There can be many beautiful golf courses. But there can only be a few ones that offer a golfing experience untarnished by the presence of homes and the noise of the freeway. And fewer ones, still, offer a true wilderness golfing experience without being miles awat from civilization. Among these “fewer ones” is the Cross Creek Golf Course in Temecula. There’s nothing here for golfers to enjoy but golf and nature. And the golf vacation destination is just minutes off the highway. How they managed to keep it as secluded without necessarily being remote is a secret they would probably want to keep to themselves.
The Cross Creek Golf Course is like a world of its own. It is surrounded by groves of sycamores and age-old oaks and the wide wilderness. Golfers really need not be surprised if a coyote shows up; they are pretty much a commonplace around here. The Arthur Hills design was perfectly inserted into the natural setting that even natural wildlife could not tell there were some changes. This course treats the golfers on a golf vacation characterized by dramatic elevation changes, holes that play through natural creeks, and the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.
Despite its being located in the “outbacks”, golfers need not worry about amenities. The 18-hole par-71 course, that stretches to 6,940 yards, is complete with everything a golfer would need on a golf trip: a fully-stocked pro-shop, an excellent clubhouse that serves great meals, a good practice range and putting greens – not to mention 4 ½ stars from Golf Digest. A golfer needs to bring are good ball-striking skills, wise choice of tees, a sense of golfing adventure, and himself. Because nothing stands between the him and the Cross Creek Golf Course. Absolutely nothing.