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3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
90.4%
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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.

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Primm Valley Golf Club - Lakes Course
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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
Scorecard for Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.1/135 418 530 416 375 366 182 582 464 204 3537 347 538 234 453 354 450 403 178 451 3408 6945
Blue M: 70.5/129 402 508 386 346 337 166 540 430 182 3297 318 509 218 414 317 403 373 157 438 3147 6444
White M: 68.3/122 W: 74.2/136 369 470 371 341 309 153 508 400 171 3092 297 485 190 355 311 379 351 124 424 2916 6008
Green M: 63.1/110 W: 68.7/124 300 408 290 325 260 118 424 329 134 2588 247 413 119 289 262 311 267 96 250 2254 4842
Handicap 9 5 13 17 15 11 3 1 7 18 6 8 2 14 10 12 16 4
Par 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 71

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

Reviews

4.1
288 Reviews (288)

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

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Handicap 0-4
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2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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3.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Slightly disappointing track

My twosome played the Desert Course because it was wide open with no wait. There were many dead trees on several fairways and many bunkers looked like they were in disrepair although the sand was ok for bunker shots. My critique is based on this being known as a "resort" facility & past experiences playing this track. I would expect a better maintained venue and with an hour ride from Vegas I may think twice before returning soon or give the "lakes" course a try next trip.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always fun

We have played this course for the last four years when we are in Las Vegas. Yesterday it was cool, with some showers & high wind gusts so we got a great hot deal on golf now. Due to the layout of the course it was protected from the worst winds & the showers were off & on. We have played in much worse. Employees nice & we went out early as it was not busy. We has a great day. This is a great course in good & not so good weather.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Out of the way, but great course!

Drove 45 mins from Vegas to get here, but loved it! Right from the starter to the ride back to the car, it was first class all the way. From Tee to Green, the holes were in great shape. Beautiful view from the clubhouse and the turkey reuben was yummy!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great architecture with no overseed

Two great golf courses that you can plan a trip around.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout. Great Value

Both of Primm Valley courses are great, but the Lakes course is preferred if you live in the desert since it is a change of scenery. The Desert course may be preferred by visitors who want a true desert style course. The Lakes course has a fantastic layout that requires good shotmaking to go low, but also is forgiving enough for lower handicappers. The conditions are good but not excellent but the layout makes up for it. The course is priced reasonable due to the fact that it is about a 30 minute drive from Las Vegas so they can't charge a premium like other courses in the area. If you don't mind the drive, the seclusion of the course is part of the the charm since there isn't anything around but golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Play

Enjoyed my day on the Lakes Course. Fun layout that's not overly gimmicky or tricked up but does have some fun risk/reward and grip it and rip it holes. The course was in pretty good shape, although I have seen it in better condition in the past. The pace of play was pretty good and appreciate the Starter getting me out in front of a couple 4 sums as I was a single. I definitely believe this track has more character and a funner play than the Desert Course. Not the best value I've ever found, but would play the course again for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

The staff were great and the course was really fun! We played the Lakes course and it had wide tree lined fairways, large greens, and it was well maintained. The pro shop was well stocked, and they had great burgers at the restaurant. Definitely will go back again soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A treat

Greens were fast and true. A favorite course and reasonable thru golf now

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in good early winter season shape!!

Course seems to be in improved condition from when I played a year ago. There was alot of ground crew noise, and course repair going on then. Played both Desert and Lake 18's. Have played them many times before. Always a pleasure. However I would not play it without golfnow hot deal price, or a local discount. Just to far out of the way. A beautiful layout(a good challenge, as Pro AM senior qualifiing for senior tour is next weekend can attest too). Excellent driving range w as many balls as you care to hit , and very friendly staff!!! THANKS Primm Valley!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

5 1/2 hours - good grief

No marshall. No cart girl. 5somes allowed. 5 1/2 hours is just too long for a round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

BUGS!!!

Played Primm Lakes course on the way home from a Mesquite/Vegas golf outing. The staff was friendly. The layout was good, taking advantage of the elevation changes they have. The conditions were very good for August in the middle of the desert.

The only downside was the number of mosquitoes. They'd buzz in your ear, or fly in your eyes while making a swing. A couple days later, my arms and legs were covered in bites. It was so bad that I quit after 9 holes.

I didn't have any bug repellent in my bag. If you choose to play Primm Valley, make sure you have something to ward off the bugs.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Primm Valley Lakes Course: Shadow Creek Jr.

Primm Valley's Lake Course is simply a gem in the midst of nothingness. Empty desert save for the casinos, the roller coaster and the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility is what you get in these parts. The Mojave Desert wind is always blowing (check out the flag on the logo bent at about 30 degrees ;). The highway cuts through an infinity edged valley east to west, framed by craggy mountains at the edge of view north and south. And there on the CALIFORNIA side of the border sits the 36 holes of golf known as Tom Fazio-designed Primm Valley Golf Club - whose Lakes Course was once called by a Las Vegas website: The Poor Man's Shadow Creek.

Fazio certainly created an oasis at Shadow Creek, one that still stands the test of time as evidenced by the Phil/Tiger match from earlier this year. The Wynn Golf Club (closed in 2017 but set to re-open with a new Fazio design/build in 2019) certainly shared its DNA with Shadow Creek. As does the Lakes Course at Primm. Many of the features that the two more renowned courses are known for can be found at Primm: Waterfalls, streams, pine trees, lakes, brilliant landscape/course movement, fantastic/difficult green complexes - all of the things you would expect on a great track. Oh, and the kicker? A 22 acre practice facility that one could simply practice on for the remainder of their days and still be happy.

From what I have read, it looks like a newer management company has taken over the reins of the two courses. What was once Par 4 Golf Management (it actually shut down) is now Elite Golf Management. The reviews are pretty rough, describing less than stellar course conditions (which was always a hallmark of the Primm courses) as well as staff issues (again, once upon a time the staff here was just extraordinary). Truth be told, my friends and I have driven 5 and half hours from Phoenix, leaving hella early, to roll out of the car, grab some awesome ham and egg croissant, warm up and play 36 holes and have LOVED the experience. We would do it again in a heartbeat. I'd hate to think that is a foregone time...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

a good play

For the middle of January the course was in great shape. Unfortunately, it was a wet, cool day. Hopefully next time I play this course it is a bit warmer and dryer. If you are in the area check it out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fine course in benign conditions

This course can be a wind tunnel and a little dry, but when I played, it was in fine shape. Very tight fairway lies and smooth undulating greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

All good. Weather was great. Greens good Thanks for putting sand in the traps!!!!!
we love golfing at Primm. Lisa is the best.
Thanks for everything Lisa.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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