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Bear's Best Las Vegas Golf Club

1111 West Flamingo Rd,

Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

  • Office

    +1 (702) 804 8500
  • Fax

    +1 (702) 804 1127
  • Academy

    Paul Wilson Golf School

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Predominantly desert; limited residential development.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7194
6043
5043
Par
72
72
71
SSS or slope
74
68.3
68.7

Location

Latitude:

36.120847

Longitude:

-115.336795

How to get there:

9 miles W of the Las Vegas Strip

From Hwy 215 (Bruce Woodbury Beltway) in the southwest of Las Vegas, take exit 23 (Town Centre Drive) and head south on Town Centre Drive. After o.5 miles turn right into Flamingo Road. After o.5 miles turn left at roundabout into Granite Ridge Drive. After 200 yds turn right into Golf Club.

Bear's Best Las Vegas Golf Club

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2002

Bear's Best Las Vegas Golf Club: Not so much Jack Nicklaus's "greatest hits", but this wonderful golf course features a re-creation of 18 of his "greatest holes", drawn from golf courses located west of the Mississippi.

Here in the western outskirts of Las Vegas, the setting is undulating desert terrain, not unlike the environment in which many of the "originals" are situated. Although based on several different courses, the individually sculpted holes band together very well, providing for a challenging and very memorable round of golf. Desert terrain, fabulous mountain views, good-width fairways and large undulating well-bunkered greens are all much in evidence. So too are some distinctive departures from what's typically found in the Nevada desert.

Reflecting the Colorado hills of Castle Pines Golf Club, a raft of pine trees line the par-5 8th at Bear's Best. At the fabulous downhill par-3 4th and again at the short par-4 11th, plenty of black bunker sand surrounds the green, as it does at the Old Works golf course in Montana. Palm Springs/La Quinta courses are represented by holes drawn from PGA West, while Arizonan golf puts in several appearances, courtesy of replica holes from Desert Mountain and Desert Highlands. Mexico and the state of New Mexico are also show-cased.

Some high-end real estate appears around parts of the course perimeter, further adding to the Bear's Best spectacle. But it's the wonderful mountain and Las Vegas views you'll remember most as you journey round this classic collection of some of the Golden Bear's best designs. The panorama that awaits at the final green is simply stunning.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance (60 days in advance for out-of-state visitors is permitted).

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-March thru' May): Mon-Thurs $229; Fri-Sun $259. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The United States is home to two Bear's Best golf courses. Here in Las Vegas, the Golden Bear has re-created 18-holes based on a selection of great holes he has designed for golf courses that lie west of the Mississippi, and in Mexico. Courses like PGA West (Nicklaus Private), Desert Mountain (Geronimo and Chiricahua courses), Castle Pines, Old Works, and Cabo Real (Eldorado) all feature in this excellent Las Vegas layout. In Atlanta, a second Bear's Best course reflects many great Nicklaus-designed holes that lie east of the Mississippi.

Where2Stay

  • Red Rock Casino, Resort, Spa

    11011 W. Charleston, Las Vegas, NV 89135

    +1 (702) 797 7777

    Visit website

    Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is located in the west of Las Vegas, close to Red Rock Canyon, the scenic Spring Mountains and a clutch of Vegas's very best golf courses. Whether relaxing in the hotel's expansive pool back yard, playing a few hands of Poker or savouring a first-class meal, the resort has a flavour for all vacation tastes and desires.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Arroyo; Sienna; Bear's Best; TPC Las Vegas; Badlands; Angel Park

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Rhodes Ranch; Bali Hai; Wynn; Las Vegas National; Royal Links; Desert Pines; Shadow Creek; Painted Desert; Las Vegas Paiute; Wildhorse; The Legacy; Rio Secco; Revere.

  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Red Rock / Summerlin

    4280 South Grand Canyon Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89147

    +1 (702) 227 3305

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    Located a few miles west of the famous Vegas Strip, you'll enjoy easy access to the Las Vegas Speedway and Las Vegas Sports Park, both just minutes from the hotel. You can experience the same 24-hour action as the famous Strip casinos, but in a more relaxed area at the nearby Red Rock, Rampart, or Suncoast casinos. This hotel, located in Summerlin, also puts you within easy reach of numerous golf courses and shopping malls.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Angel Park; Badlands; TPC Las Vegas; Arroyo; Bear's Best; Siena.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Virtually all Las Vegas golf courses are within a 20-mile radius of this hotel.

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