Golf News


The Canyon Lake Golf Course has several 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.

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 purchased 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.

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.

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, call Darlene Cortez at 951-244-4751.

Men’s Golf Club

Ninety players competed in the Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club (CLMGC) Spring Kick Off Tournament on March 18 and 19.  The tournament serves as the club’s SCGA tournament qualifier. The format was Partners Best Ball. Lunch and awards followed the tournament. The winners are as follows:

A Flight: John Stubbs and Don Potenza (Low Net) and Chris Wilkeson and Bryon Connic (Low Gross).

SCGA Four Bal Qualifier: Marcus Schonabaum and Tom Faia (Low Net) and James Pearce and Brandon Mojarro (Low Gross).

Shannon VanDruff scored a “hole-in-one” on Hole No. 2.

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. For more information, call Membership Director Greg Brack at 951-570-1239.

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.

After Lunch Bunch

The format for last week’s game was Two Best Balls of the foursome and counting Three balls on the Par 5’s. The team of Lance Brown, Gordon Westby, Bill Hallahan and John Miller captured the winners’ share with a score of 136.  First runner-ups were Bob Stinson, Jim Paulis, Joe Strong and Pete Mortensen with a 139, followed by second runner-ups Bob Parent, Walt Popper, Jeff Roach and Hub Watson, also with a 139.

The course record for this game, 132, was set on March 18, 2016 by the team of Randy Bonner, Fred Vian, Chip Barker and Tom D’Amato.

There was a record ten “Skins” winners: Bill Hallahan on Hole No. 1, Bob Parent on Hole No. 3 and 18, Hal Stiffler on Hole No. 4, Walt Popper on Hole No. 6, Joe Strong on Hole No. 8, Jim Paulis on Hole No. 11, Hugh Wagoner on Hole No. 14 and Lance Brown on Hole No. 16.

This Friday’s game is Individual Tin Whistle. Players may pick their own foursomes. The course record for this game, 31, was set on August 26, 2016 by Bobby Gunter.

Now in its 37th year, the “After Lunch Bunch” offers a friendly game of golf on every Friday throughout the year to all male golfers with an established handicap. The group plays an 18 hole tournament every Friday. Entries are open to all male golfers with an established handicap. Entry fee is $5 with an optional 25 maximum “Skins” game. The “Bunches” first group tees off at 10 a.m. with signups being taken between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club or by phone at 951- 249-4565 or 951-237-6102.

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.