Golf Course Review Journey at Pechanga Temecula California
Reviewed by: gary00, san clemente
6/29 GK Cup team play with George, David. and my partner Andrew, somewhat breezy about a club or so wind. Very scenic layout with good variety of holes winding through the hills and canyons laid out with dramatic vistas and many tee shots down to greens or fairways, and due to the layout with the cart path taking you back up, there are really no uphill holes.
Conditions overall are very good. Fairways are lush with closely mowed dense grass that provides good roll while providing excellent cushion. A few too many unfilled divots consistent with a “resort” course. Rough is thick and healthy, cut to about 1 inch so generally very playable. Tees lush and level, some divot damage on par 3s but mostly repaired. Bunkers filled with fine but well compacted shiny white sand.
Greens firm and receptive for full shots but tricky for chips and pitches. Medium fast mostly smooth with some levels and contours. Some subtle breaks and the prevailing topography needing to be considered as well.
Friendly helpful staff. Grass driving range with large practice area for chipping. Large putting green that provided good approximate speeds. Interactive GPS.
One negative was the POP 515 when reaching the 17th tee with 2 groups waiting. Staff reported that there had been 2 groups 4 hrs earlier that bogged things down and with full bookings the course just did not recover. There were no on course staff to help POP again not uncommon for a resort course and a Saturday. Still an overall enjoyable outing.