Bear's Best Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA | GolfPass
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4.6
1034 Reviews (1034)
5 Stars
582
4 Stars
303
3 Stars
93
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
29
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
92.7%
Recommend this course
914 out of 1034 reviews
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4.6
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.9%
Recommend this course
91 out of 98 reviews
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4.6
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
110
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
1
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.5%
Recommend this course
148 out of 160 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
1034 Reviews (1034)

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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Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad policy

As a Vegas resident , Bears best is in my list of courses I play regulalry. I always enjoyed this Jack Nicklaus layout which can be played for under $100 for a local. But yesterday I was unpleasantly surprised when the starter drove me and my clubs to the 1st hole and said sorry you have to pay $ 50 to have your own cart! So I had to ride with a stranger who similarly was , as a local, surprised at this policy. I quit after 9 holes and most likely wont go back.
The starter was curt and rode and then he drove off with my phone and at the least could have returned it to me but instead had left it at the club house...
Agreat course but obviously not for single players any more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

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 soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
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 Moderate
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Back Nine Is Great

Front nine is pretty tight and frustrating. Lots of target golf off the tee, but the back nine opens up with a string of great holes. Staff are A+

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

One of the best tracks

Everything was amazing from the moment we entered the parking lot. Staff were polite. Course was in great shape.

The only problem we had is that we teed off at 7:10 and only saw the cart lady at the turn. 110 out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/22/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bear's Best? Yes!

I booked online for around 9am but got there first thing to see if I could get out any earlier. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Sometimes when you book online they look at you as less then a regular player, not here. From the outside services staff to the golf shop staff to the starter, everyone was great! Lots of good insight on the best way to play the course. The greens looked beautiful, although not as fast as they looked. I will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/27/2022

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bears Best

Got a really good price on golf now for a 1 pm tee time, unfortunately the 2 groups in front were slow backed up all day starting with the 4th hole . It was an exceptionally hot day but still finished in 4 hours
Course in really good condition except some very wet spots that were beat up by carts. Only complaint was rock hard bunkers with lots of rocks. It also looked like they filled in a few bunkers which to me took away from the hole since this course represents a hole at Jack's courses across the country. Course had the absolute best views of all the courses played so far and some extraordinary homes on one side of the course. Will be back staff great and a very pleasant experience even though I had trouble keeping it in the fairway, need to be straight when playing from forward tee.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 07/20/2022

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience and feedback to our team at Bear's Best Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Love playing the course, surely would play it again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/18/2022

We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It’s the Best

good time, Nice course, Staff was Awesome, would go back….

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Bear's Best Las Vegas.

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

Bear’s Best is the Best

Fabulous course, super fun and scored my first ever eagle on hole 11!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/11/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round - and congrats! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Bear's Best Las Vegas.

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Vegas golf

Beautiful course on a beautiful day. This course is surrounded by multi-million-dollar homes and great views of the mountains and the strip.. It is a great layout with several challenging holes. Some bunkers were full of rocks, and some had sand. The greens were aerated and covered with sand which would have been nice to know when we booked the tee time. The staff was outstanding. I would probably play it again, but I would ask about the conditions of the greens before I booked it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/11/2022

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 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

Amazing course on a hot Vegas summer day. It was 110 degrees , but still wasn't terrible. The course conditions are amazing for the summer time and each hole is a unique challenge. Tee boxes, fairways, and all but a few greens are immaculate. Some bunkers have a unique black sand which was interesting to hit out of. The off fairways desert was challenging to hit out of, so fairways are your friend. Other than the heat, the only issue I had was staff friendliness. I'm from out of town and needed to rent clubs. On their website it says $70. When I was charged, it was $90! When I showed the staff that, he said they've raised their prices, but ultimately after my complaining that that's not what it says on. Their website, he relented , but then like a child, took away the 6 balls they were gonna give me with the rentals. Extremely petty considering it was their mistake. Everything else was too notch! You won't be disappointed with playing golf at Bears Best!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2022

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience during your round. We apologize for the confusion on our rental price and for the negative experience you had with a member of our staff. We are updating prices on our website but must have missed that one. We hope that you'll give us another try in the future!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/29/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/28/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at 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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/15/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the time

Course was in great shape. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Por shop closed at 5:30 which sucked.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/24/2022

We are beyond happy to hear you enjoyed a great round at our course. We will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences here. Regarding the Pro Shop closure - we'll pass this feedback to the correct team here. We hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 12
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 Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/24/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas!

Played On
Reviews 15
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 06/22/2022

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Bear's Best Las Vegas.

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