The Desert course was our 2nd 18 of the day as it was the free round as part of the Golf Moose deal. We would have had to wait until 3:00 to get on the lakes again. Friday and Saturdays are busy times at Primm. This was my first time experiencing the Desrt course. This is a tight course with many many bunkers throughout. There is mounding on the sides of the fairways to help keep the ball in play.
I hate to give bad reveiws of courses, but the neglect this course is receiving needs to be discussed.
The best way to describe this course is that is is the ugly step-sibling of the Lakes course. We were told to go out anytime as it was wide open and for good reason.
Tees - chewed up and many sanded and the sand just looked like they are trying to do a somewhat job of quick fixing, nothing wlse done to make them better.
Fairways - Mix of dormant and green grass. More like a brown fairway with green polka dots. Odd lies every where.
Rough - just longer verion of the fairway. Ball usually sitting between clumps of green quarter sized grass. Not good
Bunkers - No rakes or maintenance filled with course desert sand.
Greens - worse than the lakes course. Many large areas of diseased areas. Chipping onto ar putting across was an adventure. Many of the diseased areas looked like mold. Wasn't sure if that was mold or something they have put down to bring them back.
The one thing that got me was the amount of Burro dung on the course. Almost every hole had five or six piles of it on the fairways, rough and near the greens. When I asked about it, they said that the burros got through the fence and now have taken over and they are not allowed to move them because they are protected. But there was no piles on the lakes course which I found intersting as they must clean it up. Did not see any burros on the course.
After the round I asked why this course was in such bad shape, I was told that they are focusing their efforts on the Lakes course since its the most popular. They did not overseed the course this year and this if why the fairways are as bad as they are. Was also told the course would probably be in good shape until sometime next year.
All this made me disappointed since the layout is very fun. Seems like the need to adopt the saying "build it and they will come".
Definietly not worth the $95 rack rate. But was ok as a free round.» Close