Bear's Best Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 7194 yards

Bear's Best Las Vegas is a unique golf course that will give golfers the chance of a lifetime - to play the best holes designed by Jack Nicklaus. And with great service and conditions, you'll see why Bear's Best is a legend just like the Golden Bear.

When golf travelers are looking for the most from their Las Vegas golf package, Bear's Best is nearly always at the top of their list. And why not, Bear's Best features the most dazzling holes ever designed by the greatest name in all of golf - the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Because at Bear's Best, you'll not only get a well-manicured golf course and amazing service, you'll also get to delve into the mind of the great Golden Bear, as replicas of his best designed holes are there for a golfer to tackle.

Nicklaus chose holes from such venerable designs as Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona Castle Pines in Colorado, Palmilla Golf Club in Los Cabos, Mexico and PGA West in Palm Springs, California to formulate this dream 18 in Las Vegas. Playing to nearly 7,200 yards from the back tees, Bear's Best will truly challenge and delight golfers of all levels with a variety of tee placements.

More than just a replica course, however, Bear's best will give golfers a spectacular round of golf in one of America's great golf destinations. Find out why so many golf packagers have Bear's Best as their No. 1 golf course, and why Jack Nicklaus has such a great reputation as a golf course architect at this stellar Sin City run.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 7194 74 147
Blue 72 6628 71.3 130
White 72 6043 68.3 122
Red 72 5043 68.7 116


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • Type: Resort
  • Built in: 2001
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Tee Times Needed
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes - "Paul Wilson Golf School"


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts:


11111 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
P: (702) 804-8500
F: (702) 804-1127

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by L mccol
    on November 17th, 2016 15:31
    Made 9:00 am tee time month in advance . Golf course stuck shotgun start tournament in front of us on back nine. Took 3 :45 hours to play back nine. Did not advise of tournament . Poor treatment
  • 3 stars out of 5
    by Ken Baron
    on November 02nd, 2015 14:40
    The course was in great shape when we played last week of October but the rough was extremely punitive to the point that I lost a ball although I saw it bounce just short of a green.

    The play was extremely slow with a wait on every hole every shot. I can't help but think with a more forgiving set up, the pace would have been better.

    Tremendous scenic vistas of surrounding homes and mountains

    I would want to play it again if the set up was more appropriate

    The check in was OK and the Pro shop was friendly
  • 1 stars out of 5
    by Greg Wright
    on September 30th, 2014 10:06
    Played Sept. 25, 20014. Customer Service is terrible. Staff were indifferent at best. We were stuck in between to large groups. A bachelor party and corporate tournament with shot gun starts for both groups. We were put between these groups and asked to start our play on the 8th hole. The play was super slow. Again, I won't say staff was rude but they have no customer service skills. When I tried to call and make reservations no one picked up the phone and it went to a voice mail box that was full. So I made on-line reservations. No one met us at bag drop off so we parked and carried our clubs through the complex past several staff who never even acknowledged us. Pro shop staff were not friendly. I will never go back.

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Tom Byttynen
    on January 21st, 2014 21:17
    Greeter was good proshop checkin was average course was in poor shape greens looked like a leftover tango dance floor, service from the cart girls was ok food was ugly .... The holes were interesting and challenging. The carts were dying all over the course gps was too much for them we requested a new cart twice nothing happened then between our cart mates and my wife and I we pushed the thing the last 5 holes thank god most were down hill at that point.
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