Bear's Best Golf Course

3.9489000000 3.9 stars from 5 (176)
  • 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 3.9 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 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 177 Reviews
5 stars:
67
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

143 out of 176 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
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"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


"Enjoyable Day"


rickgraf's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Each hole provided a set of unique challenges. The greens held an approach shot like no other I've played. I've played courses with much faster greens. Avoid the rough because it will make you pay for errant shots & slow down play because it can be difficult to find your ball in it. If you plan your shots well, you should score well. Jack was a strategic, thinking player. He's embedded that in the design of each hole. I recommend watching his website video before you play.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"TPC challenger"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Compared to TPC Summerlin, this is quite comparable. Elevation changes are more pre-dominant here, and the views of the surroundings and city even more so.

Tee boxes offers every level of players equal opportunities and challenges.
Not so much a Desert course as one would think, with some of Jack Nicklaus best & most famous holes from around North America.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"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"


Gordon6648157'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