The Primm Valley Golf Club has been cited by Golf Digest as among the “Places to Play” with 4 ½ stars. The resort features an ultimate challenge set in the magnificence of nature. Designed by Tom Fazio, a famed golf architect, this golf club is being highlighted by two award-winning layouts: The Lakes Course and The Desert Course. These golf courses run through Las Vegas’ desert expanse surrounded by distant mountains making the resort a golfing oasis.
The Lakes Course was the first to open in 1997 and has been cited right away by Golf Digest Magazine as among the “Top Ten Best New Courses”. This Fazio gem features the perfectly manicured green rye grass, dense groves of gigantic pine trees, extensive river and lake system, numerous bunkers, and plenty of water features to add up to the challenging golf rounds. This par-71, 6,945-yard layout also offers golfers with open fairways as well as the undulating well-bunkered greens. Even the skilled golfers often find this amazing beast quite difficult to tame.
The Desert Course on the other hand was opened a year after. While the Lakes Course offers the almost-tropical setting, this layout provides golfers with the beautiful desert landscaping. Tom Fazio accented this golf course with mesquite and palm trees, desert wildflowers, and colorful cactus to emphasize the true desert feeling. In terms of difficulty level, The Desert Course is quite demanding with the large well-bunkered greens, narrow fairways that have elevation changes, water features on five of the layout’s holes, and the vast stretch of waste bunkers that borders the fairways on its seven holes.