Golf News


The Canyon Lake Golf Course fall/winter hours will change to 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Nov. 1. 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.

Overseeding Completed

The Canyon Lake Golf Course annual overseeding and maintenance is finished and the golf course and country club have reopened. To protect the seedlings and allow the new grass to become established, golf cart drivers are asked to stay on the path for approximately three weeks.

Golf Special

The POA is offering an exclusive one-day special for residents only. On Nov. 3, members can get a twilight rate of $29 and play anytime after 1 p.m. for only $19. Also on Nov. 3, the country club is hosting a Western Party from 5 to 10 p.m.

Women’s Golf Club

Signups are being accepted for the last Jack and Jill Tournament of the year. The Turkey Shoot, “Looking for Real Turkeys,” is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. All Canyon Lake Golf Clubs are invited. Lunch at the country club will follow. For more information, contact Clair Bond at 951-244-0821, Barbara Horrigan at 951-2449379, Lila Gann at 951-244-6863, or Sue Hoover at 951-244-3636.

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.

Golf Pro Shop

The Golf Pro Shop at the country club features the latest in golf clubs from Ping, Mizuno, Callaway and Titleist. It also stocks Nike, EP Pro, Antigua and Foot Joy golf apparel. Canyon Lake Property Owner’s Association members receive a 20% discount on women’s and men’s apparel.

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

After three weeks of playing their weekly games at another course, the After Lunch Bunch has returned to the newly re-seeded Canyon Lake Golf Course. Last week, the group played their final away game at the Dos Lagos Course in nearby Corona. The format was 2 Best Balls of the Foursome with the following results:

First place: Harry Fritsch, Clive Taylor, Bob Clow and Oscar Rowland, 110.

Second place: Marv Tweedy, Jim Musser, Dennis Franks and Ed Doidge, 112.

The weekly Skins contest had five winners: Carlos Ramirez on hole 2; Ed Doidge on holes 3 and 7; Clive Taylor on hole 12; Pete Mortensen on hole 15.

Next week, the After Lunch Bunch will be looking for new members. In an effort to grow the ALB membership, each regular member will get free entry fee that day providing they bring a new member as their partner. The game will be Partners Best Ball. Players can pick their own partner and put together their own foursome. Players are also urged to hang around after the game to toast the winners, enjoy the camaraderie and to avail themselves of the country club’s new 2 to 6 p.m. Happy Hour.

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 10 a.m. with signups taken between 8:45 to 9:30 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.

Adult Golf Lessons

The golf professional staff offers adult golf lessons seven days a week. Lessons cost $35 for a 30-minute lesson; $50 for a one-hour lesson; $135 for three one-hour lessons and $200 for five one-hour lessons. Reservations are required. For reservations, and group pricing, call 951-244-6841, ext. 820.


Adult, junior, non-resident and family memberships are available. There are nine annual memberships left for non Canyon Lake residents for $249 per month for ages over 35, $149 per month for ages 18 to 35 and $83 per month for ages 17 and under. Membership includes green fees and cart fees. For more information, call 951-246-1782.

Junior Golf Lessons

Junior golf lessons are available for children ages seven to 17. The cost is $25 per half hour. Reservations are taken at the Golf Pro Shop.