Tom Fazio has created two of the best courses the city has to offer. Primm Valley Golf Club offering the Lakes and Desert course options. This facility has received over 14 awards from publications across the U.S. To name a few, Golf Digest currently has the entire facility sitting at 73 for “Best Golf Resort in the USA.” at www.golfdigest.com. Golf Digest also ranked the Lakes Course “Top 10” after construction back in 1997 and the Desert Course in the “Top 100” soon following its opening. For those who might think that a 40 minute drive from the strip is not worth it, you couldn’t be more wrong. The location is perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip and the peaceful mountain scenery surrounding the facility is quite amazing.
The Lakes course
Inclusive of thick orchards with tall pine trees, widespread lakes and river systems, acre after acre of articulately manicured green Rye grass that is interrupted by numerous bunkers makes you question if Primm Valley is actually a mirage. Well it isn’t. This 6,945 yard par 71 course is a challenge that tests even the most skilled golfers. Generous fairways that slope towards the middle make the course very player friendly. But don’t be mistaken! The undulating, well-bunkered greens and plenty of water hazards will make it difficult to come in with a low score.
Featuring desert landscaping, a stark contrast to the Lakes course. Somewhat more demanding of the player’s ability, the Desert course is 7,131 yards from the tips and par 72. The course is accented with palm and mesquite trees, cactus, and desert wildflowers which give it a true desert sensation. Where water was used on the Lakes Course, vast stretches of waste bunkers border the fairways on seven holes of the Desert course. Water does come into play on five holes, narrow fairways with elevation changes, and well-bunkered large greens will test the most skilled of golfers.