Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
Thanksgiving Day, holiday hours listed below for most courses or call pro shops
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.