Club Heritage

Copper River Country Club is a masterpiece created from the dreams of Fresnan William R. Tatham Sr. As a result of commitment and enduring effort, his vision of an upscale, master-planned community has become a reality - and a precious gem in California's treasured San Joaquin Valley. The golf course was completed and opened for play in the spring of 1995. One year later, Mr. Tatham completed the 30,000 square foot clubhouse and related facilities, and dedicated them to the use and enjoyment of the members in April, 1996.

The Copper River Clubhouse is a model of casual style. Spanish courtyard fountains and arched walkways create an atmosphere of old California. Inside, you will find stately banquet halls and meeting rooms, a lounge, grill and an elegant dining room. Members also have access to the state-of-the-art fitness center, world-class tennis facilities, and pool pavilion, all surrounded by the gorgeous championship golf course. Renowned Carmel Architect David Pfaff carefully designed the highly regarded 18-hole course, weaving it through the foothills and providing a beautiful and challenging experience for golfers of every handicap range.

In 2018, Bob Husband became the Leasee of the Club’s facilities and business operations. Throughout his long career, Mr. Husband has worked hard at both the game and business of golf, making him one of the industry's most influential entrepreneurs. In 2003, Mr. Husband was named one of the "25 Most Powerful People in Golf" by Golf Inc. Magazine. Previously he was named an "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young and "One of the Most Dynamic Movers and Shakers in the Golf Industry" by Crittenden Golf. Together with his wife, Sue, they created a foundation that supports many charitable organizations including Big Brothers & Sisters, the Ronald McDonald house and various school programs. Their passion & experience in community led management is the driving force shaping Fresno’s most renowned Country Club experience.

The Husbands’ almost immediately initiated multiple capital improvement projects, all aimed at presenting “best in class” private club amenities and facilities. The white Pebble Beach-style bunker sand lends an eye-catching contrast to the evergreen fairways. The reshaping of the water features promote a more challenging and attractive element. The Cantina lounge & grill is host to an exceptional atmosphere of high energy service with the comforts of lounge seating & delicious menu items freshly made from our one of a kind, hand crafted pizza oven & grill.

Copper River Country Club represents the best of style, entertainment, and functionality for the entire family in a private club setting. Members and their guests are pampered with the finest facilities and personalized, attentive service.

General Manager
Todd Hansen, PGA
(559) 434-8997
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Assistant General Manager
Geoff Hirata
(559) 476-3008
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Member Relations
Kendall Griffin
(559) 434-8995
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Director of Golf
Derek Standridge, PGA
(559) 434-5255
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Director of Tennis
Nolan Kelly
(559) 476-3024
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Director of Fitness
Brooke Cornelius
(559) 476-3018
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Club Controller/HR Director
Tonya Malloch
(559) 434-5200 ext. 3004
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Restaurant Manager
Jose Vargas
(559) 434-8956
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Executive Chef
Brandon Parill
(559) 434-8956
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Event Sales Manager
Collette Herrington
(559) 434-8978
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Activities Director
Valerie Hill
(559) 476-3003
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