When Tom Fazio designs it, you know it will be done right. And beautiful. And tantalizing. And fun. Such is the case at the Lakes and Desert courses at Primm Valley Golf Club, which is located about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip on Cali-Nevada border. Once golfers decide to take the two in, they become fans and one writer even called them two of the best courses side by side in all of Southern California. –By Brian Hurlburt.
Ken Van Vechten wrote the following about Primm Valley for an article at APosition.com:
“It took me years to get a couple members of my Vegas golfing troupe inside that sometimes scruffy berm that sits just south of the state line. One guy is more open-minded, trusting even, so he knew from an earlier visit that I wasn’t full of it when I kept on spouting: ‘Those are about the two best courses side by side in Southern California.’”
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The Lakes is a lush golf experience with hundreds of mature pines and holes that seem more typical of the Fazio style. Golf beauty and intrigue abound highlighted by a drive-able par 4, 10th hole and the dastardly par 3, 12th hole that doesn’t seem drive-able, given the hole’s length, water everywhere and bunkers guarding what’s left around the green.
While the Desert course is more barren with cacti guarding the fairways and greens and a more stark look and feel, the holes on the Desert offer plenty of fairway for errant drives and it is agreed that Fazio’s statement of golf in the desert and not desert golf” is appropos with limited forced carries and the “desert golf” target holes that fill golfer’s palms with sweat before, during and post round.