Women's Golf Association
Offers weekly games for its Members every Thursday morning throughout the year. Allows you to be a part of the SNGA and establish a handicap. Allows you the opportunity to participate in tournaments. Every tournament is designed to level the playing field through the handicap system. And, it's a great way to get integrated in to Club Life by meeting other women and building lasting relationships!
Men's Golf Association
Offers weekly Saturday morning tee times for its Members throughout the year. Allows you to be a part of the SNGA and establish a handicap. There's a variety of tournaments and competitions throughout the year with some great prizes. And gives you the ability to meet new Members, get integrated into the Club, and build friendships.
Head Golf Professional
Serving since 2016
Adam Handren is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. At a young age, he moved to Maryland and then to Utah where he went to high school and college. At the University of Utah, Adam received a degree in Economics with a minor in business. After college he started working for a medical company, but decided to pursue a golf career instead. Working at a few Utah golf courses Adam decided that winter is only something you visit, not live in, so he moved to Palm Springs, California. After working there for a few years, he then moved to Las Vegas and started working at Red Rock Country Club. He’s been at Canyon Gate Country Club since 2016 and is very excited to have landed in such a great place!He is TPI certified which is a system of testing the body to find deficiency which by fixing will relieve pain and help you swing better. Adam is the coach of a local high school team. He enjoys rugby which he played in college, teaching/coaching, and spending time with his dogs.
Player Development Professional
Serving since 2020
Brandon Johnson was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. He grew up playing basketball and baseball, and it wasn’t until his dad took him to the driving range, the summer before high school, where he developed a passion for golf. By his Senior year, he was a top amateur in Washington and went on to play for Walla Walla Community College, which ranked as the best golf team for a Junior College in the Pacific Northwest. Brandon moved to Las Vegas in 2006 to continue to work on his game and attend UNLV where he earned a degree in Professional Golf Management. During that time, he gained an interest in teaching, and became a PGA certified teaching professional who has worked at a few different courses across the Valley. Before landing this great teaching opportunity at Canyon Gate, Brandon spent 4 years as the Lead Instructor at Topgolf Las Vegas where he taught everything from individual lessons to large clinics and corporate outings. He also became a Master Club Fitter for Callawa...
1st Assistant Golf Professional
Serving since 2021
Christopher "CJ" Schmid, Jr is a Los Angeles native and his early career was spent writing sports highlights for the Los Angeles affiliate of CBS News before switching to a career in golf full-time in 2015. After working at The Oaks Club at Valencia (formerly TPC Valencia), CJ elected to move out to the Las Vegas Valley in the fall of 2018 to attend UNLV's Professional Golf Management Program. Since moving to Las Vegas, CJ has worked at TPC Summerlin and was an Assistant Golf Professional at The Legacy Golf Club before moving over to Canyon Gate Country Club in the summer of 2021. Some of his accomplishments include being the current President of UNLV's Professional Golf Management Student Association, lead student research assistant in the program's biomechanics lab, and over five years of teaching golfers of all ages in Southern California and in Las Vegas.
Regional Tournament Sales Director
Serving since 2020
Gordon was raised in Kentucky. He studied voice at the University of Louisville and went on to sing with Kentucky Opera for 5 years and then retired from singing at a young age and became the Special Events Director of the Opera for 10 years.He then was one of the founders of Sports Blast International, a chain of Indoor Soccer Arenas with six arenas in five states that are still open today. He was the Chairman of Indoor Soccer in the United States.He moved to Las Vegas in 2004 and obtained a Real Estate License that he still holds today. He worked for ClubCorp, Bear’s Best Las Vegas, as their Private Events Director from 2008-2016 where his accomplishments put him in the Hall of Fame for ClubCorp. He retired as went back into Real Estate.In 2020 He became the Regional Tournament Sales Director for Canyon Gate and Bear’s Best selling golf outings and tournaments for both clubs.He has a son and two granddaughters that live in Las Vegas. He enjoys golf. Tennis, and bowling.