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3.7
939 Reviews (939)
5 Stars
224
4 Stars
428
3 Stars
185
2 Stars
61
1 Stars
41
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
79.2%
Recommend this course
771 out of 939 reviews
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3.7
138 Reviews (138)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.8%
Recommend this course
106 out of 138 reviews
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3.7
308 Reviews (308)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.6%
Recommend this course
239 out of 308 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
939 Reviews (939)

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 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hit and Miss

Staff was as friendly as they come. The course was in very good shape. Problem: there were sprinklers in the fairway on just about every hole. I had to hit through sprinklers and wet fairways. The pace was slow. We were waiting on the tee boxes from 5 to 10 minutes on just about every hole starting from number hole 4.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Hello. 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 44
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

its great but

The course was in good shape. the greens roll great. pace of play was OK We did have to wait on the tee from time to time.
The carts are the issue. They get disabled certain areas. The course is not marked to tell you where.They need to rope it off or something. The overhead display is loaded with adds ect. everyt time you go to look at the yardage the screens goes to something else.. Its useless. you should be able sto turn the darn thing off. It would be nice if the flag sticks had reflectors so you could use your range finder.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Hi. 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 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/16/2021

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 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2021

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!

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Commented on 09/16/2021

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 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I enjoyed the course. My score was average. There were a few dry spots but the greens were in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2021

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 1
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/16/2021

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 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not fun

Play this course if you want a 6 hour round. There is no Marshall on the course, we paid for 18, but after 3 hours we left after 9

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun day at Pala Mesa

First off- golf has gotten expensive and crowded so finding a value tee time is my first priority. Rounds of golf for $70 aren’t in my budget so getting on Pala Mesa for $37 was a plus.
Pros:
good price
Greens were very good. True roll and fast.
Staff was friendly and helpful
Good driving range
Very good warm up putting green.
Cons:
Tee boxes were sparse and torn up.
Fairways had lots of bare or very thin spots .
GPS on the carts put us in snail mode way too often without warning. No signage to warn you of impending snail mode which slowed down the round.
Overall good day and good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Worth the drive to the Pala Resort. The cafe food was mediocre and the restaurant didn't open until 11:00 am. The course is in good shape considering the heat this time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/13/2021

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 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Cart messages

Good round, but the constant messages on the GPS screen about raking bunkers and fixing ball marks are really annoying. A couple of reminders would really be enough.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Pala Mesa Resort, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

ok track

I paid 37 w/ cart via golfnow. For that $, even though the course was in ok shape it's worth half hr to hr drive to play. The teebox and fairways have patches of no grass but most areas were playable. Greens were decent, very soft sometimes too soft. Pretty fast in certain downhill putts. It has become a typical muni condition course, not the resort course I thought and played many years ago.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hi! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Pala Mesa Resort. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Challenging but fair. I love to play this course when I can. you have to play it!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hi! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Pala Mesa Resort. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

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 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice greens

Greens are in much better shape than many other course this time of year

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bad Cart Issues

My cart crapped out just before the 10th green. I called the phone number listed on the course card. The person said they would let some know right away.
25 minutes later no one had still come to replace my cart. The people I was playing with had to move on. I was holding up the entire course. No marshal, no one came to assist me. When I called the number again they finally told me they were the main resort number and there was no direct number to the pro shop or starter booth. They left messages but no one came to bring me another cart. Finally after 45 minutes I gave up. Grabbed my clubs and walked of the course. I was within view of the pro shop and no one helped. Anyone that askes me I will tell them never to play there!!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/01/2021

How do I contact you directly?
No phone number given, no email given.
As when I was there playing no one in charge to accommodate customers.

RD

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Commented on 09/01/2021

I am willing to give your course another try.
Set me up with a morning tee time this weekend.

RD

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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hi there,

We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile.

Please contact us directly. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pala

The course is in pretty good shape. A few of the fairways could use a little more water, otherwise a nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great round

Great fast paced round with four of us friends. We let one group of 2 play through but other than that we’re not pressed by other groups. We finished in about 4 hours. Course is challenging but very fun. Greens were in good shape; soft landings for approach shots but surprisingly fast. We definitely hope to play there again! And a shout out to my carnales! Great time with you guys!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Pala Mesa Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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