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5 08, 2019

Tips to Reduce Plant Stress During the Summer

2019-08-06T19:15:52+00:00August 5th, 2019|

By Jose Verduzco, Golf Course Superintendent Watering in the morning will help maximize water uptake needed for plants to survive the heat. Watering during a heat peak can increase evaporation causing water in the soil to be unavailable for the plant. Prune or trim plants lightly during summer months. By leaving enough foliage to cover the base of a plant, you will prevent sunburn on the stem and other parts needed for plant health. Foliage will also act as insulation to the plant's root zone causing water in the soil to be less prone to evaporation. Prevent over-fertilizing. Over-fertilizing will force the plant to work harder on initiating new growth instead of focusing on surviving a heatwave. Shade cloths will also help with heat stress. Covering plants to prevent direct sun exposure can improve the plant's ability to survive a heatwave. Although this [...]

4 08, 2019

News from the Pro Shop: An August Update

2019-08-06T19:10:51+00:00August 4th, 2019|

By Bob Gelesko, Head Golf Professional Hello everyone. This summer is flying by so quickly. I hope everyone is having a great summer hopefully somewhere a little cooler than Borrego Springs. I am picturing some of you playing golf on the coast or in the mountains somewhere that you might need a light jacket in the morning. That sounds soooo good as I type this with it being over 100 degrees outside. Some of the merchandise for the golf shop has been ordered for this upcoming season which will be here before you know it. The golf shop will have a fresh new look this season. Some new fixtures will be added and some new items will be carried this season that haven’t been here before. Mark your calendars with the upcoming member events listed in this newsletter. The Swing Simulator will be available for [...]

3 08, 2019

From The Kitchen: An August Update

2019-08-06T19:07:12+00:00August 3rd, 2019|

By Dennis O'Leary, Front of House Manager Rams Hill is pleased to announce that this season will host at least three themed dinners every week. This is primarily due to the success of last season's Italian Night specials. Plus, we chose to revamp our menu! Throughout the summer, we have been creating and testing out recipes with Sysco Foods in Poway at the test kitchen. We will still offer many of your favorite items with some new additions that we are confident will become your new favorites. In addition to lunch and dinner, we are also adding an appetizer menu to the 19th hole. So whether you're dining with us in the Santa Rosa room, enjoying cocktails by the firepit, or trying appetizers in the 19th hole, we are excited to see old friends and meet new ones. Best, Dennis

2 08, 2019

Golf Course Landscape Enhancement Project

2019-08-06T19:03:57+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

This summer, Rams Hill has initiated a golf course landscaping project using Proseed Landscape and Irrigation. The work is centered around the cart path near the second hole's tee boxes and south of its greens, plus down the right side of the third hole. We are keeping landscaping equipment in an area on the property known as Lot 1. Located in proximity to the Vallecitos neighborhood, the area will be fenced and secured. The equipment will enter and exit Lot 1 through the golf course during landscaping hours. Our anticipated completion date will be some time in September. Please continue to stay up to date with our newsletters and social media.

1 08, 2019

Harry Turner’s July Message

2019-08-06T19:02:25+00:00August 1st, 2019|

By Harry Turner, COO & GM I hope everyone’s summer is going along nicely. Rams Hill is now entrenched into the heat of summer, but the team is diligently getting ready for the upcoming season. A major landscape project is underway primarily around the tee boxes on hole #2 and all along the entire south side of hole #3. Jose and the turf department are hard at work in preparation of “HOPEFULLY” opening the golf course sometime in October this year. As mentioned to many of you, this will be a game-time decision as it will be dictated on the weather, the condition of our overseed, and the condition of our bentgrass greens. We will keep you informed with our social media and monthly newsletters. On the food and beverage side, Dennis O’Leary is working at completely revamping our menu and food offerings. The upcoming season [...]

25 07, 2019

Learn the Lingo: Your Golf Slang Cheat Sheet

2019-07-25T14:15:59+00:00July 25th, 2019|

To any beginner, golf may seem too complicated to even try to learn. The lingo used on and off the course doesn't make it seem any easier. However, learning golf terminology helps you pick up the sport even faster. Rams Hill has compiled a list of the most commonly used golfing slang to use as a future cheat sheet the next time you play a round or watch a tournament: A Abominable Snowman A score of 9 in a hole Ace Getting the ball into the hole with a single swing Afraid of the Dark When the putted ball never makes it into the hole Air Mail Hitting the ball much farther than you intended Albatross When someone manages to score 3 strokes under Par All Square A tied match play B Back-Door Putt When instead of going into the hole, the ball spins around it [...]

12 07, 2019

8 Tips to Hiking Trails in Borrego Springs

2019-07-15T18:01:01+00:00July 12th, 2019|

Whether it's your first time or one hundredth going on a hike, there are certain things you should always consider before starting your adventure. If you are lucky enough to visit Borrego Springs, hiking is definitely one of your go-to's during your trip. However, you need to adequately prepare for the hot weather and tricky maps to be sure you thoroughly enjoy your experience. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are planning a hike in Borrego: 1. Familiarize yourself with the trail After you have selected your trail, get to know it before you start walking it. Try to collect as much information as possible about the trail to make sure you get the most out of your adventure. Learn if there are any intersections, which will help you avoid getting lost. If you are going to Borrego Palm Canyon [...]

1 07, 2019

The Super Bloom Explained: Our Sea in the Desert

2019-07-01T15:52:39+00:00July 1st, 2019|

Everyone likes the beach. Gazing at the vast stretch of endless blue never gets old. For some reason, it seems the entire world shares a fondness of peacefully watching the waves roll into a naked shore.However, instead of gazing at a vast stretch of blue, imagine it was purple. And yellow. And orange and pink. Here in the Anza-Borrego Desert, we may not have oceans, but we have Super Blooms.What is a Super Bloom?Think wildflowers, but think of a lot of them. We're talking field after field of lavender, poppies, primroses, and lilies. A Super Bloom is a flare-up of desert wildflowers due to abnormally wet winter seasons. A once normally barren California desert transforms into a lively sea of color.Super blooms are not necessarily considered rare, but depending on the type of Super Bloom, they can be. In the spring of 2017, Anza-Borrego experienced one. However, the Super Bloom [...]

24 06, 2019

6 Reasons Why Golf is Good For You

2019-06-24T15:40:14+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Many people are drawn to golf not only because it is entertaining and relaxing but also because of the health benefits associated with it. From helping players to improve their sleep quality to encouraging new friendships, golf is a sport that can have a positive impact to your life. Here is a list of some of its benefits. 1. Better Sleep Combining exercise with fresh air almost guarantees a good night's sleep. Walking the course and putting muscular effort into swings takes energy. Research has shown that exerting this kind of energy during the day helps you not only fall asleep faster but get a deeper sleep. This is especially true if you play regularly. Good quality sleep allows for muscles to rest and repair. 2. It Stimulates the Brain Regular exercise helps your brain function efficiently. Playing golf improves [...]

20 06, 2019

5 Places to Stay in Borrego Springs

2019-06-20T14:44:53+00:00June 20th, 2019|

Whether it is for its scenic desert views, or the world-class golf course, Borrego Springs attracts tourists from all over the world. That is precisely why a wide variety of great places to stay, can be found at Borrego in order to meet all of the tourists' expectations and to ensure that people will come back! Here is a list of the best places to stay in Borrego Springs, all of which are a perfect combination of luxury, comfort, serenity and of course, magnificent views. 1. House on the Hill The House on the Hill is a perfect spot for family or friends to spend time with one another in this luxury 3 bedroom, 3 bath house built for entertaining. Located on the 15th hole of Rams Hill Golf Course, the home includes an incredible living area with a 30’ retractable screen and window [...]