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Barona Creek Golf Club Plays a Winning Round in Golfweek Magazine Rankings

Barona Creek Named 4th Best Resort Course and 7th Best Casino Course

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/17/14 -- Barona Creek Golf Club at Barona Resort & Casino in San Diego has been ranked fourth on Golfweek magazine's prestigious "2014 Best Resort Courses in California" list. In addition, the award-winning course was also rated seventh on Golfweek's list of top 50 casino courses and gaming destinations, which marks Barona Creek's fifth consecutive year on the list. Barona Creek Golf Club is the only San Diego golf course on the magazine's ranking list.

"We are very proud to be honored by Golfweek Magazine with these prestigious rankings," said Clifford LaChappa, Chairman of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. "Since opening Barona Creek in 2001, our tribe and our entire golf course staff has been committed to providing the best possible golf experience for our players. This incredible recognition is a huge measuring stick of our performance level."

Barona Creek Golf Club is a 7,393-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 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 Golfweek's Best
Since beginning its rating system in 1997, Golfweek has developed the most respected ranking structure in the industry. Golfweek's expert team of course raters, which currently boasts nearly 750 evaluators, rates each nominated course on the basis of Golfweek's 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, Golfweek raters have turned in more than 55,000 votes. Golfweek's Best Courses lists include: Modern, Classic, Casino, Municipal, Campus, Residential, Resort, Canadian, Caribbean & Mexico, Great Britain & Ireland and Courses You Can Play. The full criteria for evaluating the golf courses may be found at Golfweek.com/GolfweeksBest.

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 www.barona.com, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

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