Rams Hill Golf Club

4.9008000000 4.9 stars from 5 (121)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7247 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 75.1
  • Layout

  • 1881 Rams Hill Rd, Borrego Springs, California 92004
  • (760) 767-3500
  • ramshillgolf.com
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Year built: 1983
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr. (1983), Tom Fazio (2007)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7247 yards 75.1 141
Gold 72 6856 yards 73.3 137
Blue 72 6394 yards 71.0 131
White (W) 72 5842 yards 73.9 130
White 72 5842 yards 68.3 125
Red 72 5064 yards 69.5 119

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 121 Reviews
5 stars:
112
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

119 out of 121 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Mixed Bag"


inhouse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's sad when the overall experience at such a great golf layout can be tarnished by the quality of food and beverage. It started with the refreshment cart being shut down for the day a half hour after our tee time, with no notice provided. It was 90 degrees out!!! Then we finished our round and were looking forward to the much publicized burger night. We made an advance reservation, got seated promptly and our order was taken promptly. That was the good news. bad news was that the wine and soft drink took 20 minutes to be served, and an hour after that we were still sitting there waiting for our burgers...for 2 people...at which point the waitress came along with her third lame excuse of the day and asked if we would like to have a "10 to 15% discount" off our check. We promptly advised her that she could pay for the wine instead, and we left. A HORRIBLE experience at a premium golf facility! SAD!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Must Play Course!"


manicolin's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Heard about Ram's Hill for a while not but was never able to make the trip out (coming from San Diego). Finally pulled the trigger yesterday and I couldn't have been more happy. The course was absolutely pristine with a terrific layout causing you to hit different shots with the majority of clubs in your bag. Greens roll 100% true with no bumps or ball marks. Rough is perfect as well as the fairways. A variety of tee boxes so can cater to all types of golfers. From the tips was about 7,200. I will be coming back ASAP and recommending it to my family and friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



josephtseng888's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A fantastic facility!"


Zorro1959's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Three friends and I spent a week there, staying in one of the homes in the rental pool. The course and practice facility, which include a range with many target greens, chipping green, & putting green, are among the best I've experienced. There are five sets of tees, so distance is quite negotiable. The green complexes are what "defends" par. This was our first experience with "desert" golf, but it certainly won't be our last. The club house/pro shops is modest in size but top quality. The food and wait staff are first rate. We are already planning a return visit!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Eagle quality...Amazingly beautiful"


tbhall531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
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Reviewed on

I Played Rams Hill twice in the last week and it's worth the hour and a half drive from La Quinta. The tee boxes, fairways and greens are immaculate. The staff is superb and the views from the course and on the restaurant deck are postcard perfect. The 194 yard 3-hybrid Eagle shot on #13 capped off an amazing day. You'll wish you played Rams Hill if you don't.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


u000002727999's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
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Reviewed on

As usual "they" said it was real busy that day and a function went out earlier in the day. More a complaint about people that feel they paid their money and no one is going to rush them. Course was awesome and I would definitely return. Overall it's real nice


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Day"


dstew8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed our round at Rams Hill. Course was in perfect condition. Weather was perfect. It's a drive to get there but is well worth it. I'll be returning soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fabulous experience!"


Lorrismccune's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
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Couldn't ask for a more helpful golf staff! Lots of info in the course. It's beautifully manicured, repaired every night. This course was so fun! Can't wait to return. The excellent reviews are well deserved.

The restaurant was also terrific! Food was fresh, well presented and delicious. The chef went the extra mile for a gluten free request. Wait staff and bartender all exceeded expectations! Thank you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"RamsHill"


Youngberg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was an excellent course. Best condition of any course I have played. It was windy but otherwise a Great course, huge greens , lots of sand but lots of room to avoid most of them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great views."


Bcsportsinc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
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Outstanding course. Lots of elevated tee boxes with great views. Fairways and greens in great shape. 5 hour round but worth the wait to play this course. Also gave you time to get to know the people I was matched up with. Starter was outstanding. Meets you at the first tee box to go over stuff. Head golf pro was also excellent. Would definitely play this course again when in the area. The restaurant and club house is also first class. When playing this course show up early so you can enjoy all the amenities this place offers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"El Perfecto!!!"


uWJPC8673WJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rams Hill is a perfect example of how a golf course should be managed. And it all starts with the staff. This was our first time to Rams Hill in Borrego Springs and we could not have been more delighted with how our day at the golf course went. Every staff person we met seemed to be at the top of their game. From the greeting we received when we first stepped out of our vehicle at the bag drop through to the final farewell as we departed from the restaurant after our round, the staff at the golf course went above and beyond to make us feel appreciated and valued as a customer. There is no question that playing conditions at Rams Hill are absolutely outstanding but on top of it all it was the staff that really stood out on this day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Yep....5 stars is right"


sparky14's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Not much to add to the glowing accolades for Rams Hill.

My first time out there - it was all you can hope for in a golf course. Perfect conditions. Great layout, tough but not too punishing. Staff was great, and the facilities are top-notch.

I did read one comment about how this could be #1 in a land with Bandon Dunes. Having played Bandon last year, I'll say these are two very different sites. Bandon is an amazing piece of land with great courses - the WOW factor is off the charts. Rams Hill's wow factor is lower, but still wow. Rams Hill gets the A+ for a great course design and immaculate conditions everywhere that grass exists.

If you ever get the chance, do it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day and course"


DRW1905's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice course. Great shape. Sun, No wind and 75f. Could not have been better. The course oveebooked as a large group of players came out from San Diego and the course squeezed them in. Good for the course but slowed play down.They were also short of carts so my daughter offered to walk (3 of us) so we could get out on course. Seemed to be a novelty that she wanted to walk!

Staff very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautifully groomed challenging course"


bcbuck64's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Rams hill is a beautifully groomed course with breathtaking views on every single hole. The staff were very friendly and helpful. While vacationing in Southern California I read that they were the #1 rated golf course in the country. I had to see for myself, I was not disappointed. The course was beautiful, the staff was friendly, the food was great, and the prices very reasonable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rams Hill excellent course!"


u000008176377's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was recommended to us, and did not disappoint! The course is in excellent condition, and the mountain views spectacular! We will definitely play here again. After our round, we enjoyed an excellent dinner in the clubhouse restaurant. All in all, a wonderful overall experience!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A top notch course"


Don4215331's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
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Reviewed on

The layout and conditions were perfect. It was a very windy day which affected our results but I'd go back in a flash. We saw a pelican on the hole number 3. They have several interesting holes. Be sure to stay left on the 18th.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


chazgriz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Since Rams Hill is really the only show in town in Borrego Springs, one is a captive audience. But it's like being captured by a tribe of beautiful amazons. You don't mind a bit.

Tom Fazio did the redesign from the original Ted Robinson track. It's memorable, playable, and all in all worth travelling to the remote location.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



marlenegail's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. We waited on almost every hole. The greens were very slow and very difficult. Nice weather for the first 11 holes then got very windy but . we will be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent, highly recommend"


fnirta's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was perfect. The best tip is to remember that every putt breaks to the Salton Sea. The only reason to not play Rams Hill is the drive to get there. Course seems to be in the middle of nowhere. Requires some white knuckle driving for long stretches on severely winding and narrow mountain roads. The drive is so unpleasant that it will make me think twice about playing it again, especially if leaving after the sun goes down.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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