NOTE as of Dec. 2023.- Current conditions are back and very good for Primm Valley Lakes course after some tough times. It is looking like the glory days of Primm Lakes when golfers loved the course. The Desert is still undergoing some work and is improving.

Twice the Tom Fazio delight is here at Primm Valley. The Lakes and Desert courses feature typical Fazio Flare and are worth the 30-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip to the Cali-Nevada border town of Primm.

Primm Valley is professionally managed by Elite Golf and noted golf writer Ken Van Vechten once called the courses, “the two, best side by side courses in Southern California.”


Fazio has called Primm Valley golf in the desert and not desert golf and when he speaks, golfers listen.

Primm Valley Lakes is lush golf with mature pines and water features while Primm Desert is a more stark golf journey but minimal forced carries and target golf that is found on “desert courses”.

Recent reviews on reveal positive playing conditions and one interesting on in particular:

From CAKnox1 – “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.”

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