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4.4
1237 Reviews (1237)
5 Stars
695
4 Stars
368
3 Stars
108
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
33
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
89.4%
Recommend this course
1093 out of 1237 reviews
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4.3
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.5%
Recommend this course
43 out of 47 reviews
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4.4
128 Reviews (128)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.8%
Recommend this course
115 out of 128 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

4.4
1237 Reviews (1237)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 47
Patio Dining 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 101
Elevation Changes 73
Forced Carries 69
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 72
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 66
A Weekend Splurge 57
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 72
Worth the Drive 67
In the 'Burbs 60

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Great Vegas value

Great course and fun.
Greens were little rough and bumpy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Interesting holes

Interesting set of holes.
Got behind a couple of groups that were together and seemed to connect back up at tees and greens slowing play for everyone. Eventually walked off on -6 as it passed back by the clubhouse because it was taking too long for the round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Course in good condition. Pace was much slower than expected and marshals said try were speeding things up but it didn’t happen. Fortunately 16 ends back at the clubhouse so it was easy to walk off at which point there were 8 people coming off the 18th.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Time

Conditions were great, staff was fantastic. Fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
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Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Awful course

Avoid this course! No par mates come here that is a sign this course is not a main course selection in the Vegas area. I could not visualize where the fairways are on the course and it’s because most of it is rock bunkers and lousy sand traps. If my plane crashed in the middle of the desert, and I had my golf clubs that is what Bears Best is like playing. Just 18 flag sticks scattered among desert terrain and rocks. To top it off the ranger harassed us all round for slow play and yet we watched a group in front of us playing all day. Never coming back here again!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course/Layout

Great course/layout. Worth playing at least once. Price was a little on the steep side for what you get. If you’re a “resident,” you can play for the right price. If not, be looking to pay about 30 - 50% more.
Overall, great course. It’s nice to play a course that a legend put together of some of his favorite holes.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love This Course

Course in great condition even with a lot of the turf in dormancy. Still plenty of green grass in fairways. Spectacular views of mountains and strip, along with unusual architecture of ritzy surrounding homes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 74
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great track

Beautiful course & views all the way back to the strip- awesome experience- JP

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice scenic course.

Great pace of play and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout, Poor Bunkers

This is a fun course as long as you stay out of the bunkers. The bunkers had no sand. They don't need rakes, they need brooms. Terrible.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Excellent course and layout. Choose your tee box carefully. Definitely put in your Vegas rotation for golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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