The club enjoys an intimate and dedicated membership... and if you’re looking for a regular game to join, the club’s longtime golf organizations are weekly institutions out on the course. With groups for men, women, seniors and juniors, these organizations are fast to welcome all members, making them an inviting part of Contra Costa Country Club.
First organized in 1976, the Divoteers are a group of women golfers who gather to play nine holes every Tuesday morning. While their focus is on reducing handicaps, they are equally interested in developing friendships, providing mutual support in their efforts to increase their skills, and underscoring team spirit in competition. This camaraderie forms lasting bonds and new relationships that become never-ending ties. Membership is open to all interested women golfers over the age of 18, and there is no handicap requirement to join the group.
The Divoteers hold their monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of every month, February through November. In December, the group has a special holiday party where awards are presented for the Divoteer Club Champion, Most Improved Golfer, Birder Club Winners and other past events. The Divoteers also have many other events during the year including guest days, special tournaments and events.
Women’s Golf Association
The Women’s Golf Association (WGA) was established in 1947, and has since become one of Contra Costa Country Club’s most important institutions. The group gathers every Thursday morning for a full round, welcoming all female members age 18 or older with a handicap of 36 or less at the time of entry into the organization. They have three major tournaments each year, plus a two-day Invitational, Beat the Pro Tournament, guest days, Guys and Dolls Tournament (with male partners) and various other events throughout the year. The WGA participates in Diablo League Team Play and East Bay League Team Play competition with other clubs throughout the East Bay.
Beyond golf, the WGA makes contributions to a number of charities. The contributions are funded by proceeds from special tournaments and events such as their annual card party to benefit the Wellness Community, Rally for the Cure Tournament to benefit breast cancer research, and their annual December Christmas party that benefits the local chapter of the Salvation Army. Association with the Women’s Golf Association of Northern California gives our members the opportunity to play other private clubs throughout the region.
The Seniors organization is comprised of male members of the club who are age 50 or older. The group has two primary objectives – service to the club and having a good time – and they always deliver on both. As members of the Bay Area Seniors Association, The Seniors host Home-and-Home Tournaments with other senior groups, usually on Wednesday mornings. The Senior Invitational, a two-day tournament, is held during the summer with approximately 60 two-man teams competing. The event features tee prizes, raffle prizes, awards and an event-capping banquet.
On several occasions the Seniors have made special contributions to the club. In recent years, these gifts have included the shuttle golf cart that transports players from the parking lot to the clubhouse, new tee markers, and three computer monitors for handicapping. Additionally, the group has a Volunteer Brigade that greets guests, runs the shuttle cart, stages golf cars, and assists the WGA and Divoteers with their special events. The Seniors welcome all male members of maturity who enjoy good company, like to play a variety of courses, and are interested in service.
Junior Golf Team
Introducing their children to the game is one of the greatest joys a golfer can experience. Contra Costa Country Club encourages this passing on of the game with a number of programs designed especially for younger golfers. In addition to summer golf clinics with the professional staff, junior golfers may graduate to our Junior Golf Team, which competes in the Bay Cities League of Junior Golfers. It’s a great introduction to the spirit of friendly competition, and a great way to meet young golfers from other clubs.