January 17, 2010–It's not often that golf fans will get to see Jack Nicklaus in a competitive golf event, but this past weekend in Hawaii was an exception when he played in the Champions Skins Game partnered with Tom Watson. The duo won the event, and Nicklaus' 70th birthday is this Thursday, so Nicklaus fans of the world have two reasons to celebrate. A cool way to do that is to play Bear's Best Las Vegas, a Las Vegas golf course which features 18 holes hand-picked by the Golden Bear and his design team.
Nicklaus and Watson combined for 10 skins and earned $350,000 for the effort. The two held off hard-charging Fuzzy Zoeller and Ben Crenshaw, who won the final five skins and $230,000, to finish in second. Following the round, Nicklaus had a little fun with the media. "Who played? I don't remember," said Nicklaus, jokingly, when asked about his round. "That's part of being old, isn't it? You don't have to remember what happened 5 minutes ago."
Even as his age approaches what is the par total on some golf courses, his game still shows signs of much younger years, and Nicklaus hasn't slowed too much off the course, where he has always been one of the best and most prolific golf course designers of his generation or any other. Nicklaus and his design team created a unique experience at Bear's Best Las Vegas–click now for the photo gallery–because each of the holes at this Las Vegas golf course are replicated from other acclaimed Nicklaus golf courses, mostly from the west. Holes from PGA West, Cabo Del Sol, Castle Pines, and other notable courses are etched in the Las Vegas desert, bringing together an 18-hole Nicklaus-golf journey.
Click now to view the official Flex Rate Las Vegas tee times pricing for Bear's Best Las Vegas at the official website of the course. You will be reserving your online tee times with the official Bear's Best management thus guaranteeing the best Las Vegas golf rates and service. You can also click to view special Bear's Best Las Vegas golf packages in conjunction with Treasure Island or The Venetian resorts. Bear's Best Las Vegas is a past honoree as "Best Golf Course in Las Vegas" in a poll by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and is annually ranked as one of Golf Digest's Best Places to Play.
Nicklaus and Watson, combined, have accounted for 126 PGA Tour wins and 26 major titles, and they, most likely, will defend in 2011 at the Kaanapali course. The Champions Skins Game is said to be Nicklaus' only event of the year, and now, he told the media, he will have a stellar record for 2010. "It's always fun to win," said Nicklaus, according to the Associated Press Report. "Good gracious, I play one tournament a year. That's 100 percent a year. That's pretty good isn't it?"