19 06, 2024

Summer Construction Update – June 18, 2024

2024-06-19T14:32:19-07:00June 19th, 2024|

June 18, 2024 Officially, half of the holes at Rams Hill Golf Club, specifically holes 1, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 18, have been planted through the hydroseeding process. The first two holes planted, 6 and 7, have already shown considerable growth. The next step in the process is to begin rolling the fairways to prepare for mowing. This step is crucial for the germination of the TifTuf bermudagrass. Rolling the fairways, roughs, tees, and surrounds will create a smoother surface and ensure all of the stolons (stems of TifTuf bermudagrass) establish in the soil. This photo shows Hole 6 after the hydroseeding was completed.  See the change. The Tiftuf bermudagrass after hydroseeding, taken on June 4 (left). The Tiftuf bermudagrass after two weeks of growth, taken on June [...]

14 06, 2024

Bucket List Golf Courses: Why Rams Hill Is a Must-Play

2024-06-14T15:29:18-07:00June 14th, 2024|

“The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if someone put a flagstick on top” - Pete Dye. What Makes a Bucket List Golf Course? The “Bucket List” - golfers everywhere are putting theirs together. Daydreaming together the destinations is half the joy, with the ultimate fulfillment coming from the adventurous pursuit. Some destinations, like Bandon Dunes, have become ubiquitous on the “Bucket List”. Bandon even inspires a list within their destination (“Next time, you have to play Pacific Dunes!”) Some golf courses, however, require just a bit more digging. Enter Rams Hill Golf Club, a hidden gem in San Diego County that is worthy of skyrocketing up your golf course bucket list. What makes a golf course bucket list worthy? Some may be most interested in a compelling layout - from thoughtful routing to thought-provoking green complexes. Others want to uncover the more obscure [...]

11 06, 2024

Summer Construction Update – June 11, 2024

2024-06-17T16:02:16-07:00June 11th, 2024|

June 11, 2024 Last week, the Rams Hill construction team completed hydroseeding on Holes 14 & 15 while also beginning Hole 1. Sodding around all bunker faces was completed on Hole 18 in preparation for hydroseeding this week. Check out the Rams Hill live webcam this week to see the hydroseeding process on Holes 1 & 18 in real-time. Why Lay Sod Around the Bunkers? There are many benefits to laying sod around the bunkers faces instead of hydroseeding those areas. The first is the ability to maintain the unique nature of each bunker at Rams Hill. To uphold design integrity, the sod is delicately placed around the edges to not displace the sand or cause any contamination. In order to hold the sod in place, the sod is then “stapled” into the bunker face. At a later time, golf course Architect Tim Jackson will [...]

7 06, 2024

Beyond Golf in Borrego Springs: I HeART Borrego Springs

2024-06-07T15:28:19-07:00June 7th, 2024|

Art brings people together. At Rams Hill, we celebrate the cultural mini-hub that is Borrego Springs and the art community that is so intertwined with daily life. “Beauty. Education. International points of view. It’s a necessity - it’s vital.” Shot and Edited by Colt Knedler Produced by Colt Knedler and Wil Mayo Title Graphic by Erin Saggese Come see for yourself, explore our Stay and Play packages. 

6 06, 2024

Beyond Golf in Borrego Springs: The Park & The Sky

2024-06-07T15:28:42-07:00June 6th, 2024|

“You don’t really leave the Park, you’re always in the Park. The Park is part of you, part of Rams Hill.” The Rams Hill experience is more than just golf - it’s the environment, the wildlife, the Dark Sky, and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Experience the natural wonder that is Borrego Springs, California. Shot and Edited by Colt Knedler Produced by Colt Knedler and Wil Mayo Come see for yourself, explore our Stay and Play lodging packages. 

5 06, 2024

Summer Construction Update – June 5, 2024

2024-06-11T15:16:27-07:00June 5th, 2024|

June 5, 2024 All 18 holes have been thoroughly pulverized and are now fully prepared for the hydroseeding process. This initial step of pulverizing the soil significantly enhances water retention, promoting the growth of the new TifTuf bermudagrass. With sustainability at the forefront of this project, the utilization of the pulverizer was crucial in ensuring sustainable water use year after year. Upon completion, Rams Hill is projected to reduce its annual water usage by 25%. Holes 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, and 15 have already been hydroseeded and are currently in the growth phase. Approximately two holes will be hydroseeded each week until all fairways, roughs, tees, and surrounds are completed. Listen below as Brian Blafield of Pavement Recycling Systems discusses the benefits of the WR 240i cold recycler and soil stabilizer or “The Pulverizer” and shares his unique experiences using this machinery on the golf course. [...]

4 06, 2024

A Golfer’s Dream Getaway: Golf Trip Packages

2024-06-04T15:53:29-07:00June 4th, 2024|

Located in east San Diego County, 90 minutes from Palm Springs, 3 hours from Los Angeles, and 2 hours from San Diego, Rams Hill makes for the perfect Southern California golf experience. Make a day trip through the stunning desert landscape, or play golf and then stay overnight under the stars in one of our various Stay and Play accommodations - ranging from luxurious estates to casual casitas, our team has the right option for you.  This Tom Fazio masterpiece has continued to climb not only “bucket list golf trip” lists, but also the renowned national “best-of” lists. Recently, Rams Hill was named as one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, as ranked by Golf Digest. In esteemed company in Southern California, Rams Hill is one of only three SoCal golf courses to crack this ranking, along with Torrey Pines (South) and PGA West (Stadium). Tailored Golf [...]

28 05, 2024

Summer Construction Update – May 28, 2024

2024-05-28T11:14:13-07:00May 28th, 2024|

May 28, 2024 Rams Hill Golf Club is leading the charge in sustainable golf course management with its recent renovations focused on environmental impact and water conservation. The highlight of this multimillion dollar project is the transition to TifTuf bermudagrass, a hardy, drought-tolerant variety of grass that will reduce water usage by up to 25% annually upon stabilization. The golf course is undergoing an intensive transformation to thrive in the desert climate. Here’s a step-by-step look at the process: Sprinkler Removal: The renovation begins with the removal of all sprinkler heads. This step is essential to allow a large pulverizer machine to penetrate deep into the soil. Stripping and Pulverizing: Once the sprinkler heads have been removed, each hole is stripped of its turf and the soil is pulverized. This crucial initial phase has been completed on all fairways, tees, roughs, and surrounds. Soil Leveling: With the [...]

21 05, 2024

A San Diego Golf Course Oasis

2024-05-21T13:39:13-07:00May 21st, 2024|

Welcome to Rams Hill Golf Club, the kind of place that makes you wonder why it took you so long to get here. An oasis nestled in the heart of Southern California’s Anza-Borrego Desert, offering an unparalleled golf experience that beckons both seasoned golfers and casual players alike. Make your Great Escape from reality and embrace the calmness of desert golf. An elite experience among San Diego golf courses, a hidden gem, Rams Hill Golf Club rests just a two-hour drive from the shore. Whether you're seeking a challenging round of golf or a relaxing getaway, Rams Hill offers the perfect blend of excitement and serenity. A Premier San Diego Golf Course Ranked among Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in America, One of three Southern California golf courses on the prized list. Rams Hill shares the spotlight with esteemed counterparts like Torrey [...]

20 05, 2024

Summer Construction Update – May 20, 2024

2024-05-20T14:16:05-07:00May 20th, 2024|

May 20, 2024: Rams Hill Golf Club has been busy in the desert with the execution of the multi-million dollar conversion project to convert all fairways, tees, roughs, and surrounds to TifTuf bermudagrass. As of today, thirteen fairways (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18) have been stripped and pulverized in preparation for hydroseeding. Before hydroseeding takes place, each bunker face will be sodded to maintain the shape of each bunker. The process of sodding and hydroseeding has begun on Hole 6.  What is hydroseeding?  Hydroseeding is a mixture of TifTuf bermudagrass stolons, fiber mulch, and fertilizer sprayed through a hose to encompass the entirety of each fairway, tee, rough, and surround. Once the hydroseeding is complete, the area must be watered thoroughly to promote growth. Listen below to Jimmy Foxx from American Sod [...]

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