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3.8
603 Reviews (603)
5 Stars
141
4 Stars
289
3 Stars
118
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
83.7%
Recommend this course
512 out of 603 reviews
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3.6
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.3%
Recommend this course
58 out of 75 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
119 Reviews (119)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.4%
Recommend this course
98 out of 119 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6502 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9
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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
603 Reviews (603)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 45
Patio Dining 30
Dinner 26
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 72
Bunkers 70
Elevation Changes 63
This course/club is great for:
Locals 60
Advanced Golfers 55
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 44
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 75
Worth the Drive 57
In the 'Burbs 23

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

Course is laid out nicely and makes for a good challenging game. Some of the greens are small which makes for a proper short game. I like this course and it’s amenities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u0000050113087! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Rough Shape

It is a shame this course isn't anything like its photos. Maintenence has been majorly slacking apparently, as the course was in rough shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Hi sqfi9ioRlbr9TWYU5Zg7. 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. Thanks for visiting Pala Mesa Resort. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Hello, David7061073. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000005822674! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played

Disappointed

I had played this course about 10 years ago and had fond memories of the layout and condition. This last experience was not good. Fairways had bare spots and there were weeds in the sand traps. The monuments in the tea boxes were overgrown with grass. I understand the impact of Covid but these issues can be managed easily in any environment. It looks like they just gave up on maintenance.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Pala Mesa Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Crap

Most fairways and greens are diseased. Weekend hackers left and right. Course allowed a 6-some to play behind us but I don’t think they cared much as they let a guy in a basketball jersey and flip flops play behind them.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hi u000003942639. 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. Thanks for visiting Pala Mesa Resort. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in terrible shape!

Course is in the worse shape I have ever seen. The tee boxes are sloppy. The fairways are dry. The green have multiple different grasses growing which makes it bumpy. Won’t play here again for a while. The bunkers have grass growing in them. Hopefully in a year the course can improve.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hello, jesusnevarez53. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. We always appreciate the feedback. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing Pala Mesa Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160478286! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible customer service

Our cart broke down on the back nine and they never got another cart to us despite several calls. We ended up having to walk with cart bags. The guy called us liars and said we had actually screwed up the steering. So not only would they not get us reimbursement but the guy Matt told us we would be charged for something we didn’t do. Horrible service, extremely bad attitude this Matt guy should be terminated immediately. Just because he has a stub hand doesn’t mean I’m going to let this one slide. It is only fair I hold him to the standard I do with people with two hands.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hi Jason9553389. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very serious 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Pala Mesa Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course to play

I have been here several times and will continue to return. The course is well kept and staff are good. COVID being what it is, the amenities get affected but the golf is great. Some challenging holes and great views make it great. The pace can slow down at times if there are a lot of foursomes ahead of you, but if you want to play quick then maybe look for an executive course to play. All in all a good course in north county.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Pala Mesa Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Pala Mesa Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

They are letting the course slip

They are letting the course slip. I’ve played here dozens of times. This was the worst shape I’ve ever seen the Course in. Greens had many cancer spots and dead areas. Tea boxes were chewed up and bunkers in poor shape. I love the layout and generally enjoy playing this track. Sorry to see the upkeep so poor. Hopefully they can write the ship.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/22/2020

Hello, Stephen7498332. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Bad course management

Staff made our foursome start on hole 10. However when we made the turn onto hole # 1 we had two groups ahead of us that apparently were allowed to start their round from hole 1. Very unfair treatment to our group and those behind us.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hello, gbbombard. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Okay Course

The course needed more watering.
The fairways were dry in a lot of spots, and workers were actually working on some of the greens with their work cart right in front of the green making approach shots difficult.
I would not play there again for the price I paid unless the course was in much better condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi 2BDEvqpZLe0rOz3LFZ27. 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. Thanks for visiting Pala Mesa Resort. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Pala Mesa Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Nothing Really Changed

We stopped playing here years ago for couple reasons. One of the few courses that still has a bunch of OB stakes, just does not make sense. Definitely pace of play issue. Threesome ahead of us absolutely terrible. You can be bad and still play at decent pace. Group behind us commented the group ahead of us slowing down entire course. We would have easily finished 30 minutes earlier. You should not wait at all with a tee around 7 am. Would only play here if we had no choice.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hello, Aztecs97. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Fun layout , bad shape

Fun layout, nice staff but the greens were in bad shape. If The course was just in a little better condition it would be great!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hello, jmsoto34. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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