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556 Reviews (556)
5 Stars
168
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
39
1 Stars
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Conditions
2.5
Value
3.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
60.0%
Recommend this course
446 out of 556 reviews
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2.1
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
1.7
Value
2.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
28.9%
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2.5
91 Reviews (91)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
1.9
Value
2.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
41.8%
Recommend this course
38 out of 91 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

3.1
556 Reviews (556)

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 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not Worthy of Play

Desert course at Primm should not be open to the public and at a minimum there should be notification on Golf Now of the condition of the course. ( there was none) Very inappropriate to pay for a round of golf there and be subjected to a course that has no greens currently due to fungus. We should get a refund.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lost all the Greens

Don’t bother playing, they lost all their greens, we should have received a refund

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Primm /Close the course

Took some friends there as we have played
before and loved the course.

It is an absolute embarrassement.
Not only are fairways brown but they have no
greens.
Can't believe they charge for that course.
Friends rented clubs, they told us ladies clubs were stolen so put together some miss mash set and
charged full price for the rental.
Total disgusted.
CLOSE THE COURSE!!!!

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Once a nice course, not not so much

It was obvious that this was once a nice course. Not any longer. The greens were mostly sand with patches of grass. Bunkers not maintained at all. Fairways ok, but not great. Choose another course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sad to see this course in poor condition

We enjoyed the course to ourselves, but it was in poor condition which surprised us. We have played Primm many times and it has always been in good condition. The price did not equal the condition we got.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wait till mid April befor considering this course

Both the Lake and Desert courses are in extremely poor condition as the Bermuda grass is just starting to grow greens were really just sand these are too good layouts that just shouldn’t be played for a while really felt burned and should have been warned of course conditions before we booked it

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Track, Horrible Greens

A green gem in the middle of the desert turned into a bust when we arrived to find out the greens had just been aerated and sanded. Overall the course was dry but the patchwork greens of holes, sand, and areas of turf really took the shine off the experience. I would not go there again without first checking on the status of the greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course in very bad shape

Every green was covered in sand and in the process of reseeding. The fairways were extremely brown and thin. Most of the fairways on the desire course are sloped, so players must take this additional challenge into consideration. Definitely, not worth the drive down there for the green fees charged. Much better courses that are well maintained closer in.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Primm Valley Desert Course

It's been a few years since I've played Primm Valley. The grass on the fairways wasn't as full as I recall but overall, the course played well. While the greens had been seeded, they were still in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

In sad shape, but still enjoyable

The staff is terrific, and the course is challenging. Sadly, the greens are a disaster, with just little clumps of grass here and there, on a sandy bed. Probably the worst greens I've ever seen; almost impossible to putt on. The T-boxes are okay, and the fairways have a little grass here and there on the Lakes Course. The Desert Course is probably unplayable. The staff is aware of it, and I think they're struggling to bring the course back, but it appears the owners won't put up enough cash to restore the greens and replenish the fairways properly. I'd rather spend more money and play on grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Wait until about June to book a tee time.

Never played on a worse condition course!
Was booked for Desert and upon arrival was told they had major water problems so they changed us to the Lakes course.
The greens were in such bad conditions we had to play every one as a two putt green. They were either heavily sanded or with big squares of placed cut green patches with obvious cut lines.
Fairways weren't terrible but blotchy enough the we had to play improved lies.
Upon leaving we asked the cart guy what the heck happened, because we've played these courses many times and loved them. He said they lost their course superintendent a few months back and the new one just started a couple of weeks ago.
Bottom line is if this superintendent stays it will take a few months to repair everything to a playable state.

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

Wait 2 to 3 months from now to play. AWFUL NOW!

Played both courses quite a few times thru the years. Almost always in good to great shape.
Now Desert had some sort of water damage so was changed to Lakes course.
ALMOST UNPLAYABLE!
All greens were in various stages of repair and sanded or with squares of grass here and there. Had to play all as 2 putt greens!
Fairways we're very spotted and rough.
Upon leaving the cart guy told us they have been without a Greens super and short on greens keepers. That they just hired a new Sup't about two weeks before.
Save your money and don't attempt play for at least 2-3 months... assuming the new guy stays and they give him what he/she needs to get the courses in shape!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Wait a few months before playing!

Checked in today and was told the Desert course had sever water and drainage problems so they sent us put to the Lake course.
We've played there many times before and always thought it was great.
Fairways were really rough and almost all the greens had damage and were sanded.
After the round we were told they haven't had a greens manager for months and just hired a new one that was met with a disaster to fix.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

awesome layout but greens need TLC

1) layout is awesome. some. great looking holes
2) pace of play was fast. we played in 3 hours but that’s because no one was on the course . we teed off at 11 am and done by 2 pm. right in the middle of the day , so fast
3) the greens need TLC. all the greens were 1/10 for conditioning. once they fix the greens I will play it again. but if they don’t fix this greens I think there are better places to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played Desert course

First time at this course and found the desert course had just recently been aerated. Winter conditions, grass yellowed out turned dorment. We had high winds hitting around 12:30 and continued tell end of day. Practice balls where free and placed on the range. Looking over to the Lakes course it seemed that side was built with different grass and greener.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible shape

Course was almost unplayable. Punched, sanded greens. Bare spots on greens and all over the fairways. Had to bump the ball many times. Next time, how about a heads up on the course conditions? Was a 3-1/2 hour drive!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
ckn
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in rough shape

Clearly the course is recovering from Covid shutdown or other issues. The fairways and greens are in poor shape. However, there is evidence they are trying to recover the course. Only play if you get a bargain price

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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