Golf News


The Canyon Lake Golf Course has several clubs and a Junior Development 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.

Junior Golf Camp

Junior Golf Camp begins July 10 and runs through July 14. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The camp is hosted by the Pro Shop staff and is for children ages five to 18. Participants will be divided by age and skill level. Each day instructors will focus on different techniques from putting and chipping to pitching and driving.

Registration is $35 per golfer and includes instructions, skills test, awards and prizes. On the final day of camp, juniors will celebrate their camp completion with an awards ceremony and barbecue.

Registration began June 1. In-person registration is taken at the Pro Shop at the country club. To register by phone, call 951-246-1773. For more information, call 951-246-1782.

Women’s Golf Club

The Canyon Lake Women’s Golf Club was established in 1971 and is a member of the Women’s Southern California Golf Association. 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.

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 at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Magnolia Room at the country club and tees off at 9 a.m. For more information, call Linda Kielty at 951-746-2250.

Men’s Golf Club

The Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club 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 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. Family Golf Club is a member of the Southern California Golf Association. 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 8 a.m. tee time versus the 10 a.m. tee time has proved to be a no brainer,” said Jim Magill. ”Instead of 20 to 30 players each week, the group has grown to where we now have over 30 players on a regular basis.”

Last Friday 32 golfers showed up for a game of Partners Best Ball.  The game was divided into two flights with the following results:

A Flight

1st place: Andy Quinn and Lance Brown, 58.

2nd place: Clive Taylor and Sam Kim, 59

B Flight

1st place: Jim Paulis and Bob Clow, 58

2nd place:  Hugh Wagoner and Gordon Westby, 58

There were nine winners in the Skins competition: Andy Quinn, hole 3; Sam Kim, hole 4; Dennis Franks, hole 5; Joe Strong, hole 6; Bill Hallahan, hole 8;  Bill Levis, hole 9; Jim Paulis, hole 11 and 13; Bob Parent, hole 16; Lance Brown, hole 18.

The course record for today’s Four Man Tin Whistle game is 97 and was scored on December 9, 2016, by the team of Mark Wagoner, Roger Kielty, Ron Kelley and Jon Evans.

Now in its 37th year, the “After Lunch Bunch” offers a friendly game of golf every Friday throughout the year. The group plays an 18-hole tournament. 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. The registration fee is $100 and includes the first month payment, hat and golf shirt. Monthly fees are $60.