Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
Thanksgiving Day, holiday hours listed below for most courses or call pro shops
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Black Friday, usually one of the hardest days of the year to get on a course. Call ahead for a starting time early to prevent long waits
Dec. 2, USGA Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying at Poppy Hills GC
Dec. 5-6, Fresno City Fourball Championship at Riverside GC
Dec. 10-11, Seaver Cup at Rancho La Quinta CC
Thanksgiving: Open for play. Call ahead for tee-times.
Upcoming: Dec. 31, SIR branch No. 159 four-man, 2 best ball shamble tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start
Thanksgiving: Course closes at 1 p.m.
Upcoming: Tuesday, Ladies Club Turkey Shoot Out, 9 a.m.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Thanksgiving: Course will be open regular hours, 7 a.m. to dark.
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Winter program: “Ask the Pro” Jim Perez every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Free lesson with purchase of a bucket of range balls.
Thanksgiving: Last tee time at 2 p.m. Call 559-432-3020 for tee times. Rates for Thanksgiving and Black Friday are $65 per player before noon and $30 per player after noon (golf cart included).
Upcoming: Thursday, Ladies club weekly tournament, 9 a.m. Dec. 5, Christian Golf Club of Central California Open Member Recruitment Tournament. Dec. 8, SIR Nos. 175/179 Medal Play Tournament, 9 a.m.
Christian GC of Central California
Upcoming: Dec. 5, Member Recruitment Bonus tournament at Dragonfly GC. $35 entry fee covers green fee, golf cart, range balls and prizes. 11 a.m. shotgun start. Call Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343✔ for details.
Eagle Springs G&CC
Thanksgiving: Course closed.
Ongoing: Women’s Club is taking new members for regular play on Wednesdays. Book a corporate, club or fundraising event. For full info and to sign up, call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.
Thanksgiving: Course will be open regular hours, 6:30 a.m. to dark.
Ongoing: Monday special, $5 all-day golf; Wednesdays, Ladies Day 8:30 a.m; Thursday scrambles, 8:30 a.m.; Friday all-day golf for $9.
Fig Garden GC
Thanksgiving: Course will be open regular hours. Holiday rates apply.
Ongoing: Daily specials for golfers, $44 for non-members after 10 a.m. and $30 after 1 p.m. Includes cart. Members pay $34 after 10 a.m. and $25 after 1 p.m.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Dec. 6, Callippe Preserve GC in Pleasanton. Dec. 13, Carmel Valley Ranch GC in Carmel. Jan. 3, Dragonfly GC in Madera. Jan. 17, The Reserve in Stockton. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving: Course open regular hours.
Ongoing: Ladies play for half-price every Saturday; Junior Linkster golf clinics Saturdays at 10 a.m., ages 5 and up, no equipment necessary. Cost is $25 per child per month.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Upcoming: Dec. 9, SIR No. 159, four-man 2-best ball scramble tournament, 10 a.m.
Madera Muni GC
Thanksgiving: Course closes at 2 p.m. Shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Upcoming: Dec. 17, SIR No. 159 Novelty Tournament, 10 a.m.
Specials: Foot golf, 18 holes, $8 adults, $4 juniors.
Paso Robles GC
Ongoing: This formerly private golf course has new local ownership and is open for public play at reasonable daily fees. Call the pro shop at 805-238-4722 or visit pasoroblesgolfclub.com for full details and to book a time.
Pheasant Run GC
Thanksgiving: Course open regular hours.
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR Nos. 175/179 scramble tournament, 9 a.m. tee time; Dec. 3, SIR No. 159 individual stroke play tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Ridge Creek GC
Thanksgiving: Course closes at 3 p.m.
Upcoming: Tuesday-Wednesday, junior clinics with Assistant Golf Pro Christina Torres, sessions from 3-4:15 p.m. or 10-11:15 a.m. Cost is $25 per student, includes junior rental clubs; Wednesday, SIR No. 159 2-man best-ball shamble tournament, 9 a.m.
Specials: Online specials only available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at www.golfridgecreek.com.
River Park Golf Center
Thanksgiving: Course opens at 8 a.m. Last tee time at 12:30 p.m. Last range ball sale at 1 p.m. Facility closes at 2.
Fall hours: New hours in effect. Open at 8 a.m., last round at 7:30 p.m. Last range bucket at 8 p.m. Closed at 9 p.m.
Ongoing: Youth on Course, $2 for nine holes; senior and military play nine holes for $6 on weekdays, $9 weekends/holidays; pay $100 for range key and receive a $125 range credit. Pro instructors Cindy Vining, Patrick Horvath, Gary Green and Brandon Sherwood. Call 559-448-9467 or visit our website.
Specials: Starting Thanksgiving, pay $100 and receive $150 range credit; buy two dozen TaylorMade Project A golf balls, receive one dozen free.
Thanksgiving: Course shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Upcoming: Dec. 5-6, Fresno City Fourball Championship. Sign up by calling 559-275-5900; Dec. 12, Holiday Cup tournament. Sign up by calling 559-275-5900.
Upcoming: Dec. 6, Whiskey Tournament at Missing Links Golf Complex. BBQ lunch will follow competition. To register, call Jim Crawford at 559-564-2363. Jim will fill you in on the details when you call.
Sherwood Forest GC
Thanksgiving: Shotgun start at 8 a.m. with course closing at end of play.
Ongoing: Monday’s Nine & Wine after 4:30 p.m., $20 per person includes cart, also beverage discount – ask for Monday Niner card at check-in. Optional Monday buffet for $15. Ladies Day every Thursday at 9 a.m. Twilight special after 3 p.m., $25 per person includes cart. Call pro shop at 559-686-5300 or go to tularegolfcourse.com/green-fees.html for details.
Valley Oaks GC
Thanksgiving: Holiday special, pay green fees for one 18-hole round and receive cart free.
Upcoming: Dec. 1, SIR No. 169 tournament, 10 a.m.
Specials: Bring four cans of food per player for local food drive Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this month and receive green fee and cart for $35 per player. Not valid on holidays/tournaments.
Ongoing: Purchase any in-stock golf shoes and receive 20 percent off. Book an event between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28 and receive $10 off price for each player. Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket. November golf classes, get golf ready. Sign up for a five-day session, and we’ll give you a sport you can play for a lifetime. Adult classes $100 per student; junior classes $60 per student.