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4.5
474 Reviews (474)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
91.8%
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457 out of 474 reviews
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4.5
26 Reviews (26)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
80.8%
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21 out of 26 reviews
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4.4
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
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3 Stars
9
2 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.3%
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62 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7232 yards
Slope 141
Rating 75.4
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Rams Hill Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1983
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1983) Tom Fazio (2007) Dennis Wise (2007) Jackson Kahn Design (2013)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
474 Reviews (474)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Patio Dining 40
19th Hole Scenic Views 36
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 51
Undulating Greens 44
Water Hazards 37
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 44
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 37
A Weekend Splurge 36
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 53
At a Resort 11

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Magnificent golf course

This is in my opinion the very best public golf courses in all of San Diego County, and yes that includes some private ones I have played, like the Torrey Pines, Bridges, and Crosby.
Top rate, perfect greens, true rolls, speed was 11, all tee boxes totally level, mint, Pro V practice balls, includes w/ green fee in pyramids w/ very nice practice areas both front and back. Lots of water on many holes as well as perfect conditioned bunkers. I would HIGHLY recommend this course to good golfers who what the very best value for the price. Very picturesque . Fairways perfectly mowed, top condition, no weeds or gopher holes. This was a terrific golfing experience definitely will be playing this course again soon,. Loved IT!

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Memorable golf and hospitality

This is one of those courses you will always remember playing. Beautiful course with very gracious people running the course. Wish we had time after our round to enjoy dining on the patio.
The road to Borego is rough at first, not lit and no cell service along the route. So-tee off by 11 (in January) so you can finish your round and get back to CA86 by dark.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course, slow play

I live in LA Quinta, but enjoy making the short trip to play this great course. I really enjoy the layout and the conditions of the course in general. The front nine played at a very good pace with hardly any wait. The back nine however played brutally slow. There were a couple groups in front of us that were playing the tips, by the looks of their swings the should moved up a couple tees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Conditions

This is a nice course but not in the best condition. Pace of play was slow especially the back 9. Tired of courses charging big money and they don't marshal the the pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of play was very slow because they had a golf tournament in front of us. They should have informed us of the tournament when we booked.
We were not able to finish the round because of it.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bring your wallet

My husband and I have been coming to this course since 1984. We have been through all the different owners and iterations, ( Montesoro, etc.) The course is still beautiful and fun to play, but now the General Manager is just seeing how far he can raise the price before it breaks. We played today AS GUESTS, which is a discounted price and paid $310 for the two of us. Really??? Had we not been guests we would have paid $410!! Come on people, get real. I can go to Palm Desert and play gorgeous courses for way less AND have more places to stay and prime restaurants to visit. It’s Borrego. We won’t be returning at these prices when we have other desert choices. The guest rate we paid at de Anza was $89.00. It is a beautiful, fun course too.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Well worth the trip

Although it's quite a haul to Borrego Springs from San Diego, it was absolutely worth the trip. It's another world out there - Palm Springs-like mountain views and desert rough. And when the winds pick up like they did that day, man, that back nine gets LONG! But I loved it all!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Possibly in decline?

I have been playing Rams Hill every winter for the last 5 or 6 years (I think since they re-opened in 2015). The course has traditionally been in excellent shape and represented a great value.

However, this winter (December '21), the course wasn't in great shape. The tee boxes and greens were great, but the fairways were a little disappointing. There were several areas that looked like ground under repair.

The rates have also gone up substantially in the last couple of years, and the rates for '22 are getting pretty high. If the course is in the shape it has been historically, I think it still represents a good value. I plan to play it 1 more time this winter, so I will come back and write a follow-up review if my experience was an outlier or if the course conditions are on the decline.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 01/03/2022

Ryan thanks for taking the time to post a review and for being a long time fan of Rams Hill. Please do come back in the spring and write a follow up review. We are patching a couple of areas in the fairways where we have had drainage issues and recovery in those areas is slow in December with the cool temps. Your comments on the greens, tees and roughs are appreciated and we will always strive for the best possible playing conditions at Rams Hill.

Harry Turner-GM/COO

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Good layout, disappointing conditions

I have heard so many positive reviews of Rams hill noting fun layout, pristine conditions, and worth the trip from San Diego. I have missed playing there twice with my group of buddies who raved about it, so finally had a tee time to take my Dad there for Christmas. The layout was very fun, but conditions were very poor. Bad burn spots, muddy patches throughout fairways with no rain for two weeks or so, and some greens pretty bumpy. If this was my home track and I paid $50, no problem. But a 1.5 hour drive each way at $130 per, I would not commit that much time or money to playing there again. Hopefully this is a one off as the course receives a lot of notoriety. Maybe they are dealing with a fungus or something and it will improve?

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unforgettable

A little bit confused about Gold and Blue tee ,no wonder scores was better

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rams Tournament

Course was in great shape.
Customer service is top shelf they go above and beyond to help you out .
The staff where great and put on a great tournament well worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect

Course was recommended to us by another golfer. What a great golf course from the guys who handled your bags to the starter.
Course was in perfect condition. Would play this course over the Pete Dye Stadium course.

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GPS

If a course has no physical yardage markers the player is dependent on the GPS system shown in the mandatory cart. If that GPS isn’t working the players are playing in a strange land consequently the players are guessing club selections throughout the round. Here the front nine does not return to the clubhouse in order to exchange the cart or have the GPS corrected. At $130 a round I expect top maintenance for players. After reporting my experience when returning the cart I was offered an apology. Too late!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

You’ll want to check the box on this track. We’ll worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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