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3.8
900 Reviews (900)
5 Stars
215
4 Stars
409
3 Stars
180
2 Stars
58
1 Stars
38
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
80.2%
Recommend this course
740 out of 900 reviews
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3.8
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.2%
Recommend this course
115 out of 147 reviews
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3.7
301 Reviews (301)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.4%
Recommend this course
230 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

3.8
900 Reviews (900)

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 10
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One thing wrong

The only bad thing was the cart. Old one with very hard brake to set. Also the very worst was the monitor that said stupid things about how to drive all the time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
First Time Playing

Resort Golf? Laughable

Arrived thinking it was a resort course so good quality, couldn't have been more wrong. Driving range worse then a park district, course quality $30 MAXIMUM, cart lady I don't know how she gets a tip, pace was horrible, only perk was friendly golfers. I think all of their money went into the GPS/Infotainment device in the cart.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 43
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Pala Mesa Resort, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hi! 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 and what we can do earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 129
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Disappointed

The fairways were rough in parts--not enough water and too many weedy lies. The rough was kikuyu and generally dry--very difficult. Greens were good with mixed grasses. Bunkers were very good. Challenging course with lots of hazards and ob in play. Not a great value right now.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/26/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Pala Mesa Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not worth the price

Course condition was decent at best pace of play was a joke called the pro shop 4 times because the group in front of was 2 holes behind and wouldn’t let anyone play thru not even a single player who we let join our group No response from the course 61/2 hour round. Won’t wast my money here again. Course constantly plays slow because they have no marshals

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

This Diamond is Worth the little drive

Not only could I book a tee time the next day but the conditions were better than MOST courses in/around San Diego (excluding Torrey and Madera), prices were better, staff was amazing, courses had a lot of challenges right in front of you and is NOW one of my favorite local courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hi! 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 and what we can do earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in very good shape. Great service in the Pro Shop. I played with a newcomer and encouraged him to return for another round.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Sandy. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Pala Mesa Resort thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok course

Greens are nice, Fairways need water, Ladies tee boxes are horrible, men’s tee boxes need work. Nice layout, course could be nice if it had water.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
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Commented on 07/09/2021

Hi,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Pala Mesa Resort. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Cart Path Only

Understand what they are doing, but annoying that so many holes were cart path only. Additionally, sometimes, cart path only without any warning until our cart shut off forward movement. Many fairways burn out and they are trying to recover and I can see the recovery happening. Tee boxes were terrible, and sometimes we even avoided them to hit behind or to the side. Expecting in a few weeks, that conditions will be great, but for now, not good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2021

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 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2021

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. Thank you for playing Pala Mesa Resort.

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

pala mesa

Great place to play. Very green, greens very nice. Great french fries in the restaurant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2021

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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Resort Course still feeling effects of weather

For a resort course, I was happy to find this at a significantly discounted rate. There were definitely patchy areas in the fairway along side some overwatered/muddy areas (which lead to some undesirable lies and hidden difficulty), so sometimes what should have been a good drive was not rewarded. Also, a lot of the tee grounds were sloped, so it was a little difficult to find a level stance - something the course needs to address sometime soon.

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

Hi! 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!

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