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Great expectations

The Inland Empire offers regal views and challenging golf.

by Southland GolfPublished: August, 2012

Oak Quarry Golf Club in Riverside.

Oak Quarry Golf Club
(951) 685-1440 •
Challenge yourself on Southern California’s #1 rated golf course. Oak Quarry, the 2012 Course of the Year, is a uniquely thrilling course that winds through the jagged terrain of the historic Jensen Quarry. This 18-hole, 72-par championship course boasts some of the most spectacular views in golf and the finest playing surfaces and greens. The must-play, award-winning 14th hole, is worth the green fee alone, with the majestic wall of limestone that backdrops it.

The Country Club at Soboba Springs
San Jacinto
(951) 654-4300 •
Enjoy championship golf on an award-winning, official PGA TOUR Nationwide Tour course. Voted Inland Empire Magazine’s Best Places to Play for 2008, the Country Club at Soboba Springs continues to solidify its position as a premier golf experience in Southern California. Host to the 2008-’09 California State Open and the newest Tour event, the $1 million dollar Soboba Classic, don’t be surprised to find the areas top golf professionals working on their game or playing a round!

Indian Hills
(951) 360-2090 •
Indian Hills has been running one of the Inland Empires favorite courses since 1965. We provide the best possible conditions at an affordable rate. Our layout is a challenge of strategically placed bunkers, tree line fairways with a unique layout that does not have any parallel fairways. Come try Indian Hills and find out why we have been a thriving course for over 40 years.

The Golf Club at Rancho California
(951) 677-7446 •
The 18-hole course at The Golf Club at Rancho California (formerly known as SCGA Golf Club) features 7,036 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.3 and it has a slope rating of 134 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, The Golf Club at Rancho California (formally known as SCGA Members Golf Course) opened in 1987.

Journey at Pechanga
(866) 991-7277 •
Arthur Hills designed this spectacular course. “The grandeur of panoramic vistas, rock outcroppings, stately old oak trees and the mountain edging one side of the course became a tapestry on which to weave the strategic aspects of the game of golf in order to evoke the spirit of competition,” Hills said. “Throughout the design, we have remained dedicated to leaving plenty of room for relaxation and fun along the way.” Get ready for an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind golf experience.

Green River Golf Club
(951) 737-7393 ext. 104 •
Conveniently located in Corona, Green River is the perfect place to host your golf tournament, special event, or just play a round of golf. Our banquet venue, The Veranda accommodates up to 400 guests and our dedicated, professional staff will help you host the perfect wedding, wedding reception, social or corporate event. Visit our full service golf shop, practice facilities, restaurant & bar, Make Green River your next golf course destination.

General Old Golf Course
(951) 697-6690 •
Exciting news at the General Old Golf Course, The New Clubhouse Now Open with a Full Liquor License, new menu, new furniture in the Bar & Grill. The clubhouse has been remodeled with memorabilia from Bob Hope Celebrity Golf Tournaments & pictures aircraft that flew out of March Air Reserve Base. Great gathering place for your tournament, with a great package deal: $49 including lunch & range balls.

Los Serranos Country Club
Chino Hills
(909) 597-1769 ext. 222 •
Jack Kramer’s Los Serranos Country Club has recently renovated its bunkers to improve their appearance and playing characteristics. Los Serranos is an ideal venue for your organization’s next tournament, or for a competitive round amongst friends. The club has 2 challenging golf courses. The North Course dates back to 1925 and features “Golden Era” design elements, while the Par 74 South Course offers a longer test that features 6 challenging par 5s.

Links at Summerly
Lake Elsinore
(951) 674-3900 •
Nestled between Southern California’s largest natural lake, Lake Elsinore, the Ortega Mountains and the Cleveland Natural Forest, this stunning par-72, nearly 7,000-yard layout was designed by renowned golf course architect Cal Olson to fit seamlessly into the landscape - incorporating natural mounding, pristine rolling terrain and three miles of Scottish-style burns to provide the look and feel of traditional links-style courses of the British Isles.

Claremont Golf Course
(909) 624-2748 •
A beautiful and challenging nine-hole executive course. Majestic Mt. Baldy as a scenic backdrop and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden surrounding the golf course make for a more picturesque and enjoyable setting. A friendly yet tough nine-hole course in the San Gabriel Valley.

Seven Hills Golf Club
(951) 925-4815 •
Built in 1970, Seven Hills features small greens and generous, tree-linked fairways. Greens are always fast and pure. Seven Hills is a flat course that is great for walking and plays much tougher than the slope rating would indicate. It was voted the Inland Empire’s “Favorite Golf Course” in 2008 by the Press Enterprise Readers Poll.

Upland Hills Golf Club
Upland Hills
(909) 946-4711 •
This golf course has the Angeles National Forest and Mt. Baldy as a backdrop. The course offers perfect rolling greens and fluffy sand in the bunkers. Currently the course is offering an all-you-can-eat meal with your green fees.

Colton Golf Club
(909) 877-1712 •
Sign up for the eClub. You will receive a free green fee on your birthday. Valid up to one week before or after your birthday. They regularly offer specials and golf promotions to registered members. Colton is a fun and challenging course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.

The Golf Club at Glen Ivy
Glen Ivy
(951) 277-7900 •
The Golf Club at Glen Ivy is a unique golf experience in Southern California. With scenic views and creatively placed fairways, tees and greens, this par-72 course designed by renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson Sr. is as pleasing to the eye as it is challenging. Woven through groves of citrus trees and the hillsides and canyons along the Cleveland National Forest, The Golf Club at Glen Ivy combines a signature course design with a serene reserve removed from the hustle and bustle of busy city life.

Hemet Golf Club
(951) 926-4653 •
Hemet Golf Club is an 18-hole, Schmidt-Curley designed, championship course featuring bent grass greens and cool season grass fairways. This means no over-seeding in the fall and always good condition greens. Seven holes on the golf course meander through the picturesque edges of colorful foothills, revealing the natural beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains. Hemet Golf Club is challenging for the low handicap players, but is also a great play for players of all skill levels.

Hidden Valley Golf Club
(951) 737-1010 •
Hidden Valley Golf Club combines a unique design with unmatched natural beauty, giving players all the elements necessary to ensure the most memorable Orange County and Riverside golf experience. This incredible course contains remarkable changes in elevation, majestic views. Hidden Valley Golf Club will impress golfers of any skill level. The course's convenient central location near Riverside County and Inland Empire.

Menifee Lakes Country Club
(951) 672-4824 •
This four-star golf course provides a complete test for better golfers, while the multiple tee areas and large greens level the playing field for the higher handicapper. Designer Ted Robinson Sr. made sure the final product would reflect the natural beauty of the countryside. Panoramic vistas of the Southern California mountains, well-manicured fairways and greens and numerous varieties of waterfowl in and around the lakes make enjoying a tournament round fun and relaxing.

Cresta Verde Golf Club
(951) 737-2255 •
PGA pro Sonny Yada has joined the staff at Cresta Verde Golf Club, offering golf lessons and clinics for juniors and adults. Yada has more than seven years of teaching experience. He is a certified Titleist Performance Institute instructor, utilizing the program’s physical conditioning approach to improving your golf swing and short game skills. Yada is offering six 45-minute private lessons for the price of five for $275. He also conducts semi-private lessons, and junior camps during the spring and summer. For information, contact Sonny Yada at (714) 272-8614.