Golf and Gather in the Valley

In the southern end of the Santa Ana Mountains in the Temecula Valley southeast of Los Angeles sits Cross Creek Golf Club. Home to a 72-par championship course and full practice range, plus an on-site eatery for quick bites, the club now features an event space for gatherings.

“It really reflects and brings out the scenery of the area,” says Scott Black, general manager of the property. The new space, The Oaks at Cross Creek, boasts 3,000 square feet of open, flexible space for events as intimate as 30 to as large as 200. “The space overlooks the entire [Temecula Valley] with California oaks set behind you,” he notes. There is also a nearby stone patio landing overlooking the golf course perfect for a bar and high-top tables for cocktail hours and other social gatherings. 

Cross Creek Golf Clubs outdoor tented event space CREDIT Leah Marie Photography

Following the addition of the event space, a refresh of the club house will begin in the next few months, followed by a renovation and expansion of the eatery into a full-service bar and restaurant—all slated to be completed this year. Currently, guests can stop by the restaurant for quick bites including breakfast sandwiches, wraps, and hamburgers. The eventual renovation will focus on elevating all kitchen spaces as well as partnering with local chefs to create a menu that guests will savor. The attached deck overlooks the valley, and the practice range will also receive an upgrade. 

“We are only 10 minutes from the freeway and from [downtown Temecula], but when you get out here, you feel like you are in a whole new state,” Black says. “You feel [like] you have just taken a three-hour road trip and [arrived] somewhere majestic, beautiful, and completely away from the big city.”