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4.0
476 Reviews (476)
5 Stars
110
4 Stars
236
3 Stars
89
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
87.0%
Recommend this course
408 out of 476 reviews
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3.9
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.8%
Recommend this course
26 out of 33 reviews
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4.1
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.2%
Recommend this course
60 out of 68 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6502 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9
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Pala Mesa Resort Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6502 yards 71.9 128
Blue 72 6131 yards 70.3 125
Silver 72 5632 yards 68.0 120
Silver (W) 72 5632 yards 74.0 134
Gold 72 5096 yards 64.3 108
Gold (W) 72 5096 yards 70.6 128
Scorecard for Pala Mesa Resort
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.1/128 W: 79.5/146 407 473 396 189 312 397 183 525 418 3300 480 304 501 403 173 416 155 351 419 3202 6502
Blue M: 70.5/124 W: 77.2/143 391 461 378 166 290 372 159 495 378 3090 464 292 473 376 151 401 143 334 407 3041 6131
Silver M: 68.2/118 W: 74.0/134 351 451 357 145 255 342 145 458 347 2851 430 276 439 336 136 340 133 316 375 2781 5632
Gold M: 65.9/112 W: 70.6/128 325 410 310 124 255 342 125 405 275 2571 393 276 390 310 99 327 124 231 375 2525 5096
Handicap 3 17 1 9 15 7 13 11 5 8 14 12 4 16 2 18 10 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 5 1 17 9 13 15 3 11 6 12 4 10 16 2 18 14 8

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Kikuyu grass
Greens Kikuyu grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William H. Johnson

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

Reviews

4.0
476 Reviews (476)

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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Pala Mesa Resort
Commented On 07/15/2019

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.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 07/15/2019

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.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice tract...

Fairways had just been aerated so many clumps still not sifted out yet. Greens putted very well and held nicely. Mostly shorter holes with premium on placement. Risk vs reward options abound. Great value. I’m playing it again in 3 days. Enjoy!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/25/2019

Hifbosshardt. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Pala Mesa Resort.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Well Worth It

Perfect spot for a round before the Foreigner concert at Pala casino last night. Back 9 kind of beat me up. Fun rolling hills layout...seemed really difficult, but we loved it!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/18/2019

Hello, u000007210980. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/10/2019

Hello, richragland. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0

Could be good at times i assume, not when i played though

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/17/2019

Hello u000001405358. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice Greens and fairways slow pace

Course is well maintained and in good shape
Pace was very slow, many tee boxes backed up
6 carts
5 hour round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/23/2019

Hic1sr20th. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Pala Mesa Resort.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 04/23/2019

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.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions were great

This is starting to be one of my favorite courses to play. The conditions of the course were very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/23/2019

Hello, u000007596929. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Ridiculous pin placements

Overall the course was ok. The problem was with the ridiculous pin placements. There were at least 5 pins that were located on the middle of slopes on the greens. Had several uphill putts of 5 feet to the hole that if you missed the ball would literally run 10 feet past you on the way backwards. One green I hit a putt that was uphill and it missed then the ball came back at me and rolled past me all the way off the green 25 feet away. Everyone in our foursome had the same issue's.
I guess the greens keeper had a fight with his wife the night before.
Other than that we had a nice time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/18/2019

Hi. 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. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/08/2019

Hello. 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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

New to the course.

Enjoyed the course and all the amenities. Fairways are in excellent shape and greens are very fast. Pin placement made the putting tough. Some tight fairways, however, not too bad overall. Certainly not a flat course. We enjoyed the scenery as well as the course. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not what I was expecting

Check in was a little put offish. I asked for a bucket of balls, “ok if you can hit them in 15 minutes, we’re closing the range at 10:15 to pick and mow”. Really, after I’d just paid $50 to play a really rough looking golf course and they can’t pick and mow in the early morning or PM. Starter was great. The greens were deceptive and fast, the rest of the course was substandard. If 15 different grasses grow in southern CA they must have all been on this course. Sand traps were good and fair. Just can’t give this course better than average at best.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Fast greens

Overall course is a little wet but playable well worth the time and would play again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

Charging $5 extra to activate GPS

I was told by the head pro that because I booked on Golfnow there would be a $5 charge for him to activate the GPS, even though it clearly states on the Golfnow reservation that "new carts with GPS included". He said because we didn't pay full price GPS is extra. I paid $42 each for 2 of us, similar tee times are available online directly through the course for the same amount, not sure if those times are charged extra.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 02/22/2019

Hello, thank you for the great 4-star rating! We hope to see you at Pala Mesa Resort again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 02/11/2019

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GPS fee

Starter is not very friendly and will only let you tee off at the designated time even though there is space between groups. How is this supposed to speed pace of play?
Their new GPS system is over controlled and slows pace of play. Get this!? You have to pay extra fee if you want to enable and use the GPS system. Nickle and diming you just like the airlines. What's next?! Charging you extra for scorecards and pencils. NO other golf courses charge extra for any GPS if available. Very petty!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow and brutal fairways

4:45 minute round, not ideal. The fairways are garbage, you’d have to move your ball to a sparse patch of grass, plus the greens are way to long and slow.

I would recommend this course and won’t play it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 01/28/2019

Hello Wayne, we're sorry you didn't fully enjoy your round. Our goal at Pala Mesa Resort is for every player to enjoy their experience. Thank you for playing, we hope you give us another chance in the future.

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