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Barona Creek Golf Club Honored by Golfweek Magazine for Sixth Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - 01/05/11) - For the sixth consecutive year, Barona Creek Golf Club (Barona Creek), located at in San Diego, has been ranked as one of the best golf courses in California and the nation by Golfweek magazine.

Barona Creek Golf Club moved up one spot to fourth best casino golf course in the nation and maintained its rank as the third best resort in California. It is also ranked 27th among the best resort properties nationwide.

"We are very proud of these prestigious rankings which represent a collaborative effort between our owners, the Barona Band of Mission Indians, and the entire golf course staff," said Don King, executive director of golf operations at Barona Creek Golf Club. "Since opening nearly 10 years ago, our goal has been to offer our players the best experience possible and it is an honor to realize that our efforts pay off by keeping us in the company of legendary courses such as Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Pasatiempo."

Golfweek's course raters are comprised of a nationwide team of more than 450 evaluators who have surveyed over 500 Classic and 1,200 Modern nominated courses. Judgments are rendered on the basis of 10 standards of evaluation: routing; quality of shaping; overall land plan; greens and surrounds; tree and landscape management; conditioning; a "walk in the park" test; and the variety and memorability of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s.

Barona Creek Golf Club 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 area's 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 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 facilities, Barona uses reclaimed water and rainwater runoff to irrigate the golf course and surrounding landscape. The course has also earned the prestigious Bronze Signature Sanctuary Certification from Audubon International for its conservation, environmental quality and land management efforts.

About Barona Resort & Casino
The AAA Four-Diamond rated blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. LEED® Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, Barona is San Diego's leading destination resort featuring 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 3rd best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit www.barona.com, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona on , and the .

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