Golf Course Overview
Set in the southwest corner of the Barona Indian Reservation, the Barona Creek Golf Club is part of Lakeside, California's Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino. Designed to take advantage of the natural beauty found in the surrounding terrain, this 18-hole championship course has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including a slot in Golf Magazine's Top 10 New Golf Courses in the Nation for 2002.
Set in Sand Diego's rolling foothills, the course blends beautifully with the natural vegetation lending the appearance of a barely tamed landscape. This perception was encouraged and celebrated by course architect Todd Echenrode, as well as the Barona Band of Mission Indians, who were determined to establish a championship venue that would embrace the generous spirit of their native lands.
The course also received the prestigious Bronze Signature Sanctuary Certification from Audubon International for its conservation, environmental quality and land management efforts. The course is hewed closely to the natural line and curve of the Barona Valley, including the indigenous features that compose its natural beauty. This artful design, combined with its demanding black tees, place Barona Creek in the company of such courses as Pebble Beach and Spyglass.
Opened in January of 2001, the par 72 course has been celebrated by Golfweek as a top 100 “Modern Course” in America. Measuring nearly 7,100 yards from the championship tees, the course holds a USGA rating of 74.5 and USGA slope of 139. The course also features five sets of tees, catering to players of all levels, with a rating of 70.6 and slope of 126 from the front tees. Nearly 100 bunkers, as well as a series of lakes and streams, are strategically placed throughout the course as an added challenge.
The facility also includes a ten-acre practice area, with a 12,000 sq. ft. putting green, 6,000 sq. ft. chipping green and a 40-space, all grass driving range. The Barona Creek Golf Shop also offers guests a large selection of apparel and equipment. The Barona Golf Events Center features 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space for groups of up to 600 people. The center offers a welcome atmosphere and rustic, ranch-style décor for all occasions.