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 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

A Great Old Course In Need of Maintenance

I’ve been gone for about ten years and so when I returned and a friend from San Diego wanted to get together for a round of golf I told him I knew of a hidden gem called Pala Mesa. When I last played the course it was in great shape and the
Greens were fast and challenging. The layout is fair with the right degree of challenge. Unfortunately today the layout is still discernible but the course conditions are similar to a mismanaged muni course. The fairways are dry with many brown patches and weeds. The rough is more like dirt in many places. The greens are the one redeeming grace but still need attention as fungus has invaded several of them. How sad that this course has deteriorated into this condition. I was embarrassed to have suggested it when there are so many better options nearby. The staff were great and the 19th hole was terrific with very friendly welcoming service and the chowder is worth returning for. So here’s the thing........Fix the course maintenance even if it means charging a little more. I’d rather pay more to play a well maintained course than getting a lower rate to play a neglected one. Please Return this course to gem status. I’d like to return but I’ll wait until the course is in better shape. Golf is tough enough without having to compensate for course conditions.

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

Hello, u000004310252. 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 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good play

The pace was very good, 2 hrs per nine. Greens were quick. The mower had oil leaks on a couple holes of the front nine. Not bad but will effect pin placements in the future. Always a challenging course. Worth playing

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/14/2020

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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

This course has some great features

Tight course. Great layout and some pretty scenery with mature landscapes. Fairly challenging with some narrow fairways and undulated greens. Course could have been so much better but there were issues with some grass in parts of fairways and greens. In addition, there were a lot of rabbits and ground squirrels throughout that had played havoc with condition of some of the fairways.
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A course with something for everyone!

The course was in pretty good condition. Adequately watered but on a few holes they were watering during play and my ball is attracted to water. Driving range was not crowded and hitting was on grass. Friendly helpful staff, great snack bar and post round restaurant for refueling. A couple of greens had bare spots but were clearly being addressed. Overall a great experience and value for the cost. I’ll definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/10/2020

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 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/07/2020

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Not Customer Friendly and Greens/Fairways Mediocre Condition

Not advertised but if, due to COVID, you would like your own cart, $10 up charge as I found out when checking in. Two minutes later when parked at putting green, a marshal impolitely informs me he is moving my cart in a minute-not would you mind moving it or can I move it for you... not exactly customer friendly... as for the course... ok condition though greens not in great shape with some bare spots. Same with fairways. On one hole, backhoe digging on fairway and not quick to move. Price ok but experience overall left bad taste....

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

Hello, Law4casper. 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 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

A favorite course needs some help

This is one of my favorite courses in SD county but the last two rounds I’ve played here, I’ve noticed the fairways are in dire need of attention. Hope they will do something about it.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Hi alan9323282. 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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Long Round

First, the pace of play is generally slow. 5-6 hour round is normal. No marshals to move players along. The greens, which can play fast have been slow lately (8-9 on Stimp). Bunkers were in bad shape. I don’t think they’ve been groomed in 3 months. I get Covid and rakes, but that doesn’t mean you let your bunkers go. It’s normally a great course, but the pace of play is always an issue.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Hello, Paul3622660. 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 year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course overall for the price including a cart.

Carolyn working the Pro Shop is very cordial and accommodating. My playing partner and I got a great rate including the cart and a large bucket of balls on a late morning midweek tee time. First impressions count. Greeted at the first tee box too. First impressions count. The course layout is nice and the scenery beautiful. The course conditions were a little on the dry side on the fairways but in and around the greens the conditions were ideal. Green speeds were true and traps well groomed considering the pandemic protocols. Greens keepers were visibly maintaining the course. We thoroughly enjoyed our round of golf.

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

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 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent

Course is in decent shape. Slightly overpriced. I’d ply again.

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

Hello, bantaat. 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 33
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/02/2020

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 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Pala Mesa Resort Course

Shorter course and relatively easy layout. The greens are smaller and very spongy making it easy to spin the ball on their greens. The front nine is pretty flat and straight forward and the back nine gets more challenging and hilly. One dogleg hole on the back nine which is challenging but besides that hole, everything is right in front of you. I had a good day and shot 68 with 6 birdies. Snack bar is right there when you finish with pleasant staff. I would recommend this course.

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

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 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

the GPS screen kept going blank on the cart, very fustrating

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/30/2020

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 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Needs attention

Pala Mesa has always been one of my favorite courses but at this time it is in need of a lot of attention. The fairways were a mix of weeds, dirt and multiple types of grass, the greens were bumpy and slow and occasionally had fungus. We counted one putt that bounced 6-8 times!!
The bunkers had weeds and hadn’t been raked in awhile. Saving grace was the staff was friendly and welcoming, hopefully with time and attention the course will rebound and improve.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/15/2020

Hello David7061073. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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