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3.7
966 Reviews (966)
5 Stars
228
4 Stars
441
3 Stars
189
2 Stars
63
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
78.4%
Recommend this course
788 out of 966 reviews
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3.7
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.9%
Recommend this course
101 out of 133 reviews
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3.7
301 Reviews (301)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
59
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.7%
Recommend this course
228 out of 301 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6502 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9
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Pala Mesa Resort Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Kikuyu Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.7
966 Reviews (966)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 45
Patio Dining 30
Dinner 26
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 74
Bunkers 71
Elevation Changes 64
This course/club is great for:
Locals 60
Advanced Golfers 55
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 44
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 77
Worth the Drive 57
In the 'Burbs 24

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Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Definitely not for disabled players

The course was roped off as carts only. I did not know this when I signed up. I am disabled and would not have signed up had a known. The carts are equipped to only allow backing up when you get in restricted areas. I told the pro shop I was disabled and they said they would disable this on my cart. They never did. As a result I was forced to walk a significant distance with hazardous conditions several times. I understand they do this to protect the condition of the course but it should be stated before allowing tee times to be booked. It definitely would not be approved by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Was extremely disappointed.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/22/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Pala Mesa Resort. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/22/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice and challenging

It was our first time play this nice course, layout was great and fairway was narrow and Greens were great shape!
The only exception is their carts which have GPS and will suddenly stop moving if you go into a "restricted area". Problem is they don't marks at all!

The food and drinks are very decent prices and staffs were very nice. Today we had 2 players left cell phone on unexpected places and both phones found ! We were very lucky!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Pala Mesa Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

nice course

Pala Mesa has always been a nice course to play. friendly staff

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Pala Mesa Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs work

Temporary tees on bare spots due to overseed. Fairways sparse. Greens slow but playable. Disappointing maintenance. Just worn out and in need of a major overhaul. I forgot how loud I-15 sounds on this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Hi Bob, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very disappointed

Paid full price not knowing the greens were irritated and sanded the tee boxes were all being worked on
Very disappointed

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Please visit or website or social for aeration updates, and keep an eye out for the aeration icon on Golf Pass and Golf Advisor. We hope to see you again, and sincerely appreciate your feedback.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hi Terry, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort.

Played On
Reviews 77
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Heads Up when Aeriating

It use to be when a course was aerating, golf now would tell us. I walked into this course blind and saw immediately the practice green white with salt. Every hole had been torn up the day before and you couldn't use the t-boxes because they were being overseaded and had to use the side of them that had monster grass. Had a hard time putting the ball on the t because the grass was too long for the t to go into the ground. How about in the future you let us know about this, and the course, how about if you won't let us use the t-boxes, maybe put a driving mat out there so we have something to hit off of.
I use to love this course, but it was in such terrible shape. I get you have to do maintenance, but charging almost the same price for a poor quality experience makes me not want to come back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Please visit or website or social for aeration updates, and keep an eye out for the aeration icon on Golf Pass and Golf Advisor. Please don't hesitate to call us should you have any questions. We hope to see you again, and sincerely appreciate your feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hi,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day at Pala Mesa

Great price today on green fees with cart. at $32 on teeoff with a 20% discount as an email recipient.
Course conditions were very good. Only area lacking was the tee boxes that were thin and sparse. Greens were great (speed at approx. 10-11). Traps very good. Fairways were a bit thin but hopefully will improve with cooler weather coming.
Overall a great value and a challenging course from the back tees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Pala Mesa Resort, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible shape!!!!!!!!!!!

Have played this course for 10+ years weekly, course continues to get worse…. Tee boxes are in HORRIBLE shape, nothing but dirt to hit off!!!!!! Fairways are becoming a joke as well, decent grass is hard to find anywhere throughout. WILL NOT PLAY AGAIN……… not worth the money you are charging. Will be playing at Golf Club of California until you guys can figure out how to maintain your course. Owner needs to step up and invest money back into the course. Was once a great place to play for a local who lives in Fallbrook. You guys will continue to loose golfers until you can improve your course conditions. I know numerous members who have left the course due to your conditions. Don’t water your money here any longer as it’s NOT the resort course it once was. Stay away until conditions improve!!!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us was poor due to the course conditions.

We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Nice course, played it twice now this year. Fairly tight fairways but surprisingly not many lost balls. Pretty fun and challenging. Tee to greens were in good shape for the most part.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Different From Photos on website

Fairways were terrible; greens were decent! Place of play was extremely slow! Concessions stand closed. Not a repeat !

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Uncle Rob

Came with my out of town nephew and brother in law the had a great time and so did I papa is one of my favorite courses to play and my company loved it
We also enjoyed the drinks and food at the clubhouse

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 121
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

OK Conditions For this time of year

This is a nice course with accuracy off the tee and into greens required. The greens were in great shape but the rest of the course hit and miss with bare spots in many areas and more so on the front nine. We played the course bumping everywhere which made it more enjoyable. There is a range, snack bar and restaurant open which were nice. The staff was friendly and accommodating.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hi,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

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