The land that we were given for the Journey at Pechanga was spectacular, but very
It was spectacular in terms of its natural beauty. The grandeur of the panoramic
vistas, the rock outcroppings, the oak trees and the mountain itself is a rare find.
The challenge came in the form of rugged terrain and the preservation of features
that were highly sensitive relative to the Pechanga heritage and culture as well
as the natural environment.
Our vision focused upon the creation of a golf course that would highlight the drama
and natural beauty of the unique site while preserving the sensitive features. Into
this tapestry, we would weave the strategic aspects of the game of golf in order
to evoke the spirit of competition, yet leave plenty of room for fun and enjoyment
along the way.
As President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, I am charged with
the mission of creating golf layouts that "exhibit the highest standards and traditions
of golf." The land and the people of Pechanga provided everything that was needed
to make that mission possibl
2014 GOLFWEEK – Best Course You Can Play, Ranked 25th •
2012 GOLFWEEK - Best Resort Courses, Top 100 2011 GOLFWEEK - Best Casino Courses, 29th • 2010 GOLFWEEK - Best Courses You Can Play, Ranked 23rd • GRAA 2012 - Top 50 Public Range