1 10, 2019

Overseeding Your Summer Grass

2019-10-07T16:57:16+00:00October 1st, 2019|

By Jose Verduzco, Golf Course Superintendent Lower temperatures and shorter days mean it is time to overseed your summer grass. Here in the desert, no grass can stay green and healthy in both summer's heat and winter's low temperatures. Due to this, many homeowners and golf courses overseed with ryegrass. Ryegrass is a cool-season grass that can stay green and healthy from October to June. October has the perfect weather to overseed; temperatures are ideal for fast and even seed germination.  The following are some tips for a successful stress-free overseed: Before you drop the seed, you will first have to prepare the seedbed. Scalping is the process of lowering your mowing heights to about 2/3 below the height you ultimately want your lawn to be at. Once scalped, you want to fertilize the lawn by using a complete fertilizer like 15-15-15 before you seed. This [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 05, 2019

Sweepstakes Winner Announcement! See if you’ve won a Ping G400

2019-05-21T17:51:34+00:00May 21st, 2019|

Somebody Just Won a PING G400 Max Driver – Was it You? If you entered to win Rams Hill & Golfholics' PING G400 Max Sweepstakes, then we are excited to announce – we have randomly selected one winner! A quick reminder about the prize: As a special treat after the YouTube sensation Golfholics visited our course, we invited you to enter our Drivers Sweepstakes, celebrating the scenic drive to Rams Hill (which is listed in the top 10 scenic drives in California!). The G400 drivers’ streamlined shape offers a big advancement in aerodynamics and stability. The multi-material design combines reduced drag and a thinner, stronger, faster-forged face to increase speed and distance. And the Lucky Winner Is... [Drumroll...] Karyn K. of Allentown, PA! CONGRATULATIONS, KARYN! We will be in contact via the email address provided when signing up for the contest. Thanks again to Golfholics for making this [...]

6 05, 2019

Congratulations to Our Sweepstakes Winner!

2019-05-06T21:14:46+00:00May 6th, 2019|

Congratulations to our sweepstakes winner Wyman Wong from Los Angeles! Congratulations to our sweepstakes winner Wyman Wong from Los Angeles! Over Cinco de Mayo weekend, he managed to sink an incredible 65-foot putt while enjoying his Stay & Play package! Wyman won our Stay & Play where he spent his weekend enjoying a package of golf and our private residence options tailored for comfort and quality. Interested in experiencing more of Wyman's stay? Take a look at our Stay & Play packages from a private historic estate, on course luxury home, full-service resort hotel, and homes in the community. We invite you to come and experience the serenity of Borrego and challenge of Rams Hill for a night, a week or a month. Options from a private historic estate, on course luxury home, full-service resort hotel, and homes in the community. [...]