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4.6
778 Reviews (778)
5 Stars
395
4 Stars
256
3 Stars
74
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
27
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
94.0%
Recommend this course
675 out of 778 reviews
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4.8
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.4%
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81 out of 84 reviews
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4.8
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
96
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.5%
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118 out of 121 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

Reviews

4.6
778 Reviews (778)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 46
Patio Dining 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 100
Elevation Changes 72
Forced Carries 68
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 71
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 66
A Weekend Splurge 57
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 71
Worth the Drive 66
In the 'Burbs 60

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Concept

Playing 18 of the Golden Bear’s favorites that he designed around the world. Amenities were awesome and the golf was amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/04/2021

Excellent! 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 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

I loved playing this unique course. Very challenging!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Excellent! 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 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 03/01/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/26/2021

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. Thank you for playing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 02/26/2021

Outstanding! 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 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/02/2021

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. Thank you for playing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/23/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 02/23/2021

Excellent! 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 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/18/2021

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 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

always a great product

Solid product. Tee boxes needed a mow. Open the bathrooms already.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/16/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/17/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course

Excellent day and didn’t play my best. You have opportunities for all shots. Enjoy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/11/2021

Terrific! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time even though you didn't play your best, but we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/16/2021

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. Thank you for playing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great option only 15 minutes from the strip

This round was a shotgun start so that players could finish 18 before the big game. It's a great course, nicely laid out with friendly staff. The carts have bluetooth speakers and GPS. Definitely worth the $85 rate including cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/17/2021

Excellent! 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 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well Oiled Operation

Recently played my 8th round at BB and this time it was a Sunday morning shotgun on Super Bowl Sunday to get everyone out and back in time for the game. On top of it they had a NV golf tour event at the same time!

9 out of 10 public courses this would be a death march. Not here. JC runs a heck of a game out there. Carts were organized - he somehow knew where everyone was by last name. UNREAL!

Breakfast burritos compliments of the course chased the late night away and we were off to a great round of golf. Course was in tremendous condition. Staff was courteous up and down starting with the bag drop fellas. Thank you for a great day Bear’s Best team!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/11/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Expected nothing less from Jack!

Course was fantastic. Tee boxes and greens are in excellent shape. Fairways were plush. Bunkers perfect. Amazing views and elevation changes. Expected nothing less from a Nicklaus course, but to my surprise it was even better! Highly recommend playing it. You will not be disappointed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/08/2021

Excellent! 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play again

Course in very good winter condition. Great value through golfnow. I’d play it again in warmer weather.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/08/2021

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

Must Play

Very pleased with this course. Very friendly staff. Course layout is playable for mid-high handicappers. Beautiful views of mountains and Vegas skyline. Very nice houses along the course but are far enough away that errant tee shots are safe. Greens and fairways in very good shape especially for this time of year. I will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/08/2021

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 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Avatar
Commented on 02/08/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 02/05/2021

Outstanding! 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.

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