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19 07, 2024

Summer Construction Update – July 19, 2024

2024-07-19T14:12:14-07:00July 19th, 2024|

Watching Grass Grow: July 19, 2024 See the progress on Holes 6 and 7, the first to be planted in this summer's multimillion dollar transition to TifTuf bermudagrass. Planted on May 16, the summer weather is ideal for growing in this new grass. Today, 77 days before opening day 2024, we are seeing great growth and coverage of the new grass. The coming weeks thru mid-September will also offer prime growing conditions for the grass to establish. Each new Blog will continue to show the progress of these two holes. Don’t forget to check out the live webcam located on top of the Clubhouse to monitor the progress of holes #1 and #18. More Golf + Less Water + Win / Win July 15, 2024 Watch below to see the TifTuf bermudagrass fairways, roughs, tees, and surrounds continue to flourish on Holes 6 & [...]

15 07, 2024

Summer Construction Update – July 15, 2024

2024-07-15T14:42:19-07:00July 15th, 2024|

July 15, 2024 Watch below to see the TifTuf bermudagrass fairways, roughs, tees, and surrounds continue to flourish on Holes 6 & 7 and the newest addition to the golf course, the turf nursery. This turf nursery is planted with MiniVerde bermudagrass which is used on the greens to aid in future repairs. Each hole is now undergoing the growth process, which entails a strict irrigation cycle, a mowing schedule, and regular inspections. Check back in routinely to watch Holes 6 & 7 grow throughout the remainder of the summer! More Golf + Less Water = Win / Win  July 3, 2024 All holes at Rams Hill Golf Club have been successfully planted, and anticipation is high for their growth and establishment. Rams Hill is set to open the doors for year-round golf, dining, and Stay and Play beginning October 4, [...]

8 07, 2024

Beyond the City: The San Diego Golf Course Worth the Drive

2024-07-08T17:42:02-07:00July 8th, 2024|

Rams Hill Golf Club: A Bucket List Course Rams Hill Golf Club is a meticulously maintained, stunning desert golf experience in the heart of northeastern San Diego County. In fact, the Tom Fazio-designed course has been recognized from Golf Digest as one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. Whether you’re playing from the challenging 7,232-yard tips, more forgiving 5,037 reds, or noteworthy combo sets (gold/blue, blue/white, white/red), Rams Hill offers a uniquely spectacular bucket list-worthy opportunity for players of all skill levels. The golf course layout offers an ideal mix of unfolding enjoyment with a breathtaking desert landscape, creating a picturesque backdrop for a premier golf experience in San Diego County. From elevated tees with panoramic views to valleys that require strategic shot placement, Fazio’s ability to incorporate the natural terrain with significant elevation shifts allows you to take in the mountain vistas and enjoy the endless [...]

3 07, 2024

Summer Construction Update – July 3, 2024

2024-07-03T16:52:15-07:00July 3rd, 2024|

July 3, 2024 All holes at Rams Hill Golf Club have been successfully planted, and anticipation is high for their growth and establishment. Rams Hill is set to open the doors for year-round golf, dining, and Stay and Play beginning October 4, 2024. The final hole, Hole 9, being planted on July 2. To promote growth, mowing has commenced on the holes that were planted first. Watch below, as this practice helps the TifTuf bermudagrass spread to create more roots, resulting in more grass on the fairways. Due to the process of hydroseeding, the stolons (stems of TifTuf bermudagrass) were placed onto the surface of the soil, by keeping the areas moist the roots are able to break down into the soil to capture all of the nutrients for successful growth. Maintenance efforts extend beyond mowing. During the renovation, [...]

28 06, 2024

Summer Construction Update – June 28, 2024

2024-06-28T13:30:37-07:00June 28th, 2024|

June 28, 2024 Summer has arrived in Borrego Springs, bringing unwavering sunshine and high temperatures. The newly planted TifTuf bermudagrass is thriving in the warm conditions. Construction has proven to be swift and successful. The planting process is ahead of schedule and we are looking forward to green fairways. Sodding around the bunkers will conclude on Saturday, June 29. Planting on all 18 holes will be complete by Friday, July 5. This week, holes 8 and 4 will be planted, while the remaining par threes (holes 5, 9, and 10) are being prepped for hydroseeding next week. The picture above is of the 17th fairway just after planting. Holes 6 and 7 were the first to be planted during the week of May 13. Check out their progress below as the tees are scheduled for their first mow on Tuesday, July [...]

19 06, 2024

Summer Construction Update – June 18, 2024

2024-06-21T13:00:14-07:00June 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. Watch the rolling process on Hole 17. This photo shows Hole 6 after the hydroseeding was completed.  See the change. The Tiftuf bermudagrass after hydroseeding, taken [...]

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 [...]

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