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.

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. For more information, call Linda Kielty at 951-746-2250.

Men’s Golf Club

The Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club (CLMGC) presently has 280 members. The club meets for play every Wednesday morning. Sign up for play is in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. In addition to Wednesday play, the club sponsors eight major tournaments throughout the year. CLMGC dues include membership in the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA). Canyon Lake residents and property owners age 18 and older are eligible. New sign ups will be eligible for the next tournament on Sunday, February 12. For more information, call Membership Director Greg Brack at 951-570-1239.

Women’s Golf Club

“Hugs and Kisses” is the theme for this year’s Valentine’s Tournament. The four person scramble will tee off at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14. The cost is $35 and includes lunch and prizes. Lunch only is $15. Sign ups are taken at the Country Club; deadline is Tuesday, February 7. For more information, call Linda Kamashian at 951-244-3675 or Linda Johnson at 951-285-5050.

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, call Darlene Cortez at 951-244-4751.

Adult Golf Lessons

The golf professional staff offers golf lessons seven days a week. Adult lessons are $35 for a 30 minute session; $50 for one hour session. Three one hour sessions can be purchase for $135; five one hours session for $200. Reservations are required. For more information on group pricing, call the Golf Pro Shop at 951-244-6841, ext. 820.

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. The club hosts beginner and youth clinics, tournaments and social events throughout the year.

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 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 or application, call Kevin O’Leary at 951-818-3361. For general information, call 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 Pro Shop.

After Lunch Bunch

After several rainouts, the After Lunch Bunch finally got in a Friday game. The format was Individual Tin Whistle with two flights. The winners are as follows:

“A” Flight – Lance Brown, Carlos Ramirez (22), Hal Stiffler (22)

“B” Flight – Joe Strong (25), Bob Clow (23), Lee Lilly (21)

There six winners in the “Skins” contest are: Joe Strong (hole 1), Carlos Ramirez (holes 3 and 6), Hal Stiffler (hole 8), Dave Nickel (hole 10), Lee Lilly (hole 11) and Bobby Gunter (hole 13).

The “After Lunch Bunch” has met every Friday for a round of golf for 37 years. The game is open to all male golfers with an established handicap. To join the weekly contest, sign up any Friday in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. or call 951-249-4565 or 951-237-6102.

The entry fee is $5. There is a 25 maximum stroke “Skins” game for an additional $5. “Come on down and give us a try, you’ll really enjoy the game and the camaraderie,” say Chair Jim Magill.