Golf News

22 08, 2023

Storm Watch: Borrego Springs

2023-08-23T17:32:32-07:00August 22nd, 2023|

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! [...]

4 08, 2023

Embracing the Darkness

2023-08-30T11:52:23-07:00August 4th, 2023|

In a world increasingly dominated by artificial lights, the beauty of a starlit night sky has become a rare sight for many, but not here in Borrego Springs.  In 2009, Borrego Springs, the home of Rams Hill became California's first International Dark Sky Community. This designation recognizes our town’s commitment to preserving its dark skies by implementing quality outdoor lighting ordinances, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies. The International Dark Sky Communities recognize the importance of mitigating light pollution and promoting responsible lighting practices to ensure that everyone can experience the splendor of a dark, star-filled sky. Stargazers travel to enjoy some of the best night sky views in Southern California! Borrego Springs remained the sole dark sky community in California, until 2021 when Julian, California was named to the list.  Rams Hill embraces the magic of night sky and the protection of the wildlife in [...]

17 07, 2023

A Steady Climb

2023-07-19T07:06:35-07:00July 17th, 2023|

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing towards what will be” – Kahlil Gibran Once again, Rams Hill is proud to announce our recognition from Golf Digest as one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. In their latest biennial rankings for 2023-2024, Rams Hill moved up from 98th to 91st. "We are honored and humbled to be a part of this very prestigious list and are committed to our goal of continued ascension in the rankings. To that end, we have embarked upon a multi-year bermudagrass conversion to create consistent and sustainable playing conditions, expand to a year-round golf season and anchor the community of Borrego Springs as a leader in employment, infrastructure, and sustainability - all while building upon our reputation as one of the country’s premier golf destinations," says COO & GM Harry Turner. We look forward to welcoming golfers [...]

5 07, 2023

Rams Hill Celebrates as a Team

2023-07-05T11:33:16-07:00July 5th, 2023|

As the 2022-23 golf season drew to a close, the Rams Hill team gathered for a culminating team barbecue, bidding farewell to the season in style - poolside! Surrounded by the picturesque mountain range, our friends and family came together to enjoy delicious food, participate in fun activities, and create lasting memories all while celebrating the season that was.. Stories were shared, memorable season moments relived, and games were played - with the biggest hit being “pin the bowtie on the flamingo” in the Kids & Grandkids division! The barbeque also gave an excellent opportunity to award the 2023 Rams Hill Value Keepers. A big congratulations to Dunia Padilla, Rene Navarro, Dan Donnelly, Gabriela Ramirez, Efrin Vilchis, and Charles Thompkins for earning recognition as Rams Hill's Value Keepers for the 2022-2023 season. We commend these team members for their outstanding display of our core values: Integrity Respect Collaboration Customer [...]

27 06, 2023

Rams Hill Golf: From Great to Even Better

2023-06-27T12:32:41-07:00June 27th, 2023|

Golf courses must adapt and look to the future.  This summer and beyond, Rams Hill is taking proactive steps to ensure sustainable playing conditions and solidify its position as a leader in employment, infrastructure, and sustainability. Phase 1 of Rams Hill’s two-year multi-million-dollar bermudagrass conversion began in late May - before the final ball of the season was even holed - as a means to ensure the most optimal golf course conditions year-round for the Anza-Borrego escape. This summer, Rams Hill has committed to converting all putting greens from bentgrass to Mini Verde bermudagrass, implementing TifTuf bermudagrass in all practice areas, and expanding three putting greens. Sustainability has been the driving factor throughout the project. With the grassing transformation, Rams Hill aims to achieve excellent playing conditions while also significantly reducing water usage by up to 30 percent upon completion of both phases.  “The impetus of it is water [...]

13 04, 2023

Rams Hill Golf: Evolving and Adapting in the Desert

2023-04-13T06:52:51-07:00April 13th, 2023|

Golf evolves. The game we play today is different than 10 years ago, 50 years ago, 100 years ago. Clubs, balls, strategy, swings, instruction, competition, fashion — every aspect of golf as we know it progresses over time. The same can be said for the places we play the game. From Scottish cow pastures in the 1800s tended by a single greenkeeper to modern masterpieces that host professional events with unlimited budgets and high-tech agronomy tools, every golf course encounters obstacles — both collectively as an industry and unique to region and circumstances. And in recent years, a resurgent golf boom has supercharged these challenges while pushing the limits of land sustainability and water conservation, especially in the drought-stricken Western United States — and even more so in the harsh-climate of the Anza-Borrego Desert. So we must adapt. And look to the future. And that future is very bright. [...]

31 03, 2023

The Clash Returns to Rams Hill, May 5-7, 2023

2023-03-31T23:22:32-07:00March 31st, 2023|

Cutwater, Dogleg Brewing and Dang Brother Pizza on Tap for The Clash, May 5-7 It’s almost here: Year 3 of The Clash, Rams Hill’s two-day, two-player-team signature event contested over the weekend of May 6-7, 2023. And back by popular demand, Borrego Springs Yacht Club will open its doors to participants of The Clash for a Friday-night pre-party of remote-controlled boat racing, across-the-pond ace contest and more as the sun sets in the stunning Southern California desert. Food and Drink continues to be a cornerstone of Rams Hill Signature Events, and this year is no exception. In addition to perennial favorites Cutwater, Dogleg Brewing and Good Walk Coffee Company, The Clash will feature newcomer Dang Brother Pizza from San Diego, known for serving up good times and good vibes with a side of life-changing pizza. And, as always, Rams Hill’s Saturday-night Steak Cookout, Ram Shack Tacos and Apple-Caramel Cookies will [...]

23 11, 2022

Golf Course Agronomy Updates

2022-11-23T10:14:49-08:00November 23rd, 2022|

Golf Course Improvement Projects Rams Hill opened the 2022-2023 golf season on November 4, and reviews of the course and Rams Hill Experience have been strong after a busy summer offseason. Here are just a few comments overheard during Opening Week: “This is my first time playing Rams Hill, and I highly suggest it. It is so, so cool out here. It feels like you’re driving through a national park. And the sunset was the best I’ve seen this year.” “Put it on your Bucket List. Everyone who swings a golf club needs the experience. ... [Ram Shack] Tacos, the views, it’s all just sublime.” “Rams Hill jumped into the No. 2 spot of the 275 different golf courses I’ve played. What an absolute gem.” Click Here to watch our latest video of November vibes at Rams Hill Golf Club. And if you’re interested in how far we’ve come [...]

23 11, 2022

2022-2023 Signature Events

2022-11-23T00:59:36-08:00November 23rd, 2022|

Year 3 of The Ramateur Tees Off Dec. 3-4, 2022 Rams Hill Signature Events continue to draw attention throughout Southern California — and Year 3 of The Ramateur is once again setting the tone for a fun-filled 2022-2023 golf season at Rams Hill Golf Club as this year’s event features more sponsors than ever before. Prizes, giveaways and swag from TaylorMade Golf, Metalwood Studios, Tyler Golf Bags, The Golfer’s Journal, Grips on the Go, The Number Thirty Three, Bay Wood Makery and custom-designed T-shirts courtesy of Ethika will be on hand in addition to Rams Hill’s Raffle Grand Prize “House on the Hill Golf Getaway” for one lucky winner. The Ramateur will once again include on-course pizza from La Jolla’s Wheat + Water and beverage brands Cutwater, Dogleg Brewing Company, Crafted Brand Company and Good Walk Coffee Company. Plus, Rams Hill’s Steak Cookout, Ram Shack Tacos and Apple-Caramel Cookies will [...]

10 08, 2022

Course Records

2022-08-12T07:15:10-07:00August 10th, 2022|

UPDATE Rams Hill Record Book, Old and New Golf is a game of traditions. And in the seven years since Rams Hill Golf Club was resurrected, we’ve worked to revive many of those traditions — and create a few new ones of our own. But one tradition that has been lost to the desert sands of time is Rams Hill Course Records. Until now. It’s time to correct that oversight by honoring this great golf tradition. But in typical Rams Hill style, we started our search for Course Records in a fun, slightly unconventional, new way that has gotten many golfers involved since we kicked off the campaign — and we’re hoping the hunt for Course Records extends for months, years, even decades into the future. Back in December 2021, Rams Hill built a Digital Course Record Ladder that we hope will exist forever here on RamsHill.com. More than [...]

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