The Golf Club at Rancho California
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The Golf Club at Rancho California

38275 Murrietta Hot Springs Rd, Murrieta,California,92563
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description
The Golf Club at Rancho California (formally known as SCGA Golf Club), is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Murrieta, California.

Designed in 1970 by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., it was one of several exceptionally fine layouts designed by Jones in that period. Incorporated in the design are many well-known trademarks of RTJ Sr. courses, including: numerous and beautifully sculptured bunkers which guard both fairway landing areas and large, undulating greens.

Designed by legendary Architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., who is known for several championship designs in California such as Mission Viejo CC, Valencia CC and Spyglass Hill in Pebble Beach, the golf course was opened for play 1971 as Murrieta Golf Club. The focal point of a proposed real estate development as well as the famed Murrieta Hot Springs Resort, Legal entanglements forced the closure of the golf course in the late 1970's. The property lay dormant until its resurrection in 1986, by local developer Bill Johnson, and was reopened as the Rancho California Golf Club. The facility immediately found itself added to several "Best Public Course" lists by various golf publications, and became a destination for golf purists throughout California. In 1994, after a 20 year planning process to acquire a Championship golf facility, the property was purchased by the Southern California Golf Association and became the "Home" golf course for its more than 130,000 members, 500 affiliate golf clubs and has hosted numerous top level competitive events including; Senior PGA Tour Qualifying, the California State Open and the CIF State Golf Championships, just to name a few.

In May of 2010, the golf course property was sold by the SCGA to an investment group whose portfolio includes, The Golf Club of California in Fallbrook California, an upscale semi-private facility. The Golf Club at La Quinta, formerly known as the Trilogy Golf Club, home to the 2003-2006 Skins Game. The Golf Club at Rio Vista and The Golf Club at Brentwood, both located in the East San Francisco Bay area. Additional holdings include the Westridge Golf Club in La Habra, and the historic Los Angeles Royal Vista Golf Club in Walnut California. All of the golf course properties are operated under the corporate umbrella known as "The Golf Clubs of California" and are committed to offering an exceptional "Golf Club" experience at all of these fine facilities. The Golf Club at Rancho California continues to host numerous SCGA events and offers reduced rates to all SCGA as well as PLGA members.

Black tees: par-72, 7,036 yards, 74.6/136

Blue tees: par-72, 6,702 yards, 73.0 /131

White tees: par-72, 6,294 yards, 70.9 /126

Red tees: par-72, 5,354 yards, 72.2 /129