Golf - Public Course · 9 Holes · Par 72
Borrego Springs, CA
Date Last Played: February 21, 2011
Borrego Springs Resort is home to twenty seven holes and each of the three nines has it's own unique personality and characteristics:
Common to all three courses are good conditions, a good restaurant and bar, snack bar, pro shop, and practice area. Borrego Springs Resort has lodging and some good stay and play packages.
We thought that Desert Willow was the most scenic of the nines with tall palms, trees, desert fauna, and good views of the mountains. It is also the most interesting nine with some fun and somewhat challenging holes. For example:
The fairways were in very good condition and after that it varied from natural area to a rough of patchy grass, sand, and dirt. Most of the fairways are flat and you can typically see what you're up against from the tee box. Miss the fairways and roughs and you're likely lost in the desert.
The greens seemed to be a little smaller on this nine and most have gentle slope and easy to read breaks. They held the ball well, were a tad slow (around 8 to 9), and ran true. All of the greens are well guarded.
The bunkers were in fair condition and there are 40 of them scattered along the fairways and around the greens. Most are relatively flat faced and easy to get out of.
Nice nine and one that you should choose when you pick the 18 holes to play
Rates: $25.00 to $55.00
Service is ok - there was no cart service when we played. The pro shop has the basics and the practice facilities are adequate. The restaurant is very good.
Here's How Texas Outside Determines the Scorecard Rating
The Texas Outside rating scale ranges from 1 to 10 – a perfect 10 course would be something like this: links along a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean and bordered by tall trees; lush fairways on rolling hills with lots of natural hazards; water (which is crystal clear) on most of the holes; immaculate greens (but they are undulating and tough); lots of variety and character (each hole is completely different and includes blind shots, elevation changes, doglegs, and significant challenges); perfectly manicured traps with the whitest and prettiest sand you’ve ever seen; a nice club house with great food and a 19th hole; a GPS; plenty of beverage carts or your own cooler and ice; and it only costs $40 bucks! What this means is that you probably won’t find any 10s in Texas – try Cabo San Lucas, Pebble Beach, or some of the Hawaii courses!
All of the above determines the overall score for the golf course. In other words, we like courses that are pretty, fun, very challenging with a lot of variety, and fairways and greens in excellent condition – all for $40. We also tend to play the courses that are affordable for the masses, which means in the $30 to $80 range. We rate hard and we haven’t found a 10 in Texas yet – don’t worry we haven’t given up and we’re still looking.