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4.5
673 Reviews (673)
5 Stars
310
4 Stars
239
3 Stars
72
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
26
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
91.8%
Recommend this course
573 out of 673 reviews
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4.5
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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4.6
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.1%
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80 out of 85 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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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

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

Reviews

4.5
673 Reviews (673)

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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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

This was my first time playing this course and it definitely was one of the best courses in Las Vegas. I would highly recommend playing this course if you are able to because the views are breath taking and the course is in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good Course!!!

i want to recommend this course.
this course is awesome and fantastic.
i love this course^^

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Wonderful! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!!

First time playing Bear’s Best. Course is challenging but fair. Has some nice views of strip and nice amenities like. Bluetooth in cart. Look forward to playing again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Outstanding! Thank you for your kind words. We're glad that you enjoyed your first time playing our course and we hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectacular layout

What a course. Played in less than 4 hours and loved every single hole. Possibly the best course I've ever played. Can't wait to come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2020

Terrific! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/08/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2020

Terrific! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/07/2020

Terrific! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Amazing course

This course was everything I expected it to be. Looking forward to playing again, hopefully after the corona virus restrictions

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/23/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Nicklaus layout

I always like Jack Nicklaus courses and I look forward to playing this one again. Greens must have been plugged in the last three weeks as the they were bumpy and slow. The rest of the course was in great shape especially if you factor in the hard rain they had 24 hours prior to my play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/17/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views of the strip

Neat course played I up from back putts break toward the strip

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Upscale Golf Course

Upscale Golf Course. Friendly Staff ! Should play this track if you can afford to pay. The day we played was rainy and the grass of the tee box was thick and high.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/12/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We're glad you enjoyed our course despite the rainy weather and we hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bears Best is a great golf experience

This was one of the most interesting and fun courses I have ever played. Very nice conditions, each hole a bit different depending on the original hole and the location it was borrowed from. All challenging but fair and fun and be sure to play it forward to max out the experience since unless you are a scratch golfer, the tips would be brutal. One hole is from Castle Pines, CO and the type of trees, grass and slope changed suddenly after multiple holes that were more 'desert style" ...very cool place.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/11/2020

Fantastic! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course lay out enjoyable to play as always

The course design is as good as always. What surprised me was the fairway, tee decks and the greens are so lush and soft. Course is in immaculate shape. Being a Canadian coming to Vegas, this was very enjoyable.
However, like many other courses, there were no Marshal around the course, luckily, we didn't need one.
The weather was perfect for me between 17 to 19 Celsius. The only unfortunate part was it became windy shortly after the 5th hole or so, Otherwise, all was perfect. I teed off at 12.48 with another 3 guys and finished early enough before the sun set.
We had a great time. We might be a touch slow according to the GPS screen by 5-6 minutes, but the other group behind us was only behind our back for a few holes.
All in all it was always fun to play here whenever I came.
Only comment is that the course had better service and amenities back when it had caddies years ago.
To Golfnow, my only complaint is that the other single who rode with me paid $20 less than I did.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/27/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. We're sorry to hear that you weren't completely satisfied with your GolfNow rate. If you wish to discuss this with their support team, please reach out to them at 800.767.3574. Thank you for playing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/19/2020

Fantastic! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Close to Perfect

With the exception of one sand trap on #9 which was being renovated, conditions were excellent. Friendly staff, good food in the clubhouse and a reasonable pace of play pretty much left our group with a great golf experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Wonderful! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Course was in great shape, little windy today but that only made the experience more exciting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/11/2020

Outstanding! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Bad service

We had a tee time for 18 holes at 1:50 and they held us back for over 30 minutes. The hold up made it impossible to play all the holes with visibility. On top of that they cut off the beer cart on our first hole. When we got back to the club house at 5:30 everyone had already left and the clubhouse was closed and locked. Terrible service for a very expensive gold outing.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/20/2020

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you didn't enjoy your time with us. We strive to provide a great experience for all of our guests and we're sorry we didn't meet that expectation. We appreciate your feedback and we will use your review to help us improve. Thank you again for your review and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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