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.

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.

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.

Women’s Golf Club

The Women’s Golf Club will hold its annual Christmas Tournament and 2017 Board of Directors installation on Tuesday, December 13, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Sign ups are being accepted; ladies may select their own six-some team to play in this nine-hole scramble format. Lunch will follow at the Country Club with awards, prizes, and installation. It’s customary for each team to donate a drawing prize valued at $60. The entry fee is $35 per player. Lunch only is $20. For more information, call Ura Furry at 951-244-1910.

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.

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.

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.

After Lunch Bunch

Three local golfers who could manage to take Friday afternoons off put together a golf game for any Canyon Laker who could also take the afternoon off.  They called this group the “After Lunch Bunch” and this game has grown to where now between thirty to fifty players join them weekly.

The Friday “After Lunch Bunch” game is open to all male golfers with an established handicap. Sign ups are Friday mornings in the Magnolia Room or over the phone at 951-249-4565 or 951-237-6102 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Entry fee is $5 with an optional “Skins” game for an additional $5.

The format for next week’s game is 6-6-6, a game where the foursome counts one ball on the first six holes, two balls on the second six holes and three balls on the final six holes. The ALB Committee will pick the foursomes.  The entry fee is $5, a 25 Maximum “Skins” game is available for an additional $5.

Twenty-eight players signed up for last week’s game of Partners Best Ball with the following results:

“A” Flight

1st – Sam Kim & Hal Stiffler – 60

2nd – George Lysak & Tom Scudieri – 61

“B” Flight

1st – Jeff Roach & Joe Strong – 57

2nd – Joe Henderson & Gordon Westby

In the “Skins” competition there were six winners, Tom Scudieri on hole #1, Bobby Gunter on holes 4 and 19, Joe Strong on #5, Fran Pothier on #19 and Hal Stiffler on #13.

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.

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