Golf News


The Canyon Lake Golf Course summer hours 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 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.

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.

Women’s Golf Club

The Women’s Golf Club invites all Canyon Lake golfers to participate in its Eclectic Tournament on Aug. 8 and 15 at 7:30 a.m. The entry fee is $35.; signups are taken at the Golf Pro Shop. The format is Partners Best Ball. Players can pick their own foursome and will play together both days. Men will play to a maximum handicap index of 36.4; women will play to a maximum handicap index of 40.4. Lunch and awards will be held on the final day. For more information, contact Ina Pickard at 951-244-3062, Mimi LaRosa  at 951-244-7371 or Linda Kamashian at 951-244-3675.

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 country club. Players 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.

After Lunch Bunch

The hot weather has taken its toll on the Friday After Lunch Bunch. Where a normal turnout is around 30 players, last week only sixteen stalwart gentlemen showed up for the weekly game. The format was two best balls of the foursome and then counting three balls on the par 3’s. Results are as follows:

1st place: Hugh Wagoner, Clive Taylor, John Miller and Hub Watson, 96.

2nd place: Sam Kim, Bill Hallahan, Gordon Westby and Marv Tweedy, 97.

The course record for this game is 126 scored on January 15, 2016, by the team of Randy Bonner, Jeff Roach, Brian Helmer and Joe Strong.

Now in its 38th 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. The 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.

Adult Golf Lessons

Adult lessons are $35 for a 30 minute session; $50 for a one-hour session. Three one-hour sessions can be purchased for $135; five one-hour sessions for $200. Reservations are required. For group pricing, call the Golf Pro Shop at 951-244-6841, ext. 820.

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.

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.