Bear's Best Las Vegas

4.1081322494 4.1 stars from 5 (472)
  • 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

At Bear's Best, a 7,194-yard track about 20 minutes from The Strip, the Jack Nicklaus design team stuck to recreating holes from other Jack desert designs, making them actually almost fit into the natural surroundings. (Aside from the black sand bunkers and that's just so cool, you don't mind).

Plus, they made the fairways wide, giving your ordinary golfer a good chance to get through the day smiling. You won't post a career-low score at Bear's Best, but you won't lose four sleeves of balls, either.

Four of the holes are replicas from Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, but also features holes from Nicklaus' Spain and Mexico work. The best thing about Bear's Best may be how the Nicklaus team, often accused of making their courses too tough, kept the average hacker in mind.

Yet what really sets Bear's Best up as a great play is the service. Every foursome gets their own forecaddie and the staff can make you feel like a VIP.

"Bear's Best is probably the greatest overall experience we've had on a course," regular Las Vegas golf visitor Josh Isadore said. "The guys are still talking about it."

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 472 Reviews
5 stars:
190
4 stars:
179
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
23

recommend this course

394 out of 471 reviews


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"Nice course... kitchen closed"


u000002561407's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played on a windy day at 47degrees.

The course was in good condition and has beautiful views.

We were disappointed to hit off the mats on the driving range and the only food available At the turn and at the end of the round was A few day old wraps...kitchen was closed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 02/22/2018:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course despite the wind and cool weather. We apologize that you did not enjoy our driving range and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you back again soon!


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 02/21/2018:

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


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 02/21/2018:

Awesome! Come back soon!

"Pace of play needs work."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nice course. Decent greens. Got on as a ClubCorp member, so he price was right. The non-resident rate is outrageous, not worth the money.

Pace of play was S-L-O-W. Not a single Marshall in site. We teed off at 8:40. We could see the 3 groups in front of us were waiting. Really ruined the day.

As a member of ClubCorp, I would come back again at the reduced rate. I would never play this facility at the "rack" rate. Way to slow!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 02/21/2018:

Thanks for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our course but we apologize that the pace of play was slow. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure to use your review to help us improve. We hope you to have you back again soon!


shrmpr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

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 02/21/2018:

Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

"Greens in bad shape"


peteb48's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

While the course is interesting layout the greens were in very bad c9ndition. Ball actually bounced on puts of 10 feet or more. Not worth the fees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 02/15/2018:

Thanks for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout but we apologize that our course conditions did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will give us another try in the future!

"Buy a yardage book"


dnimura's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Buy a yardage book so you get the story behind each hole so you'll have an idea of whether you can reach or carry the fairway bunkers. The course was really interesting and in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 02/08/2018:

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge that it presented. We're also glad that you enjoyed our course conditions. We hope to have you back again soon at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

"Bear’s worst"


Jim4499263's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

If this course is Bear’s Best I would like to see the Bears worst. Greens were like a mine field with all the ball marks/divots and the bunker were like concrete w/grit for sand. I guess this early in the year is rough golf for Las Vegas. Pace of play ok.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 02/02/2018:

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you were able to play at a good pace, but we apologize that you did not fully enjoy your time with us. We appreciate your feedback and we hope that you will give us another try in the future!

"The Bear"


lobstick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fine test of golf. Great views of Vegas. Unfortunate part all the housing development around course. Granted they are multi million dollar homes. But to me it takes away from the course with so much housing nearby.


Pace of Play: Average

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 02/02/2018:

Great! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge that it presented. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!


kyudong2078850's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 01/30/2018:

Outstanding! Come back soon!


PP1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

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 01/17/2018:

Awesome! Glad you enjoyed your time with us at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

"Exceptional customer service"


u000002920828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The golf course is beautiful and challenging. Each hole is lined with spectacular homes and memorable views. We had a tough experience that was converted into a great customer service moment. Our cart ran out of juice on the 12th hole... which is a long par 5 uphill... and it was cold and drizzling. We called the clubhouse a couple times and the answering service could not get anyone live to help us. We turned around and luckily managed our way slowly downhill back to the clubhouse... sometimes with a push. We were frustrated, cold and wet. But thanks to a helpful cart girl, a nice bartender and Jose Rodriguez, Golf Professional, our bad experience quickly changed. They went out of their way apologizing for our unfortunate time. They helped us get warm drinks and offered a couple free rounds when we return to Las Vegas. We will definitely take them up on it, as I can’t wait to play this course again.


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 01/11/2018:

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge that it presented. We apologize that your cart died but we are pleased that our staff was able to make it up to you. We're glad that we were able to help turn your experience around and we can't wait to have you back the next time you are in the Las Vegas area!

"Pace of play"


u791135338's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

We teed off with a husband and wife; 35 minutes behind after 4; another man and woman were in a twosome behind us! Not sure why the starter didn’t pair the ladies with their men!! It caused us to quit after 5 holes! Too bad for us, but had to leave with my sanity!


Pace of Play: Poor

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 01/09/2018:

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't fully enjoy your round with us. Our staff does their best to keep everyone moving at a good pace, but we appreciate your feedback and will use your review to help us improve. We hope to have you back again soon!


Dan3612148's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

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 01/04/2018:

Fantastic! Come back soon!


Howardzz0z's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 01/05/2018:

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not enjoy We would love the chance to speak to you more about your time with us. Please reach out to us at bearsbestlv1@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. Thank you again and we look forward to speaking with you!

"Beautiful Bear 's Best"


duane240sx's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed my round on Dec 22nd.

Greens, tees and fairways were in great shape. The bunkers however were quite difficult to hit from , as in not much top layer of sand and therefore very easy to skull it across the green, into another bunker or worse. Course starts with 2 of the most challenging holes, and then it is quite fair. Very scenic, particularly on the back nine, and many dream homes line the fairways. The cart girl was friendly, but we did not see her too often. Rentals were TM M2's and were in good condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 01/04/2018:

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us. We're pleased that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge that our layout presented. We're also glad that you enjoyed our scenery. We hope to have you back again soon at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

"Disappointed"


u000004891146's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017

Reviewed on

Wanted to play the course with the deal of giving 3

Canned goods. Great until I found out all 4

Players had to have received the email. This was not stated on n the email. Hope you change your policy next Christmas season. Not much a Merry spirit or spirit of giving


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 01/04/2018:

Thank you for your review! We apologize that there was some confusion with the canned goods deal. We appreciate your review and will make sure to better communicate our specials moving forward. Thank you again and we hope to have you back soon!


bobo2004's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 01/04/2018:

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed your round and we can't wait to have you back again soon!

"Great Course..will definitely be back"


Kevin9420117's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course and you can't beat the holiday rate. The only downside was the driving range was mats only.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 01/04/2018:

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and that you found us to be a good value. We appreciate your review and look forward to having you back at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

"Not much to write home about"


uYJEC9382YJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I have played a lot of other Vegas courses and this didn’t compare to other courses for layout, scenery and conditions. The holes were almost all straight away and only 16 and 18 were memorable. The black sand was cool but other than that it was ok at best. Unless you can get it for under $50 I would say chimera or Lexington rate better. Especially the greens they were pretty beat up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bear's Best Las Vegas on 01/04/2018:

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will give us another try in the future!


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