SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2015) - Barona Creek Golf Club at Barona Resort & Casino has been named the Best Golf Course and Best Pro Shop in the 2015 San Diego Union-Tribune Best Of Readers Poll.

"Thank you San Diego for voting for Barona! It is such an honor to be ranked as the best golf course in San Diego by local golfers. We designed Barona Creek to be an exceptional course when it opened in 2001 and we are so proud that it continues to win awards as the best course locally and a top course nationwide year after year," said Clifford LaChappa, Chairman of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. "Our facilities and golf staff are second to none. They are the ones that help us stay ahead of our competition and deliver the most memorable golf experience in San Diego."

Barona Creek Golf Club, which is also ranked the 4th best course in California by Golfweek Magazine, is a 7,448-yard par 72 golf course with more than 114 multi-fingered bunkers and a series of lakes and ponds connected to the areas naturally fed streams. The course offers multiple sets of tees to accommodate players of all abilities. It features more than 170 mature native oak trees transplanted from other regions of the Barona Indian Reservation.

The championship course has also been recognized for its environmental efforts by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and San Diego Earthworks. With its state-of-the-art water reclamation and wastewater treatment plant, Barona uses reclaimed water to irrigate the golf course and surrounding landscape. It was also among the first golf courses in the country to implement a comprehensive turf reduction program to reduce water usage. In addition, Barona Creek earned the prestigious Bronze Signature Sanctuary Certification from Audubon International for its conservation, environmental quality and land management efforts.

Barona received the top honor in 12 total categories in the San Diego Union-Tribune Best Of Readers Poll: Best Local Casino, Loosest Slots, Best Casino Buffet (Seasons Fresh Buffet), Best Steakhouse (Barona Oaks Steakhouse), Best Chinese Restaurant (Ho-Wan), Best Vietnamese (Bahn Mi), Best Casino Restaurant (Italian Cucina), Best 24-Hour Restaurant (Sage Café) Best Pho/Noodle House Restaurant (Ho-Wan), Best Hotel (Barona Resort & Casino), Best Golf Course (Barona Creek Golf Course) and Best Golf Shop (Barona Creek Golf Course).

About Barona Resort & Casino
Barona Resort & Casino, an AAA Four Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. Barona features 400 guest rooms and suites all with beautiful views of the Barona Valley, a variety of award-winning dining options, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 4th best resort course in California by Golfweek Magazine. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona Resort & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Contact Information:

Rick Schloss
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Kelly Speer
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