Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon (Legends course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon (Legends course) Est. 2000

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Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon (Legends course): The intriguingly named Morongo at Tukwet Canyon, was formerly known as East Valley Golf Club. It is still where you will enjoy two top-quality championship golf courses (The Champions and The Legends), as well as being the home of the Southern California PGA.

The Legends honoured at each hole on this layout are nine European Ryder Cup stalwarts on the outward holes, and nine USA Ryder cuppers on the inward half. The golf course lays down a golfing challenge they would all relish.

This out-and-back, linksy design, crafted by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley, contains a wonderful array of golfing challenges as well as impressive views onto neighbouring hills and the distant San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountains. The undulating terrain, weaves its way through large bush-covered "dunes", giving excellent definition to each hole, while the generally good-width, rolling fairways provide sufficient space from the tee. Substantive clusters of bunkers lie in wait on many holes, not least at the exquisite par-3 4th, played across a yawning ravine. Around the large and sloping greens yet more stylish bunkering will account for anything hit offline.

In the lower, middle section of the course the vegetation and tree-line increases, before you return to linksy, dune-like openness from the par-4 13th onward. Although water hazards are rarely in play, take care at the long par-4 18th, where a small lake fiercely protects the right side of the hole from tee to green. Preparations seem to be in hand to introduce a few more housing plots along some stretches of the course, although these should not intrude too much on this otherwise very natural and enjoyable layout.

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Making Contact

Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon
36211 Champions Drive,
Beaumont, California 92223
USA
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Office   +1 (951) 845 0014
Pro Shop   +1 (951) 845 0014
Fax

  +1 (951) 845 7790

Email  
Website   www.tukwetcanyon.com
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Golf Pro
 
Henry Liaw (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links-style.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7442 5871 5169
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.9 68.7 70.9
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Champions course (7377 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

22 miles SE of San Bernardino
From I-10, just north of Beaumont, take the Oak Valley Pkwy exit, and head west on San Timoteo Canyon Rd, direction Nicklin. After 100 yds turn right onto Desert Lawn Drive. After 1 mi turn left into Champions Drive. After o.8 mi turn left into golf club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: weekdays $57; weekends $67. Golf cart included. Reduced rates for afternoon (from 11am) and twilight (from 2pm) rounds, and for juniors, seniors and military personnel. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Formerly called the PGA of Southern California Golf Club, and then the East Valley Golf Club, the now named Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon remains the home of the Southern California PGA. | The Legends course honours the names of Ryder Cup legends. The front-nine has holes named after some of the European greats, Faldo, Jacklin, Montgomerie, Langer and Woosnam among them, and of course the founder himself, Samuel Ryder. On the back-nine top-performers from many winning USA teams are featured, not least Palmer, Watson, Kite, Casper, Wadkins and Irwin.

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Location

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Latitude: (33.951584)
Longitude: (-117.031147)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Hampton Inn & Suites - Banning / Beaumont 
6071 Joshua Palmer Way, Banning, California 92220
+1 (951) 922 1000
www.hamptoninn.com

This Hampton Inn hotel is located between the town's of Banning and Beaumont, near some great (and famous) outlet malls, plus the wonderfully scenic San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountain ranges. There are golf courses and casinos in the area. If you choose to head into Palm Springs it's just half an hour east on the I-10 freeway.

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Golf within 5 miles Oak Valley; Morongo GC at Tukwet Canyon.
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Golf within 20 miles Moreno Valley Ranch
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Holiday Inn Express Beaumont - Oak Valley 
1864 Oak Valley Circle, Beaumont, California 92223
+1 (951) 769 3600
www.hiexpress.com

Located between Riverside and Palm Springs, this comfortable Beaumont hotel provides easy access to both cities, while Oak Valley Golf Course is just next door (and many other golf courses are in the area). From here you can explore the Malki Museum's Indian artifacts, the wildflowers at Diamond Valley Lake and many other entertaining parks and attractions. Risk takers will enjoy the nearby Morongo and Soboba casinos. Riley's at Los Rios Rancho provides fun for the entire family.

Golf at this hotel Oak Valley
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Golf within 5 miles Morongo GC at Tukwet Canyon
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