Pro golfer Rickie Fowler, hometown hero
Rickie Fowler is a Temecula Valley hometown hero who has been playing on the PGA Tour for a decade. The 31-year old golfer was born and raised in Murrieta. He developed his game at the Murrieta Valley Golf Range where he started playing with his grandfather as a little boy. There, he caught the attention of the late Barry Lee McDonnell who coached him from age seven onward. He led his high school team to the state championships before going on to play at the collegiate level. After turning pro, Rickie was named the PGA Rookie of the Year in 2010. Of this region, Rickie says, “I’ll never forget where it all began and the place that helped me get there.”
There’s no need to restrict yourself to the driving range if you want to work on your golf game here in Temecula. Play a round at CrossCreek Golf Club designed by the legendary Arthur Hills and enjoy the panoramic valley views and picturesque oak and sycamore groves. Also designed by Hills, Journey at Pechanga Resort Casino was named “One of the Best Courses You Can Play” by Golfweek. Temecula Creek Inn is another golf-friendly resort with three nine-hole courses on property. The Legends Golf Club at Temeku Hills is an accessible 18-hole course designed by Ted Robinson and updated by P. Dye. And Redhawk Golf Club is a laid-back 18-hole public course renowned for its island green.