GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
2.9
444 Reviews (444)
5 Stars
157
4 Stars
164
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
39
1 Stars
33
Conditions
2.4
Value
2.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
49.5%
Recommend this course
352 out of 444 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.4
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
1.7
Value
2.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
18.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 27 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.1
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
26
Conditions
1.6
Value
1.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
18.6%
Recommend this course
13 out of 70 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6945 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.3

The Lakes Course is one of two championship courses designed by Tom Fazio at Primm Valley Golf Club. It was the club's original layout before it was joined by the Desert Course a year later. As its name would imply, the Lakes Course features an intricate system of lakes and rivers weaving through the layout and coming into play on 11 holes. The layout is challenging but playable with elevation changes and strategically placed bunkers that are balanced by large greens and wide, player-friendly fairways. One of the golf course's most memorable holes is the par-5 second. This challenging 530-yard hole plays around a massive lake but with an accurate second shot, it is reachable in two. There is also water the left of the green and a bunker in front.

Book a Tee Time at
Primm Valley Golf Club - Lakes Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1997) Dennis Wise (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Nevada (2020 #14)

Reviews

2.9
444 Reviews (444)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 44
Patio Dining 36
19th Hole Scenic Views 25
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 78
Water Hazards 61
Undulating Greens 51
This course/club is great for:
Locals 47
Playing Multiple Courses 46
A Weekend Splurge 43
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 89
At a Resort 13
Near Local Attractions 12

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hello MGM - THIS is the way to ruin your investment!

What was a gem of two courses way out in Primm, has been reduced to a dog-track cow-patch!

NO ONE was playing there the day I went. SIX golfers were signed up.

They sent us out on the back because of "maintainance" yet there were worked all over every hole, it seems, blind and unconcerned that paying golfers were there.

It may be time to expand that solar farm behind these courses and take over this wasted destroyed golf venue!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

3 hour front 9

Extremely slow pace of play with no enforcement. A 3 hour front 9!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Playable but a little rough

The T boxes were in pretty good shape. Several fairways were missing grass in spots and just had sand in these spots. The greens had sand on them as it is apparent they are trying to get this. Course back up to snuff.

We paid 50 bucks and considering the drive and the course condition it will not be my first choice to play at this price

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Disappointed

I have played this course several times over the last 12 years, but the last time before this was in 2017. But this year the greens were in bad shape and most of the pines trees have died that made this such a beautiful course.. I don’t know what happened but the course is no longer being kept up to the standards before.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not the best.

Greens are in terrible shape! They have lost the greens which are mostly sand and dirt.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Horrible condition

Greens very bumpy. A lot of burned fairways. Beautiful layout. Played lakes 15 times over 12 years. Never had worse greens

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Primm Valley - Lakes

The Primm Valley Lakes course staff was great. My buddy and I were greeted warmly and the staff in the pro shop were also great. The fairways on the Lakes course were in pretty good condition. The greens were very spotty, looking diseased in spots. Looking over at the Desert course, it looked like the fairways were in pretty bad shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were in worst shape I’ve ever seen down there. What happened????

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Atrocious Greens

I’ve played the Lakes course countless times. I’ve never seen the greens in such poor condition. I will not play it again until the greens are improved. Perhaps the Desert course is in better condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bad Greens on Windy Day

Course being next to the freeway, makes it very dusty when the wind blows. Although paid $44, there was a reason for it, bad greens.
Also, the restaurant is horrible, don't eat at the restaurant. There is no service. One server that is catering to the whole clubhouse!!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible greens

Punched and sand....probably 50% of your score won't be very good. No mention of bad greens on website.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Greens unplayable

I was moved from lakes course to desert course .
It’s obvious there has been a problem with the greens on both courses . Greens on desert course were unplayable. Sanded and areas without grass due to fungus. Even parts of the fairways are in tough shape . The entire course is beat up and run down . It has enormous potential but has not been maintained to even a resins le standard. No staff told me it was in rough shape , nor did they offer a discounted rate. It had months of work needed to bring it back. I wouldn’t go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens need a lot of work

Greens were in horrible condition. Course could be nice but it hasn't been taken care of.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Management Challenged

Since the course changed hands we have noticed a down turn overall, This time the greens were just flat out terrible, even the starter said that. The fairways were in nice shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

They are working on it

I've been playing for years here everytime I go from CA to Vegas. 4 months ago (June '22) I was warned about the greens after reading reviews but tried anyway. Tee to green was fine for the price. The greens were terrible as I was warned. HOWEVER, they are working on it. June greens got a score of 1 out of 10. I've never seen worse on an open golf course. Fast forward 4 months to October and the greens scored a 3.5. Still the worst I've ever seen except when compared to June. I'm betting by the holidays of '22 the score will reach 5 or 6. Time will tell. If you want to practice tee to green it's a great value vs. prices in Vegas. Bali Hai prime time was $450. No thanks. Hopefully by Spring of '23 it will be restored. This is for the Lakes. The Desert is well behind. I'm not sure that one will have a greens score of over 3 until next year. Too bad because I enjoy playing 36 in a day. 18 holes on each. :-)

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beware terrible greens

Played the Lakes course on Thursday the course was empty so pace of play was great. Staff were friendly and helpful got us out early. Most of the fairways are well laid out and were lush and green, but the greens are terrible. Patchy with thick sand so putting was like playing plinko . The course should let folks know when booking how bad there greens are.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Nearby Courses
Golf Packages
FROM $157 (USD)
LAS VEGAS, NV | Enjoy 3 nights’ accommodations at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and 2 rounds of golf at Angel Park Golf Club (Mountain Course) & Coyote Springs Golf Club.
FROM $287 (USD)
LAS VEGAS, NV | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Caesar's Palace Resort & Casino and 2 rounds of golf at Cascata Golf Club & Rio Secco Golf Club.
FROM $197 (USD)
PALM SPRINGS, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Westin Rancho Mirage and 3 rounds of golf at Westin Rancho Mirage - Pete Dye Course, Mission Hills North - Gary Player Signature Course, and Indian Wells Resort.
FROM $167 (USD)
PALM SPRINGS, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at either Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa or Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, and 2 rounds of golf at Indian Wells Golf Resort - Celebrity & Players Courses.
FROM $167 (USD)
PALM SPRINGS, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at either Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa or Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, and 2 rounds of golf at Indian Wells Golf Resort - Celebrity & Players Courses.
Now Reading