January 10, 2009–Bear's Best Las Vegas is a unique Las Vegas golf experience that brings together 18 of Jack Nicklaus' favorite holes into one Las Vegas golf course. Now you can view the official Bear's Best Las Vegas photo gallery that reveals the unique character of this Las Vegas golf course. Nicklaus and his design team scoured hundred of holes from many of his most notable golf course designs to come up with these 18 holes, saying after the process that it just might have been more difficult to organize the existing 18 than to create all new holes.
Bear's Best Las Vegas came to life in 2001, and has been earning the praise of golfers ever since. The course has been a past host course to Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, and thousands of Las Vegas golfers have experienced Bear's Best holes that closely replicate golf experiences found at Castle Pines, PGA West, Cabo Del Sol, and many of Nicklaus' other golf courses, mostly located in the west and southwest. There are replica holes from 15 different Nicklaus golf courses at Bear's Best Las Vegas–a few courses are featured twice–and each hole experience seemingly creates not only the look of the hole but also the feel of that particular course's environment. Palm trees and water for PGA West and Cabo Del Sol, pine trees and elevation change for Castle Pines, and so on down the line.
From Bear's Best Las Vegas official website: Bear's Best Las Vegas has been voted "Best Places to Play" by Golf Digest and "Best Golf Course in Las Vegas" by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Bear’s Best Las Vegas offers a remarkably distinctive golf experience. Jack Nicklaus selected 18 holes from his more than 200 course designs worldwide to create one extraordinary round for you and your friends at Bear’s Best Las Vegas. Come experience this exceptional course and the service provided by our extraordinary staff. Bear’s Best is a must play on your next trip to Las Vegas!