Rams Hill Golf Club

 
Why is Rams Hill Considered the Best Course in San Diego County?

T2 = Terroir and Tom Fazio

To be truly great, both wine and golf courses depend on exceptional earth, or as the French say, the Terroir, which embodies geology, geography, climate and soil characteristics. Rarely do they all come together, but when they do, the Terroir gives birth to greatness.

Blessed with great Terroir, Tom Fazio created an exceptional golf course, truly a masterpiece on a remote Southern California, mountain hillside overlooking the desert floor and nestled in the center of the immense Anza Borrego State Park.

The natural elevation changes make each hole distinctly different: not too steep, and not too flat. Rams Hill’s many lakes, streams, waterfalls and never ending mountain vistas add to Rams Hill’s unrivaled sense of serenity and enjoyment.

Tom Fazio's creative genius coupled with exceptional Terroir has made Rams Hill one of the best golf courses in California.

 


The public and the experts agree,

"..... the course is phenomenal. Not much to say about the conditioning since everything was perfect. Greens are pure, no ball marks whatsoever. Fairways like carpet. Traps nice fluffy sand without being too soft." -greenskeeper.org.

Nestled in the center of the immense Anza Borrego State Park, Rams Hill offers a unique sense of serenity and tranquility.  Even the non-golfer appreciates the pristine beauty of Rams Hill’s lush green fairways, and the waterfalls cascading into the lakes which reflect the craggy, steep mountains that nearly encircle the course.  The Bent grass greens are as pure as they come thanks to balmy breezes, pristine well water, and the full desert light spectrum.       

We invite you to take advantage of the Rams Hill Golf Course at reduced rates provided by our various Golf Memberships, Golf Discount Cards and our exceptional Stay and Play Golf Packages.

If you are looking for the perfect winter golf vacation, or the best golf package, our Golf Stay and Play Packages will enable you to play the best golf course in San Diego County, only 2 hours from the San Diego Airport. Limousine and helicopter services are available through our concierge.
 


Many of our guests, who have enjoyed nearby Palm Springs golf packages, or San Diego golf packages in the past, prefer our exceptional Tom Fazio golf course, our open spaces, exceptional vistas, and our quieter and traffic free environment. If you are looking for the Best California Golf Course Stay and Play Package we promise that Rams Hill Golf Club will exceed expectations.
              
For accommodations please contact our concierge, Mike Setchell (760-315-8830), who can suggest a nearby hotel or a home rental on the course (3 day minimum stay).  Mike will even pre-stock the pantry, refrigerator and bar to your specifications. He'll also book tee times, make dinner reservations, and arrange hiking, biking, jeep trips, or hotel accommodations at the nearby La Casa del Zorro Hotel with its restaurants, spa, many pools, tennis courts and exceptional exercise facilities.  This is the perfect place to unwind and get away from the city noise and traffic.
              
Dine in Rams Hill's Yacht Club Grille, or enjoy fine dining in the Santa Rosa Room.  On a balmy night there's no better place to savor the stars and Chef Kurt's shrimp risotto than in your own al fresco private hillside dining area. Roast s'mores on your own crackling fire, and select the perfect wine pairing from our list of over 300 selections.  You'll experience an unforgettable evening under the stars after watching the day's last light slowly creep across the valley floor far below, and then up the distant mountains.



Only a privileged few have played this formerly exclusive private course which was opened to the public in 2014.   Although the new Fazio course was completed to rave reviews in 2008, we spent the last two years making major improvements to the turf, landscaping, water features, tees, bunkers and greens. 

Our state of the art irrigation system, six new wells, 3.5 acre solar farm, expanded bio-retention basins, reduced turf areas, expanded practice facilities, nearly 500 new trees and over 4,000 new draught tolerant plants are only a few ways we have demonstrated our commitment to the environment, and to creating a sustainable future for our community.


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A stone’s throw from the hubbub and traffic of SoCal, we offer a small town environment. The nearest stoplight is 50 miles away! There are no big box or chain stores. The slower, uncomplicated pace and scenic beauty combine to produce a tranquil, authentic desert experience.

We’re not Palm Springs. Our proximity of the encircling Anza Borrego State Park limits development in the surrounding area. Traffic is non-existent except on Fridays when we all meet at the Farmer’s Market. And while some might think of Palm Springs as competition, the people here pride themselves that we’re not Palm Springs!

The folks here are more “green,” preferring cycling to fighting the traffic on Palm Springs’ congested roads. There’s something special about waking up on a cool morning, jumping on your bike, coasting down the street and making that left hand turn on your way up and over Yaqui Pass. We’re more about enjoying nature, the mountains and the desert than the bling of Palm Springs. We come here to get away from the city; the Burger Kings, stop lights, traffic and Jiffy Lubes. We’ve put these nerve racking annoyances in our rearview mirrors. Rams Hill offers the finest in golf, and dining in a serene and tranquil Southern California environment.

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Register to rent Golf Boards at Rams Hill. You must go through the on-line liability waiver process to rent a Golf board. The process takes about 8-10 minutes.
 

GolfBikes

Rams Hill introduces electric E-GolfBikes. Up until now we have only had
the option of walking or riding, but thanks to E-GolfBikes now you can get
the exact amount of exercise you want. When you come to a steep hill, just
turn the throttle and let the electric motor assist you. Long distances
between greens and tees are no longer a problem as you roll along. It's
faster than a cart so you can zip around a course in less than 3 hours.


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Stay & Play Packages

Stay and Play a Day or a Month, it’s up to you. To design a package that meets your specific needs, please call our Concierge, Mike Setchell, at (760) 315-8830, or email him at concierge@ramshillgolf.com.

We invite you to play Rams Hill multiple rounds at rates well below our “Rack Rates,” and you can stay at one of three locations:

For longer stays you can rent a Private Home located on the course, or -
Stay at the La Casa del Zorro Hotel and Spa located ½ mile away -
Stay at the Borrego Springs Resort and Spa located 4 miles away -

Helicopter service is available from San Diego and the Palm Springs area. The flight from San Diego is only about 20 minutes over some amazingly beautiful countryside.

Call our concierge at 760-315-8830 for helicopter details.

Private Homes - Weekend Rates

Our concierge will be happy to pre-stock your pantry, refrigerator, and bar. If you want to book dinner reservations or have a catered dinner, we'll take care of that also. Golf, spa, bike, and tennis court reservations can be made in advance. Experts will take you on jeep tours, nature walks, and instruct you on star gazing.  Borrego is a "dark sky" designated area so you'll probably see shooting stars every night.

Private Homes with great mountain vistas are available on the golf course. Park your car and rent one of our golf carts to go between your house and our clubhouse, golf course, practice facilities, pools, tennis courts, restaurants, and exercise room.

Stay & Play Package Pricing

All Hotel rates based on Double Occupancy and please call for rates on 2, 3 & 4 bedroom Casitas. *All Hotel charges will be settled at the hotel and All golf charges will be charged at the golf course, both businesses operate independently. The following rates include golf fees, range balls, carts and hotel accommodations.

For reservations email Concierge@RamsHillGolf.com

Stay & Play Packages include hotel, golf, carts and range balls.

La Casa del Zorro Resort Deluxe Pool Rooms

The La Casa del Zorro Resort is The Best Hotel in Borrego and just minutes away from Rams Hill.
 
  Weekdays Weekends
1 Round / 1 Night $170 $225
2 Rounds / 1 Night $260 $325
2 Rounds / 2 Nights $340 $450
3 Rounds / 2 Nights $430 $550
4 Rounds / 3 Nights $600 $775
5 Rounds / 4 Nights $770 $1000

All Hotel rates based on Double Occupancy and please call for rates on 2, 3 & 4 bedroom Casitas. *Any Hotel charges will be settled at the hotel and All golf charges will be paid at Rams Hill, both business operate independently.

Please check with our Concierge (760-315-8830) or email us at Concierge@RamsHillGolf.com for details.

Borrego Springs Resort

The Borrego Springs Resort, home to another 18 hole course is only 4 miles away. All rates based on double occupancy and all Hotel charges will be settled at the hotel and All golf charges will be paid at Rams Hill, both business operate independently. 
 
  Weekdays Weekends
1 Round / 1 Night $145 $155
2 Rounds / 1 Night $235 $255
2 Rounds / 2 Nights $290 $310
3 Rounds / 2 Nights $380 $410
4 Rounds / 3 Nights $525 $565
5 Rounds / 4 Nights $670 $720

Please check with our Concierge (760-315-8830) or email us at Concierge@RamsHillGolf.com for details.

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To sign up please send an email to: concierge@ramshillgolf.com.  Information needed for both players:  Name, email, phone number, Ghin numbers, tee time preference for practice round.

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About Us

The Fabulous Fazio Rams Hill Golf Course

Golf and its rich traditions were born on the wind-swept coast of Scotland.  Sheep seeking shelter from the elements carved out bunkers, and although man designed the courses, nature influences all shots.  At Rams Hill the winds also blow, but unlike most seaside courses, our winds are dry, warm and welcome.  
 
Few courses are blessed with the Anza Borrego Desert’s endless open spaces, and the exceptional conditions that produce unrivaled results. Most coastal courses don't enjoys the combination of exciting elevation changes, abundant sunshine, ample pristine well water, and the warm dry desert breezes that produced Rams Hill's incomparable true, fast and pure Bent grass greens.

 

Lies are lush, and conditions are at their best. The ball bounces and rolls in ways that only experience can conquer. The ground game becomes a more important skill than raw power. Ingenuity is rewarded on most shots that offer multiple options.  Exciting elevation changes, yawning white sand bunkers, hungry lakes and the constantly changing winds challenge the best. Nature is embraced and respected, but never conquered. The traditions of a time-honored game yields to an unrivaled experience that brings everyone back for more. 



The Rams Hill Golf Course, considered by many to be among the best in California, is one of the few Tom Fazio designed courses open to the public.   It has been called the Bandon Dunes of Southern California and offers comparable excitement, quality and beauty without the cold wet winds.

Blessed with great topography, Fazio created a masterpiece on a remote Southern California mountain hillside overlooking the desert floor and nestled in the center of the immense Anza Borrego State Park. The natural elevation changes make each hole distinctly different: not too steep, and not too flat.  Rams Hill’s many lakes, streams, waterfalls and never ending mountain vistas add to Rams Hill’s unrivaled sense of serenity and enjoyment.
 
Borrego Springs is only 75 miles from San Diego and getting there is half the fun.  You don’t have to fight sixteen wheelers howling around you.  The drive takes you through apple orchards, avocado and citrus groves, vineyards and oaks forests that are alive with wild turkey and deer.   With every mile your blood pressure will drop as you leave city cares, and traffic behind. 
 
We invite you to enjoy the night air and dine on our patios perched high above the desert floor. For those special occasions invite your friends to join you at your own private al fresco dining area carved into the hillside, and overlooking our lush green fairways, babbling streams and the sparkling blue lakes below. Soak up the glow from your own crackling fire, enjoy the magic of a desert sunset, and dry desert breeze.


 
Create lasting memories with a big or small wedding. There are few sites that compare. Proclaim your wedding vows overlooking the desert far below, cascading waterfalls, and the Santa Rosa Mountains in the distance. 
 
The raw landscape is alive with the sounds of a nearby streams, the croaking frogs, a screeching red tail hawk, and the howl of a distant coyote. Watch the shadows slowly work their way across the desert floor, creep up the distant craggy mountains and suddenly disappear. Then the night emerges with incredible star studded skies and a milky white moon shinning over the lakes.  
 
But it’s primarily about the ever changing evening light: the transitions from powder blues, to rich purples and then to glowing reds. Watch the clouds cast their shadows on the dappled mountain hillsides far off in the distance.
 
Take advantage of our concierge service of luxury vacation rental homes in Rams Hill, an all-inclusive package with honeymoon accommodations in a relaxing, romantic, and remote desert paradise.     
 
Rams Hill’s Stay & Play Packages are designed to entice you to stay for days at a time. We offer reduced rates for golf and hotel accommodations for those who want to stay overnight or for a week.




THE RAMS HILL REPORT CARDS

Rams Hill Rated the Number 1 golf course in the USA by GolfAdvisor.com


 

GolfAdvisor.com Rated Rams Hill the Best Conditioned Golf Course in the USA



"The fairways are so perfect it looks like field turf ... and the greens are perfect."

GolfAdvisor received more than 121,000 reviews during the year.

TripAdvisor reviewers made Rams Hill one of the highest rated golf courses in the US.

GreensKeeper.org reviewers rated Rams Hill the best golf course in Southern California.

GreensKeeper.org reviewers rated Rams Hill the best golf course in San Diego County.

GolfAdvisor.com reviewers rated Rams Hill one of the best golf courses in the country.

GolfNow.com reviewers rated Rams Hill one of the best golf courses in the country.

Yelp rated the Rams Hill Golf Course one fo the Best Golf Courses in California.


 
 

Testimonials

The course was in terrific condition. The staff was the most courteous of any gold course I have played. The views were spectacular. It was a very enjoyable round of golf and the food at the clubhouse was very good. It was well worth the drive from PGA WEST in La Quinta. Golfadvisor.com Don 2/3/16

"The course looks amazing, fairways are gorgeous.
A+ warmup facilities with ProV1 practice balls and rangefinders. From the course, to the staff, to the food it was a wonderful time and we
all left wondering how quickly we can get back out there. From loading our bags on the cart to cleaning our clubs when we left, the staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. I can't say enough positive things about this place and the staff that run it. They even have a couple golf boards you can rent! GolfAdvisor.com 2/9/16
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"Incredible golf course, in pristine condition. A Tom Fazio design that rivals and beats the best private clubs in Palm Springs. The greens were amazing. Director of Golf Mike Setchell has put together an amazing staff. Take the time to play this beautiful course and you'll go back again and again. GolfAdvisor, Hudson 1.21.2016"

"I've never rated anything 5 stars before but this course is amazing. The course was in wonderful shape with fairways as deep color green as you can imagine. The greens were pure and true. I did find a lot of sand but even that was in in great shape. Never had a bad lie that I didn't deserve. Staff was friendly and the food was excellent. Golfadvisor.com R Berman 1.23.2016"

"We played twice this weekend. I have never seen a better kept course, including the big name courses. Challenging and immaculate... The Golf Professional, Mike Setchell was absolutely first rate and went above and beyond... I have not written many reviews, and none were this positive, but Ram's Hill is a top-shelf golf experience. Drive out there and play it."

"Beautiful and intensely fun golf course. Found myself coming back here daily during my stay. The staff in the pro shop are the nicest people you'll find and the club house food is the best in town. Prices are very reasonable for the fine quality of the facilities."

 
"This course completely blew me away. The conditions are truly immaculate!! The fairways, rough, and tee boxes are all lush, green, and perfectly manicured - not spray painted green like many other courses this time of year. The greens were receptive and rolled true. The course layout is challenging yet fair, and offers a great mix of shots. The surrounding mountains provide a gorgeous scenic backdrop for the round as well. This is hands down my favorite course in San Diego County. I'm so glad I made the drive, as it was WELL WORTH IT. In fact, I actually enjoyed the 85 minute drive from Escondido. Hwy 78 offers some really beautiful terrain .... *Bottom line, I guarantee you will not be disappointed if you make the drive to Ram's Hill. I will certainly be coming back as this place is a hidden gem."

"*Amazing golf course designed by the famous Tom Fazio.* Great new restaurant and bar which parallels the level of dinning you could find in a fancy San Diego Restaurant. Give the re-opened Rams Hill a chance if you are in the area, I guarantee they will not disappoint."

"It's a Tom Fazio design and you can feel that from the first tee. Generous fairways and interesting green complexes that often offer a variety of shot types to challenge the mind. *I loved it.*"

"Get out there and play now, *the course is phenomenal*. Not much to say about the conditioning since everything was perfect. Greens are pure, no ball marks whatsoever. Fairways like carpet. Traps nice fluffy sand without being too soft.It was one of those courses where you don't want the round to end. Get on it!"

Rates

May Schedule The Rams Hill Restaurant will be closed on Monday and Tuesdays in May

The Rams Hill golf course will be open 7 days a week in May. June Schedule

The Rams Hill Restaurant will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June.

The Rams Hill Golf Course will be closed on Monday and Tuesday in June Summer Schedule

The Rams Hill Golf Course and Clubhouse will close for the summer on July 5th and reopen on November 4, 2016

Golf Rates for the 2016 Summer Season
 
Monday-Tuesday
Times Rates
Open to 10 $90
10 to 11 $80
11 to 12 $75
Noon to 1 $60
1 to Dusk $60
Wednesday-Thursday
Times Rates
Open to 10 $100
10 to 11 $85
11 to 12 $75
Noon to 1 $70
1 to Dusk $65
 
Weekend (Fri-Sun)
Times Rates
Open to 10 $120
10 to 11 $100
11 to 12 $90
Noon to 1 $80
1 to Dusk $70
 
  Non-Resident Rate Rams Hill Resident
** VIP Card $200 $180
For an annual fee of only $200, you can play for $90 anytime, a savings of $100 off of our Daily Rack Rate Fee. The $90 rate is valid not just for the VIP cardholder, but for his or her entire foursome as well!


Membership Rates
Types of Memberships Non-Resident Rams Hill Resident
Single Membership
Unlimited # of Rounds
$5,950 $5,350
Couples Membership
Unlimited # of Rounds
$8,900 $7,900
Family Memberships
Unlimited # of Rounds
$9,600 $8,640
Membership Cards
  Non-Resident Rams Hill Resident
** VIP Card $200 $180
For an annual fee of only $200, you can play for $90 anytime, a savings of $100 off of our Daily Rack Rate Fee. The $90 rate is valid not just for the VIP cardholder, but for his or her entire foursome as well!
Gold Card
40 Rounds per Years
$2,800 $2,520
Silver Card
25 Rounds per Year
$1,800 $1,620
Bronze Card
10 Rounds
$800 $720
Copper Card
4 Rounds
$350 $315
* Member's Guest Rate $90 $80

The Rams Hill Golf Club, considered by many to be the best course in San Diego County, is the only Tom Fazio designed golf course open to the public in San Diego County. Fazio was voted "Golf Course Architect of the Year" three years in a row by Golf Course News. Mr. Fazio is renowned for his strong sense of environmental design and challenging, but fair golf courses. Fourteen of his designs made Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.  

Blessed with great topography, Fazio created a masterpiece on a remote Southern California mountain hillside overlooking the desert floor and nestled in the center of the immense Anza Borrego State Park. The natural elevation changes make each hole distinctly different: not too steep, and not too flat.  Rams Hill’s many lakes, streams, waterfalls and never ending mountain vistas add to Rams Hill’s unrivaled sense of serenity and enjoyment.



Membership Cards

Rams Hill has a golf plans to suit everyone’s needs. Whether you are visiting for a day or staying the entire season, there is an attractive plan for you.

Our Membership Cards reduce the rate to $90 or less. The Gold Card reduces the rate to only $70 per round. Our VIP Card is a great deal for groups visiting for the day or numerous times during the season: you and 3 friends will never pay more than $90 per round during the 2015 - 2016 season. 

This is a $400 savings for your group!

Terms and Conditions:
(1) Stated rates represent the monthly fee for the 2015/2016 season: November 4, 2015 to the end of season, September 15, 2016, or earlier subject to over seeding requirements. (2) Full Membership (Single, Couple & Family) can be paid in full or monthly via automatic deduction (ACH) (3) All other memberships (Gold, Silver, Bronze & Copper) must be paid in full at time of purchase (4) Cart fees & Range are included in any membership .  Private carts may be used with the payment of a $650 Trail Fee. (5) All fees are subject to change (6) There is a standard dress code which is posted on our website.

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Stay & Play Package Pricing

All Hotel rates based on Double Occupancy and please call for rates on 2, 3 & 4 bedroom Casitas. *Any Hotel charges will be settled at the hotel and All golf charges will be charged at the golf course, both business operate independently.

For reservations email Concierge@RamsHillGolf.com

Stay & Play Packages include hotel, golf, carts and range balls.

La Casa del Zorro Resort Deluxe Pool Rooms

The La Casa del Zorro Resort is The Best Hotel in Borrego and just minutes away from Rams Hill.
 
  Weekdays Weekends
1 Round / 1 Night $195 $225
2 Rounds / 1 Night $285 $325
2 Rounds / 2 Nights $390 $450
3 Rounds / 2 Nights $480 $550
4 Rounds / 3 Nights $675 $775
5 Rounds / 4 Nights $870 $1,000

All Hotel rates based on Double Occupancy and please call for rates on 2, 3 & 4 bedroom Casitas. *Any Hotel charges will be settled at the hotel and All golf charges will be charged at the golf course, both business operate independently.

Please check with our Concierge (760-315-8830) or email us at Concierge@RamsHillGolf.com for details.

Borrego Springs Resort

The Borrego Springs Resort, home to another 18 hole course is only 4 miles away.
 
  Weekdays Weekends
1 Round / 1 Night $145 $155
2 Rounds / 1 Night $235 $255
2 Rounds / 2 Nights $290 $310
3 Rounds / 2 Nights $380 $410
4 Rounds / 3 Nights $525 $565
5 Rounds / 4 Nights $670 $720

Please check with our Concierge (760-315-8830) or email us at Concierge@RamsHillGolf.com for details.

Course Description

Two Words: Tom Fazio. Need we say more?

You’ll know immediately Rams Hill is a Fazio golf course. Most Fazio courses are private, or operated by exclusive resorts and hotels with extremely high fees, but Rams Hill, formerly an exclusive private club, is now open to the public and can be played at reasonable rates. 

          Some people believe nothing grows in the desert. Tell that to Tom Fazio who said,

"Rams Hill is one of the most amazing pieces of desert real estate I ever been able to design."

          With five sets of tees, the course plays to just over 7,200 yards, sports a 75.1 rating and 141 slope from the back tees. Something really unique for a desert course is the incredible height variations and views of the desert floor hundreds of feet below.  And the quiet mountain vistas,  streams, ponds, lakes and waterfalls make this an unforgettable golfing experience. 

          Thanks, Mr. Fazio!

Stand Out Holes

It’s a hard task indeed to choose a few highlights from this course as each hole is a viable candidate, but here we go….

The 5th hole is a challenging, par 3 of 206 yards from the black tees.  It's protected by a lake on the left and enhanced by a breathtaking, steep mountain backdrop that hovers over the green. The late afternoon shadows highlight the menacing mountain cliffs and make this one of the most beautiful holes on the course. Only the most courageous golfer will go for the left pin placement protected by deep bunkers that fall away to a tranquil, yet threatening lake. 

The Par 3, 9th at 151 yards from the black tees is a welcome relief after the 498 yard, par 4, 8th hole that rightfully deserves its number one handicap. The 9th hole is one of the easiest, a classic, short, downhill par 3, but the green is extremely long and narrow with yawning bunkers.  Again, the backdrop reveals the immense desert on the horizon, and spectacular mountain views.  The wind can make your club selection extremely difficult, and if your shot is too long, or too short, you'll be faced with an extremely long putt with perplexing breaks.

This beautiful 556 yard, par 5, 11th is a classic risk/reward hole with a dynamic desert view far below. Not the longest of par 5's, it can be reached in 2 because it is downhill and sometimes down wind. The tee shot must be placed between the large fairway bunker on the right and the water feature that runs the entire left hand side and empties into a lake that protects the green.  A well placed lay up still leaves a demanding pitch to a beautiful peninsula green.

A classic, short par 4, the 17th at 331 yards is for some drivable, although the multitude of bunkers make cautious players choose a more prudent path.  As pictured on the Rams Hill scorecard, this gorgeous hole is bunkered on both sides, but does have a sizable fairway on the right for those wishing to play it safe.  Like most of the holes, the view of the mountains behind the green makes the second shot special.  This mountain backdrop is especially breathtaking in the late afternoon when the mountains crevices and cliffs are highlighted by the setting sun.  The long, narrow, and undulating green puts a premium on putting.

The par 5, 18th hole, at 577 yards features a downhill tee shot to a wide fairway that slopes to a large lake on the right. The green is protected by bunkers and a waterfall that cascades into the lake. There’s a slightly uphill 3rd shot to a well designed par 5 green.  This is a classic Fazio finishing hole on a breathtaking Fazio golf course. Its beauty is only exceeded by its tranquility and serenity.   There is no whining highway noise or a cacophony of sirens, only silence, occasionally punctuated by a coyote’s howl, or a red tail hawk’s distinctive screech.  This is not a contrived course. It is blessed with greatTerroir which enabled Fazio to create an unsurpassed masterpiece in the middle of the immense Anza Borrego State Park.

The 19th hole is the perfect place to reflect on an extraordinary day and enjoy the incredible views of 18th green, the waterfalls, and fabulous mountains vistas.  As the day fades into night, you’ll see the stars like never before from your own outdoor, private dining area carved out of a hillside.

More Than a Great Golf Course!

Leave the city and its worries in your rear view mirror as you drive through avocado, citrus and apple orchards to Rams Hill perched on a hillside surrounded by the immense Anza Borrego Desert.  Hang by the pool, challenge the fabulous Fazio golf course, or sit back and enjoy the sights and sound of the desert.   Take in the mountain vistas, hike the Indian trails where you might spot a desert big horn sheep on a distant hillside, or do as little, or as much as you’d like. Endless beauty surrounds; how you soak it in is all up to you.

As you dine on the Rams Hill patios tucked into the rocky hillside, the raw landscape is alive with the sounds of a nearby waterfall, the croaking frogs, a screeching red tail hawk, and the howl of a distant coyote.

Time slows down as you admire the clouds casting their shadows on the distant dappled mountain.  Before the sun sinks behind a distant mountain the shadows slowly work their way across the desert floor, creep up the craggy mountain slopes and melts into the dark.   Dusk brings ever changing light:  the transitions from steel gray to powder blues, rich purples and glowing reds. Then the night emerges with its incredible star studded skies and the moon changing from orange to milky white as it rises over the mountains.



 

 


 

Golf Shop

Our 1,200 square foot golf shop is in the clubhouse, fully-stocked and ready to get you on the course!

With our inventory, you can get outfitted from head to toe, and if we don’t have what you’re looking for, your special order is okay with us!

We have a complete line of golf attire and accessories.

While you’re here, ask about lessons from resident PGA Golf Professional Mike Setchell. 

We offer the perfect course for golf, and the perfect setting for your outing, meeting or wedding. Fully functional meeting space. Golf lessons. Membership options. Expansion of our real estate opportunities.

With our adjacency to Casa del Zorro Hotel & Spa, we will be able to host, house, feed and entertain you in a manner for which you can easily become accustomed! All this – just an hour and a half from San Diego, an hour from La Quinta.

If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Architect

The Terroir and Tom Fazio made Rams HIll a truly great golf course!

“Golf courses should reflect the natural beauty of their environments."
- Tom Fazio

One of golf’s great architects, Tom Fazio, sculpted a masterpiece out of a desert hillside in Borrego Springs, California. 

Nestled in the center of the immense Anza Borrego State Park, the Rams Hill Golf Club course offers a unique sense of serenity and unrivaled vistas. The gently sloping terrain provides a perfect amount of elevation change to make each hole distinctly different: not too steep and not too flat. The mountains make for the perfect backdrop for greens surrounded by white sand bunkers and crystal blue lakes.

Throughout his 40 years in golf course design, Tom Fazio and his staff of talented designers have been recognized for creating award-winning courses throughout the United States. No living designer has more credits on Golf Digest's list of “America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” and Golfweek's collection of “America's Best.”

The Golf Digest poll for “Best Modern Day Golf Course Architect” was discontinued after Tom claimed the award three consecutive times. He has also received The Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Fazio emphasizes  that "golf courses should reflect the natural beauty of their environments." Maintaining that principle, Fazio Golf Course Designers strives to follow design priorities that include creating harmonious transitions from existing topographical conditions, developing courses that offer golfers of varying skill a challenging yet enjoyable experience, and providing each client with optimum use of the property.


 

Director of Golf

Our Golf Professional is Mike Setchell,  a PGA Member for 20 years and a golf instructor who uses a fundamental approach mixed with the appropriate use of technology to help you learn the game from scratch or hone your game for the Tour. 

Mike Setchell, Professional Golf Association member, brings nearly three decades of valuable experience to Rams Hill from such prestigious clubs as The Vintage, The Madison Club, Aspen Glen, Bandon Dunes and South Africa’s Johannesburg Country Club.
Born in America's heartland outside of Chicago, Mike's golf journey to Borrego Springs has been an international exploration of working at some of the world's most celebrated public and private venues.
Mike has had an eye for golf greatness from the very start of his career, and has had the rare pleasure of working at three golf properties designed by Tom Fazio, the world's most celebrated course designer of modern golf architecture.
From 1988 - 1992, Mike was assistant golf professional at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, Calif., the Fazio's dual-course masterwork at what is well-reputed as one of the most prestigious clubs in the country.
Mike's experiences in the golf mecca that is Palm Springs would then take him to Desert Falls Country Club, before his worldly golf adventure took a 2-year travel to serve as Head Golf Professional at Country Club Johannesburg, one of South Africa's most cherished & oldest clubs.
A return stateside would see Mike open a new club and take the Head Pro post at ClubCorp's exclusive Aspen Glen Club in Carbondale, CO for three years, before he flexed his sales and real estate acumen along the California coast and in the Coachella Valley until 2007.
Called back to the links in 2007, Mike's passion for Fazio-drawn grounds took him back to his golf roots within prime fashion.  Working as Assistant Golf Professional and Teaching Professional at the heralded Madison Club in La Quinta, California, Mike established himself among the Coachella Valley's most-respected instructors, while addressing the needs of the members’ lofty expectations.
Now, Mike brings his world of golf experience to you at Rams Hill.  A key centerpiece of the Rams Hill reopening in the fall of 2014, Mike Setchell has worked ceaselessly to establish the property as one of the most highly rated courses in the entire country.   Mike has been instrumental in Rams Hill achieving exceptionally high ratings by GolfAdvisor.com, GreensKeeper.com, and TripAdvisor.com.
Questions about golf events, course information, press coverage or private home sales or rentals at Rams Hill?  Mike is at-your-service, and ready to make your Rams Hill experience a memorable one. Don't hesitate to contact Mike today by phone at 760-315-8830, or via e-mail at concierge@ramshillgolf.com

 

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Outings and Events


Dear Event Planner:

          Let's face it... there is no shortage of places to hold your golf event…

          BUT, we assure you, there are none that will do a better job of providing your group with a great golf experience and a can-do attitude of service.

Below are just a few reasons why Rams Hill is the ideal place for your golf event:

1. Excellent Layout for Golfers of All Abilities to Enjoy

With five sets of tees, the course plays over 7,200 yards. If you're looking for a challenge the 97 traps, 7 lakes, gurgling streams, waterfalls, 141 slope, and 75.1 rating won’t disappoint you. 

2. Affordable Event Packages

We offer complete event packages that leave nothing to chance; or you can create your own personalized custom package to meet your group’s exact needs. We have plans and packages to fit most budgets.        To book your event or for more information please call (760) 767-3500 to request additional outing information now. 

3. Fully Stocked Golf Shop

Our pro shop has a large selection of apparel, equipment, accessories, and of course, tournament gifts.

4. Clubhouse and Outside Patio at Your Disposal

Our clubhouse and outdoor patio accommodate groups of many sizes. We’ll arrange for a tasty breakfast, on course snacks or lunch or dinner on our beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the course.

5. Exceptional Practice Facilities

Our practice facilities are second to none.  The large dual ended driving range has numerous target greens, situated below the tee with a mountain backdrop that makes it easy to follow every shot.  Our short game practice area is private and an ideal area to hone your chipping and pitching skills. 

6. Our Professional Event Management Staff Takes Care of All the Details

Our staff members are experienced in the art of hospitality and are here to help you with every aspect of your event. At Rams Hill we are committed to providing you with friendly assistance from the planning through the realization of your event and will be glad to customize a tournament or outing to your exact needs. Call or e-mail us today and let us custom design a memorable experience for you and your guests, or make an online request.

7.     Complete Concierge Service

Our concierge staff members will attend to your every whim.  In addition to helping you make reservations at the nearby La Casa del Zorro Hotel and Spa we will provide information on rental homes around the golf course.  We will pre-stock the bar, pantry and refrigerator to your satisfaction and arrange bike trips, hiking, jeeping, horse back riding, dinner reservations, and golf and tennis reservations.  From the time we meet you at the front gate to the time you leave, we will be there to serve you.

Upcoming Events

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Summer Schedule Begins June 6, 2016

"Golf course will be closed on Mondays & Tuesdays"
"Restaurant will be open on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays"


Dining 

Our restaurant features an incredible wine list, great food and magnificent views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.
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Surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains, the Rams Hill patio is perched high above the desert floor.
There's simply not a better place to enjoy dinner, a sunset and the stars.



The Rams Hill Clubhouse in Borrego Springs features an incredible wine list, great food and extraordinary al fresco dining on our patios and from your own private hillside dining terrace, all with magnificent views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

Both our Fazio golf course and our dining facilities are unique and among the best in the country.

We invite you to dine on our patios perched high above the desert floor. For those special occasions invite your friends to join you at your own private dining area carved into the hillside, and overlooking our lush green fairways, babbling streams and the blue lakes below. Soak up the glow from your own crackling fire, enjoy the magic of a desert sunset, the warmth of a dry heat breeze, and you can even plug your IPhone into the sound system imbedded in your private dining area.

But it’s primarily about the ever changing evening light: the transitions from powder blues, to rich purples and then to glowing reds. Watch the clouds cast their shadows on the dappled mountain hillsides far off in the distance.

The raw landscape is alive with the sounds of a nearby waterfall, the croaking frogs, a screeching red tail hawk, and the howl of a distant coyote. Watch the shadows slowly work their way across the desert floor, creep up the distant craggy mountains and suddenly disappear. Then the night emerges with incredible star studded skies and a milky white moon shinning over the lakes.

Our Chef de Cuisine, Kurt Hauser, attended the Culinary Institute of America and honed his craft at such prestigious restaurants as the Marine Room in La Jolla and the nearby La Casa del Zorro Resort in Borrego Springs. You will enjoy his creative entrees which are prepared with his unusual passion for excellence and attention to detail.

Rams Hill has four different Borrego Springs dining areas to choose from: The Yacht Club Grill, The Santa Rosa Room, The Patios (heated in the winter and mister and fan cooled in the summer) and our private hillside dining areas where you can enjoy the incredible views of our lakes, lush green fairways and white sand bunkers and watch the sunsets on the Santa Rosa Mountains. Please join us for lunch, happy hour or dinner.

 



Ahi Poke
Yellowfin Tuna “cuts” tossed in Rams Hill signature Poke Sauce and served with Won Ton crisps, Gari Shoga, Wasabi Paste, and Baby Greens in a Miso Vinaigrette





Cioppino
 
Crab, Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, Scallops, Sea Bass and Sour Dough Toast with a rich and hearty tomato based stew with Swiss Chard

 


Braised Turkey Drumstick
 
Mary’s Certified Organic Turkey slowly cooked with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic served with multi grain pilaf, pan sauce and tender vegetables tossed in Bercy Butter




Sockeye Salmon Salad
 
Garden Fresh baby lettuces with dressed Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Asparagus Spears joining fresh seared Sockeye Salmon with Dilled Cucumber relish and seedless Lemon 

 


Wild Shrimp Cocktail
 
Succulent wild Jumbo Shrimp from Baja served with fresh grated Horseradish, Petite Greens and Cucumber salad with Lemonette Dressing





Shrimp Louie
 
Pickled Beets, Hard Cooked Egg, Hearts of Palm, Asparagus, Cucumber and Avocado with Cherry tomatoes and four Jumbo Shrimp with Rams Hill Louie Dressing




Porcini Dusted Diver Scallops
 
Dry packed U-10 hand harvested Scallops in Porcini Powder with Exotic Mushroom Ragout, Pillows of whipped Potato, King Mushrooms and Parsley with Fino Sherry Demi Glace 

 

Call (760) 767-3500 if you have any questions.

Contact Us

Rams Hill Golf Club
1881 Rams Hill Road
Borrego Springs, Ca. 92004

(760) 767-3500

info@ramshillgolf.com

 

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Rams Hill is proud of our high ratings by TripAdvisor, GreensKeeper.org, Golf Advisor and GolfNow.





 

Real Estate

Current Listings

1650 Las Casitas
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
MLS: 150001431  Price: $175,00

1962 Rams Hill Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
MLS: 140058934  Price: $1,499,000

2477 Rams Hill
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
MLS: 140060705  Price: $1,295,000

2950 Roadrunner Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
MLS: 150017833  Price: $195,000

4829 Desert Vista
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
MLS: 150020998  Price: $399,000

 

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Employment

Rams Hill Golf Club offers a pristine signature Tom Fazio design golf course in a Semi Private Guest Culture with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding Anza Borrego State Park. We are looking for professional Clubhouse and Proshop talent that would enjoy golf privileges in addition to other employee amenities as well as the beauty of this nature rich territory while serving our guests with a high caliber of commitment as seasonal Team Members. Housing is available to qualified Candidates. 

We are committed to providing equal opportunity employment to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, natural origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, height, weight, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, covered veteran status or any other basis protected by State and Federal Law. Rams Hill Golf Club is a Drug Free workplace.

Rams Hill Golf Club Openings 

Clubhouse Positions: 

Rams Hill Yacht Club Sous Chef 
Motivated and self starting with responsibilities for high quality food service production, safety and sanitation, Supervisory responsibilities in the heart of the house and cutting edge creativity. Administrative responsibilities include Payroll, Monthly Inventory, weekly COS and Purchase Log. Golf Club experience not required however, is encouraged. This position will include Safety Committee Chair Person. Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift and any assigned task. 

Bartender 
Candidate must be legal to serve alcohol. Must have excellent repertoire of classic cocktails in addition to some working knowledge of eclectic “mixology”, craft beer and premium spirits as well as strong foundation for wine knowledge, may require food service. Conduct Safety inspections. Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift. 

Yacht Club Cocktail Server 
Candidate must be legal to serve alcohol and have a current California Drivers License. Offers Beverage and Food Service on the Patio, Kivas, Yacht Club Grill and rotate as Beverage Cart Attendant per diem. Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift. 

Bartender Assistant 
Candidate must be legal to serve alcohol. Supports the Bartender and Yacht Club Cocktail Server for optimal guest service. Must take directions well and remain organized in fast paced service conditions. May require heavy lifting. Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift. 

Beverage Cart Lead 
Candidate must be legal to serve alcohol and have a current California Drivers License. Responsible for cart inventory control, Golf Course service, navigation the course during play with appropriate golf etiquette. Communicate with the Kitchen as needed for any special request. Mix Cocktails on the course and serve food. 
Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift. 



Beverage Cart Attendant 
Candidate must be legal to serve alcohol and have a current California Drivers License, Golf Course service, navigation the course during play with appropriate golf etiquette. Communicate with the Kitchen as needed for any special request. Mix Cocktails on the course and serve food. Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift. May rotate as Yacht Club Beverage Server per diem. 

Clubhouse Greeter 
Welcoming guests into the Clubhouse and directing as needed or seating them for Food and Beverage. Must command excellent telephone and guest contact etiquette and present with a professional manner. Must remain organized and maintain seating charts as directed. Must master navigation in Open Table. 

Kitchen Expediter/Food Runner 
Must be able to master a working knowledge of both Kitchen operation and Dining Room Service and maintain smooth flow. Must take direction well and remain organized in fast paced conditions and multi-tasking skills a plus. May require heavy lifting. Non-Tipped 

Food Server 
Candidate must be able to legally serve alcohol with food. Ability to establish rapport with guests to provide highest level of service possible, ability to exchange information clearly and remain organized in fast paced service conditions are necessary. May require lifting. Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift. 
  
Food Server Assistant 
Prepares the dining room for Service and supports Food Servers for optimal guest service. Must take direction well and remain organized in fast paced service conditions. May require heavy lifting. 

Prep Cook 
Must be able to take direction and work in a fast paced food production environment. Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift. May require lifting. 

Line Cook 
Must be able to take direction and work in a fast paced food production environment. May require lifting. Must be able to rotate through Broiler, Sauté, Vegetable Prep, and Cold Side. Must have skills to satisfy plating requirements and detail focused. Culinary Students welcome. Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift. 

Lead Line Cook 
Opening responsibilities with preparing AM Specials, receiving deliveries. Must be able to take direction and work in a fast paced food production environment. May require lifting. Must be able to rotate through Broiler, Sauté, Vegetable Prep, and Cold Side. Must have skills to satisfy plating requirements and detail focused. Conduct Safety inspections as a Safety Committee member. Culinary Students welcome. Must maintain flexible schedule and able to work any shift or overtime. 
  
Dish Attendant 
Maintain the highest levels of cleanliness with service wares for the Bar and Dining Room. Conduct spot cleaning in the Kitchen. Maintain the dish machine with a sense of ownership. Report problems. 

Kitchen Janitor 
Working knowledge of kitchen equipment and operation is a benefit. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Conduct Safety inspections as a Safety Committee member. 

Clubhouse Attendant 
Insure that Clubhouse and Golf Course facilities are clean and well stocked for guest service.