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.

Junior Golf Program

The Junior Golf Program is a level based program for children ages 5 to 17. Testing is done 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.

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 tournament director works closely with Golf Pro Pat Kemball and his staff to assure tournaments are balanced. The club’s official golf day is Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Some members schedule golf days on Mondays, Fridays or Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. 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

Last week the players were asked to play a game where the foursomes counted their three best balls. The results are as follows:

First place: Sam Theodora, Neal Wagerle, Pete Mortensen and Marv Tweedy (198).

Second place: Hal Stiffler, Oscar Rowland, Chuck Hudson and Jim Musser (200).

Third place: Tom Fuhrman, Neal Wagerle, Dennis Franks and Hub Watson (202).

The Course record for this format is 182 scored on March 9, 2016 by the team of Harry Larson, Don Norris, Dave Smedstad and Tom D’Amato.

In the “Skins” competition, there were four winners: Hole No. 4, Tom Scudieri; Hole No. 13, Sam Kim: Hole No. 16, Bob Parent; Hole No. 18, Bill Levis.

The next game will be Partners Best Ball; golfers may pick their own partner and foursome. Now in its 37th year, the “After Lunch Bunch” offers a friendly game of golf every Friday to all male golfers with an established handicap. The group plays an 18 hole tournament every Friday. 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.