Bear's Best Golf Course

3.9807000000 4.0 stars from 5 (259)
  • 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.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Bear-s-Best-Las-Vegas

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: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 259 Reviews
5 stars:
93
4 stars:
100
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

216 out of 258 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 forced carries elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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"Bears best is best"


Steve9274876's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice layout and very challenging. I would play here anytime


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Morning or early afternoon times are best"


vegasdancediva's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful golf course in a great setting. Golf course was in excellent condition for summer although the greens had too many ball marks - (some people need to fix their ball marks). Started about noon and finished quickly as there was hardly anyone on the course. There is typically a wind in the later afternoon (after about 3:00) so playing early is better.


Player Tip: The GPS on the cart is extremely helpful if you look at the hole before teeing off each time.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Can't leave Vegas without it...."


maganaandrew3's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my third time playing Bears Best and it definitely one of the best courses I've played. I can't visit Vegas without playing this course. The course has great elevation change and greens are heavily guarded by bunkers.....did I mention there's black sand on two holes! Pretty cool. The first hole is very intimidating with the lake on the left hand side but gorgeous too look at. This course demands straight tee shots and great distance control into the greens. Anyways have fun out there!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day of golf."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a wonderful day of golf. Course is set up great , imaginative holes, plenty of challenges. 4.5 hour round and was never pushed from behind and rarely even saw the group in front of us. Amazing pace of play, especially for a Sunday late morning tee time. Can't wait to play it again.


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


"Great course"


rturner's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A unique course and a must play for Golf nuts like myself who watch and play as much as we can.


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


"This course makes for a great day of golf."


u000007895009's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like the course. I would play there again and would recommend it to any golfer.
Not a hard course to play. My party played from the yellow tees.
Especially liked the cleanliness of the facility and course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


Jugghead10's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is looking great a the staff are awesome, a must play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"day of golf"


mestey's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good course, staff poor, rental clubs good , carts poor, gps good, overall nice of day golf


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Really fun course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fair course but not overly easy. I enjoy knowing the original location of each hole and think the Anaconda black sand is something to experience.
The staff is friendly and helpful; the views are terrific; some of the homes are a bit unusual; very enjoyable course.


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


"Good times. Fun course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Lots of personality to this course. Each hole different from the rest. Fun shots. Playable. Course is in good condition on the fairways. Bermuda rough shows some overgrowth. Greens have lots of unfixed ball marks but still roll fine.

I really like that you can only see the hole that you are playing.
Staff was great.

Will return.
Payed $40 per person from golfnow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love the course but..."


James7395653's avatar
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

...Jacks other course, Reflection Bay is my favorite. Thee greens were a little rough and the staff is not up to the level of Reflection Bay.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great but greens keeper has gone way downhill! !"


keyanu's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

It is still an amazing course but the conditions have dropped dramatically over last few years! !!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


u000006217254's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course. The greens need a little attention, a few fungus spots, few other bad spots and they really need to pay a crew to go out every night and fix ball marks. But the entire course is very nice. Great visual course!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens"


JaySr's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in great condition. But my preference is putting on greens that are a bit faster roll


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Must play golf course so tough from back tees excellent value going back soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


asmith6's avatar
Age: Under 25
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Got a late tee time on GolfNow for a crazy cheap deal. The course was in great condition but the greens were a little slow for a course of this caliber. Definitely playing here again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bears Best"


William4943953's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good challenging course, I have played a number of the holes that are replicated here. Done a good job, with the holes and the site that they had to work with. Greens were slow and bumpy, looked like they had just been treated with sand. Fairways played very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bears Best Was Not Best"


Hawkeyekc69's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was rough from a lack of watering in places and greens were over seeded which resulted in a round that was not that memorable. I have been putting on nice greens all week and this was a mess. Wish I would have picked another course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens just Aerated"


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 05/20/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I got a good deal for a round at 1210pm, showed up early and the guy in the shop was nice enough to let me out early. Greens were just punched and sanded but the rest of the course was in good shape. I cant complain I got a reduce rate due to the aerification. Clubhouse bathroom could use some attention


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bears Best first timer"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had heard so much about the course, we had to play it on May 16. The views were as good as advertised, but the greens were slow and bumpy, and the pace of play was not good. For a top notch course, there was not a ranger to be seen. A very slow foursome in front of us made our first nine a 2 and a half hour experience. We passed them on the turn, and played the back in 2 hours. We did get a good price, but overall it was just too slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course



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