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4.2
570 Reviews (570)
5 Stars
239
4 Stars
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3 Stars
69
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
25
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
84.4%
Recommend this course
477 out of 570 reviews
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4.4
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
10
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.2%
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31 out of 34 reviews
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4.3
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
22
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4
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
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66 out of 77 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7194 yards
Slope 147
Rating 74.0

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."

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Bear's Best Las Vegas
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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
Scorecard for Bears Best Las Vegas Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.5/140 413 529 441 229 438 398 201 599 453 3701 411 317 507 151 461 230 416 537 463 3493 7194
Green M: 72.1/131 370 482 401 195 414 352 184 552 393 3343 392 283 497 137 418 211 392 516 439 3285 6628
White M: 69.1/124 309 440 374 174 381 336 159 515 353 3041 339 266 457 129 370 185 343 500 413 3002 6043
Orange W: 68.2/120 275 306 323 127 296 244 130 432 274 2407 308 227 396 79 341 130 312 475 368 2636 5043
Fastee W: 57.9/100 177 190 180 34 188 154 61 285 183 1452 160 129 262 33 217 54 168 292 237 1552 3004
Handicap 11 5 3 9 1 15 13 17 7 6 18 10 16 4 8 14 12 2
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Paul Wilson Golf School"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Nevada (2017 #17)

Reviews

4.2
570 Reviews (570)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 46
Patio Dining 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 99
Elevation Changes 71
Forced Carries 67
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 71
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 65
A Weekend Splurge 56
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 70
Worth the Drive 66
In the 'Burbs 60

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best overall course in Vegas area

This is my 3rd round here this week.
Ive played most of the 4* plus courses,
For the golf course itself, this is where u will want to play and play again.
Its a very challenging course, but its also fair.
Thats my favourite type of course.
Add in the fact you get to play 4 holes from 4 different courses around the country, and it becomes all that more special.
Plan a day here, get yourself a good deal on a re-play round at a very nice discount and play again .
Absolutely love this course layout.
Even with the greens punched less than a week ago, the greens are in great shape and so is the course.
Do yourself a favour, try bears best and wolf creek in mesquite.
U wont find 2 better tracks that challenge you but also are fun to play with amazing views on every tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

We had an Awesome time at Bears Best. The staff is very friendly. Greg the starter was more than accommodating. He gave us all the facts and things to lookout for on the course. As for the course, they did just punch the greens two days before, which they let us know. The were still fast and playable. Keep in mind this is Jack Nicholas mix of 18 holes. Our favorite holes were from Montana with the black bunker sand. Very authentic to the real course in Montana. Overall this is a MUST BOOK while in Vegas. It’s a great course and a wonderful staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Value.

Great facility and course. A little rough around the edges. Could be in better playing condition. First time I played it a few years ago it was in perfect condition. Looks like they are working on it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-04-17T13:40:02.000+00:00

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed your round with us and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very dissapointed

Was excite to play a course affiliated with the "Bear". Always in great shape with wonderful layouts. The condition of this course was poor. Greens were very bumpy rolling at about a 7. Fairways, Rough, & Tee-boxes were fair to poor. Overpriced for what was for my visit. Staff was great, but will never return!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Bear's Best Las Vegas
Commented On 2019-04-16T13:45:10.000+00:00

Thank you for your review! We're pleased that our staff left a great impression on you but we apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations. We have had an uncharacteristic winter, with everything from rain outs, to late frosts, severe winds and snow days. None of which is normal for the late winter/early spring. We would love the chance to speak with you more about your time with us. Please reach out to us at bearsbestlv1@gmail.com at your earliest convenience. Thanks again and we look forward to speaking with you!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Course is a great layout and in good condition with lots of different tee options to make it as long as you want it to be. Greens were in good shape and rolled smooth but weren’t the fastest, which is good for the average player. Fairways were fairly wide and the course played fair. Good for the average player but could still be challenging for the low handicap players. The carts were new and had built in speakers and USB chargers for your phone. Staff was friendly all around. Practice facilities were good overall but at the driving range you are hitting off of mats. It was a very windy day so the cart girl stayed inside. She did make a good John Daly and drinks were reasonably priced. She was very friendly. We teed off at 3 pm so the kitchen was closed when we got to the turn and after the round which was a bit disappointing.

Overall, I really enjoyed the round and would definitely recommend playing this course. I’ll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Bear's Best Las Vegas
Commented On 2019-04-08T14:23:25.000+00:00

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also glad that our staff left a great impression on you and that you enjoyed our practice facilities. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great course

Course was a typical desert course. Great layout and great greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Bear's Best Las Vegas
Commented On 2019-04-03T19:26:28.000+00:00

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that our greens met your expectations. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun and challenging

Course was in good shape for early spring. I enjoy the layout and challenging shot requirements. Only complaint was never saw a course marshall and although the round was only about 4-1/4 hours. The group in front was several holes behind and never gave a thought to letting a threesome through. Waited every hole almost every shot. Meanwhile they searched for balls out of play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-26T15:50:15.000+00:00

Awesome! We're pleased our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our course. We appreciate your feedback on our pace of play and we will use your review to help us improve. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Commented On 2019-03-22T14:19:43.000+00:00

Great! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Bears Best Rocks

Best staff, course, and location, keep it affordable and it will always be the best in Vegas!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-15T17:32:29.000+00:00

Terrific! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us and that our staff left a great impression on you. We're also pleased that you found us to be a good value. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Great course layout, great views, friendly and helpful staff, will return!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-03-15T17:29:25.000+00:00

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge of our course and that our staff left a great impression on you. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It’s a Golden Bear course for sure

The course was by far the best one we’ve played in the last 5 days while here in Vegas. Fairways were spectacularly maintained and greens were very true for the most part. Best part was that replaying holes was free, although I’m not sure if this is always true or we just got lucky.

Only issue I had with the course was on a few holes even hitting a near perfect ball in the fairway can result in your ball feeding all the way into some water or rock obstacle.

Definitely would play again if I’m ever back in the area

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Bear's Best Las Vegas
Commented On 2019-03-11T19:49:05.000+00:00

Excellent! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us and that you consider us one of the best that you played while here in Las Vegas. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Winter conditions

The Bermuda and winter rye are brown.

The greens are somewhat mottled but roll well. Nice mixture of sand in bunkers with black sand and others with white sand. Sand a little thin. Great views of mountains and Vegas.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Bear's Best Las Vegas
Commented On 2019-02-27T17:18:41.000+00:00

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful day

Played BB for the first time. Beautiful course with stunning Mountain View’s. Only negative was they had a large corporate outing that went out in front of us that slowed play quite a bit. No ranger in site to keep slow groups moving. Overall, course was in good conditions, greens were a litttle bumpy & blotchy but rolled ok. Starter “G-Reg” was cool - good advise.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Bear's Best Las Vegas
Commented On 2019-03-01T21:47:16.000+00:00

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and that our starter left a great impression on you. We appreciate your feedback on pace of play and we look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course!

First couple holes get your attention. I scored better on the back nine than the front but maybe I was getting used to the green speeds and chipping from around the greens. Beautiful area and the course was in great shape. Loved the remains of the snowmen on a couple holes! HaHa! Mountain views were terrific. I definitely would play it again. It is pricey but it was fun and everyone was very nice - from the bag drop, to the cart girl, to the starter, to pro shop personnel. We teed off behind a small shotgun group but they moved along without much waiting. I would’ve loved to use the on course bathroom but our cart didn’t have the key to unlock it (we were the trailing cart). All the homes are beautiful, but some are amazing and are set back from the course. Mr. Coyote wandered by - no wonder the cotton tail bunnies took off! GPS in the carts was necessary, especially since we were all first timers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-03-01T21:45:08.000+00:00

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge of our layout. We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that our staff left a great impression on you. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bear Best is one of Vegs,s best

very friendly accommodating staff. nice setting. the pace of play was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-13T14:30:31.000+00:00

Wonderful! We're thrilled that our staff left a great impression on you and that you were able to play at a good pace. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

Played several courses in the area, as part of a winter retreat from Montana. The course exceeded our expectations and is on the short list of tracks to play in Vegas!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-11T16:31:23.000+00:00

Terrific! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and that it exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but not great

Bears best is a nice course and challenging but at $200 per round the course conditions are not work it. Fairways are ok but not great. The sand traps have lots of rocks in them I’ve played other courses in better condition. BTW, I’m a 8 index.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-04T19:06:27.000+00:00

Thanks for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout but we apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you back again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-04T19:05:15.000+00:00

Outstanding! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Reliably good

This is a nice course with a reasonable fee and good location.
Some holes are visibly tricky to see the landing areas but if I played a 2nd time all would be well. The in cart gps does a good job - even so I got caught out a couple of times off the tee.
Staff was great. Beer was cold and pleasantly served while the greens, tee boxes, and fairways were in great shape. Watch the grain it changes the pace of the greens heavily here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Bear's Best Las Vegas
Commented On 2019-01-23T14:52:18.000+00:00

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed your round with us and we appreciate your review. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Really fun round. Only negative was the pace of play but otherwise really great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented On 2019-01-22T21:33:15.000+00:00

Terrific! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us but we apologize that the pace of play was slow. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Bear's Best Las Vegas
Commented On 2019-01-09T20:19:47.000+00:00

Terrific! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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