Best Borrego Springs Golf Courses & Reviews

Montesoro Golf CourseBorrego Springs is a quaint small town smack dab in the middle of the 600,000 acre Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the town is surrounded by two majestic mountain ranges and home to some outstanding golf courses. When we arrived in Borrego Springs we didn't have high expectations for the golf courses - wow, were we surprised. You'll need to read the reviews to find out why.

Not only is Borrego Springs home to some great golf courses, but it is a fantastic place to stay if you want to explore Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is the largest state park in California. The State Park has five hundred miles of dirt roads for off road adventures, 12 wilderness areas with a variety of beautiful terrains, and many miles of hiking trails for you to experience the wonders of the California Desert. When you visit you can dry camp anywhere in the desert or at several State Park campgrounds or at The Springs at Borrego - one of the best luxury RV parks in California and home to an excellent 9 hole golf course. Or you can stay in any of several lodging options or the Borrego Springs Resort which has 27 holes for you to play.

Best Borrego Springs Golf Course Reviews

de Anza Desert Country Club

Borrego Springs, California

Texas Outside Course Review

Rated 8.3 Stars

de Anza Desert Country Club

de Anza Desert Country Club plays along the trail of Spanish Colonist Juan Bautista de Anza and for years de Anza Desert Country Club has been a  desert hideaway for Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, John Wayne, Lon Chaney Jr., James Dean, the Rat Pack, and Burgess Meridith. The course is home to excellent conditions, first class amenities, and some fun holes that are framed by two majestic Mountain Ranges. de Anza Desert Country Club was also the favorite course for golf legends like Billy Casper and Sam Snead. Course conditions are near perfect, there are some fun holes framed by towering majestic mountains, the clubhouse is excellent, and the service is first class!

Rams Hill Golf Club

Borrego Springs, California

Texas Outside Course Review

Rated 9.5 Stars

Montesoro Golf Club

Wow, Rams Hill is one impressive layout designed by Tom Fazio. Rams Hill has everything that makes golf fun and keeps us playing this expensive and frustrating game - lots of variety with every hole being different and unique, typical Fazio challenges (huge bunkers, challenging green complexes, sloping and contoured fairways, and more), good conditions, and scenic vistas.

With all of that, it's not surprising that Rams Hill Golf Club was ranked #4 in California on Golfweek's Best Places You Can Play List.

The Springs at Borrego

Borrego Springs, California

Texas Outside Course Review

Rated 9.0 Stars

The ninth hole at The Springs at Borrego

The Springs at Borrego is a luxury RV resort and home to nine very impressive holes and near perfect conditions. Lush green fairways, perfectly manicured and maintained desert landscape, and smooth true greens. This is one of those courses you want to walk and take your time as you enjoy the views and scenery on the way to the green. Some fun holes including the excellent finishing hole with an island green.

Borrego Springs Resort - Desert Willow Nine

Borrego Springs, California

Texas Outside Course Review

Rating 8.3 Stars

Borrego Springs Resort Desert Willow

We understand that Borrego Springs Golf Courses have bee permanently closed - what a shame!

The Desert Willow golf course at Borrego Springs Resort is regarded as the easiest of the 27 holes at Borrego Springs Resort and is the preferred course for women and couples. Most golfers think it is the prettiest of all three nines. We thought that it had the most interesting and fun holes.

Borrego Springs Resort - Mesquite Nine

Borrego Springs, California

Texas Outside Course Review

Rating 8.0 Stars Mesquite Golf Course at Borrego Springs Resort

We understand that Borrego Springs Golf Courses have bee permanently closed - what a shame!

The Mesquite nine holes at Borrego Springs Resort is the middle of the road course at the resort - not the hardest or the easiest and scenic but not awe inspiring. Mesquite is the shortest at 3237 yards and is a par 35 but it has some fun and challenging holes. The par 3's are long and demanding (one is 197 yards with a carry of a lake) and the one par five will test your driver.

Borrego Springs Resort - The Palms Nine

Borrego Springs, California

Texas Outside Course Review

Rated 7.9 Stars

Palm golf course at Borrego Springs Resort

We understand that Borrego Springs Golf Courses have bee permanently closed - what a shame!

The Palms nine holes at Borrego Springs Resort is the longest (3571 yards) and the most demanding of the three nines. This nine demands some shot making or some excellent play out of the bunkers which seem to be everywhere and are huge and treacherous. It seems that each hole is a mine field of fairway and green side bunkers. My shoes, hair, and pockets took a lot of the sand home with me. Fun nine.

 

We haven't had a chance to play: RoadRunner Golf Club, an 18 hole par 3 course.

 

About Texas Outside

Texas Outside has been alive & well since 1996 - that's ancient by today's internet standards! Texas Outside was originally developed by Lone Star Internet which is an Austin based web development company with an excellent reputation & client base. In March of 2006, we purchased Texas Outside & made a commitment to add new, exciting, & informative content on Texas outdoor activities & fun things to see & do.

Read More >>>

Contact Us

Please feel free to send us your suggestions.

Suggestions or Comments: