A MAGNIFICENT DESIGN BY ARTHUR HILLS
Arthur Hills, world-renowned and award-winning golf course architect, was presented
with a unique piece of land from the Pechanga Tribe that was magnificent, but very
challenging. With respect for the natural habitat and cultural sensitivities relative
to the Pechanga heritage, Hills and his team at Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates,
developed an 18-hole master plan for Journey at Pechanga that is challenging yet
playable and enjoyable.
Journey at Pechanga was designed with environmental responsibility and a keen sensitivity
to preserving the beautiful and historic tribal lands and rich culture of the Pechanga
Band of Luiseño Indians. Many of the protected sacred Oak trees on property were
deemed "untouchable" as were other sacred areas, and the course and holes were creatively
designed around them. The result? An exhilarating, one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
"The grandeur of panoramic vistas, rock outcroppings, stately old oak trees and
the mountain edging one side of the course became a tapestry on which to weave the
strategic aspects of the game of golf in order to evoke the spirit of competition,"
said Hills. "Throughout the design, we have remained dedicated to leaving plenty
of room for relaxation and fun along the way."
The vision for the course focuses on highlighting the drama and natural beauty of
the rare and distinctive site while preserving the sensitive areas and creating
a golf layout that exhibits the highest standards and traditions. It is the perfect
union of nature, form and function.