A view of a hole protected by bunkers at Bear's Best Golf Course
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4.6
889 Reviews (889)
5 Stars
482
4 Stars
270
3 Stars
82
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
29
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
94.3%
Recommend this course
780 out of 889 reviews
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4.7
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
96.0%
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4.7
168 Reviews (168)
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.8%
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161 out of 168 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
889 Reviews (889)

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 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Most Beautiful Layout Ever

There is not enough stars to adequately rate since the Golf Facility cannot compare any other facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Outstanding! 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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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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Commented on 10/14/2021

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

Great golf course

Beautiful golf course and friendly staff, I definitely recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/05/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/30/2021

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Thanks for your review! 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!

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Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course, great condition

First time playing the course. Twilight rate starting at 3pm. Last two holes in the dark... What a course! Greens were fast and in excellent shape. Great place of play. Challenging and scenic as heck. I wish I could go back and play it again tomorrow... Top 10 course of all time for me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Fantastic! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your first 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 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good layout in pretty good condition

This is the 2nd time I have played Bears Best in 4 years. I like the track as it’s a very interesting and challenging Nicklaus design. Course was in good shape for the most part. Bare spots here and there on tees and a lot on fairways. Greens rolled decent but bumpy in spots. Overall, it is a well taken care of property. Great practice facility, range right in front of the pro shop. Very nice staff. Pace of play was good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/29/2021

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 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Conditions

Morning round and the weather was breezy but nice. Pace was just under 4 hours, but wasn't held up by any groups. Course was in great condition. Greens very good shape with a few bumps here and there. Overall a great day. Would certainly recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/20/2021

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 2
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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Commented on 09/13/2021

Outstanding! 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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Amazing Course

We played Bear's Best on 9/9/21 with a 3:00 tee time. We knew what we were in for, it was 105 degrees. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The driving range and practice area were top notch. I was impressed with the course condition given the extremely hot temperature. The course was green and in exceptional shape. Bunkers were raked and the sand was fluffy. The challenge we had is that carts were only allowed on the cart path yesterday. My Father had recently had his hip replaced and it turned out to be way too much walking for where he is at in his recovery. We had to end our day after nine holes. I think we could have played all 18 if we could have used the cart on the fairway. Overall we were impressed with the facility and would love to come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Terrific! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, but we're sorry that you and your dad weren't able to play all 18 due our cart path restriction. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great /Interesting Course

They were preparing for Over seeding so the conditions were not what I was expecting. I am sure that it is usually great. Every other aspect of playing Bears Best was wonderful. I will return when they are not Over Seeding. Saw the biggest houses that I have ever seen along this course. The picture is of one home, I thought some of them were middle schools!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/01/2021

Thank you for your review! 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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Summertime golf in Vegas

Staff is great but the course showed the effects of a hot dry summer. Wish they had the ability to groom the sand traps but understand trying to find additional staff is difficult right now.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/11/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Facility, extremely courteous employees!

I have played 5 rounds in the last 2 months. This golf course will test your skills and challenge your ability to read the greens! The staff has always been upbeat and very helpful.. great facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/27/2021

Excellent! 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 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Track

Bear's Best never let's you down!!! Greens were recently punched but putts were not affected.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2021

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Bears beast was an awesome course. Definitely will play it again. If you have never been 100% go check it out!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/22/2021

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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Dean

Really great course, we paid 50$ to play so you can’t beat that for the value you are getting! Long course from the tips but the course was in great shape and is challenging! Will definitely be going back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/12/2021

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 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairways and Greens in Great shape

The fairways and greens were in great shape. The rough and sand need some help. Had the whole course to ourselves because it was 110 outside. This course is definitely worth a try.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2021

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 07/09/2021

Excellent! 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!

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