Journey at Pechanga Rates Waaay Up There
Numerous Awards and Accolades for new Pechanga golf course hit in first year

April 21, 2010, Temecula, CA – With celebrated elevated tees that have long hang times, Journey at Pechanga has been flying high with several notable awards and ratings. After just over a year of being open, Journey has already made some of the most desirable lists compiled by top golf publications.

Golf Magazine was one of the first to rate the new course and awarded it as the 4th “Best New Course You Can Play”. LINKS Magazine has placed Journey in its “Top 10 Best Casino Courses” and Golfweek has not only rated it as the 23rd “Best Courses You Can Play” in California, but also, among USA courses, as the 16th “Best Casino Course”, 24th in the Top 100 “Best New Courses” over the past two years, as well as the 63rd “Best Resort Course” in its recently released annual.

Southland Golf published its “The Hot 100” with Journey making three out of the 100 ‘best of’ categories including: Best Clubhouse, Best Bird’s Eye View and Best Casino Resort.

Locally, Journey also rated as a reader’s favorite in the North County Times and Inland Empire Magazine.  

Following is a list of accolades Journey at Pechanga has received:

  • Jan. ‘09 – Golf Magazine – 4th “Best New Courses You Can Play”

Joe Passov - “…an unforgettable romp through Southern California’s wine country at the upscale Pechanga Resort & Casino.”

  • Mar. ’10 – GolfWeek Magazine - Ranked 23rd in California “Best Courses You Can Play”
  • Oct. ‘09 – GolfWeek Magazine - Ranked 24th in Top 100 “2009 Best New Courses”
  • Nov. ‘09 – GolfWeek Magazine – Ranked 63rd in “Best Resort Courses”
  • Dec. ’09 – GolfWeek Magazine – Ranked #16 in “Best Casino Courses”
  • Oct. ‘09 – Southland Golf Magazine – “The Hot 100” – Best Clubhouse; Best Bird’s Eye View; Best Casino Resort

Noted the extreme hang time of the sixth hole - “After hitting your drive, have a stopwatch ready to see how long your ball stays in the air.”

Journey at Pechanga “also has one of the snazziest clubhouses. The indoor 30-foot waterfall is a sight to behold.”

  • Oct. ‘09 – LINKS Magazine – “Top 10 Best Casino Courses”
  • Oct. ‘09 – SCPGA – Journey Head Golf Pro Scott Mallory wins “2009 Merchandiser of the Year for Resort Facilities”
  • Jan. ‘10 – Golf Odyssey – Rated Journey an A-

“merits a place near the top of the best casino courses”
“Some of the most dramatically plunging tee shots we’ve ever seen”

  • 2009 & 2010 – “The Best of California Golf” by California Travel & Tourism Commission – “Best of Inland Empire”
  • Summer ’09 – Fairways + Greens – “FG’s Annual Pick of the West’s Best Place to Mix Chips and Putts.”
  • Aug. ‘09 – Native American Casino –  Ranked 13th in “Top 20 Tribal Golf Courses”

Local publications

  • Aug. ‘09 – North County Times – Reader’s Choice for Golf Course in Southwest Riverside County
  • Jan. ‘09 & ‘10 – Inland Empire Magazine – Reader’s Choice “Favorite Course”
  • Oct. ‘09 – Southern Cal Gaming Guide - Reader’s Choice Awards – tied for 3rd Best Casino Golf Course



Robert Bledsoe
Contact for Pechanga Resort & Casino
Public Relations Manager
(951) 770-2776