Golf News


The Canyon Lake Golf Course fall/winter hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily rates are $39. 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. For more information, visit the Country Club website at

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 percent discount on women’s and men’s apparel.

Women’s Golf Club

The club’s annual Christmas tournament and installation is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 12. The 9-hole shotgun will start at 8:30 a.m. Golfers may pick their own sixsome to play in this scramble format. Lunch, annual awards, money tree and installation of 2018 Board of Directors will follow the tournament. Individual teams are asked to donate toys this year to the Mattress Firm Foster Kids Program. The entry fee is $35. per person; lunch only is $20. Those not playing in the tournament are invited to join the festivities at 11:30 a.m. at the country club. Signups are taken in the Pro Shop. For more information, contact Ura Furry at 951-244-1910. Deadline to register is Dec. 4.

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

Sixteen players entered last Friday’s game of Two Best Ball of the Foursome and counting 3 balls on the Par 3’s. The winners are as follows:

1st place: Jeff Roach, Joe Strong, Hub Watson and Bob Stinson, 137.

2nd place: Bobby Gunter, Walt Popper, John Miller and Pete Mortensen, 139.

The six winners of the Skins competition are: John Miller on hole 6; Joe Strong on holes 12, 17 and 18, Oscar Rowland on hole 9 and teammates Hugh Wagoner and Tom Fuhrman split one on hole 10.

A sleeve of balls for “Closest to the Pin” on hole 15 went to Bob Whalen.

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 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. in the Magnolia Room at the country club or by phone at 951- 249-4565 or 951-237-6102.

After Lunch Bunch Tournament

Every year the After Lunch Bunch holds a tournament to honor the players who have played a minimum of 12 Friday games with the group during the past year. Of the 38 members who qualified this year, 28 competed in the tournament on Nov. 27.

The game was Individual Tin Whistle. The winners are as follows:

“A” Flight

1st place: Oscar Rowland, 22; 2nd place: Sam Theodora, 21; 3rd place: Tom Scudieri, 21; 4th place: Tom Fuhrman, 21; 5th place: Carlos Ramirez, 21; 6th place: Bill Hallahan, 20: 7th place: Bob Stinson, 19; 8th place: Clive Taylor, 18.

“B” Flight

1st place: John Miller, 21; 2nd place: Joe Washle, 20; 3rd place: Bob Tice, 19; 4th place: Harry Larson, 17; 5th place: Ed Doidge, 17; 6th place: Chuck Hudson, 17; 7th place: Marv Tweedy, 16; 8th place: Bill Levis, 16.

Following play, players enjoyed a sit-down lunch and an award presentation. The Mr. ALB award was presented to 93-year-old Lee Lilly, who participated in 38 ALB games during the past year.

Men’s Golf Club

The Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club has a membership of more than 250. 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.

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.

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.

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.