Rams Hill Golf Club earned the number six position in the Top 100 Golf Courses of All Time averaging a near-perfect overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. The Golf Advisor’s rating index takes into consideration the following criteria: Value, Pace of Play, Staff Friendliness, Course Layout, Course Conditions, and Off-Course Amenities.
“We know our yearly best-of lists and state lists look a lot different than top magazine lists. Ours have a mix of true ‘bucket list’ courses and overachieving affordable destination courses,” states Brandon Tucker, Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. “There is a good chunk of courses on our Top 100 you might not expect to see on other Top 100s, and that’s precisely the beauty of a more crowd-sourced list like ours.” Golf Advisor is the leading source of golf course ratings and reviews by golfers, for golfers. This list is based on more than 650,000 reviews that Golf Advisor has received over the past 5 years.
To many, Rams Hill’s high ranking on this list may have been anticipated given their three-year history of consistently earning high accolades from Golf Advisor’s community:
- Golf Advisor: Best of Golf Advisor (2016 #1) (2015 #13)
- Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2016 #2) (2015 #1)
- Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2016 #1) (2015 #2)
- Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2016 #3)
- Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2016 #6)
- Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2016 #13)
- Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2016 #15)
“We are honored to be recognized by Golf Advisor’s expansive community of avid golfers with the #6 spot on the Top Golf Courses of All Time,” says Harry Turner, Rams Hill COO. “Rams Hill is one of the rare Tom Fazio-designed courses that is open to the public. Golfers have marveled at the magnificent playing conditions; especially how we maintain our bentgrass greens in such pristine condition. Rams Hill is blessed by the magic that is Borrego Springs, with just the right amount of heat, very low humidly, and sufficient airflow… all masterfully leveraged by our superintendent Steve Gregory.”
“We extend our attention to detail in every aspect of Rams Hill including the incredible ‘farm to table’ dining experience at our restaurant. When the pace of Borrego Springs overcomes and washes away the stress of daily life and the sunset dances across the Santa Rosa Mountains, memories are made. Our goal is that our guests and residents alike enjoy the beauty, the serenity, and the uniqueness that is Rams Hill.”
About Rams Hill: Rated the #1 golf course in the United States by Golf Advisor in 2016, Rams Hill is a premiere course designed by the legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio. Located in Borrego Springs, California, Rams Hill was also rated in 2017 by Golfweek as the third best resort course in California behind Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill. With over 7,200 yards of lush lies and perfect bentgrass greens, the course winds through the beautiful Anza Borrego Desert; offering an unforgettable experience. Back dropped with the breathtaking Santa Rosa Mountains, Rams Hill offers membership packages, Stay & Play packages, and, of course, casual and fine dining, and extensive wine list along with its unrivaled vistas. Reservations are recommended, seating is limited.