Bear's Best Golf Course

3.9578000000 4.0 stars from 5 (166)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7194 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 74.0

TEE TIMES FROM: $39.00 VIEW TEE TIMES
  • 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: 4.1 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 166 Reviews
5 stars:
64
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

133 out of 165 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


Overall Rating
Recommended
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Type of Golfer
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"Hard to exceed expecations - but they did"


ecpoirier's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Golf Vacation - Day 3 of 3
It's pure coincidence that we "saved the best for last" during our first trip to Vegas.

Starting from the top, the greeting from the bag staff was welcoming, the pro shop staff were outstanding, and the starter incredibly helpful by giving us a complete run down of how the cart gps worked (with Jack's hole-by-hole tips and flyovers).

The experience I had here was so outstanding that even though a flight from my house is 4.5 hs and covers 3 time zones, if 3 buddies wanted to take a weekend getaway to play this course, I would join them without hesitation.

Pros:
> Staff professionalism from top to bottom, start to finish.
> Cool technology on cart gps. No reason to ever guess on yardages or which club to use.
> Swag. Free tees, free water bottles in ice cooler on cart, free ball repair tool, free yardage book (as a souvenir).
> Course conditions and challenges
> Breathtaking scenery. Not just nature, but the homes surrounding the course are located in a gated community and are stunning.
> Reasonable ProShop prices. Purchased a Bear's Best club towel for $20. It will be attached to my bag every time I play for the next 20 years (unless someone steals it)

Cons:
> I know I said the staff was perfect, but the first time the cart girl drove by I attempted to tell her that she might want to inform the maintenance crew that someone in front of us isn't raking the bunkers after use. It makes the course looks bad. Her attitude was that of - that's not my job, I don't care, save your breath...unless you want to buy something.
> Carts are not allowed in parking lot, so you may have a long walk after a 4 hr round out to your car, with your clubs on your back.


Player Tip: Stop and take in the breathtaking views.

18 Hole 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



"Jack's favorite holes; challenging."



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

Reviewed on

The course was in very good condition. You want to keep your drives in the fairway. Wiry rough or in the desert if you miss the fairway and the rough. Wayward shots to the fairway or green can definitely find bunkers. Greens were rolling fairly fast; in great condition.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


jaltman326's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played an afternoon round which probably explains the slow play the course is in great shape and would recommend it.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"great track"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. Very customer oriented. Great shots are rewarded. Greens are receptive.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"# 1 in my book"


Wiencek4's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a great course. I would recommend this course as #1 choice for anyone who goes to Las Vegas. It was well maintained, beautiful scenery, very helpful staff, and a great time.

I will be back in February.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"LV BB"


MrZ1R's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I chose this course due it close proximity of my hotel, i was pleasantly surprised when I arrived.

Nice fairways and greens.

I had to use my driver, which make me uncomfortable, since i normally need a 3 wood, that's what i get for choosing the back tee.

Had a good round shot an 82


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Nice Challenging Course"


808mlee's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very nice. Greens were a bit soft and held a lot of water. Caused a lot of deep footprints which made putting a bit difficult. But overall they were in good shape. Rough around the greens were a bit tough but other than that it was a challenging round.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unfortunate Timing"


parnal's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived at the course got checked in and everything was great. Only when the starter called us did we find out it was cart path only due to overseeding a few weeks earlier (this should be posted on their website). Pace of play was slow as a result and I hate cart path only. The beverage cart girl was short and curt and clearly was not working for tips. Greens weerre extremely slow. To top it off this is the second time I have golfed this course and both times someone backed into my rental car. Very disappointing.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice layout holes"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes weren't mane cured , fairways had bare spots but the greens were nice.
The guy at the pro shop wasn't friendly at all. But the starter was, and informative.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Mediocre conditions at best"


philipw's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Of course the layout of The holes are very impressive, but there it stops.
Tee boxes were not manicured, fairways with lots of bold spots and greens with many divot spots.
We were very pleased with The starter who gave away divot tools, not only for us but also to give to Friends later. They hand them to all players, but they should have included a short course on how to USE them. We played in the afternoon and the greens very filled with divot holes. I stoppend repairing after 5 per hole.
The biggest embarrassment came at the nineteenth. Bar closed (6.15 pm) and no towels in the lockerrooms. In the ladies there was not even a shower. Clearly not a course meant for visitors.
Also the greenkeeper kept spoeling the first there greens for us with watering, Just ahead of us. Have They never learned to work against the directionele of play?
All in all very sad to give such a negative review, but we have played on much better courses this holiday for far less money.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Overall Condition: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great condition"


tunkie's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens are in great shape. Fantastic views of the mountains. Homes surrounding the course are some of the best in Vegas.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Pay attention before booking"


ASU2011's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played this course and got it for a great price by booking online. I know that this is a high end course so when I saw that the rate was so low I called and spoke to the pro shop, they informed me that the rate was low do to the course getting prepared for overseeding. I wish golf now would have mentioned it but for the price, you cant beat it. I think a few reviews slamming the course conditions are pretty unfair, just because those players were too uninformed to call and ask why the rate was so low, the course should not suffer by getting a poor review. I think the lay out was great and will be back, in the spring.

FWIW, I played several rounds in vegas during my stay that week, and all of the courses were preparing for maintenance. Pay attention people, it will save you frustration in the long run.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dry as a ROCK"


airchewy's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all it was a $37 cab ride from the strip so even though it seems close it wasn't. Second i don't know if it was typical but the fairways were TERRIBLE. they were hard, the grass seemed dead and it was just awful. Wish I wouldn't have gone here with all the other options in Vegas.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Poor

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great day- just wished I knew!"


Jterando's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really beautiful area and the homes surrounding the course area almost worth the admission for the great architecture . The course was great fun, except GolfNow duck not have any mention of the reseeding of the fairways. This is the only reason I did not give this a better course condition rating. If you play from the Whites it's a fun course and only slightly challenging. If you move back to the Blues or holds you had better bring your A game. You will need to fly 200+ just to get to the rough and 230 or more on some holes to get to the begins of the fairway. It jumps from 6100 to 6700 to Over 7000 respectively and the natural terrain comes into play more at each tee box. Overall a really great day and if the fairways were back in shape, worth the trip out to play.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play elsewhere"


dixoncider21's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

First off we were running <5 minutes behind our tee time so I called 30 mins in advance and they pushed our tee time back an hour and 20 mins. Common sense would say to let the group behind us go in our place and we would take their slot, not the case. So we ate breakfast (delicious and priced appropriately), then hit balls for 30 mins and putted for another 30 mins. Get to the first tee and looking at the fairway, I couldn't tell what was fairway and what was goose droppings. After hitting our tee shots safely to the fairway, we realize its not goose droppings, but they've slitseeded the fairway (bizarre because this wasn't mentioned when I made the tee time) Front 9 is all desert golf. If you don't like desert golf, don't play here. The back 9 is a bit more foregiving, but you need to be deadly accurate on the tees on the front 9. Ended up not using driver/3 wood at all on any holes on the front for fear of wasting hours looking for lost balls in the desert. Back 9 we were told to call for a cab on hole 17, we called on 16 just to make sure it was waiting for us when we got there. Maintenance crews were out on holes 16-18 blowing dry grass all over the place, not what you expect for $130. Finish our round and pro shop guy says he's been there for an hour and no one from our group called for a taxi. Ridiculous from start to finish and to top it off, this course looked NOTHING like the pictures shown or the flyover. Will not be back and I do not recommend this course. Pro shop guy said normal rate is $230, there is no way this course is worth half that rate. Based on the flyover, its obvious Jack built this course and never went back.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"nice"


u000001989884's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best lay outs I played I highly recommend it if your in Vegas


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course consisting of 18 of Nicklaus' designed holes. 20 minute drive from the strip. Excellent price from GolfNow. I will definitely play again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging fun"


rpena007's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautifully maintained. Tough but fun to play. Greens were just the right speed with the hole position that invited trouble. Good practice for course management.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging, entertaining round."


rjanzen's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved it....will play again on next visit!! Did not particularly like the thin, black sand bunkers...will handle them better next time. Great course!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

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


"Fair way condition is okay"


hirishikawa601's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff is very good but fairway condition is not excellent


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average


I recommend this course