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VisitTemecula.org Shares 9 Reasons for Golfers to Experience Temecula Valley Wine Country This Winter
TEMECULA VALLEY Southern California Wine Country, December 15, 2016 – Temecula Valley is Southern California Golf and Wine Country. Six pristine courses with great weather and expansive views plus attractive golf-and-lodging packages equal 9 compelling reasons why golfers stay and play in Temecula Valley this winter season.
1-Journey at Pechanga
Designed by Arthur Hills and Steve Forest, and with “some of the most dramatically plunging tee shots ever seen,” the 18-hole championship Journey at Pechanga course is ranked as one of California’s greatest courses by publications including GOLF Magazine and GolfWeek. Journey’s signature, par-four, hole 6 features the largest elevation drop on a California course: 175-feet from tee to fairway, and another 100-feet to the green. Journey traverses rolling terrain between Pechanga Creek and the adjacent mountainside, and weaves its way through stands of mature California live oaks. With stunning vistas of the Temecula Valley and the surrounding mountains, and golf carts equipped with state-of-the-art GPS systems, Journey is called an “unforgettable romp.” The Journey Clubhouse is one of Southern California’s finest with Journey’s End restaurant and the award-winning Pechanga Pro Shop.
2-Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course
With course designs by Ted Robinson Sr. and Dick Rossen, and surrounded by 300+ acres of rustic, natural beauty adjacent the Rainbow Gap, Temecula Creek Inn is Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s original prestigious golf resort. Three distinctive nines provide golf warriors 27 holes of championship golf. The Stonehouse nine with its dramatic elevation changes is Temecula Valley’s most challenging course; it requires precise tee shots, shot shaping and distance control. The Oaks course is more traditional, fun, and memorable, with forgiving, oak-lined fairways and immaculate greens. The Creek course’s open layout with direct approaches gives golfers the best chance to score. The resort’s Cork|Fire Kitchen restaurant features Temecula Valley wines and local, farm to table seasonal menu items.
3-CrossCreek Golf Club
Touting the Arthur Hills-designed CrossCreek Golf Club for its scenery and solitude, Golf Digest bestowed the course 4½-stars in its Best Places to Play guide. CrossCreek’s 18 picturesque holes amidst age-old oaks and sycamore trees are located in the secluded, natural hills west of the hip-and-historic, Old Town Temecula dining-shopping-entertainment district. The first five holes border Sycamore Creek; holes six-to-nine are on open, rolling land with panoramic views; and the back nine climbs into higher ground. The signature hole 17 is among the most dynamic water holes; the downhill, par-three crosses a creek to an elevated green. An excellent value, CrossCreek offers plenty of variety and challenge for golfers of all aptitudes.
4-The Legends Golf Club
Originally a Ted Robinson design, The Legends Golf Club course was updated by P. Dye, and is described as “impressive, challenging fun,” and “a good value.” Appealing to golfers of all skill-levels are Legends’ rolling topography, five lakes, numerous doglegs, and challenging greens.
5-Temecula Golf Trail
Temecula Golf Trail is an affordable, one stop shop for tee times, accommodations and golf packages.
They find a golf package or course that fits the needs and budget of a golfer. Temecula Golf Trail will utilize their local knowledge for seasonal specials, course conditions, restaurants, wineries and extras for the golf traveler. Temecula Golf Trail also offers Play & Stay packages that include a three-night double occupancy stay at a participating hotels (Extended Stay, Best Western County Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Pechanga Resort & Casino) and a round of golf at three of Temecula Valley’s championship courses.
6-Journey golf and stay package at Pechanga Resort
Four Diamond accommodations and a round of golf for two on Journey at Pechanga, voted one of the world’s Best Casino Courses, comprise the “Early Bird” package at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Tee times will be automatically scheduled based on availability between 7am and 10am. A “Late Tee” golf package is also available between 10:10am and 2:50pm, based on availability. Pechanga Resort offers hotel guests AAA Four Diamond comfort and amenities, knowledgeable concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour room service, use of the fully equipped health club, and seasonal pool and sundeck with private cabanas. The resort also includes nine great places to eat including three gourmet restaurants (Great Oak steakhouse, Seafood Grotto, and Paisano’s); and Spa Pechanga in a tranquil setting on the third floor of the hotel tower. The Pechanga Casino has an elegantly appointed High Limit Gaming area, the Pechanga Poker Room, and 200,000 square-foot gaming floor with 3,000+ slot and video machines, and 130+ table games.
7-Play and Stay package at Temecula Creek Inn Resort
Temecula Creek Inn Resort’s most popular signature golf package is “Stay and Unlimited Play” that includes one night accommodations and unlimited golf for two. Secluded and tranquil, Temecula Creek Inn Resort features spacious, contemporary guestrooms with plush bedding, comfortable lounge chairs, and private patios or balconies. The resort also includes Cork|Fire Kitchen restaurant with expansive views of the golf course and the San Jacinto Mountains. Cork|Fire Kitchen atmosphere is casually elegant with indoor and patio dining options.
8-Stay & Play package at Wilson Creek Manor
Stay among the vineyards at Wilson Creek Manor, a wine country estate featuring nine plush suites with in-room spa tubs, an exquisite ballroom entrance with a grand fireplace and bar, game room, work-out area, executive business center with free Wi-Fi throughout the facility, a commercial grade kitchen, and a laundry facility. The stay includes wine and cheese in the afternoon, a continental breakfast, and two wine tasting tickets. Golf includes green fee, cart and range balls at CrossCreek Golf Club with stunning views and a course designed by Arthur Hills in a secluded, natural environment.
9-Golf package at Quality Inn Wine Country
Turn your golf outing into a mini getaway with Cross Creek Golf Club and Quality Inn Wine Country. Eighteen holes of golf including a cart and driving range passes at CrossCreek Golf Club; and overnight accommodations with complimentary breakfast are included with the golfer’s getaway package at Quality Inn Temecula Valley Wine Country. Guest rooms were recently renovated and upgraded and the hotel is located minutes from wine country, Old Town Temecula and Pechanga Resort & Casino. Located along Temecula Hotel Row in the Uptown Temecula district, the lodging establishment provides guestrooms with comfort in mind, and for accommodations at a good value.
Just a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles, and 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs, Temecula Valley is located in the heart of Southern California. A sunny winter destination with afternoon ocean breezes, gentle rolling hills and cool mornings and evenings make Temecula Valley’s climate ideal for January and February visits. For lower rates and less busy stays, the best time to visit is Sunday through Thursdays. Visitors are pleasantly surprised at everything there is to do in Temecula Valley, a three-night stay is recommended to experience it all. For more information about lodging accomodations and golfing in Temecula Valley, please call (800) 363-2852, email info@VisitTemeculaValley.com, or go explore www.VisitTemeculaValley.com.
*Information is believed accurate but may be subject to change.
ABOUT THE TEMECULA VALLEY AND VISIT TEMECULA VALLEY
With natural gifts of climate and geography, Temecula Valley is widely recognized for its scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and friendly wineries as Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. The destination includes the Temecula Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area) as well as Old Town Temecula and Pechanga Resort & Casino.
Visit Temecula Valley is online at VisitTemeculaValley.com; “Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country” on Facebook, @VisitTemecula on Instagram and @Visit_Temecula on Twitter. The Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula on Mercedes Street adjacent to the Old Town Parking Garage. For visitor assistance, call 888-363-2852 or 951-491-6085.