The first-ever tropical storm watch in San Diego County history was issued for the desert on Friday, August 18, 2023. The tropical storm served as an adverse effect of Hurricane Hilary as it swept through Mexico, making its way into Southern California. 

The middle of nowhere tends to see sparse rainfall year-round. Borrego Springs records an average of 6.18 inches of rain annually. On Sunday, August 20, Rams Hill experienced 2.7 inches of rain in just a few hours, 43.7 percent of the average yearly precipitation. 

Rams Hill woke up Monday morning to fallen trees, muddy pathways, and minor flooding on the course. Despite the unexpected rain, our summer projects remain on schedule as we look forward to opening weekend, November 3-5!