Bear's Best Golf Course

3.9367000000 3.9 stars from 5 (158)
  • 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 3.9 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 159 Reviews
5 stars:
60
4 stars:
56
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

127 out of 158 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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"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: 4 hrs

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


"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: 4 hrs

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: 4 1/4 hrs

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: 4 1/4 hrs

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: 4 hrs

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: 4 1/4 hrs

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: <3 1/2 hrs

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: 4 3/4 hrs

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: 4 hrs

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: 4 hrs

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: 4 hrs

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: 4 hrs

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: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average


I recommend this course


"Course under repair"


u000006507344's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The bunkers renovation has been completed. The fairways are still in need of upkeep & the greens are average right now. Hopefully they will have this completed by fall


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"great course"


moose7242's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has some issues. The pump is not properly putting the water to all of the sprinklers, and the are redoing the bunkers. The course was great to play for $25.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/26/2014

$25 is right where I would put this course. Not $125


"scenic views"


u000008228948's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great shape, great pace, but with the amount of rain the previous days it was cart path only 18 holes, got my exercise for the week in.....


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good potential, but not Bears Best today."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty rough shape, (dying areas of fairway, bunker r&r, waste areas were like concrete.another takeaway was the fact that players are not fixing their divots, and ball marks. Where is the golf etiquette? Overall a good design. I would like to try again in better conditions.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


flypro1116's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

I got a last minute mid summer deeply discounted green fee but would've gladly paid more to play such a terrific course. The greens, though slow due to some recent rain, were impeccable and true. The course layout was challenging and allowed classic choices of reward vs risk. Some of the sand traps were under renovation so I downgraded the course conditions but only minimally. Great course at a great price.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"PERFECT DAY FOR THE END OF JULY IN THE DESERT!!"


u796475431's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Thank Goodness for Tsunami Weather in Vegas! I think the average Temp was 92 which is AWESOME! It just rained the evening before so the approach shots were still a little mushy, but all in all a Great Day...


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"A long day of golf"


Frosty13's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was extremely nice and helpful. Course was in good condition but it took me 5 1/2 hours for a 18 holes. I didn't see a marshall all day.


18 Hole Pace of Play: >5 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course