The Copper River Country Club golf course features an 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by well-known golf course architect, David W. Pfaff. Mr. Pfaff designed golf courses around the world, including his final course, the Royal Isabela in Puerto Rico which has received acclamation from Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and LINKS Magazine.
The course at Copper River Country Club is set into the undulating terrain of the foothills at the base of the Sierra Nevada. It features water on 9 of the 18 holes. Since no two fairways on this course are parallel, every group can enjoy their round in privacy. Nearly every hole is screened from other holes by trees, hills, and houses. The back nine actually winds through the foothills and several luxury developments.
Not one hole looks like any other - architect David Pfaff worked with the natural surroundings to make a unique course that's different at every turn, while still giving golfers beautiful views of the mountains and the clubhouse.
The Copper River golf professional staff is available to make your game better by offering custom club fitting as well as excellent instruction. Once you've completed your round, stop in at The Restaurant at Copper River for a complete dining experience inside our clubhouse.
Golf is available only to members, but the restaurant and our banquet and wedding venues are open to anyone for receptions, weddings, business meetings, or company parties.
Golf Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Driving Range Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - Dusk
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Arnold Palmer has said "Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated." Fortunately, country club golf course etiquette isn't the complicated part. At Copper River Country Club, our etiquette and rules are designed to accomplish just two basic things: the safety and comfort of our members, guests, and staff; and care and respect for our facilities. We have one of the most beautiful golf courses in Fresno and we want to maximize everyone's enjoyment.
Whether you're new to country club golf or you've been a long-time member, these tips will help you have a great time on your golf outing and help us meet these important goals of safety and upkeep. In other words, consideration of others and the facilities should be your first rule. For example, proper attire shows respect to your fellow players and other members. Collared shirts and golf shorts, dresses, skirts, and blouses are all proper attire on the golf course. Athletic wear or swimsuits are entirely appropriate for the workout facilities, tennis courts, or pool area, but members and guests are required to change before heading to the range or hitting the links.
Other means of consideration include respect for the golf course by replacing divots, repairing ball marks, and not participating in any "ball hawking" (finding and picking up lost balls) whether done casually or by using tools of any kind.
Feel free to walk the course, but also keep an eye on your pace of play. Consider other members when playing and allow a following foursome to play through if your group is lagging behind. If you have guests, the club might limit the number that you can bring during peak times such as Saturdays and Sundays.
Much of golf course etiquette involves the speed of your play. Time spent on the green is one of the main causes of slow play. Yes, line up your shot and give yourself a fair setup of your shot, but remember that others are waiting. Try to select clubs and study your line while others are putting.
If you're using a golf cart, you do assume all personal responsibility and liability connected with operating it. To minimize risks, don't overload your cart. Two people and two sets of clubs only. No one should ever hang off the back or sides even if it's for a short ride. Keep them on the cart paths as much as possible and remember the 90 degree rule when going to your ball.
And of course, consider yourself! If there's lightning, all play is suspended and everyone on the course should return to the club house until the weather clears. The club may choose to close the course in any situation where the grounds could be damaged by players, for other bad weather, or for maintenance, although we try to minimize any disruptions. Jogging, cycling, or walking on the golf course is not permitted - it's dangerous for you and disruptive to other players.
The Copper River County Club golf course in Fresno, CA is open only to members of the Copper River Country Club and their guests. We are accepting a limited number of membership applications. If you love to play golf, enjoy unlimited personal fitness options, love to swim with the family, and are looking for dining and entertaining options, contact our Director of Operations, Geoff Hirata at 559-434-8997.
PGA Head Teaching Professional
Raul Quezada, PGA