Franklin Canyon Golf Course closing in May

I have to admit I was shocked when I heard last week that the Franklin Canyon Golf Course is set to close May 30.

The course, which is located right off Highway 4 in Hercules, has been open since 1968 and was designed by Robert Muir Graves.

It is a fun course and I have enjoyed playing it a number of times, ranging from bachelor parties, to tournaments, or just a causal round with buddies.

The course is being closed so an RV Resort can be built on the spot. There will be spaces for recreational vehicles, campsites for short-term stays, a new clubhouse and restaurant, hiking trails and much more.

There are two tournaments left to be held on the course and is a great chance to play the course one final time.

The first takes place Saturday, April 27 and is called the Birdie Scramble Golf Tournament.

The cost is $85 per player and included green fee, cart, range balls, entry into a raffle, and prizes.

The final event and one that figures not to be missed is the Farewell Fundraiser Shotgun Golf Tournament on May 22.

The two-man scramble is $150 per team and includes green fees, cart, range balls, prizes, a drink ticket, and light appetizers following golf.

For more information or to sign up for one of the tournaments please visit

By Dennis Miller