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Bearís Best Opens for Play in Las Vegas


Weitz Golf International has completed work on the inaugural Bearís Best golf course and related facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project includes an 18-hole, 7,200-yard golf course with a driving range, a teaching facility as well as a clubhouse with golf shop and group facilities, ladies and men's locker rooms, cart storage and a maintenance building.

The golf course showcases great holes from other Jack Nicklaus designs, including PGA West, Muirfield Village, Castle Pines and Cabo San Lucas. Built to focus on the "corporate entertainment" needs associated with the many conventions, corporate meetings and incentive programs in Las Vegas, Bear's Best is set up to handle golf events of any size. The Vegas project is similar to the Atlanta Bearís Best, which the Florida-based Weitz Company is also building. That course will open in the summer of 2002.

The Nevada facility is owned and operated by a joint venture involving two of the golf industry's leading family-operated companies, the Nicklaus companies of Florida and ClubCorp of Dallas. The course opened for play on November 1, 2001, and will have its official opening on January 15, 2002. Located in the new Ridges Community of Summerlin in west Las Vegas, the residences are being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Inc.