Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988




Soboba Springs: Hole #13 – 128 yards

2nd April tournament:

Sierra Lakes

16600 Clubhouse Road
Fontana 92336


Sunday, April 23 - 9:30 am

Take the I-15 North 5 miles to the I-210 Fwy;
go east 3 miles; exit Sierra and go left 1/8 mile; left to Clubhouse Dr.; course is at the end of the street.


Latest Update: April 8, 2017

Tournament Information
SCGA Directory of Golf


      Soboba Springs:

            Phil C
            Sats U
                   April 1
                   April 2

Past Updates:
            March 15
            February 25
            February 4
            January 12

Highlights from Soboba Springs ... Results of Soboba Springs tournament:


What a wonderful weekend!  We haven’t been to Soboba in many years, and they have since renovated the course and clubhouse.  What a difference!  Love the “new” course and the clubhouse.  It’ll be a couple years before we can play it again.  A new hotel/casino is being built adjacent to the course and it will involve removal of a couple of holes.  The course will be redesigned when construction is done, and these holes will be reinstated.  Customer service was superb, they squeezed in two additional tee times for us. . . .

Thank you, Gil, for a great job with the scoring of this eclectic format.  

18-hole Eclectic Net score –

Flight A:



Gil Maxey 


Dan Pearson
Wayne Vanderleest
Bonnie Roohk    
Flight B:
Vi Uyeda (62)
Jim Ingram
Doug Tall
Liz Ishihara (65)
Flight C:
Joan Tall (65)
Joy Ridenour (66)
Jean Serio (69)

Close to pin: Saturday:  Pete Smith; Donna deWit; Scott Whitman, Rose Pearson

Close to pin: Sunday:  Jim Ridenour; Doug Tall; Judy O’Leary; Liz Ishihara

May tournament . . .
Place: Oak Quarry
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Price: $85 w/cart/range
$5 additional for guests

7151 Sierra Avenue
Riverside, CA 92509
951 / 685-1440


Deepest sympathy to . .

Our thoughts and prayers are with Pete Smith and his family upon the recent passing of his dad.  Rainbow Golf donated a floral arrangement for the funeral service which was attended by many of their friends.

Palm Springs Hotel Reservations . . .

Our yearly Palm Springs outing is right around the corner.  For those of you who will need hotel reservations, we have a block of rooms (most with king beds, some with double beds) reserved at the Holiday Inn Express in Palm Desert.

Check in:  Friday, June 2
Check out: Sunday, June 4
Price:  $79.00 plus tax and includes breakfast

Call the hotel directly – 760-340-4303 – and give them this block code:  RGG.

Cut-off date is May 19.  After this date, rooms in our block will be released to other guests.  You can make your own reservations elsewhere if you wish. 


No-shows, last-minute cancellations . . .

Upon joining Rainbow, everyone is given a New Member Info sheet which includes our club policies.  One of the policies is . . .
If you cancel less than two weeks of a scheduled tournament, your money will not be refunded, unless; 1) there is someone on the waiting list; 2) YOU find someone to take your place. Whatever arrangements you make with that person will be your responsibility.

SPECIAL NOTE: Remember if you signed up to play and/or have a deposit on a tournament but did not inform us that you've changed your mind, you are assumed to be playing. Unless you advise us that you will not be able to play, you are still responsible for payment, because RainbowGolf must send the course our fees based on the final number of players who have signed up.

Post Away or Tournament . . .

Many years ago at an SCGA meeting, I asked about posting scores as Away or Tournament.  At that time, I was told the weekly tournaments should be posted as Away.  Weekly tournaments are usually held by ladies or men’s clubs affiliated with a golf course.  They have major tournaments such as President’s Cup, Beat the Champ, or whatever else the club deems as major, and those are posted as Tournament.  After describing our monthly tournaments, it was suggested that we should post our scores as Tournament. 
I recently asked the SCGA if this was still the norm and also to clarify this ruling.  Below is their response . . .


The USGA just came out with an expanded definition of a tournament scores for more clarification.  See below.  I would say most of your scores should be posted as “away” with only special events posted as tournaments.

Tournament Score
A "tournament score" (T-Score) is a score made in a competition organized and conducted by the Committee in charge of the competition. The competition must identify a winner(s) based on a stipulated round(s), and must be played under the Rules of Golf.

The Committee in charge of the competition must announce in advance whether the score is to be designated as a Tournament Score. Not all club competitions qualify to be posted as Tournament Scores. For example, club events that are routine events such as daily, weekly, or monthly play days should not be designated as Tournament Scores.

Examples of scores made at the club level that should be designated as Tournament Scores include club championships (stroke play or match play) and member-guest competitions. Examples at the regional and state level include qualifying and championship rounds conducted by authorized golf associations. Also, qualifying and championship rounds conducted for national competitions should be designated as Tournament Scores.

Note: The consequence of designating too many competition rounds as Tournament Scores is that the chart value in the Handicap Reduction Table will be diluted (See Section 10-3 and Decisions 10-3/1 through 10-3/6). The Committee should scrutinize each competition in advance to determine whether it should be designated as a Tournament Score.


New Rainbow rule . . . 2015

After the tournament at Rancho Park in 2015, comments were made about the sand traps not being raked and golf balls were landing in big, deep shoe prints.  Trying to get the ball out of them, especially with soft sand, was brutal.  It was suggested that we introduce a new rule for Rainbow tournaments ONLY .  . . . . If your golf ball lands in a shoe print in the sand trap, you may take it out and place it outside of the shoe print, no closer to the hole, no penalty.  Remember, do not use this rule when playing with other tournaments.

New Rainbow rule . . . 2016

Over the years I’ve heard complaints about some of our members with temper tantrums on the golf course – silent treatment, sarcasm, using f-bombs, throwing clubs and golf balls.  Quite uncomfortable to play with someone having a tantrum because of a bad round of golf, isn’t it?  Being frustrated is understandable, but throwing clubs or golf balls?  C’mon, it is only a game.  Remember, there are others who would love to trade places with you if only they weren’t confined to a wheelchair or a bed. 
So, for every golf club or golf ball thrown intentionally because of a tantrum, you will be assessed $5 each time it is reported by a teammate.  Yea, Rainbow could use the money!!!  Great fundraiser!!

Motto for Rainbow Golf . . .
I recently saw a poster that had the following saying which I have adopted for our group . . .
You have three choices – 1)  Give in; 2) Give up; 3) Give it all you got!!
For Rainbow tournament policies and rule updates click here.


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