The native history of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians is deeply implanted
in every fertile yard of Journey at Pechanga. The cultural heritage
and connection to the land runs deep and is virtually inseparable. The very name
"Pechanga" means "place where the water drips," a fitting description
so in keeping with the beautiful and natural water features that abound on this
Journey is built on a portion of Pechanga’s ancestral land that has
been their "home" for countless generations. This land is also home to "The Great
Oak" – one of the largest natural-growing, indigenous coast, live oak trees in the
United States and estimated to be anywhere from 850 to 1,500 years old.
To the Pechanga people, the land that Journey is built upon, and the Great Oak that
stands upon it, carries meaning that far transcends mere physical presence. The
Great Oak, for example, has come to embody the very identity and character of the
Pechanga Band: strength, wisdom, longevity and determination.
The Pechanga Tribe’s devotion and deep "connection to the land" makes playing the
course at Journey all that more awe-inspiring. So when you’re out there on the pristine
greens, enjoying every exhilarating minute, take a moment to pause, breath deeply
and appreciate your surroundings…you too will feel the connection to this very special
land that the Pechanga people hold so dear.