Primm Valley Golf Club - Lakes Course

4.1903000000 4.2 stars from 5 (226)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6945 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

  • 31900 Las Vegas Blvd S, Primm, Nevada 89019
  • (800) 386-7867, (702) 679-5509
  • (702) 679-5413
  • www.primmvalleyresorts.com
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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1997)
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6945 yards 73.3 135
Blue 71 6444 yards 71.2 130
White 71 6008 yards 69.0 125
White (W) 71 6008 yards 74.8 139
Green 71 4842 yards 68.5 121

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 226 Reviews
5 stars:
95
4 stars:
98
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

205 out of 226 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort near local attractions   Great for locals playing multiple courses a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"A good day despite the wind!"


mdcarper6's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were unlucky with the wind. It was definitely a factor but not too much to handle. The course is a fun, challenging and scenic layout. Lots of water. The tees and fairways were in good condition. The greens were in disappointing condition with lots of holes and scars, but I'd still play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great design and fun to play"


mike11320's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I will probably play this course again when we're staying in Vegas. It would rate 5 stars across the board if fairways were better maintained and shower in men's locker room wasn't leaking with just a bucket under shower head. Service was very good and server in grill room was a delight even though they weren't serving full menu.

Green structures challenging but fair.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



jhooker600's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lakes Course"


u2380026's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mid-March and we played the Lakes Course. I'm thinking they're getting ready for their summer seed, as the courses has a lot of brown in it. Regardless though, we had a great time! We enjoyed the fast greens (once we got used to them), and the sloped fairways. Huge sandtraps line many of the holes and created a challenge. But all in all the course was fun! We started with a great lunch in the clubhouse and spent the afternoon on the course. Will definitely golf there again when we are back in Vegas!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u7774245's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not what it once was"


BigPapaD's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great and fun layout but the conditions have really gone downhill. Fairways are dormant with clumps of grass where you keep getting bad lies.i would expect the dormant fairways for this time of year, but, not with all the different types of grass trying to grow in. The bunkers are hard with virtually no sand but plenty of rocks to scar your clubs. The value is solely based on the $24 green fee. If it hadn't been for the $24 golfnow hot deal, I would have felt ripped off. The staff however, was second to none. Very friendly and accommodating. On the plus side, you do get more roll on the drives.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



wilsonda50's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in good condition and rolling true. The fairways were patchy in their color but for the most part landing on grass was always possible. Sand traps were NOT. Trap linings were visible in 95% of them. Disappointing!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Primm, Lakes Course"


tomgalvan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I finished my round, got cold as expected for February. Great course, winter grass was a little dry and tough. Overall course was in good shape. G

Tuff greens, nice layout, use good course management to approach greens and even on a cold winter day you will have fun. I will return to play on a warmer day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful location"


omrotom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Views of the mountains on all four sides. Course is fair but demands your aim and distance be true as many sand traps ready to welcome your ball .Greens are on the fast side but a good putt will hold its line. Overall a great day of golf and we will be going back!! Also I thought going that far outside Vegas area to play was off putting but the drive was easier than going across Vegas to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Corneliusmartens's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good greens"


azgolfguy's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in ok winter condition, but the greens were quite good - smooth, fast and tricky. It can be very windy and cold this time of year, but I caught a great day with no wind. Both courses at Primm are interesting and quite different, Give them a try on the way to or from Vegas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worst Course and Staff Ever!"


spki122's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

After all the stress from work, me and my family decide to take a 5 day vacation to vegas.

We heard of all the courses we could play in vegas but wanted a affordable price where all of could afford and not break the bank. We asked the hotel staff at the wynn and they recommended a bunch of courses. Of course not wanting to pay more then 50 dollars per person, our bell boy told us about primm.

The drive from the strip is about 50 min going 70 flat. It is a horrible drive and would recommend it to anyone. We arrived and notice a front entrance but no one was inside. We arrive at bag drop and waited for about 5 min before getting our bags in a cart.

We arrive at the bar and the lady inside was very pleasant. We arrive in the shop and we are waiting to check in. We notice that the person inside was not friendly and was not courteous at all. He was extremely rude and had no communication skills. It seemed that he didnt enjoy life and hated everyone in the world. Everyone inside seemed very arrogant but who am i to make judgments in people who i dont know personally.

We finally were able to check in and teed off. As we were playing, we noticed a group in front were extremely slow and tearing up the course. We called the shop and the person said he would send out a Marshal. No Marshal came for 30 minutes and we called again. We spoke to the man on the phone and he said he personally go out and check out the group in front. After 1 Hr and 45 min we saw no one. We were so frustrated with the customer service, we just left after playing 6 holes. We wanted nothing to do with the course and incompetent people who work at the course.

If you like slow play and rude staff come this course. I will never be returning to this course ever!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 01/04/2017:

We appreciate your review and are sorry to hear you did not have a more positive experience to share. We take these reviews very serious and know that your thoughts are not typical for golfers playing our courses. Please contact me at this email to discuss your experience further (primmvalleygolfclubmanagement@gmail.com).

"Great stop on the way home"


h2odel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our daughter, and her family (3 grandsons) live in Vegas, so we drive through Primm a lot. Yesterday we decided to stop and play the course, and were happy we did. Challenging without being frustrating, pretty to see, and very quiet - we let two singles go through during the course of our round.

Great clubhouse, and good food! Staff was knowledgable and friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 12/05/2016:

Awesome! Thank you for taking the time to write this great 5-star review! We appreciate your kind words and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our challenging but fun course. We look forward to your next round of golf with us! Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials! https://www.facebook.com/PrimmValleyGolfClub/

"Excellent"


aa1966aa's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course played very well it was in excellent condition I'm looking forward to going back and playing it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 11/22/2016:

Thank you very much for the great 5-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we look forward to your next round with us! Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials! https://www.facebook.com/PrimmValleyGolfClub/

"Stay out of the traps!!!"


whisfish's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, love playing here, but the traps really need some fresh sand.

Limited beer choices in the bar. Nothing on tap and cans include only domestic (Bud,Lite,ect) and imports of a very light character(Modela, Stella, Hienie, Shock Top.), all the same thing. at least have cans of a brown ale, stout, IPA, even Sam Adams. Who does the ordering?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 11/09/2016:

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you out here again soon! Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials! https://www.facebook.com/PrimmValleyGolfClub/

"From first to worse."


arti2ude's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Primm used to be a first class resort for golfers. They used to have cross cut fairways that looked like a baseball outfield and greens that were pristine and quick. Over the past few years, the course has deteriorated in quality and the staff said that's because the MGM owns this resort now and they take good care of their other course and they are the step child out there.

They had done their seasonal maintenance but they still have several types of grasses and weeds growing in the fairways. The greens were punched but also had some weeds and so many bare spots that you could tell would never grow in.

They overbooked a tournament on the Desert Course and thus, moved us to the Lakes Course. There were no carts available for the guests playing the Lakes Course and as guests who were finishing their morning rounds, carts were being diverted over to the tournament. There were a lot of carts in the cart barn but the staff informed us that they were in various states of disrepair for one reason or another.

We got off the tee over an hour past our tee time and were still waiting for carts for our group. The staff told us that it would be at least another forty minutes before they could get us carts. We opted to tee off and walk until such point, the staff would bring us carts. We walked almost the entire front nine before we found some water and staff showed up with carts. We told them that this was unacceptable and something needs to be done about it. They just advised us to go complain to the Pro when we completed our round.

The Pro was advised that we would be coming there after our round and we were not happy. His first words to us were "You guys don't look to worse for the wear"! Wow, really! How about, I'm really sorry for the inconvenience, that's not the type of program we run here and let us refund your green fees for you. Instead, it was "I'm sorry but I'm not authorized to make that decision"! At this time he just gave us the MGM's golf management supervisors card. The Pro said he noticed how big that tournament was getting two days prior to our arrival and thought "Hmm, this is going to be a problem"! Yet still managed to plan poorly for the day in question.

We threw the card away figuring he would not even answer his phone, when it was a complaint it may just result in a comped round at a future date knowing we would never drive back out from L.A to play a round of golf at what has turned into an over priced municipal course.

This is the last time we ever play Primm and ever recommend Primm to our associates.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great time at Primm."


sherilee1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens had been punched but where very puttable. Course WA in great shape and pace of play was good. Had a good time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 10/10/2016:

Thanks for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your round with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed our course conditions (despite aerification) and that pace of play was good. We look forward to having you back soon at Primm Valley!

"Lakes course"


mspshadow's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice layout that was a little beat up greens had just been punched and sanded/not good/ staff was great pace of play was great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/03/2017

It is funny how the staff will respond to all good reviews but if something bad is said about the course or staff there is no response. I've played both courses often but since MGM took over the course has gotten worse. it is to bad because to me it was worth the drive from Henderson. Plus i'm a 15+ handicap but loved the course.


Commented on 10/03/2016

Thanks for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Primm Valley. We apologize that the course conditions were not up to par. We hope to see you back once our greens have fully recovered!


"Great course gone downhill"


u674494932's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I am a local who booked an early morning tee time on a Sunday. The price was $50.00, which I have no problem paying for a Tom Fazio layout, but was surprised to find punched greens. The fairways were very patchy and barely have a top coat of overseed on them. The condition of these courses has gotten pretty bad since I first played them in 2012. Not worth 50 bucks, and really not worth more than 25. I hope the management will reinvest in these courses, as they are truly great layouts.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/23/2016

Thank you for your review! We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience at Primm Valley. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure to address these points. Thank you again!


"Desert Oasis"


VegasGolfer91's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

After playing golf in the Las Vegas area for years, this was my first time out to Primm Valley and it did not disappoint. I originally booked this tee time because so many courses were closed for over-seeding but will likely return. The course offered nice views on almost every hole and the layout was challenging but still playable for those with a higher handicap.

The only downside was that the greens were recently punched and we couldn't get a true roll. Overall, I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking for something new outside the Vegas area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Commented on 09/19/2016

Hi VegasGolfer91,

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Primm Valley. We are pleased that our course wasn't too challenging and that your enjoyed our views. We look forward to having you back soon for your next round!



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