The Beaumont, Calif., club revealed the extensive upgrades to its clubhouse and course at a grand re-opening for 150 guests on October 28. The club was purchased by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in October 2010. The club’s general manager said the golf course was “improved 200 percent.”
The Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont, Calif., revealed the results of $1.8 million in renovations to 150 guests during a grand re-opening on October 28, the California Record Gazette reported.
“We’ve done extensive work at the grounds and worked really hard; we wanted to bring [the course] back to PGA standards,” said Mary Ann Andreas, vice chair of the Tribal Council of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.
The ceremony marked the grand re-opening of the club since it was purchased by the Morongo Band in October 2010. Renovations included upgrades, furnishing, carpeting and painting done by an interior designer and a complete overhaul of many aspects of the facility, the Record Gazette reported.
“We are trying to make a community atmosphere and we’re touching all of the bases,” said Brad Stormon, the club’s General Manager. “We’ve increased food and beverage because of the new executive chef, as well as the dining experience. Our golf course has improved 200 percent; the quality and conditions of everything are really improved from two years ago.”
Guests agreed as they dined on hors d’oeuvres and cocktails under the chandeliers in the club’s dining room. The ceremony included raffles, with prizes ranging from accommodations at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa to complimentary twosomes for golf, the Record Gazette reported.
“We are trying to bring the community together to show what a great facility this is since Morongo took over,” said Kristy Hoff, the club’s event coordinator. “There have been a lot of renovations on the golf course and clubhouse, we have a fully stocked pro shop now, and we have done a lot of revamping, everything from bar stools to patio furniture.
“It’s a hidden treasure,” Hoff added. “When people come here, they are definitely coming back.”