Played Primm - Lakes on the way out to our 8 man golf outing on Thursday 3/11. The course is right on the CA/NV line so it helps to break up the pretty long drive to Mesquite from Riverside. We had a 1:00pm tee time and we thought we knew what we were in for with the weather........we were wrong.
When we arrived, the sky was getting black. We could see in the distance that things were about to get ugly. There was no one at the course (everyone else was smarter than we were) so they actually asked us which course we wanted to play. Our tee time was for the Desert course but the nice lady that came to take our bags actually told us that we should play the Lakes course since it was in better condition. We really appreciated that.
As soon as we hit the first tee, it started to hail/snow quite hard. It was definitely a first for everyone in our group being from SoCal. We were all in agreement that we were playing so off we went. The course actually turned white. It was a pretty awesome sight. The afternoon actually turned out to be pretty decent. We got a mix of rain and a little sunshine but we had a good time.
As for the course, all in our group had nothing bad to say about the conditions of the course. If you are just driving by on the 15 fwy, you would have no idea that there was such incredible courses inside that giant dirt bank.
The fairways were in great condition. They were obviously a little soggy from all the weather they were having but that was to be expected. The coverage was great although there were a few bare spots. Nothing at all to complain about.
The greens were in pretty decent shape as well. There were a few rough areas but for the most part, they putted really well. It was pretty crazy to putt the first few greens with snow and hail on them. The ball actually picks up the snow and gets bigger as it rolls. We had a lot of fun with that.
I was in one greenside bunker and it was in great shape. Very easy to hit out of. It was wet/heavy sand but it was easy to tell that if these bunkers were not so wet, they would be outstanding.
The layout of this course is a lot of fun. There are tons of trees and a good amount of bunkers and water areas/features. It is a very flat course but it does not have that feel of going down and back and playing the same holes over again.
I would highly recommend this course if you are in the area. Everyone in our group really enjoyed it and 4 of them actually stopped to play it again on their way home on Sunday. I would have done the same but I needed to get home. Great day even with the crazy weather and we will definitely be back to this facility on our next Mesquite outing.» Close