Best Golf Courses in Temecula & Murrieta
Temecula is know for it many wineries. When people in the Los Angeles area talk about wine country they mean one of two places. They are either talking about Napa Valley but most of the time they are referring to Temecula. The city of Temeulca is also know for its beautiful golf courses that are in and around the Temecula area. Below is our list of the best golf courses in the Temecula and Murrieta areas.
Red Hawk Golf Course
One of Temecula’s most popular golf courses is the Red Hawk Golf Course. With dramatic changes in elevation, spectacular views and a classic country club atmosphere, this golf course is considered to be one of the area’s most exciting public courses. It is also one of the more challenging courses in Temecula. Among the features of this particular course, the island green stands out above the rest as a unique addition to the design.
Journey at Pechenga
The Journey at Pechenga, located at the Pechenga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA, is a beautiful par-72 award-winning is designed by Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest. This amazing public course surrounds golfers with rolling hills while also providing incredible views of the Temecula wine country. The course is consistently ranked one of the highest in the country. When you are finished with your round, you can enjoy a delicious meal at the Journey’s End restaurant. Whether you are looking to have a round of golf with your friends or host a tournament, Journey can provide you with everything you need to have an experience you will remember for a lifetime.
Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course
Awarded a four-star rating from Golf Digest’s “places to play,” the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course is a 27-hole championship course that is surrounded by over 300 acres of natural beauty. The golf course is situated in 3 9-hole loops, each with their own unique characteristics. The Creek-nine is the easiest going course of the three, while the Stonehouse course provides you with the biggest challenge. The Oaks-nine, which is the intermediary course, is the quietest of the three, sitting the furthest away from the busy freeway.
CrossCreek Golf Club
The CrossCreek Golf Club is a quiet, tucked away course. Largely void of real estate, this course provides a scenic adventure for golfers looking to escape and who would rather not be constantly surrounded by other people. The wide-open spaces and grassy hills provide one of the most natural golf scenes you could ever hope to find.
Bear Creek Golf Club
Tucked away just below the Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta, CA, lies the Bear Creek Golf Club. Bear Creek is a members-only golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus that offers 18 holes of amazing golf and incredible views. In addition to beautiful greenery, you will also find some water along the course as well, adding a little splash of blue to the scenery. Along with the exceptional course, Bear Creek also offers a 26,000 square-foot clubhouse where you can enjoy some of the finest cuisines, an incredible selection of wines, and unparalleled service. The clubhouse is also open for use to host special events and weddings to both members as well as outside guests.
California Oaks Golf Club
Located in Murrieta, CA, the California Oaks Golf Club par-70 course designed by David Rainville. While offering plenty of challenges, this course is still very playable. It also offers incredible views of both the San Jacinto mountains and the Temecula wine country. The course spans across rolling hills and is designed to take advantage of the natural landscape. Dramatic bunkering and challenging water features add to the memorability of the course. What’s more is that California Oaks is one of the more affordable golf courses. When you are finished with your game, you can sit back and relax, and enjoy a meal at the Oaks Bar and Grill, which serves lunch every day.
The Golf Club at Rancho California
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and opened for play in 1971, the Golf Club at Rancho California is a 7,036-yard 18-hole golf course that offers incredible golf at an affordable price. The course features challenging but fair greens with incredible views of Murrieta and the Temecula valleys. Originally called the SCGA Members Golf Club, the Golf Club at Rancho California is known as one of the finest courses in the valley. Here, you can also find a putting green and a driving range. If needed, you can also sign up for lessons from a PGA professional, certified golf instructor.
Menifee Lakes Country Club
Located in Menifee, CA, the Menifee Lakes Country Club is a truly gorgeous golf course that offers 36 incredible holes designed by Ted Robinson. With rolling greens, 100 strategic bunkers, and 36 acres of waterways, the landscape is nothing short of incredible. While the course is open to the public, it does also offer memberships, where you can enjoy golf privileges whenever you want. In addition to the course, you will also find a quality pro shop and a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat after your game. There are also driving ranges and putting greens, as well as lessons from highly qualified golf professionals.
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