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 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 15
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!

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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.

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Reviews 17
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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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

2 different courses

Starting off at the driving range the feeling the course was gonna he in bad conditions wS right away a sign. The range was pretty crappy. Grass was horrible, had to hit off mats. Checked in with the golf pro to start our round, and I kid you not 7 of the from 9 greens were patchy and just in bad conditions. Then we started the back nine and it felt like It was night and day. Greens were way better. I just was expecting more from this place since it is a resort. Guess I won’t be going back there. Could’ve booked something for the same price and better conditions closer to home.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi u7780364. 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 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pala Mesa, always a great value!

Played Pala Mesa this morning, off the tee at 7:30 am and finished the round in less than 3 hours.

The course was in good shape, with some greens being punched (but not the big punching with sand).

Staff was friendly as useful and excellent safety, health protocols in place.

Excellent value and beautiful course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/07/2020

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 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just an okay course

Enjoyed the layout of the course but the greens were soft, bumpy, and a little on the slow side. The green fees through GolfNow were for walking only and the front nine wasn’t terrible but the back nine was brutal to walk! For the price I would play again but would not be my go to place.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hello, stormy78. 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
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
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, 7rH80zEMTdjb9NfiO320! 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 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 15
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!

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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
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hello, VBj8DKuatq4gdyB1ZwQx. 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
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 5
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.

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