Primm Valley Golf Club - Desert Course

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3.9
399
5 Stars
142
4 Stars
183
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
8
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
84.5%
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353 out of 399 reviews
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3.9
399
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8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.8
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
80.8%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7131
Slope 135
Rating 74.2
Type Resort
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.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7131 yards 74.2 135
Blue 72 6540 yards 71.1 128
White 72 6085 yards 68.8 124
White (W) 72 5397 yards 75.8 138
Green 72 5397 yards 71.6 129
Scorecard for Desert
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: 74.0/137 433 435 352 188 372 389 530 565 222 3486 473 216 455 575 397 196 431 385 517 3645 7131
Blue M: 71.5/131 407 414 324 160 345 336 506 545 181 3218 432 185 409 520 368 170 406 340 492 3322 6540
White M: 69.4/125 W: 76.2/137 372 385 313 150 330 314 487 506 158 3015 395 161 383 492 329 150 377 320 463 3070 6085
Green M: 66.3/115 W: 72.6/129 340 321 272 129 306 294 409 422 127 2620 363 143 353 463 291 128 336 284 416 2777 5397
Handicap 11 1 15 17 13 5 7 3 9 2 16 6 4 14 8 10 18 12
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 3 36 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

3.9
399

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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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

winter golf

have played this course when I visit the area over the past several years. The greens were of reasonable speed. The fairways appeared not to have recovered very well from fall seeding, many dry areas an low grass on most fairways.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 12/14/2017:
We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback from your most recent round with us. We hope you come back for another tee time soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun to play, great value

Enjoyed the course even though a windy day. Nice to have gps on the carts. Friendly staff. Two negatives, but not major: need lots more sand in traps, and no ball washers that I could find. Will definitely play again at this bargain price if available next time we're in the area.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 12/14/2017:
Thank you for playing Primm Valley Golf Club! We appreciate your feedback and kind words. We have been putting a lot of work into the bunkers on both courses so hopefully you'll come back to see the finished product soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice challenging course - greens fast, fairways need water.

Enjoyed a very windy day on the desert course. Great layout, needs some water on the fairways, but overall good value for the money and the people are Great.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 11/30/2017:
Thank you for playing Primm Valley Golf Club! We appreciate your kind words and feedback. Come back and see us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good

Primm is a great place to play. Lakes is a terrific golf course and Desert is good. In need a a little investment, bunkers are in neglect and fairways are thin but overall a great value. Don’t pay rack rate, not worth $100
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 11/16/2017:
Thank you for playing Primm Valley Golf Club, Todd! We appreciate your kind words about both courses as well as your feedback regarding the bunkers. We have recently started a large-scale reinvestment into all 36 holes at Primm and we are actively working on the bunker situation. We apologize that you caught us in the middle of the project, but hopeful that you will join us in the future to see the finished product!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Took 5 hours and thirty minutes to play. Awful and staff in pro shop not willing to do anything. Have played this course many times and this was the exception. Normally fine at Primm. But this was not good.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 11/16/2017:
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the slow play. We do actively monitor the pace of play from the clubhouse via GPS. When a group falls behind, we dispatch staff members from the clubhouse to address slow groups individually. While the marshal is not on the course full time, we assure you that we are constantly monitoring and addressing the pace of play to make sure your experience is enjoyable. Clearly, we did not meet our own expectations and again, we apologize. Come back and see us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Primm and proper

both courses at Primm Valley are terrific, Lakes is the better quality overall but Desert is well worth the trip. If you’re golfing in vegas do yourself a favor and make the 30 minute drive to Primm you won’t be disappointed
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 11/17/2017:
Thank you for playing both courses at Primm Valley, Todd. We appreciate you recommending our golf course to others and we look forward to seeing you out here again. Let's hope for 5 stars next time!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round!

Much greener than we figured for end of summer-fairways great-greens even better.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 11/02/2017:
We're always excited when we exceed expectations! Thanks for the great review. Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 11/02/2017:
Thank you for the 4 stars!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best public course and value in Vegas

As a local, I've played every single course in Vegas ad nauseum. Most other courses in town are very similar desert layouts and lined with homes. It does get old which is why I've found Primm to be one of the best public options and by far the best value. The course is beautifully tree lined and you don't feel like you're playing in the desert like most other courses in town. There are beautiful views of the mountains and no homes like many other courses in town which I hate. Challenging but fair layout for all handicaps. It is a little more of a drive to the state border but worth it. I usually stop by the Primm outlets for some shopping on the way back. The staff are some of the friendliest and most professional I've encountered in the city. The service feel of a private club. Highly recommend.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

loved our round of golf. great layout. 4 sets of tee boxes. starter was especially accommodating. I made mistake on our tee time reservation so essentially we were 1 hr late. He found our name on his list, saw we were prepaid through Golf now and was able to send us out anyway. unfortunately, we were behind a foursome and had to wait much of the day. since I made the mistake on our start time, we just had to bite the bullet. all in all a great day.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Primm Valley Golf Club on 11/01/2017:
Thank you for choosing Primm Valley Golf Club, Sylvia. We're glad that we were still able to get you out for your tee time a little late. We understand it happens. Come back and see us again soon.

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