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 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very disappointing

I've played this course many times and it's usually in good condition. I was expecting the same yesterday considering there was no play for a couple of months. Unfortunately we were all extremely disappointed with the course conditions. Fairways and tee boxes were bare in many areas and poorly setup. The blue tees were setup directly behind an overhanging branch on the 4th hole forcing you to play under it or play your shot from left to right. The bunkers hadn't been maintained in weeks (we called earlier in the week and were told they were in good shape) and the greens on the front 9 were extremely bumpy making it nearly impossible to keep a putt online. Back 9 greens were only slightly better. I won't be playing here for a while and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/15/2020

Hi jdunkerton. 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

My problem isn't with the course, it's with golf now.

When booking, golf now showed the cart was included however the course didn't show it as paid. I tried contacting golfnow, but its impossible to speak with anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2020

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 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Decent but the greens were in bad shape.

I think the reviews are over-rated so I was rather disappointed. The fairways and the greens weren't in very good shape. I realize that Covid has made things tough on business but they still took my money so I expect that the sand traps would have been groomed at least once, in the morning, rather than not being groomed for months. Again, I get that things aren't normal, I don't expect them to be, but I expect that if you are open for business and not allowing me to play for free, the course needs to be looked after.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hello, michprker. 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
2.0
Previously Played

Needs TLC

Tee boxes hard w little grass, fairways are patchy, bunkers are considered ground under repair( no power raking etc) due to covid 19. Apparently little maintenance performedduring two months of closure. Same rates as before coviid but not worth the money. Nice layout, but needs some tender loving care.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hi gecko65. 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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Do Not Play Here

The desk guy treats his customers very poorly.. They throw extra charges at you when you show up, blaming GolfNow. They honor nothing they say. Go somewhere else. For the money, you can play a bunch of other better maintained courses in the area where the manager is glad to have customers, not irritated by it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Hello, devinfalk. 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 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Classic Layout in need of some work

Like many courses, it is apparent that Pala Mesa reduced their course maintenance during the shutdown. Weeds in the bunkers and sand that had not been tended to, for example. Most groups were going out in twosomes so the front nine played fast, but for some reason the back nine slowed to a crawl.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Hello, mjwelch10. 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 week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

Was looking forward to Pala Mesa as I had never played it. Very disappointed in course conditions, layout, general upkeep. General lack of maintenance to the course. Ball lies will range from good grass to weeds to dirt. Very overpriced for type of facility. Have played many So Cal courses that are half the price for the type of conditions one is seeing their now. So many other better buys in that area for the money. The layout of the course itself is very average as there is nothing to give it any special character or uniqueness. I am fine with that if green fees are priced to reflect same.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Hi u000002780532. 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 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

This course is well maintained. Staff is really friendly and helpful. With the different elevations and sand traps, this is a challenging course with a great layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/09/2020

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 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pala Mesa Review

Really enjoyed Pala Mesa GC. Used to be my home course in Fallbrook before I moved to Ventura County.
Weather was great - very warm but no wind. The fairways were in good shape and the greens were fast.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/24/2020

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 16
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great place to play relaxed golf.

Drove by this course hundreds of times through the years, never paid attention to it until I found a reasonable price for a round online, wow! What a great surprise! A beautiful well maintained and challenging golf course.
I have played there six times now, can’t get enough of it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u0000063300819! 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value

I will have to say the staff was very accommodating and friendly, the weather was perfect and the carts were amazingly helpful with GPS tracking. The course had a nice layout and not too difficult but the fairway and greens conditions were spotty. Looks like a bit of fungus has taken over in some spots. One thing that bothered me a little but not a deal breaker was the highway 15 noise on the back nine for about 4 holes. Other than that, I enjoyed the round and will probably play there again in the future.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/05/2020

Hello, KGMYERS. 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 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/02/2020

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

Greens great shape

Course was in really good shape. Great value. Golf shop was super friendly and helpful. Snack bar wasn’t open at the turn around 5pm which was a bummer, but other than that the round was great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/02/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000001421573! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Taking shape

Course is nicely taking on all of the work they are putting into it. Visual improvements, tee box’s and other updates really paying dividends if you ask me. Looking beautiful and well managed. Thanks for a great and challenging golf experience..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/26/2020

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 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played in the afternoon,got out right on time.
Course was in the best shape I've seen in years and I have been playing it since the 90's.
Nice to see that a facility actually did something during
the closures!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/26/2020

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 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Golf at Pala Mesa

The staff here is so friendly and helpful. The course is in pretty good condition, good fairways and only a very few greens need some repair. Otherwise, it's a great course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, travel001! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Pala Mesa Resort!

Played On
Reviews 104
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Greens

Greens can use a little more TLC, but I know these folks will address this issue very soon. Overall the golf course looks to be in pretty good shape. Fairways and roughs aren't bad at all, considering it was all in quarantine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/26/2020

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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good shape

Pala is in good shape. Only thing I didn’t like was the practice green was significantly faster than the on course greens. Good deal for $40.00 with a cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 05/26/2020

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 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pala Mesa Golf Course Rocks

I love this course. Unfortunately, Aqua Terra restaurant was not open because they offer a great bar to finish the day.

I won't give negative stars, but the golf cart today kinda sucked. The GPS kept going out and the music feature, although awesome on Sunday, kept going out today.

Overall a great day!!

Thanks PM

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/13/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Walked course, almost killed me.

I was surprised that the pace of play was good and I walked the course. Most courses seemed packed, but Pala was relatively sparse with players. I had a 10 am tee off time, only one on the tee box and didn't see anyone in front of me all day.
Green's plush, roll true. Fairways solid clean with second cut grass not to long. Of course sand traps were nasty, no one is tending to them. Certain Covid 19 rules to follow - no rakes, ball doesn't sit down in cup, no ball washers, no drinking water etc.
Overall course challenging, well maintained, fun lay out, had a good time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/15/2020

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.

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