Bear's Best Las Vegas

4.0131000000 4.0 stars from 5 (383)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7194 yards
  • Slope: 147
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

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 | Layout | Full Scorecard

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
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 383 Reviews
5 stars:
143
4 stars:
154
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

321 out of 382 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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"Bears Best"


nand79's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course and the layout are both very good. The only downfall I found were the greens are in bad condition. Tons of ball marks are they are super slow. Just now them down and this could be a great course. Too much money for the shape of these greens


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 06/20/2017:

Thanks for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and layout, but we apologize that our greens did not meet your expectations. We do our best to make sure all of our guests know to repair their own ball marks as well as go through and fix any that are missed. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will come back in the future and give us another try!

"Great Shape/Challenging Course"


dnico33's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

But all water stations were empty and tee box markings were at times confusing. All that takes is a little effort. Very disappointed not to be able to access water on the course on a 90* plus day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 06/16/2017:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course conditions as well as the challenge of our layout. We do apologize that you were not able to get water from our water stations. We appreciate your feedback on our tee box markings and we hope to have you back soon!

"Great deal"


dgross23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time at a Nicklaus course. Starter was very helpful and accommodating. Paired w local which was a great help. Great layout. Wonderful views. Can't wait to get back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 06/14/2017:

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your first time with us and at a Nicklaus course. We're pleased that our staff left a great impression on you and that you enjoyed the challenge of our course. We can't wait to have you back for another great round!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 06/13/2017:

Great! Glad you enjoyed your experience at Bear's Best Las Vegas!


u356596231's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 06/08/2017:

Awesome! Come back soon!


u000007514116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 06/05/2017:

Excellent! Come back soon!

"Very challenging layout"


u000006250428's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very good test of your shot making ability. The staff was very friendly and the pace of play was very good . The fairways were in excellent shape as were the greens. The greens were on the slow side but they were very true and tough to read . Shot placement is key there are a lot of uneven lies in the rough if you miss the middle of the fairway . Overall a great experience will definitely go back again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 05/23/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the challenge of our course as well as the customer service our staff provided you. We're pleased that you enjoyed your overall experience with us and we can't wait to have you back again soon!

"Great course for the 30 dollar hot deal"


Garrett3879785's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was definitely worth the 30 dollars we spent to play. Layout is neat and course has great strip views. Although if we were tourists and had paid the 230 a round to play I would be pretty irritated. Course is in pretty bad shape compared to most other Vegas courses. Rough is pretty burnt up and super patchy. Greens were bumpy and unusually soft. Much different than last time I played here about 4-5 months ago. The course was much better then.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 05/23/2017:

Thanks for your review! We apologize that our course conditions did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will come back and give us another try in the future!

"Great Course"


lpsgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A challenging course with good distance. The course is very scenic with beautiful backgrounds!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 05/23/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our course as well as our scenic views. Hope to have you back soon!

"Sand traps"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very, very inconsistent trap conditions. Some had perfect volume of sand and others had as little as an 1/8 of an inch of sand. Club would bounce off of hard packed ground and rocket ball across green. Just add more sand or maintain traps better. It was impossible to even dig your feet into sand in a number of traps! Only complaint! Otherwise, great course!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 05/19/2017:

Awesome! We're glad that you enjoyed our course, but we apologize that you didn't like our sand traps. We appreciate your feedback on this matter and will make sure to use your review to help us improve on this matter. Thanks again and we hope to have you back soon!

"Jewels of Vegas"


alfredtboey's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this last time with caddy years ago, Mike.

Very friendly and professional person. At the time, one couldn't play as a single, so he caddied for me and also played with me, shooting 69! (MIKE)

He was amazing, helping me with reading the lines with great putting accuracy.

This time, I was single again, playing twilight after some tournament on mom's day. It seemed that I owned the course, no wait, no one behind. That's why I could take those photos.

There were way more rabbits on the course than golfers.

Only 2 comments.........

1. The upkeep of the cart path and some hard landscaping are lacking. Some areas looked like after a minor earth quake with uplifted concrete.

2. It was very windy that day.

Otherwise, would have been a perfect day.

Mind you, I had 1 birdie and a couple of pars.

Being Canadian, just came out of winter, not bad for my standard.

Might play again before leaving Vegas..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 05/19/2017:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We're glad that Mike was such a big help to you the last time you were here, but we're glad that you were able to play at a great pace this time. We appreciate your feedback on our cart path and we hope to have you back before you head back to Canada!

Commented on 05/18/2017

Shared on twitter @golfadvisor, thanks for the review & pics!


"Course was in excellent condition"


uTTWS7436TT's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had a marshall that speeded up play but later in the afternoon the slow players slowed up even worse. This happens when you have players that should not play a upscale course.

We enjoyed the course, which was in excellent shape!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 05/16/2017:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions, but we apologize that your round was delayed later in the day. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you back again soon!

"Good layout, mediocre conditions"


u3981708's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was initially very excited to play Bear's Best in Las Vegas but a lot of that was gone immediately upon arrival due to a "scheduling" mishap on their end. The overall layout of the course was very fair and an overall joy to play. However, I thought the condition of the course as a whole to be below what I would have expected especially considering the name of a legend being tied to it. Their was a lot of areas with crab grass and the greens were very inconsistent. I was only in 2 bunkers throughout the round but I might as well have been hitting off of the cart path with the hard pan underneath the 1"" of sand or so that was in them. If you're looking for a course with some cool views and a enjoyable layout and don't require immaculate conditions than you won't be disappointed. If it wasn't for the friendliness of the bar tender I would have given this course a much lower review.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 05/03/2017:

Thanks for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed the layout of our course, but we apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and patience with us during the scheduling mishap. Our tee sheet system was having some issues for a couple of days. We hope you will give us another try in the future!


dvisich48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Atlanta on 05/02/2017:

Outstanding! Glad you enjoyed your experience at Bear's Best Las Vegas!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 04/28/2017:

Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed your experience at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

"Oh what a view"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was interesting and beautiful. Holes were fair and you could play them with some thought but you didn't feel like you were tackling the impossible. The houses surrounding the course were exquisite. All different all modern; art around every corner.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 04/20/2017:

Outstanding! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and we hope to see you back again soon!


u644618361's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 04/20/2017:

Fantastic! We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We look forward to having you back soon!

"Staff is great"


u7613566's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The staff from dropping the bag till having a great meal at the 19 Th hole was the friendliest experience. Dave the starter has the hospitality skills of a dis-noid. Giovanna is great friendly and helpful to all needs on the course. And staff back at the clubhouse makes you feel like a member would be treated. Would recommend to anyone

The course itself is challenging. Being a 6 hcp it gave chances for risk reward and with a windy day made a golfer think twice during the round.

My wife who is a higher hcp loved it also. She doesn't hit it long but was able to get around the course with little trouble.

The only reason I gave the course itself a 4 star rating was because the greens were aerated about a week ago and nobody can make grass grow faster. I am betting that given time the greens would have been up to the same standards as the staff

Thank you guys and the next time we will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 04/20/2017:

Outstanding! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. We're pleased that our staff left a great impression on you. We're also glad that you and your wife enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We appreciate all of your kind words and we can't wait to have you back soon!


Mangap's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 04/26/2017:

Awesome! Come back soon!

"Too Tight"


u000005737377's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was great! Course seemed a little unfair, tight fairways with rocks on both sides


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 04/20/2017:

Thanks for your review! We're thrilled that our staff left a great impression on you, but we're sorry that you did not enjoy our layout. We hope you will give us another try in the future!


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