Journey at Pechanga Hosts the Exclusive Kore 2016 Pro-Am for the Fourth Year

The LPGA golfers with the Pechanga Executive Team (Photo by Nicole Daly)

The LPGA golfers with the Pechanga Executive Team (Photo by Nicole Daly)

Kore 2016 Pro-Am was back at Journey at Pechanga last April 3 and 4, 2016. Pechanga held the tournament at their resort for the fourth year as the proud official sponsor. Journey at Pechanga is Pechanga Resort & Casino’s premiere championship golf course, already well known among many Asian golfers. This year, 26 talented LPGA golfers were invited to participate in this highly anticipated tournament with the Pro-Am’s tee sponsors.

This annual tournament, being the fourth year held at Journey, consisted of LPGA superstars such as Mi Hyang Lee, Chella Choi, Ilhee Lee, Jenny Shin, Jennifer Song, Kelly Shon, Tiffany Joh, Haeji Kang, Soo Bin Kim, Vicky Hurst, Jenny Suh, Julie Yang, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Birdie Kim, Christine Song, Grace Na, Irene Choe-Coe, Mindy Kim, Victoria Elizabeth, Emily Tubert, Jing Yan, Jennie Lee, Min Lee, Stephanie Kono, Demi Runas and Brianna Do. This elite group of 26 pro golfers challenged each other on the stimulating and demanding course, along with their fans and golf partners. The tournament was won by Chella Choi.

Fil-Am golfer Demi Runas is on her second year playing with the LPGA.

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About Journey at Pechanga
Journey at Pechanga championship golf course, one of the many high-end amenities at Pechanga Resort & Casino, is consistently rated among the top public courses in California. When golfers partner their rounds with a luxury stay at the adjacent resort, the value of the experience rises.

Hotel guests receive complimentary access to the course’s award-winning practice facility, even if they do not have a tee time. The course’s clubhouse is home to spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms, an extensive pro shop and the Journey’s End restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and evening appetizers and cocktails.

Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Southern California wine country in Temecula Valley on the Pechanga Indian Reservation, adjacent to Pechanga Resort & Casino, Journey at Pechanga winds along a boulder-strewn mountain. Journey at Pechanga’s par-72, 18-hole golf course winds across 7,219 yards. A challenging and rewarding course, it presents a range of topography – canyons, ravines, open fairways and even a tee shot with a 175-foot drop.

Just across a small walkway sits the state’s largest resort/casino with all the luxuries a traveler would expect from a high-end casino property. Rated a AAA Four Diamond property for 14 years running, the resort recently underwent a major makeover of its hotel lobby, four restaurants, Jacuzzi suites and VIP lounge. The resort offers 517 hotel rooms and suites, a full-service spa and salon, pool and cabanas, A-list entertainment, more than 200,000-square feet of flexible event and meeting space, 11 restaurants, plus extras like free WiFi, no resort fees, complimentary concierge and valet parking and 24-hour room service. The resort also offers a dedicated group sales, catering and banquet team to handle any room blocks or events. Pechanga will soon be adding more resort amenities such as a 70,000-square foot events center with an ecologically responsible green roof, an additional 568-room and suite hotel wing, resort-style pool complex, two-story luxury spa and two new restaurants.

For more information or to make reservations at Pechanga Resort & Casino, please visit or call (877) 711-2946. Pechanga Resort & Casino is located in Temecula, Calif. just two minutes off Interstate 15, less than one hour from San Diego and Ontario International airports, and less than one and one-half hours from Los Angeles and Orange County. With an average of 276 sunny days per year, Temecula and Journey at Pechanga offer an ideal golfer’s retreat year round.

About Pechanga Resort & Casino
Pechanga Resort & Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experiences anywhere in the United States. Rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering more than 3,000 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 517 hotel rooms, dining, spa and championship golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort & Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free 1-888-PECHANGA or visit Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on and on Twitter @PechangaCasino. Pechanga Resort & Casino is open 24-hours. Guests must be 21 years old and older to enter the casino.