Journey at Pechanga Golf Course Chosen Among Best in the U.S. in 3 Separate Awards

TEMECULA, Calif. – (February 13, 2024) – Already a popular golf course within the southern California region and considered a must-play for many serious golfers, Journey at Pechanga recently won state and national recognition in three separate awards. The ratings in NBC’s GolfPass 2024 Best Public California and Best Public United States golf course were released on February 1.

Journey at Pechanga ranks in the number one spot in the Top 25 Public Golf Courses in California list, and at the number five slot in the Top 50 U.S. Public Golf Courses.

GolfPass editors explain they examined nearly 300,000 golfer-submitted course reviews throughout 2023 and the winners in each category rose to the top of the leaderboards. In GolfPass reviews, golfers are asked to rate a host of course factors including design, conditioning, but also value, off-course amenities and service.
According to GolfPass, 17,000 golf courses dot the United States landscape. They note 5,049 received at least one review on the popular site, and 3,303 of those received at least 10 golfer reviews during the year. This qualifies them as eligible for the Golfers’ Choice Lists.

The review quoted in GolfPass’ Top 50 Public Courses in the U.S. list reads, “Fantastic and fun course layout in perfect condition. No shortage of hills, elevation changes, mounds and spectacular views. Amazing driving range and practice area as well.”

The Golf Range Association of America released its 2023 Best Public Range results in mid-January. For a seventh year, Journey at Pechanga earned a coveted spot on the association’s Top 50 Public Facilities list. Other courses on the list include those where PGA events are regularly held.

“Our crews work so hard to put forward incredible golf conditions every day. These awards are truly a testament to them,” said Mario Ramirez, Superintendent of Journey at Pechanga.

“It’s the terrain, the uniqueness of each hole that makes the game here enjoyable,” said Scott Mallory, Journey at Pechanga Director of Golf. “Our staff also puts their all into providing every guest with caring and attentive service. It’s a great feeling to see our guests notice and take the time to write amazing reviews for us.”

Golf continues to increase in popularity. More than 119 million people, or about one-third of the U.S. population, played golf, followed the sport on TV or online in 2022 – a 12-percent increase from the previous year.

Journey at Pechanga’s championship golf course is consistently rated among the top public courses in California and services approximately 36,500 rounds of golf each year. The par-72, 18-hole golf course winds across 7,219 yards. A challenging and rewarding course, it presents a range of topography – canyons, ravines, open fairways and even a tee shot with a 175-foot drop and is nestled on preserved and sacred tribal grounds.

For more information on tee times or golf instruction, call Journey at Pechanga at 951-770-8210 or visit