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Borrego Springs, CA Reviewed by: gary00, san clemente
4/30 review guru outing–my 1st time on this course–fairways are deep green in color evenly mowed to the point of nearly looking artificial and having a consistent length to provide excellent lies while being firm enough for roll–some of the nicest I’ve seen recently.
As for the “rough” if the fairway”s appearance is akin to artificial turf the rough is like the short cut shag carpet which along the fairway being about an inch long most often provided a lie where the ball sat up quite nicely. Areas around the greens seemed a little longer with the ball sinking in a bit more. Bunkers have white rather fine grain sand some what compacted. Found 1 fairway trap which was firmer than the 2 greenside ones–all were playable but I could have used some practice to get better results. Tees level and almost all were lush.
Greens were medium fast fairly consistent hole to hole firm but receptive for full shots–not a lot of undulation but would take some time to judge better as the prevailing topography seemed as important as the contour of the green(where the heck is the Salton Sea anyway?)
With bright and dark shades of green and multiple well placed white sand bunkers and the bordering desert landscape and some lakes and water features the course is quite pleasing to the eye. The layout provides a good variety of holes and requires proper club selection, thoughtful shot choice for course management(where would my miss do the least harm?) and most of all good execution.
Overall I think Rams Hill is deserving of its reputation as a quality course and even with it being rather hard to access for many golfers it is worth the journey to experience at least once. Find a deal get a carpool together and go!!!
Great place, pace (mostly), people and way to enjoy my birthday! This place never disappoints! There was a shotgun tournament out in front of us so the parking lot was almost totally full. There were more signs of play all over the course. And regardless of the crowds it was still a total pleasure to play.
As I said to some of the GKers this was the roughest condition I have ever seen this course in but it was still fantastic to play. Only thing a bit off may have been the speed of the greens being a bit slower than what I and some of the others are used to here. But then again they had gotten a lot of play that day and it our tee time was later in the day than when I normally play here.
Glad to see they are doing well and keeping the course in tip top shape!