TEMECULA, Calif. – Set upon rolling hills with vistas of the entire Temecula Valley, Journey at Pechanga was just ranked the 19th best public course in California. The distinction was published in Golfweek magazine’s “Best Courses You Can Play” annual guidebook for 2013.
The accolade adds to the many awards the links have already received, including being ranked among the top casino golf courses in the United States by Golfweek and LINKS magazines and best in the Inland Empire by the California Travel & Tourism Commission. Complete with a 62,000-square foot clubhouse and a professional golf school, Journey at Pechanga is open to the public every day from 6:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. To book tee times or for more information, visit www.Pechanga.com/golf or call (877) 711-2946.
“We are thrilled to be ranked as one of the very best courses in the entire state,” says Director of Golf, Scott Mallory. “Our staff works tirelessly to give each and every player and guest an unparalleled experience. Whether visitors play 18 holes or they come to have lunch in the clubhouse, it’s our goal to make it all a memorable time. Our ultimate goal, however, is continuing our efforts in making Journey at Pechanga the golf course of choice and continuing to provide an unprecedented experience to our guests.
Opened in August 2008 and nearing its five-year anniversary, Journey is actually considered 10,000 years in the making by the Luiseño people. The name comes from the Luiseño word “pomniv,” meaning “the path that was once traveled.” Each hole bears a Luiseño name that speaks to landmarks, animals or terrain features found in that particular area of the course.
Players discover historical facts about the tribe and the land players traverse during their 18-hole experience with a recording broadcast in each golf cart’s GPS system. What sets Journey apart from other courses throughout the state is the fact that its links make golfers better. The par 72, 7,219-yard Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest-designed championship facility allows for soaring drives and maneuverable approach shots to the greens, though players need to use strategy as much as skill to avoid trouble that comes in the form of majestic water features, venerable oak trees that shape the fairways and natural habitat for indigenous wildlife.
Journey at Pechanga is one of the many amenities found at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, located minutes off Interstate 15 between San Diego and Los Angeles.
Pechanga Resort & Casino offers the largest and most expansive resort/casino experience anywhere in the western United States. Rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2003, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering more than 3,000 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 517 hotel rooms, dining, spa and championship golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort & Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free 1-888-PECHANGA or visit www.Pechanga.com. Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino. Pechanga Resort & Casino is open 24-hours. Guests must be 21 and older to enter the casino.