We got out at 1:00 and had only 14 holes in before dark. If you are putting up big bucks, go somewhere else or start here at 6:am!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"condition"


adsn12pipe's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the layout of this course. However, the greens were showing a lot of use and somewhat bumpy. There are certainly other area courses that I would play before coming back to this one.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Good layout, overworn greens"


tmixon's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout with a mix of holes. Actually a good score could be had, although the one day I played was unseasonably windy (30 mph), which definitely effected the scoring. Tees and fairways were in very good shape. Many of of the "native" areas which are supposed to be like firm sand traps, we're in fact more like concrete--so I didn't want to ruin my clubs on them. The biggest disappointment was the bent grass greens--really looked worn from the very heavy play it apparantly gets. Clubhouse staff behaved more like a muni staff rather than an upscale club staff, and ultimately that is what this course seems like--an expensive public course with average service. Worth it if you get a Reasonable deal--wouldn't pay full price


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"poor pace of play"


Dean6878564's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the greens were spiked and I would rate 5 out of 10

the pace of play from hole 8-18 was horrible

called the marshal twice, the first time they said it was the groups in front...
it was so slow the twosome in front left after nine holes

called the ranger again on the group in front that took 25 minutes to play a par 3

horrible pace of play and the bad course staff that did nothing about it....


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"One of the best courses I've played in a long time."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the first time we played it. Other than the pace of play, the experience was great. The only thing that didn't work out was the pro shop was closed when we got in at 545...the least they could do is wait for the last groups to get off the course if you wanted to buy something.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed this course"


Cobras27's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course.great amenities. I'll be back to play this course again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course