A view over the water from Journey at Pechanga.
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4.7
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
3
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0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.7
96.3%
Recommend this course
79 out of 83 reviews
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4.9
27 Reviews (27)
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24
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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27 out of 27 reviews
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4.6
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.7%
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54 out of 57 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7219 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.8

Journey at Pechanga was built on the ancestral land of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. The land is also home to "The Great Oak," one of the largest natural growing, indigenous coastal, live oak trees in the U.S. It is estimated to be anywhere from 850 to 1,500 years old. The golf course was carefully carved from the rolling hills that stretch Pechanga Creek to the surrounding mountains. Great care was taken in creating the course in order to preserve the beautiful land that has been home to the Pechanga Tribe for countless generations. Mature California oaks frame most of the holes and the dramatic elevations provide breathtaking views of Temecula Valley. The challenging layout will reward accurate shot-making but will punish any errant shots.

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Course Details

Year Built 2007
Golf Season Year round
Architect Steve Forrest & Associates (2007) Arthur Hills (2007) Shawn Smith (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA,Mastercard, Amex, All others
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2019 #29)

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4.7
83 Reviews (83)
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Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course, nice views, a must play golf course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great challenge

Journey at Pachanga is a great course. The range and short game areas are tremendous.

Local knowledge of playing it would help.

The course was wet so you had no roll, of course the greens held.

Everyone has told me to play it and they are extremely correct!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing

Literally the best of the best!

I played here with my sister this is the most absolute fun! I ever had at any golf course ever wonderful place I couldn’t believe how beautiful this place is well kept great staff every hole was a Journey!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf

The golf course was in great condition. The best golf course I've played in Temecula thus far.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Resort Course

Plus side: Wonderfully maintained course. Many panoramic views. Ability to draw and fade a huge plus. Great range - balls included.
Minus side: Wished they would have told us the greens were being worked on. Made putting a little difficult at times. Ground keepers everywhere was a bit frustrating.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will play again

Very beautiful course was in great shape great views

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful Day!

This was my first time playing at Journey and it is a beautifully challenging course. I can't wait to play again with friends. Everything is very well maintained and the staff is incredibly helpful. The only issue....I had two men behind purposfully hit into me twice. If I can see them....they could definitely see me. I'm a consistent and strong female golfer, but you can't go any faster than other golfers in front of you. I spoke with one of the course employees and it didn't happen again. Perfect end to a perfect day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a pleasure to play. Course is in great shape. Be prepared for alot of wind between noon and 4. .
Hear alot of whining about a gimmick course this and that but for a player wanting a challengeing round to test your abilities this is the place. Roughbis thick greens fast. Fairways are a little wet right now but overall worth maybe a hundred to play.. enjoy the tee box layouts. Go to the cooper tee bax and it will test you, but the fwd tee boxes make it an enjoya6 round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Fortunate to have played alongSIDE someone who was familiar with the course layout...gave good advice. GPS on carts was also helpful having to deal with so many "blind shots. Greens were fast but true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 72
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Let me nit pick this excellent course

You can't debate the quality of this course. It is in superb shape. Very difficult if you've never played it before. Ridiculous elevation changes.I mean RIDICULOUS! Insane slopes on greens. Blind shots or shots over/around trees or slopes if you're not in the proper spot on the fairway. Add some wind like we had today and you're going to be challenged. So since I can't criticize any part of the course let me nit pick. I now know why it is called Journey because you need to pack your camping gear to get between holes. I don't think that I'm exaggerating when I say that some of the drives between holes are a half mile or more. Even getting from tee box to the fairway can be a circuitous 1/4 mile adventure. It is truly a journey to navigate this course. Come on out and enjoy this excellent track. It is truly a beautiful course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spectacular Course - Spectacular Day

This is the best course I've played in the last year or so. And...I've played about 25 courses in the Inland Empire as well as Sedona and Reno. I LOVE this course but be prepared to be accurate or you will lose lots of balls. If you normally shoot over 100, I suggest you find an easier course. I usually shoot around 85 on most courses and I've now shot a 97 and a 92 here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Immaculate conditions and awe inducing layout

First time playing and it lived up to all my expectations. I’m quite used to hill golfing in the Chino Hills and Corona area but Journey takes it to another level. The only other one that might compare was the old Champions Club before they closed. Great conditions. Luxury golf carts with enough juice to go up 500 ft hills Play this at least once in your life!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 103
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Outstanding

Tour quality conditions! Spectacular and challenging design. I played this course twice before when conditions were fair and some course construction going on. But NOW the course is simply one of the top courses in SoCal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

NOW I get it. This course is truly spectacular!

First time I've played this course and it was everything I'd heard about it...beautiful, meticulously maintained, spectacular views and layout and great staff...but also very difficult for an "average" golfer.

I typically shoot around 85 - 88 from the whites at most courses I play in the Inland Empire. Though I had a few more hacker type mistakes this day than usual, I had some really good shots as well. This course kicked my butt...I shot 97 with 4 lost balls. ! That's the highest score I've had in over a year!

HOWEVER, I loved the course so much that I can't wait to get back and see if I can get under 90!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Course in the Temecula Valley

Always love playing here. The price is right for how nice this course is. 2 of the holes have a view of the whole valley. Good photo spots. Fair warning this course is not for the beginner and good ball striking is a much. Bring some extra balls just in case...you might need em. Lots of elevations and ob areas. The practice areas are top notch and the staff is great. If you can afford it this is the place to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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