Golf Course Review Rams Hills Golf Club Borrego Springs California
Reviewed by: apisarski, Costa Mesa
After not playing golf for the last few months I got the invite to join my brother Matt, Tim, and Jim to play a round yesterday 5/10/20 at Rams Hill. I have only played this track a few times in December for the GK Play events, so I was interested to see spring conditions. As we pulled up to the course we were asked to wear a mask in the clubhouse and we had our temp scanned.
They give you a wristband that show you are good to go. All the staff was extremely friendly as usual.
Kitchen for to go food and drinks. Got an amazing breakfast burrito and headed to the range. Range was immaculate as always and it is always nice to warm up with the ProV1 range balls. After remembering how to swing, I headed over to the practice green to to see if the putter still worked and met up with the rest of the group.
We teed off in individual carts and off we went. Pace of play was fantastic at just under 4 hours and we never waited on a hole. As we headed off down the fairway to hit our second shots, we noticed no coolers or sand to fill divots in the carts.
After landing in a fairway bunker I had to foot rake my steps the best i could as rakes were pulled to make sure no Covid could be spread. If you landed in someones foot or swing mark, you received a free drop. Bunkers were mostly fluffy white sand with exception to one damp bunker I found.
Fairways were perfect with no bare spots and hardly any discoloring from the recent heat wave. Tee boxes were lush and flat and occasionally wet from morning watering. Rough was short and not too penal.
Greens were firm but receptive and not too fast. Made for good reads and only one or two 3 putts for the group. Also Rams hill has added these ball retrieve devices to the cups so you can lift you ball out with your putter. Pretty slick and helps the old back when you pick up you ball. I personally hope these are adopted by more courses in the future.
All in all great day with a good group on a great course. Rams Hill is a must play right now as their season wraps up next month. Get out there and play a round before summer heat really sets in. Next week looks to be in the mid 80’s.
One thing I forgot is they had a an employee wearing PPE driving the course delivering ice cold waters every few holes. This was fantastic and made the nearly 100 degree heat completely manageable. Every time I play Rams Hill I’m truly impressed by quality of the course and the staff. I cant wait to go back. – ALEX