San Diego Golf School

San Diego Golf School

Rams Hill Golf Club is one of the most spectacular golf courses in the country. Designed by legendary architect, Tom Fazio, it is both masterpiece and breathtaking. It is located in Borrego Springs, which is within easy reach of San Diego and Palm Springs airports and a 2-hour drive from Los Angeles. Rams Hill meanders across a mountain hillside above the Anza Borrego State Park in the Southern California desert. Each hole creates its own distinct portrait with waterfalls, streams and lakes framing each brilliantly crafted design. Mr. Fazio blended the natural elevation changes and native plants of the desert seamlessly into a course that many consider the finest in California. Learn More

Dates & Price

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price and date are guaranteed.

1 on 1 Instruction
January
February
March
April
May
November
December
2 On 1 Instruction – Buddy Package
2 On 1 Instruction – Champions Package

Don’t see your ideal month? Call us at 877 4-BIRDGO  or custom date availability

Day To Day

01 On The Range

Start your day on the range establishing your individual goals for your golf school. You will baseline your current swing with swing video analysis before you move into your applicable swing drills, customized specifically for your own game.

02 On the Greens

Your instructor will help you understand the fundamentals of the putting stroke using a variety of aiming tools and techniques. Your instructor will help you understand distance and direction control and help you brush up on proper green reading techniques.

03 Pitching and Chipping

Focus on your short game by beginning with proper set up and approach to the ball and the green. Your instructor will evaluate your chipping and pitching alignment and help you make repeatable, proper contact with the golf ball. Most of your short game will come down to club selection. Your instructor will help you understand how each club selection leads to trajectory control, distance control, loft/lie angle selection and understanding different lies.

04 Bunker Game

An area many golfers struggle with is the sand game. You and your instructor will work through bunker shots, both greenside and fairway bunkers. Golf shots out of poor lies will only improve with practicing each bunker scenario.

05 Playing Lessons

Afternoons are all about taking “your game” to the course. This includes playing within yourself, developing a consistent routine, and reinforcing swing changes.
We don’t just show our students how to hit the ball better on the driving range…we play with them each day of their school. How often has someone taken a golf lesson only to go to the course and ‘lose’ everything that they just learned? We know that the most important part of changing is trust. It is that trust in something new that we abandon when it matters most; on the course. Playing lessons allow us to observe ‘how’ a person plays, both in thought and mechanics and then to show them how various intangibles like lie, wind, pin placement, and course condition affect each shot. We teach them how vital course management can be. It is also essential to show students how important it is to play ‘in your personality” and to play “within yourself”.
End your round post-game analysis.

06 The Mental Game

Mentally, golf can be more than a little demanding. Consistent performance on the course requires a mental approach that is effective for a casual weekend round or a high-pressure tournament. We teach students how to think like pros. We coach a mental program that allows for thinking clearly on the golf course. In addition to our one-on-one concept, we focus on the mental side of the game. This singular approach allows us to show our students how to take their game and swing from the driving range to the golf course…where it really matters.

Hotel

Hotel
La Casa Del Zorro

La Casa del Zorro, an elegant luxury hotel that is rich in history.  Your room is superbly appointed and features tile floors, marble bathrooms, a fireplace and vaulted ceilings in addition to terrycloth robes, slippers, coffeemakers with premium coffee and large flat panel TVs.

What’s Included

Your oasis. Total relaxation. At the doorstep of California’s largest State Park.

Bird Golf students enjoy pristine and private practice areas to work on their games while the Santa Rosa Mountains stand watch at our San Diego Golf School. Another aspect of Mr. Fazio’s design genius is that while the course will test the best players from its back tees at 7,200 yards, there are 4 other sets of tees making the course very playable for golfers of all abilities.

What’s Included
What’s Included
  • Our hotel partner is at the adjacent La Casa del Zorro, an elegant luxury hotel that is rich in history.
  • Unlimited practice and play at Rams Hill
  • Player evaluation
  • “Clear Key” analysis
  • Lunch with your PGA/LPGA professional each day
  • The ultimate golf learning experience®, with 18, 24, or 30 hours instruction with your Bird Golf Academy Professional
  • All taxes are included
What’s not Included
What’s not Included
  • Golf Balls and Tees
  • Golf Clubs, however, rental clubs are available through our golf course partners
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the golf school locations
  • Personal items purchased during the golf school
  • Additional golf rounds before or after your school days
  • Golf Rounds for other members of your party, not in your golf school
  • Instructor gratuities are not expected but always appreciated. If you would like to leave a gratuity for your instructor, $75-$100 per day is customary.

Travel Details

How To Get There
FLY into:

San Diego Airport

Distance to Hotel:

87 miles

Driving Time:

1 hour 50 minutes

How To Get There
FLY into:

Palm Springs International Airport

Distance to Hotel:

85 miles

Driving Time:

1 hour 30 minutes

Planning For Your Trip

1 Packing and Weather

Weather is important to consider when deciding what to pack for a golf school. We want you to have the right gear when you need it most. The weather in Borrego Springs, CA, is usually sunny and mild throughout the months of October to May. Temperatures typically range from 60°F to 90°F. Precipitation is light throughout the year, with the highest amount occurring from January to March.

Please check the weather of your destination before you leave and be sure to be prepared for all possible conditions with the right gear – this includes bringing removable layers, sun protection, rain gear, vest or wind jacket. Check the Weather

2 Ready to book?

To book your golf school, you can call us at 877-4-BIRDGO to speak with a booking specialist. Your booking will be finalized once your deposit of $500 per golfer is paid at the time of booking. If you reserve your school less than 30 days prior to the first day of school, the full balance will be due at the time of booking. Once your school is booked and your lodging is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your school, and a player profile to be filled out and returned.

3 What happens once I book?

Once your golf school is booked, you will receive a confirmation email along with a player profile to be filled out and returned prior to your school start date. The night prior to yourfirst day of school, your instructor will call you and let you know the meet up location and time for your golf school.

4 What if I have to cancel my trip?

Our student-first cancellation policy makes it as easy as possible to change your golf school. Even in uncertain times, you can rely on us to provide flexibility so you can book your trip with confidence.

You can always take a mulligan on your golf school in the occasion life events get in the way. If you need to take a future school credit with us, there is no expiration and you can redeem your credit on any golf school location, even if it is different from your original booking. As long as you don’t quit the game of golf, your credit will always be redeemable.

We want to make it as easy as possible to change your golf school to fit your schedule. Have a question? Give us a call, 877- 424-7346.

 

5 General FAQs

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific school. 

More Information

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Rams Hill meanders across a mountain hillside above the Anza Borrego State Park in the Southern California desert. Each hole creates its own distinct portrait with waterfalls, streams and lakes framing each brilliantly crafted design. Mr. Fazio blended the natural elevation changes and native plants of the desert seamlessly into a course that many consider the finest in California.

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Bird Golf students enjoy pristine and private practice areas to work on their games while the Santa Rosa Mountains stand watch at our San Diego Golf School. Another aspect of Mr. Fazio’s design genius is that while the course will test the best players from its back tees at 7,200 yards, there are 4 other sets of tees making the course very playable for golfers of all abilities.

 

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Classically trained Chef de Cuisine, Kurt Hauser, creates an extraordinary menu with four private areas to enjoy both the surrounding landscape and his exceptional food.  A kaleidoscope of blues, crimson and purple dance behind a setting sun as your day of instruction turns to a night where enormous stars seem close enough to touch.

Our hotel partner is at the adjacent La Casa del Zorro, an elegant luxury hotel that is rich in history.  Your room is superbly appointed and features tile floors, marble bathrooms, a fireplace and vaulted ceilings in addition to terrycloth robes, slippers, coffeemakers with premium coffee and large flat panel TVs.

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Zorro has two fantastic dining venues to choose from. The Butterfield Room is renowned as the region’s finest restaurant and has a gourmet menu that is inspired by continental cuisine. Or enjoy the same sumptuous dishes under the brilliant nighttime sky at the outdoor, Rose Garden Terrace. For a more casual meal, our golf school students can relax in the warm atmosphere of The Fox Den Bar and Cantina

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Zorro features 6 immaculate tennis courts and an incredible, 28 pools and Jacuzzis on property.  Club La Casa offers a Yoga studio and a comprehensive fitness center.

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National Geographic hails the Anza-Borrego State Park as the best state park in California unveiling a multitude of trails to hike and explore. The Santa Rosa Mountains tower 6,000 feet above the desert and are home to little known Native American villages and more than fifty Native American rock art sites, with petroglyphs and pictographs.

Borrego Springs is a designated “Dark-Sky Community.” Up-lighting is restricted, allowing for brilliant night skies which are filled with a dazzling array of stars and planets. After your golf school in this magical place, not only will you be playing at a new level, but you will leave with a serene sense of peace and rejuvenation.