A highly-rated favorite of local golfers and those visiting the region alike, the lush 36-hole facility will offer a wonderful new amenity for patrons at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa. The tribe intends to keep the facility open to the public as a recreational destination for the community and the region. The tribe will also maintain existing memberships and intends to retain the existing staff.
“The East Valley Golf Club has a well-earned reputation for providing players with an exceptional golf experience in a scenic and natural setting,” said Robert Martin, tribal chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. “Adding one of the region’s top golf courses to the family of amenities at Morongo will compliment the world-class entertainment opportunities we already offer our resort patrons and the region.”
Opened in 2000 as the PGA of Southern California Golf Club in Beaumont, the facility was renamed in 2008 as the East Valley Golf Club after its purchase by Los Angeles-based businessman Choon Man Lee.
“It is very clear that the tribe has a vision for the facility and understands its place in the local community and as a leading regional golf destination,” said Heather Dunker, marketing and special events director at East Valley. “I am confident that tribal members, SCPGA members, and the public will continue to enjoy this beautiful course for years to come with Morongo at the helm.”
Designed by noted architects Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley, the layout of the East Valley Golf Club’s two gorgeous 18-hole courses is defined by an open and natural feel. The Champions course features gently rolling terrain, open fairways and rugged natural bunkering while the Legends is marked by streams and oak woodlands, and features classic bunkering.
The East Valley Golf Club has hosted many significant events, including the Southern California PGA Professional Championship and the Southern California PGA McGladrey Section Championship.