Golf News


The Canyon Lake Golf Course has four active clubs, plus a Junior Golf Program. Tee Time reservations begin at 6 a.m. daily and may be made seven days in advance. Residents may purchase single rounds of golf in the Pro Shop at the Country Club. Annual memberships are available to both residents and non-residents.

After Lunch Bunch

After three weeks of golf course closure the After Lunch Bunch (ALB) is finally back on their home track. During the closure ALB traveled the Rancho Golf Course, General Old and the Menifee Lakes Courses.

Last Friday 24 golfers showed up for the weekly game, which was Individual Tin Whistle. The winners are:

A Flight

1st. Bill Hallahan 17
2nd. Tom Scudieri  16
3rd. Jeff Roach  15

B Flight

1st. Joe Strong 21
2nd. Fran Pothier 16
3rd. Dennis Franks 14

In the weekly “Skins” game there were two winners, Tom Scudieri on hole No. 6 and Bill Hallahan on No. 12.

The Friday “After Lunch Bunch” game is open to all male golfers with an established handicap. Sign ups are taken Friday morning in the Magnolia Room or over the phones at 249- 4565 or 237-6102 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. The entry fee is $5 and there is always an optional “Skins” game for an additional $5. Next Friday’s format will be 2 Best Balls of the foursome and counting 3 on the par 3’s. The Committee will be picking the foursomes.

Ladies Fall Group Lessons

Weekly ladies beginner group lessons will be held on Wednesdays, November 9 to December 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. After the final lesson, the 9ers will host a Meet and Greet and have two drawings. One drawing is for a free lesson with the Golf Pro, the other for a free club membership with the 9ers. The cost is $75 per person. To reserve a spot, call 951-246-1782.

Women’s Golf Jack and Jill

Signups are now being accepted for the last Jack and Jill Tournament of the year. The Turkey Shoot, “Turkeys on the Loose,” is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. All Canyon Lake golf clubs are invited. Lunch will follow at the Country Club. For further information, call Clair Bond at 951-244-0823, Lila Gann at 951-244-6863, Sue Hoover at 951-244-3636 or Inga Loy at 951-244-6864.

Women’s Golf Club

The Canyon Lake Women’s Golf Club (CLWGC) was established in 1971 and is a member of the Women’s Southern California Golf Association (WSCGA). The club meets on Tuesdays in the Magnolia Room at the County Club. Women wishing to play must check in before 7:30 a.m.; start time is 8 a.m. In the spring and summer the club meets at 7 a.m. Major tournaments include the Presidents Cup, Club Championship and Senior Tournament. For more information, contact Darlene Cortez at 951-244-4751.

9ers Golf Club

The 9ers Golf Club is a member of the Women’s Southern California Golf Association. Ladies who are interested in playing golf and making new friends are invited to play with the 9ers Golf Club; all levels of golfers are welcome. The club meets on Thursdays in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club. In the fall and winter the club meets at 9:30 a.m. and tee off at 10 a.m. In the spring and summer the club meets at 8 a.m. and tee off at 8:30 a.m. Ladies who would like to play with the club are invited to contact Linda Kielty at 951-746-2250.

Men’s Golf Club

The Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club (CLMGC) has 280 members. The club meets on Wednesdays in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club. Signups for play is between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Additionally, the club sponsors eight weekend tournaments throughout the year. CLMGC dues include membership in the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA). Canyon Lake residents or property owners age 18 or older are eligible. New signups before November 4 will be eligible for the next tournament on November 19 and 20. For more information, contact Director Barry Talbot at 951-458-0017.

Family Golf Club

The Family Golf Club promotes the sport of golf bringing together men, women and juniors in an atmosphere of education, camaraderie, fairness and competition in a friendly family oriented environment. Throughout the year, the club hosts beginner and youth clinics, tournaments and social events.

The club’s official golf day is Wednesday at approximately 11:30 a.m. Some members schedule golf days on Mondays, Fridays or Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.

The tournament director works closely with Golf Pro Pat Kemball and his staff to assure that tournaments are balanced. Organizers say all members enjoy a fun and friendly atmosphere.

The Family Golf Club is a member of the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA). It holds open meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club. For membership information/application, contact Kevin O’Leary at 951-818-3361. For general information, contact Tom Ward at 714-309-6923.

Junior Golf Program

The Junior Golf Program is a level based program for children ages 5 to 17. There is testing every month to provide the students with the ability to move on to a higher level. Once the student passes all three levels, they are eligible to play with the advanced group. The initial cost is $100 followed by monthly payments of $60. For more information, contact Bryan Carlson at or sign up in the golf shop.

Clubs are invited to submit information and photos to by 3 p.m. Monday, earlier when possible.