1. mikeyg Posted: 04/24/17 6:27p Member Since: Aug 1, 2012 From: cardiff by the sea
Played yesterday (4/23) and loved it. The layout and condition are just about perfect. You won't punish yourself but miss your shots and you'll pay for it. Greens, fairways, and tees were perfect. ... Continue »
Played yesterday (4/23) and loved it. The layout and condition are just about perfect. You won't punish yourself but miss your shots and you'll pay for it. Greens, fairways, and tees were perfect. I played in a tournament and my only complaint would be that he had us playing the whites, WAY too short. 400 yard par 5 down wind....no thanks, but thats an easy fix. I believe they had 3 other tee boxes to choose from.
My wife and I had breakfast before the round, she loved it. She would normally play with but headed to the spa at La Casa Del Zorro for a spa day while I golfed. Great way to spend a spring day in SD county. Hoping we can make it back for a stay and play before they close for the summer.
2. lamitchw Posted: 04/24/17 1:30p Member Since: Oct 19, 2012 From: Lake Balboa
Took a trip to the desert with my wife for our anniversary weekend. I said "let's try someplace we've never been and play golf. Rams Hill is supposed to be amazing!" Amazing doesn't even begin to desc... Continue »
Took a trip to the desert with my wife for our anniversary weekend. I said "let's try someplace we've never been and play golf. Rams Hill is supposed to be amazing!" Amazing doesn't even begin to describe it. We played Saturday 4/21 at noon and Sunday morning at 8:50am. Course knowledge round two was definitely a big help. We got around in about 4 hours on Saturday as a twosome, playing through one group. It was about 98 degrees with only about 5 mph of wind, so it was warm, but great. Sunday morning we played as a threesome with a single, and the wind had picked up considerably. When we finished the round, winds were constant at 20-25 mph and definitely had an impact.
I really love Fazio designs, and Rams Hill is one of his finest. No two holes are the same, and you need to hit many different shots to score well. The conditions are pretty much perfect all the way around, so there's really no point in going into much detail. The greens are as pure as they get, and I felt bad taking divots out of the perfect fairways. There are a few spots that are starting to brown in the fairways, but that's nitpicking. The rough is cut down to just over an inch or so, and isn't very penal. The sand in the bunkers is heaven. It has a little bit of crispiness to it that is easy to play from, but the ball doesn't really plug.
The service and food are outstanding. We stayed down the hill at La Casa del Zorro, which is a great resort, but we wished we had eaten every meal at Rams Hill. The only thing missing for me was an on-course beverage cart. There are water and ice stations every 3 holes or so, and they do put one beverage cart in between the 9th green and 10th tee.
The course is preparing to shut down for the summer months, but will be overseeded and should be even better in the fall (is that possible?) I'd have to say Rams Hill is the second nicest course I've ever played, and the nicest (Tiburon Gold in Naples, FL) hosts a PGA Tour event every year. However, Naples gets tons of rain, and Rams Hill is in the middle of the desert. Unbelievable experience. We can't get back there fast enough.
Rest assured Rams Hill will be open Nov 2015
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Great par 5 finishing hole. Dogleg right, uphill all the way, with water on the right. Long hitters should not have much trouble, unless the wind is blowing? Bunkers in fairway that must be navigated because they are large and deep. And remember, water all the way along the right for those of you who fade/slice. Green is huge with several levels. If pin is in front, your lucky. Anywhere else on the green and you better be some what close with your approach. And if you hit it long with pin in front, best of luck. And do not get in either bunker guarding the green.
24hourgolf Member Since: Jun 6, 2011
Great short par 4 that rewards length but will destroy your round if you get in any of the many fairway bunkers. Green is guarded by bunkers and is long from front to back and all slopes from right to left. Another green that rewards a good shot but penalizes a poor one. Either be aggressive or prudent when playing this hole? Because # 18 is waiting and you do not want to play # 18 in a bad mood.