Bear's Best Golf Course

3.9774000000 4.0 stars from 5 (266)
  • 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
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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 266 Reviews
5 stars:
96
4 stars:
102
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

221 out of 265 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 elevation changes forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Great Track- Love Nicklaus"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Sprinkler system temporarily out of action. Watering greens by tanker. Not a long term problem, but the pro shop was careful to note this. Great selection of holes and fantastic architecture all arouund. MUST PLAY


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rough Experience"


frostjon1's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived to no carts available. Finally got a cart only to have a malfunctioning GPS. Requested a new cart from hole 2-9 with no response. Grabbed a new cart at the turn and offered no concession or apology. Rude manager just didn't get it. We like to try new courses, but not recommending this one. Course was dry...hard as a rock and brown spots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fun to play"


Vibesmanjake's avatar
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Everything about this course is first class
From the white tees the course is not that hard I'm a 22 hand caper and I shot a 88


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course, not so friendly or accommodating staff."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gentleman is n clubhouse was the only friendly staff member. We had a threesome and a single. They would not let us take three carts. The course had very few people on it. Our round ended up taking way too long. There were no water stations on the back nine and no cart girl. When we finished, I asked the young man, who was cleaning clubs, why there weren't any water coolers on the back nine. He said there was ONE on number 12. One??? This is the desert. The course is in good shape, but I'd prefer to golf at a place that appreciates their customers like Highland Falls and Paiute. Sorry, Bear's Best, I am in no hurry to ever play this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Overall Condition: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Amazing Views!!"


Eric2266947's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bears Best was an amazing course to play. The views of the Las Vegas strip, and surrounding mountains to the west were absolutely stunning! Multi-million dollar homes course-side, and excellent conditions too. I will certainly book here again.


Player Tip: There's a handful of holes that force a lay-up shot. Play your irons from the tee.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive."


Tim3885763's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For those visiting or residing on east side of the valley, this course is worth the drive. Course is in excellent condition and the staff is great!


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


"Bears Best. Maybe his favorites."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Prices here are higher than similar quality courses in the area. The staff are friendly and the pro shop is well stocked. The range is good, nice grass to hit off of. Wide open fairways , a few weird greens. The pace of play is the only real issue. No Marshall on course. A pleasant day was had.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Bears best is best"


Steve3619977'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 500 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



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