Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Review
74.2 rating; 135 slope
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 3 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2018
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Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Overview: The Primm Valley Golf Club is a desert oasis is built on the California and Nevada border and is a fun, resort golfing experience when in good shape (like most desert area courses, this can vary a bit by season). More "natural" than its brother the Lakes Course, the Desert course has less trees and relies more on the surrounding desert to create trouble. There is still a water hazard to be found here and there but it does, overall, present a decent contrast to the more popular other track. The most exciting golf holes are mentioned below:
Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Hole 1: The round starts with a drive that is not that easy. With water right and desert left, the opening shot is required to be solidly struck. The green is also uphill and has a bunker short, so length off the tee is also the preferred way to go.
Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Hole 2: If the first hole provided a challenge to start the round, the second gets downright nasty. Though slightly wider off the tee, again with water on the left, this one is longer and has a really tough second shot with the water coming into play again, with very limited bail-out options.
Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Hole 6: Not a long hole, the drive is pretty straight forward, but should be left at a distance where the golfer is very comfortable as the approach shot is to a small "peninsula" green with sand fronting and wrapping around the entire right side of the surface and behind.
Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Hole 8: This par five has a feel fairly typical on the Desert course, with lots of visible desert on either side and a few bunkers sprinkled in strategically along the way.
Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Hole 9: The front nine closes with a downhill par three. Although there is some water, it's not really in play, and the big bunker to the left and hill to the right are much more viable challenges to wrapping up the front nine with a par or better.
Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Hole 10: This par four is another one that relies on the desert on both sides of the fairway and strategic bunkering on the tee shot and approach, which are slightly uphill.
Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Hole 12: Yet another par four with desert on both sides, this one is a bit tighter than others in the landing area and provides a relatively stronger challenge than many on the course.
Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Hole 15: The desert wash may induce folks to layup farther back, but that can leave a much harder second shot, especially if the pin is set behind the deep bunker in front of the green.
Primm Valley Golf Club, Desert Course Hole 17: This par four can be driven but the lake short and left can cause problems as well; the safe play is out to the right with a layup, which will still leave a wedge to the green.