TEMECULA, CA – Journey at Pechanga golf course at Pechanga Resort Casino recently earned four awards from the annual 2023 Golfers’ Choice lists by Golf Pass. The golf track received awards for Top 25 Friendliest Golf Courses; Top 25 Golf Courses with the Best Amenities; Best Courses in California; and Golfers’ Choice Top 10. Additionally, the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) ranked Journey on the list of Top 50 Public Facilities. PGA golf instructor Randy Chang received GRAA’s award for Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals.
Journey at Pechanga’s par 72, 7,219-yard Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest-designed championship facility allows for soaring drives and maneuverable approach shots to the greens, though players must use strategy and skill to avoid challenging water features and venerable oak trees that shape the fairways and natural habitat for indigenous wildlife.
Instructor Randy Chang’s was recognized by GRAA in the category of Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals category. Key attributes required for this recognition include a consistent, unwavering commitment to growing the game of golf through coaching and player development. Chang has more than 35 years of professional golf experience and has been recognized by the PGA and golf industry with numerous awards, including Instructor of the Year for the SCPGA in 2020.
The Golf Pass Golfer’s Choice is a comprehensive list generated by reviews and ratings submitted by members of the Golf Pass community throughout the year. For courses to qualify, they must offer public access and have received at least one review in the year prior to be eligible for the current year’s list. Journey was ranked 15th for friendliest course, 2nd in off-course amenities, 3rd overall in California and 10th overall for Golfers Choice Top 10 among all courses in the U.S.
The annual GRAA awards is in its eighth year and recognizes exceptional practice facilities and teaching professionals. The Public Facilities category identifies courses that have successfully introduced the game of golf to a variety of newcomers, while inspiring and maintaining the business of the current golfer.