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 Golf Pro Shop at the country club. Annual golf memberships are available to both residents and non-residents.

Ladies Group Lessons

The Canyon Lake Golf Pro Shop, along with the 9ers Golf Club, is offering ladies group golf lessons on Wednesdays from May 31 to June 21 from 10 to 1130 a.m. All levels are welcome.

Following the last lesson, the 9ers will host a group gathering with refreshments and a raffle for a private one hour lesson with Golf Pro Pat Kemball. Signups are taken in the Golf Pro Shop at the country club. For more information, 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. The club meets at 8 a.m. and tees 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 President’s Cup, Club Championship and Senior Tournament. For more information, call Darlene Cortez at 951-244-4751.

Men’s Golf Club

The Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club (CLMGC) has more than 200 members. The club meets for play every Wednesday morning.

Signups are taken in the Magnolia Room at the country club between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m.

CLMGC sponsors eight major tournaments throughout the year. 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 (FGC) 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.

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, call Kevin O’Leary at 951-818-3361. For general information, call Tom Ward at 714-309-6923.

After Lunch Bunch

The game last week was 2 Best Balls and counting 3 0n the Par3’s.  The winners are:

1 – Jeff Roach, Jim Magill, Leroy Madera and Harry Fritsch, 114.

2 – Hal Stiffler, Sam Theodora, Bob Tice and Hub Watson, 122.

Harry Fritsch, one of the day’s winners and who has been away for a while, has returned to the “Bunch”.  Harry is one of the Canyon Lakers who started the ALB games some 37 years ago.

Last Week’s Skins Contest saw these five players splitting seven Skins: Dennis Franks, hole 3; Bob Tice, holes 9 and 12; Lee Lilly, hole 13;  Lance Brown, holde 16 and 18; Sam Kim, hole 17.

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.

Tee time is 8 a.m. with signups taken between 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. in the Magnolia Room at the country club or by phone at 951- 249-4565 or 951-237-6102.

Junior Golf Lessons

Junior golf lessons are available by appointment. Lessons are $25 for a 30 minute session; $100 for five 30 minute sessions; $40 for one hour sessions and $100 for three one hour sessions. Signups are taken at the Golf Pro Shop.

Junior Development Program

The Junior Development Program is a golf instructional program for children ages 4 to 14. It runs every Sunday at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

There is testing every month to provide 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.

Registration is $100 and includes the first month payment, hat and golf shirt. Monthly fees are $60.

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 group pricing, call the Golf Pro Shop at 951-244-6841, ext. 820.