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.

Golf Course Closure

The golf course will be closed Oct. 9 through 29 for overseeding.

Adult/Child Tournament

The golf course and Pro shop will be hosting a 9-hold Partner Alternate Shot Adult-Child Golf Tournament on Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. This event if for adults and children ages five to 17. Entry fee is $30 per team (two people per team) for Canyon Lake Residents; $50 for non-residents. Entry fee includes green fees, barbecue and awards. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at 951-246-1782.

Men’s Golf

The Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club is presently 280 members strong. Members meet for play every Wednesday morning. Signups are taken in the Magnolia Room at the country club between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. In addition to Wednesday games, the club sponsors eight major tournaments throughout the year. Dues include membership in the Southern California Golf Association. Canyon Lake residents and property owners age 18 and older are eligible.

The club has added a Junior membership division for males under the age of 18. For more information, call Membership Director Greg Brack at 951-570-1239.

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 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.

After Lunch Bunch

Twenty-eight golfers showed up for last Friday’s game of Partners Best Ball. The game was divided into two flights and players were allowed to pick their own partner. The results are as follows:

“A” Flight

1st place: Bob Stinson and Carlos Ramirez, 57.

2nd place: Jeff Roach and Joe Strong, 59.

3rd place: Hugh Wagoner and Clive Taylor, 62.

“B” Flight

1st place: Chuck Hudson and Bill Hallahan, 64.

2nd place: Ed Doidge and Jim Musser, 64.

3rd place: Joe Washle and Nick Valencia, 65.

Twenty-four of the golfers played in the Skins contest. The six winners are: Hugh Wagoner on hole 3, Dennis Franks on hole 4, Nick Valencia on 5, Carlos Ramirez on hole 11, John Miller on hole 15 and Clive Taylor on hole 16.

Golfers are reminded that there are only three more Fridays before the course is closed for over-seeding. The ALB Committee has arranged for games to be played elsewhere on the three dates the course will be closed, Oct. 6, 13 and 20. These games are open to all men golfers with an established handicap. Fallbrook Golf Course will be the location for the Oct. 6 game (entry fees are $50), Dos Lagos Golf Course will host the second two games (entry fees are $35). Golfers interested in playing in these games can sign up on the bulletin board outside the country Club. For more information, contact Jim Magill at 951-237-6102.

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.

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.

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.

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 program is $60 per month with a $100 registration fee. Registration includes payment for the first month, hat and golf shirt.