Fallbrook Golf Club, CLOSED 2016
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Fallbrook Golf Club, CLOSED 2016

2757 Gird Rd, Fallbrook,California,92028
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Fallbrook Golf Club is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Fallbrook, California.

Fallbrook first opened for play in 1962. The course was designed by Harry Rainville.

The course is set in the Gird Valley. The course offers an appropriate challenge to golfers of all skill levels. The regulation-length golf course is accented by mature trees, including native Live Oak, Sycamore, and Eucalyptus. Well-manicured, strategically placed greens, sand, and water on many holes add to the enjoyment of your round.

Fallbrook Golf Club is a par-72 layout that plays to a maximum distance of 6,223 yards for a course rating of 69.9 and a slope rating of 119.

The course closed for play on March 14, 2016

The closure comes after months of speculation regarding the course’s future. It has been well known that the course owner, Jack Lamberson has wanted to sell the 116-acre property, which he purchased in a short sale in June of 2012.

Lamberson has called the course a losing proposition saying that early on the course lost $250,000 a year. He said the loss is now down to about $100,000 a year.

Although counterintuitive, Lamberson said that losing the course will make it easier for him to make the property payments.

“What it really boils down to is I can"t make the payments that I owe on the property with the losses I’ve been suffering,” said Lamberson. “I don’t have the losses anymore, so that takes care of the payments.”

Lamberson said the driving range, practice putting course, and AJ’s Taphouse will remain open while he seeks a buyer for the property. While he probably will continue to mow the property, he will no longer water the course. He stated that water was one of the expenses that made the course unprofitable.

November 2016

Jade and Julie Work have purchased the 116-acre property, pledging not to develop it as housing. Though future plans for the site are unclear, it will have a conservation easement placed on it to prevent future residential development, and a vineyard and wine-making operation could be in the cards.