2001 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook, California 92028, US
(760) 728-5881
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About Pala Mesa Resort

The ranch-style Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook is just minutes away from Temecula wine country. All 132 rooms have either been renovated or will be soon. A heated outdoor pool, four lighted tennis courts and fitness room are available to guests. The golf course starts out narrow but gets more scenic with more elevation changes later in the round.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1964
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Fine
Room TypesRoom
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Pala Mesa Resort

Reviews

3.8
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Diminished over the years

I would like to give a better review, but overall Palo Mesa has the minister over the years from what it once was. The fairways are sparse, sometimes you’re hitting off weeds in the fairway, the greens were good but not what they once were.

We played at a bargain right so it was a good value, but I would never play this course again at the full rate until they make any improvements.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hello, u201257533. 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
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Hello, u314160491736. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. 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 Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/14/2020

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 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/14/2020

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 Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Fairways are narrow and bunkers near every hole. Challenging course for beginners like myself

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u9004539! 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, 8FPJJHNnoTelbvnYDSWC! 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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hi, Eaglebjb. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good track

Good golf course, not too tough. Not always in the best condition, but playable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/11/2020

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

Fun course!

The course was fun to play with some challenging holes. The tee boxes needs some maintenance and some fairways overall course was average.
We had three players and finish under 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/02/2020

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 Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/04/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u1874619895! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

No Value

$75 per player?? Less than $40 value max. Terrible condition of all fairways and too slow greens. No value to play paying more than $40. Visited with excitement but extremely disappointed for the conditions of the entire course. The staff are very friendly, though. Don't recommend to anyone for the handicap lower than a bogie player.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Hi, u000007375995. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously 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

Great track

Some tight lies and thought provoking in tee boxes. Greens in wonderful shape. Good golf for cost.
Would recommend

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/02/2020

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 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is a great Course !

We really enjoyed playing Pala Mesa! It’s a challenging course that’s well maintained. Play it!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u109077981! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

We cancelled yesterday morning.

I called and cancelled yesterday morning in order to avoid being charged. Am you please confirm that it was cancelled?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, gobolts1! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

An enjoyable round

From the pro shop lady to the cart guy to the course .... we enjoyed every minute! Nice conditions, well watered (which is rare these days) and after the 'local' group ahead waved us through (also rare these days) we finished a very enjoyable round well under 4 hours! The course has variety to spare and although it's not a long layout, thinking your way around is paramount, with tee shot club selection and position a must. We'll be back! Loved it!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/13/2020

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 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun

I love to play the course. Some holes can be Challenging , one are easy though. The fairways are well kept and the green can be tricky. I have been there before and will return again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Yves8194251! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/12/2020

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 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Added water traps with coonituenss sprinklers during play

We were neck and neck on 18.
Grounds keeper decided to turn all the spinklers on at 1pm.
The whole day had sprinkelers going .

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Hello, u334532035. 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 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

THE COVER PHOTO IS MISLEADING

The course does not in any way resemble the cover photo. This picture was taken 15 years ago and would be considered false advertisement. One of the best layouts around but the conditions have greatly slipped. All the staff here are great but the course conditions are average at best.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi socalsoulgolfer. 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 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cow pasture

Don't believe the photos or reviews. Extremely disappointed. Pace of play was terrible. No marshalls to speed things up. Driving range was a joke. Good luck finding some good grass to hit off of. Greens were a 4 on a scale of 1 - 10. Bring a range finder if you are desperate enough to play because the GPS in my cart was always on an ad whenever I needed a yardage. Grounds crew will keep working throughout your swing and putts. I would give up golf before I would golf here. There are plenty of other courses near by that can't be worse. I had to rely on the info on Golfnow as I was on vacation and had no knowledge of the local courses. I won't be fooled twice. Don't be fooled once. Learn from my experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hi, Russ8542788. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously 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.

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