November 10, 2009
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) --Barona Creek Golf Club at Barona Resort & Casino has recently been named one of the 10 Best Casino Golf Courses in the country by Links Magazine in their online publication.
Links Magazine identified the best risk and reward holes of top driveable par 4s and reachable par 5s. Barona Creek's 14th hole, a par 4 at 310-yards, was recognized among the top courses.
"We are honored to be part of such an elite list of recognizable golf courses that are well-respected around the country," said Don King, executive director of golf operations at Barona Creek Golf Club. "This ranking is a testament to the vision of the Barona Tribe and to each of our staff members that strive to deliver a unique Barona moment to every player on our golf course."
Barona Creek's 14th hole is noted for the constant downwind play on the well-bunkered green, allowing even medium hitters a decent chance at par.
Other casino golf courses on the 10 Best list included: Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, N.J.; Cascata, Boulder City, Nev.; Circling Raven Golf Club, Worley, Idaho; Fallen Oak Golf Club, Saucier, Miss.; Grand Bear Golf Course, Saucier, Miss.; Journey at Pechanga, Temecula, Calif.; Shadow Creek, Las Vegas, Nev.; We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Fort McDowell, Ariz., and Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minn.
Barona Creek Golf Club is a 7,448-yard par 72 golf course with more than 114 multi-fingered bunkers and a series of lakes and ponds connected to the area's naturally fed streams. The course offers multiple sets of tees to accommodate players of all abilities. It features more than 170 mature native oak trees transplanted from other regions of the Barona Indian Reservation.
The course has also been recognized for its environmental efforts by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and San Diego Earthworks. Barona's state-of-the art water reclamation and wastewater treatment facilities allow the Tribe to save and reuse nearly every drop of water runoff at its Barona Resort & Casino and Barona Creek Golf Club. The property currently uses 100 percent of the reclaimed water to irrigate the golf course and surrounding landscape. The course has also won the prestigious Bronze Signature Sanctuary Certification from Audubon International for its conservation, environmental quality and land management efforts.
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