Golf News


Summer hours at the Canyon Lake Golf Course are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Golfers are reminded that all players must check-in and pay at the Golf Pro Shop at all times when playing on the course. To make a tee time reservation, call the Golf Pro Shop at 951-246-1782. Reservations may be made seven days in advance. Annual golf memberships are available to both residents and non-residents.

Women’s Golf Club

The Women’s Golf Club invites all members of the Men’s, Women’s and 9ers’ golf clubs to participate in its Out of Africa Tournament on tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.  Players are invited to pick their own foursomes. The entry fee is $35 per person. There will be Gross and Net awards for the Jack and Jill and Jill and Jill divisions. Sign up sheets are in the Pro Shop at the country club. There will also be a Skins game for both men and women.

Signups are taken in the Golf Pro Shop. For more information, contact Donna Nunes at 951-244-9066 or Lou Deyoung at 951-244-7100.

The club is holding its 18th annual Pink on the Links Breast Cancer Tournament on July 25 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. All Canyon Lake golfers are welcome to participate. The entry fee is $40 and includes lunch. There will be an additional green fee for non annual members. The format is Goofy Golf with a 4-person scramble. There will be a Ladies Flight, Couples Flight and a Men’s Flight. Prizes will be awarded in each division.

The proceeds from this event will go to Michelle’s Place, a breast cancer recourse center in Murrieta. Michelle’s Place has helped many Canyon Lake women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

For more information, contact Phyllis Weed, 951-244-1536, Betty Henry 951-244-3091 or Darlene Crinion 951-244-5072.

After Lunch Bunch

Last Friday 24 members showed up for a game of Three Best Balls of the Foursome with the following results:

1st place: Jeff Roach, Bill Levis, John Miller and Joe Washle, 184

2nd place: Sam Kim, Bill Hallahan, Joe Strong and Chuck Hudson, 189

The course record for this game is 182 set on March 3, 2016, by the foursome of Harry Larson, Don Norris, Dave Smedstad and Tom D’Amato.

There were four winners in the Skins competition: Bill Levis, hole 5; Jim Musser, hole 7; Joe Washle, hole 11; Joe Strong, hole 16.

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.

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.

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.

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.