Golf News for Friday, March 15, 2013 | Courses

California's Oak Quarry Golf Club earns 2013 National Course of the Year Award

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- After careful consideration, the National Golf Course Owners Association awarded Oak Quarry Golf Club the prestigious 2013 National Course of the Year Award. Samuel Koh, President of Oak Quarry Golf Club, accepted the award at the NGCOA 2013 Annual Conference in San Diego, California.

The NGCOA represents owners and operators in the golf industry and is a leading authority in the business of golf course ownership and management. The NGCOA Course of the Year Award recognizes member-owned courses nationwide that excel in four categories, including course quality, ownership and management, contributions to the community, and contributions to the game. Other nominees for the award were Redstone Golf Club, Sand Creek Station, and Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey.

Oak Quarry Golf Club was built on the site of the historic Jensen Quarry in Riverside. During World War I, the quarry was a major source of marble, limestone and other minerals used in the construction of buildings, freeways and bridges in Southern California. The quarry was abandoned in 1979 and the land sat idle until the design team of Schmidt-Curley, with help from PGA Tour player Dr. Gil Morgan, built one of California's most stunning courses.

Oak Quarry Golf Club opened in 2000 and has since become one of the highest rated courses in California. The golf course at Oak Quarry features captivating views that attract golfers from all around the world. A highlight of the course is the award-winning 14th hole, known as Spinel Slide. Rated the "Best Par 3 in Southern California," Spinel Slide plays into the lowest gully of the quarry. A sparkling wall of white limestone towers 400 feet above the hole, making this a must-see as one of the most dramatic holes in Southern California.

Oak Quarry's 18-hole, 72-par championship golf course provides a challenge for golfers of all skill levels, with four sets of tees. The club features a full practice facility with a grass-station driving range, two putting greens, a chipping green and a bunker practice green. The 7,200 square-foot clubhouse serves breakfast and lunch daily and is available for banquets, weddings and private meetings.

To learn more about Oak Quarry please contact the Director of Marketing, Elcid Choi, at (951) 685-1440 or visit online at

Contact: Elcid Choi