Fred comes to Portola Country Club with 20 years of golf course experience.
He came to the United States from Sweeden 6 years ago. Fred was a professional golfer on the Scandinavian Tour. He has a certificate in Turf Grass Management. Fred is certified as a pesticide applicator and is a member of the Hi-Low Desert Golf Course Superintendents Association.
Previously Fred worked at Porcupine Creek in Rancho Mirage, and at Menifee Lakes Country Club as Assistant Superintendent.
Womens Golf every Wednesday during the golf season
Mens Golf every Friday during the golf season
The golf course is open everyday unless posted otherwise. Everyone sign up on the sheet at the starters shack. If you have guests,place their names on the sheet and remember to pay their greens fees to the HOA Office. If you forget, we will send you a reminder that your guests fees are due.
All homeowners and guests are required to sign in when you play at the starter window. Should you and your guest play after Starter hours, please use the Honor system and pay guest fees the following day. We appreciate your support. Thank you. Course Opens at 7 a.m., Seven Days a Week (Including Holidays) Telephone Number for Starter's Shack: 568-1592
(Enjoy Fun in the Sun With the Game That Suits Everyone to a Tee)
Men's Golf Club Annual Dues $30.00 for new members and $25.00 for member renewal. Make check payable to PCCMGA and turn in to the Starter or the HOA office.
Ladies Golf Club Annual Dues $20. for renewing members. $25. for new members. $5. for Cactus Cats, and $3. for Ringer.
Dodie Cross President Dege Hall Vice President Marilynn Ushman Secretary Colleen Corbeill Treasurer Sharon Rodgers Tournamant Chair Deb Kallok Tournament Co-Chair
Portola Country Club Ladies' Golf Club's -- PCCLGA -- membership roster exceeds 100. Each Wednesday is designated as Ladies' Day. During the season -- November to April -- the first Wednesday monthly is scramble play. The monthly business meeting and luncheon follow competition.
A Sign-Up sheet for every week is posted in the Pro-shop with deadline for signing up by 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. A golf fee of $2 for each player is used for weekly prize money. Tantalizing, yummy foods are provided on a rotating basis by club members.
Membership dues are $25 the first year, which includes cost of a name tag, and $20 annually thereafter. All residents are invited; newcomers, don't be shy since you'll be treated like one of the gang right from the start.
Portola C.C. is associated with "Catcus Cats," a local ladies' golf group from six area country clubs. Membership for "Catcus Cats" is a modest $5 yearly fee. This entitles players to participate in monthly tournaments at the six clubs, with Portola hosting the event in February (2004). Tournament fee is usually $30. This is a great opportunity for our members to play other courses, have a delicious lunch, and -- if lucky -- take home a neat prize.
For new members establishing a handicap, a "Buddy System" of members who have signed up to play with them and attest cards to establish temporary handicap is available. Contact Glenda Ragan to obtain more details.
Dale Ratzlaff President Ric Laidlaw Vice President Tom Bishop Treasurer Charlie Nemish Secretary Len Hall Tournament Chair Gil Rodgers Friday Golf Chair Alan Hale Beverage Co-Chair Stan Faas Beverage Co-Chair
Portola Country Club Men's Golf's -- PCCMGA -- regular weekly day of play is Friday.
A sign up sheet is posted in the Players Lounge. Please print name, ID number and handicap. Golf sheets will be picked up by 3 p.m. the day before play in order to determine the pairings. . Please have small denomination bills only, preferably $1, $5 Max. This makes life much easier on the tournament chairman in dividing the prize money.
Men's club dues become delinquent November 1st. They are $30 the first year, and a money-saving $25 each year thereafter.
The Bocce season league play starts in January. This is a great way to meet your neighbors, two at a time. Four nicely manicured lawn Bocce courts are located next to the Azurite pool. League play starts every January with two people making up each team. This is an ages-old game that originated in Italy then quickly spread in popularity to other countries; it is similar to bowling but without the pins. Slow-paced, yet never boring. Contact Frank Scheel for more details.
Tennis - Pickle Ball
Tennis and pickle ball courts are conveniently located within Portola Country Club. If interested in playing with the group, come on down. Pickleball normally plays Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am. Singles and doubles recreational play to be scheduled depending upon the response. Portola residents and their guests receive first priority with outside players being utilized to fill in as required. Doubles play is usually a round-robin format . . . that is, three sets are played, each with a different partner. Keep fit with a fun activity that provides healthy exercise.
No fees whatsoever, so lace up the tennies, slap on some sunscreen, grab a racket, and bring your best game. Everyone is welcome!