Golf: Fore You for week of Nov. 9

Happenings around the Valley for local golfers

A weekly look at happenings around the Valley for local golfers, compiled with the assistance of Bill Finn. Submissions can be emailed to or

Upcoming events

Dec. 5-6, Fresno City Fourball Championship at Riverside GC

Airways GC

Upcoming: Nov. 21, Gobble Gobble Turkey Shoot Tournament

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Tuesday, Ladies Captains’ Tournament; Friday, Belmont Home & Home Tournament with Kings River CC, 12:30 p.m., Ladies Cup Victory Bell Challenge, 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Fashion Show-Ryder Cup vs. Copper River CC, 9 a.m.

Bluff Pointe Golf Center

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.

Central Valley Junior Golf

Upcoming: Fall Series Championship, Nov. 15 at Riverside GC, nine holes of stroke play, noon. Open to players 9 to 19 years old. Parents may caddie. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. “Closest to the hole” contest for each flight. Register at or text Pamela at 559-269-6369 for information

Eagle Springs G&CC

Ongoing: Early aerification has improved greens and fairways. 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.

Exeter GC

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

Ongoing: Daily specials for golfers, $44 for non-members after 10 a.m. and $30 after after 1 p.m. Includes cart. Members pay $34 after 10 a.m. and $25 after 1 p.m.

Upcoming: Nov. 19, SIR No. 159 scramble tournament, 9:30 a.m.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Nov. 23, Lake Merced CC in Daly City. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or

Lemoore GC

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

Ongoing: Free golf clinics, 1604 S. Teilman Ave., Fresno, boys and girls 8-17, all equipment provided. Details, sign-ups 559-485-2724 or or

Madera G&CC

Upcoming: Dec. 9th, SIR No. 159, 4 Man 2 Best Ball Scramble Tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun tee time.

Madera Muni GC

Ongoing: Revolution memberships $99.95, 7 days/week; Monday-Thursday $79.95; unlimited cart additional $99.95/month at home course; unlimited range balls $19.95/month at home course.

Upcoming: Nov. 17, SIR No. 169 tournament, 9 a.m.

Specials: Afternoon weekday special after 1 p.m. $25 per person includes green fee and cart, mention when calling for tee time. 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 for full details and to book a time.

Pheasant Run GC

Upcoming: Nov. 24th, SIR No. 175/179 Scramble tournament, 9 a.m. tee time; Dec. 3rd, SIR No. 159 Individual stroke play tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Ridge Creek GC

Upcoming: Saturday, Turkey Shootout, 10 a.m. shotgun start, $76 per person includes green and cart fees, drink tickets and lunch served at the turn. four-person team playing shamble format. Sign up by Nov. 11 by calling 559-591-2254 or Nov. 24-25, 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; Nov. 25th SIR No. 159 2 Man Best Ball Shamble tournament, 9 a.m.

River Park Golf Center

Upcoming: Wednesday, Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty military play free, must show valid ID. Contact Brandon at 559-448-9467 to sign up for Fall League; demo the Callaway Great Big Bertha and TaylorMade M1 free.

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: Sizzle deal, round of golf, small range bucket and three beverages or combo meal, 1-5 p.m. daily; buy two dozen TaylorMade Project A golf balls, receive one dozen free.

Riverside GC

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.

Ongoing: Club 99, This Riverside Exclusive program consists of a One Year Membership, cost $35.00/month, includes $14.00 rounds with cart and unlimited range balls 1 hour before twilight. Call the pro-shop at 559-275-5900 or check online at

Sherwood Forest GC

Upcoming: Wednesday, SIR No. 159’s Four-man, 2 best ball shamble tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time. Nov. 22, Four-man red ball tournament, 8 a.m. Details: 559-787-2611.

Sierra Meadows CC

Course closed: November 7th was the last open day for the course.

Tulare GC

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 for details.

Valley Oaks GC

Upcoming: Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day Special, pay green fees for one 18-hole round and receive cart free.

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, 2015 and Feb. 28, 2016 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 $100.00 per student, Junior classes $60.00 per student.