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3.7
461 Reviews (461)
5 Stars
161
4 Stars
209
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
74.0%
Recommend this course
404 out of 461 reviews
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3.7
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
76.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 21 reviews
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3.7
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
79.5%
Recommend this course
31 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7131 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.2

Primm Valley Golf Club boasts two championship courses designed by Tom Fazio. On the Desert Course, Fazio fully utilized the rugged landscape and scenic views offered by the mountains in the distance. Like many of his designs, the Desert Course blends seamlessly into the beautiful surroundings. It is a straightforward layout with no hidden tricks but there are several strategically placed bunkers lurking beside the undulating greens to provide some challenges. The golf course also requires a few tricky forced carries. The fairways are generous and offer some room for error, making the course more appealing to beginners. In addition to the two golf courses, Primm Valley also offers extensive practice facilities that include a double-ended driving range, target greens, practice putting greens, and chipping and pitching greens with sand bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1998) Beau Welling (1998) Dennis Wise (1998)

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

Reviews

3.7
461 Reviews (461)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 43
Patio Dining 22
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 75
Elevation Changes 46
Undulating Greens 42
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 51
Locals 45
A Weekend Splurge 41
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 76
Near Local Attractions 14
Convenient to the City 10

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice course

Beautiful course but the greens need to be redone.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wintertime in Primm

Course is really cool, but the winter conditions are poor. Fairways hard and missing grass, greens mixed bag - with some bare patches. Still a fine public course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Too many haters

This course deserves much better reviews. I don’t get it. It’s true that there are some rough areas unrelated to the actual playing surfaces; cart paths, restrooms, clubhouse, etc. However, this is one of the purest layouts I’ve ever played. The fairways are wide but there are obstacles. There are almost no unplayable lies on this course, which is a nice change from most of Vegas. The greens are oversized but tricky and not crazy fast. Just don’t get in the bunkers. I think this course has the bones for a PGA event, It just needs a little tlc. But for the size of the property, I think they do pretty good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience

People were friendly, course was in very good condition. Worth the travel time, 50 mile drive to play it. Good value for the dollar. I will play it again as long as the value position remains in place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good times

Had a great time. Meet a regular to the course and it was a blast. Shout out to Pablo and Lisa whom asked if he could teen off with us.. Good times!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

bad course

This had to be the worse course we have ever played. There was no upkeep on the course at all. Dead trees everywhere, Large bald spots in every fairway. It was a $25 course, not $48.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun day

Great course, played the desert layout, awesome fun

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Design, Poor Conditions

Great design by Tom Fazio, 10 on a scale of 10.
Conditions = 3.
Fazio design is superb. Each hole a unique treat, full of character (sand/waste/water), elevation change, rolling terrain, elevated tee boxes and greens.
Locals I golfed with said conditions were worst they've ever seen. Like Primm letting the desert course go. Large bare spots in fairways. Some fairways have significant portions of brown grass (dormant?). No pattern to pin placements and no flag colors, so never sure if it's placed in front/mid/back. Some flagsticks missing their flag. Greens with lots of old ballmarks, and hoove prints from local animals. And plenty of dung piles all around from them.
Although the conditions are poor, it still can be played fine and I would recommend due to the excellent design. Would not pay top dollar for those conditions though.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

DJM

Pace of play and rate were outstanding! The staff were all friendly and helpful. The greens were in good shape and rolled true. The only thing that could have been improved was the condition of the fairways...they were not in good condition.
I would like to return to play the lakes course next time.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Nice Layout - but in rough shape

Course and surroundings are in pretty rough shape. Lots of deferred maintenance. Fairways are burnt w lots of bare areas and weeds. Burro crap is everywhere. Greens have lots of ball marks and bare patches. Some of the pins don't even have flags! It looks like mgt. is letting the place go before closing the course. It really is too bad as the Desert Course if really fun to play. Check out my photos to see what I am talking about.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Run down

The course could be really nice if just a little time was put into the upkeep of simple things. Lots of dead trees, no flags on some hole(just poles) cups are all damaged and messed up. Really simple fixes could make it a nice course again. Then again it is in the middle of nowhere.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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