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Rancho San Marcos - Closed Indefinitely

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Friday July 17, 2020 1:25 PM
One of my favorite all time golf courses. A true gem. This is terrible news for Southern California golf. I feel for the entire staff and everyone that has been a part of this masterpiece of a golf experience. I especially feel bad for us golfers.

"We would first like to thank each of you and express how much we appreciate your support over the years and especially throughout these last few months during these challenging times. Additionally, we wanted to take this opportunity to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to close Rancho San Marcos Golf Course indefinitely. This was an extraordinarily painful decision to make, but after exploring every option, the economic conditions make it impossible to sustain our current level of operations. We are very grateful to our loyal guests and hard-working employees over the years at this property."
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Friday July 17, 2020 1:47 PM
So sad to read that post. RSM is such a great course. Will miss it for sure. Wish we could play it one last time before they shut it down and board up the place
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Friday July 17, 2020 1:50 PM
Tried to get up there for the first time a couple years ago, but they had that big rain/mudslide that closed the roads, and I never had a chance to go back.

Had heard so many good things about it.

Bummer.
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Friday July 17, 2020 2:20 PM
That's so sad. Was looking forward to playing it again sometime. One of my all-time favorite golf photos came from a Guru outing there
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Friday July 17, 2020 2:29 PM
Super bummed to hear this. I absolutely loved all the par 5s on this course. Such a peaceful vibe at RSM and a fun layout. Sad to hear that I won't be able to ever again make my standard bogey anymore on number 15 which owned me.

On a serious note very sorry for all the ownership and staff that are effected. Another course closing is unfortunate for golfers, staff and everyone involved.
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Friday July 17, 2020 2:44 PM
So, no more 13some's for Michael Jordan and his homeboys? Inquire with RGM2525 for the particulars of playing behind Michael and 12 of his buddies who would not think of waving 2somes through.

RSM stated "Additionally, we wanted to take this opportunity to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to close Rancho San Marcos Golf Course indefinitely. This was an extraordinarily painful decision to make, but after exploring every option, the economic conditions make it impossible to sustain our current level of operations."


Essential or non essential business?
Mask on course required or not required?


Wonder if the hi-lites added above can be loosely translated that the owners of RSM are not willing to invest tens of thousands of $$$ to get the course playable when a dimwitted politician could arbitrarily shut them down again for an unknown period based on how they categorize the above?

Fun course. Unfortunately, I doubt it will be the last COVID-19 golf course casualty.
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The goal has always been long and straight! But since I can no longer hit them long, hopefully straighter could be achieved more than occasionally?
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Friday July 17, 2020 2:55 PM
I'm very sentimental about this golf course closing. The outings at Rancho San Marcos in the early days of GK were the best and most memorable. So many great memories. Those outings were instrumental in to forming the first core of the GK Community. On a personal note the 10th hole was where during a GK Plays outing I hit the best shot of my life. 200 yards 4 iron for an Eagle. Countless fun rounds over the years up there. I remember when I was in the record biz before GK and playing it for the first time and just being awe struck by the place. On top of that RSM was one our GK Community's longest standing supporters. Every year I looked forward to scheduling one of first GK Guru Rounds of the Spring up there. Whenever we had a wet winter at times I would think bet RSM is going to look gorgeous in March/April. Man I'm bummed all this is coming to end. Can't believe I never get to play it again. This sucks.

[[Edited by JohnnyGK on Friday July 17, 2020 2:57 PM]]
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Friday July 17, 2020 2:55 PM
Aw man. Never made it out there, but always had it on my "if I ever get near there" list.
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Friday July 17, 2020 3:43 PM
I echo everyone else. This is a hard one to lose. Such a great course and such a great property. Only played it once a few years ago on a GK Review Guru day... Lots of fun. Thanks for the opportunity, Johnny.
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Friday July 17, 2020 4:13 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo ... oh man, this really blows. A truly unique golfing experience in one of the best settings around. I can only imagine though how difficult it was to keep things running with that isolated location and limited tee sheets. Super bummed out now.
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