Rancho Del Sol Golf Club

Rancho Del Sol Insider - March-April 2022

Rancho del Sol Golf Club in Moreno Valley

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DISC GOLF A rchitect Pete Dye deserves all the credit for the stun- ning design and challeng- ing layout at Rancho Del Sol Golf Club. But when it comes to the new Rancho Del Sol Disc Golf Park on site, the design accolades belong to Avery Jenkins. A former world champion and three- time U.S. distance winner in the sport, Jenkins is responsible for the blueprint at the Rancho Del Sol Disc Golf Park, which has seen the sport take off since it opened last year. A pro caliber, championship-level track, the par-65, 10,280-foot layout was built into the base of Mount Rus- sell, and is one of the longest disc golf courses in the state. It also overlooks the surrounding area, the desert, and the San Bernardino mountain range in the distance. "The natural and rugged setting pro- vides a beautiful back drop for disc golf and epic views of the Moreno Valley below," Jenkins said. The course offers a great variety of shot shapes and distances, Jenkins added, that require a multitude of dif- ferent throws to navigate the rolling hills and side slopes. Many of the pre-existing golf greens are now being used for disc golf greens with bunkers that come into play on several holes. "The main objective when designing the course was to fully utilize the prop- erty, focusing on incorporating the natu- ral features of the landscape and visuals of the surrounding aesthetics," Jenkins said. "Being a former 9-hole golf course, this venue had a lot of open fairway areas and it required a lot of fore- thought to position the disc golf holes in a way to avoid monotony while still offering a legitimate challenge." Mission accomplished. In addition to seeing amateurs and novices playing the course on a regular basis, the Rancho Del Sol Disc Golf Park has been the site of events for the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), a professional skins game, and the Inland Flight Club. In his career, Jenkins has notched 63 victories in 20-plus years as a member of the PDGA, including a World Cham- pionship in 2009. He's also designed 13 courses in the United States and comes from a family of successful players. His mother, Sharon Jenkins, is a three-time Masters World Champion, and his sister, Valarie Jenkins, is a four-time Women's World Champion. His father, Leroy, won several national events. "It was incredible to say the least when I look back at the early days being exposed to the sport at the age of 6," Jenkins said. "I'm entirely grateful for being introduced to disc golf and the many great opportunities it has offered me throughout the years." TAKING FLIGHT Former world champion Avery Jenkins plays role in success of Rancho Del Sol Disc Golf Park > C L I C K H E R E F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N O N T H E R A N C H O D E L S O L D I S C G O L F PA R K Avery Jenkins designed the Rancho Del Sol Disc Golf Park.

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