Clubs & Groups

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There are a variety of clubs and groups available at Schalamar Creek. You are sure to find something to get out an enjoy the company of other residents.



Men’s League– Play is on Mondays. To play in the men’s league, you must join the group and have an established handicap. Members sign up to play on the bulletin board in the hallway near the Pro Shop. There is a different game each week and several tournaments are held each year, along with an end of year banquet. New members always welcome!

Women’s League– We play on Tuesdays, Tee Times start at 8AM. There is an 18 hole group and a 9 hole group and players must advise the Pro Shop whether they will play in the 18 hole group or the 9 hole group. The SCLGA membership fee is $35.00 and must be paid before you are eligible to play. New members must establish a handicap within two months. We look forward to meeting new golfing friends and seeing our old golfing friends again.

Couples League– Schalamar Creek Mixed Couples’ Golf Association(SCMCGA) -the “Couples’ League” is an active self supporting group geared at providing pleasurable golfing experiences and enhancing social relationships within the Schalamar Creek golfing community. Being a part of this group provides a great way to meet new people and strengthen existing friendships. An 18 hole group as well as a 9 hole group “tee it up” each Wednesday during the months of November thru April. The only requirements for joining: Pay your dues- $10 per person ($20 per couple) and establish a GHIN handicap.

Can-Am Tournament– The CANAM Three-day Golf tournament is a community event taking place the first week of March for the past 22 years. Each day is a different format, and both men and women participate. It is open to community residents only, matching Americans against Canadians in a fun-filled week of activities ending with a large banquet.


Horseshoes– There are horseshoe pits next to the tennis and bocce areas. Horseshoes are available in the clubhouse pro shop.  The schedule varies, but there is usually a weekly time to meet for play, and often a tournament.

Bocce– The court is located near the tennis courts, and has a shelter at each end. Equipment is available in the pro shop.

Pickleball– We play pickleball every morning, except Sunday, at 7:30 am at the pickleball courts. We welcome all players and have added an additional court, using a portable net, on the tennis side. Play usually lasts about 1 1/2 hours and we rotate players so that we play everyone each day. If there are players waiting, 2 games is the maximum for people on the court. For new players, we try and have beginners practice on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm for free. The time does change according to Daylight-Savings, but any changes are announced in the monthly newsletter. The Pro shop has extra paddles and we supply the balls for practice.

Tennis– There are two tennis courts. At this time, there is no organized play, and play is open to all residents.

Shuffleboard– The Shuffleboard Club is a great way to meet new friends. From April 1st to October 31st play is Wednesday mornings at 9:00am only. From November 1st to March 30th play is Tuesdays at 9:30am, Wednesdays at 9:30am and Thursdays at 1:00pm. You play the days that fit your schedule. No experience is necessary.

Water Aerobics– Water aerobics lasting about 40 minutes is offered Monday through Friday. Classes begin at 9 am year round so long as the temperature is 60 degrees or more when class starts. Our Facebook page is Schalamar Creek Water Aerobics.

Water Volleyball– Looking for an activity that checks all the boxes? Look no further! Water volleyball is for you!
– It is lots of fun … you will laugh and laugh at each other and yourself!
– You will meet lots of people, some old like you and some young.
– You do not have to have played before or be good at it. Lots of us play with our arthritis and limitations.
– You will be refreshed and cooled off on a hot day.
– You will get lots of exercises but it’s not too strenuous.
Come on down to the pool any afternoon around 3pm. If the weather is good and we have enough people we’ll be playing (this really gets going when the snowbirds return). Join in the fun and you will not be sorry!



Quilting – “Fabric and Friends” is a quilting group that meets on Fridays in the arts and crafts room from 9 am to 3 pm. Participants generally bring their own machines and quilting projects although we have limited supplies available for members to use. Annually, we also collectively work on a project to donate. We have made quilts for cancer patients in Canada and the USA, pillowcases for children’s hospitals and quilts for raffles in the Schalamar community. New members are always welcomed and current members are always willing to assist others in completing their projects.

Crafts/Craft Classes– A variety of craft classes are held October through March in the Crafts Room. Class schedules and sign up sheets will be available in the Gift Shop when classes resume. They will be announced in the HOA Gazette weekly email.

Crochet Guild– Meeting weekly, we have members at all levels-beginner to expert. We take donated yarn & do charity projects [7 full time + extras] as well as personal projects from our own yarn. Knitters are also welcome! We are a chapter of the Crochet Guild of America.

Gift Shop– It Is located in the Clubhouse on the bottom level. This gift shop is full of one-of-a-kind crafts handmade by your Schalamar neighbors. For unique gift-giving, shopping here is a must!


Billiards/Pool– There are two tables in the clubhouse lower level just inside the lower door. Equipment is available for resident use.

Bingo– We play Bingo every Tuesday night at 6:30 in the ballroom. Doors open at 5:30pm. You can play for as little as $7, and the average cost is $20. You can win as much as $200. All the money is paid out with the exception of some to buy more papers. If you’re a newcomer, we make an effort to seat you with someone who can help you get started. It’s a great social activity, so come and join the fun!

Euchre– We play euchre every Tuesday at 6:30 P.M.. in the Garden Room located next to the Caddy Shack. We are through playing by 9:00. You don’t need to have a partner. Singles are very welcome!

Farkle– Lady Luck is at the heart of this dice game. The goal is to roll the dice and accumulate up to 10,000 points. If you fail to score points, everyone yells “Farkle!” You then lose any points accumulated during your turn. A group has played weekly on Monday afternoons 1:30-3:30pm

Hand and Foot-There are many variations of hand and foot. Some would compare the game to Canasta. The first Monday of each month at 6:00, people gather to play in the clubhouse craft room. There are 6 players per table. You will need to have a partner. It is a fun game and easy to learn but detailed to explain. Come join the fun! We’ll be happy to teach newcomers.

Pinochle– Everyone usually comes as a single, but if can bring a friend that’s great. Partners are made up before play starts and changes after every set. You will have a different partner for the second set.

Mah Jongg– Mah Jongg is a Chinese game played, usually by four people, with 136 or 144 rectangular tiles. The object is to collect winning sets of these tiles, as in card games such as gin rummy. Our group has both male and female players, from beginner to experienced. If you want to learn, or are just curious, join us in the Garden room in the clubhouse on Fridays at 1pm. We look forward to seeing new faces!

Pinochle– Pinochle is played every Wednesday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. and is held in the craft room.
Everyone usually comes as a single, but if they can bring a friend that’s great. Partners are made up before play starts and changes after every set. You will have a different partner for the second set. New players are welcome


Yoga/Chair Yoga– Our regular floor yoga has been meeting for almost two years. We are lucky to have two ladies from Schalamar who conduct the zoom classes twice a week. Beginners are always welcome. Our yoga is geared for seniors. No judgment! As for our chair yoga, our very lovely Schalamar resident who leads this gears it for those who want a good stretching and balance routine but find it hard to get down or up from the floor. It’s a slow, gentle but effective way to improve your flexibility and tone your muscles.

Aerobics/Fitness– Our aerobics/fitness class is a combination of strength exercise and aerobic exercises. We follow a video from well known fitness instructors such as Leslie Sansone and Denise Austin. We use weights (of your choice), stretch bands and other equipment to achieve a good hour-long session. All classes are free. We have some weights but most participants bring their own. Please come to a class and try it out. Movement is good! We all need to keep good balance, flexibility, and strength to help us live in our home for as long as possible.


New Beginnings Church– We have a very active non-denominational church right here at Schalamar. We meet in the Clubhouse ballroom on Sundays at 9am. Come early at 8:30m for coffee and donuts. For lots more information about our church, our choir, and our fellowship, please click here.

Performing Arts– Schalamar Players- We are a fun amateur theatre group who perform a comedy for a couple of nights every March on the stage in the ballroom. No previous experience is necessary and newcomers are welcome to get involved either acting or helping behind the scenes. We rehearse twice a week, usually in the evening, from January until the March show.

Karaoke– Held once a month in the ballroom, open to all. Cash bar available. Some sing, many dance, and all have a good time!

Line Dancing– Line dancing class every Tuesday from 9 – 10:30 am. Come join us and have some fun as well as exercise your body and mind.

Book Club– Book Club meets once a month to discuss a popular novel recommended by club members. We meet on the second Thursday of the month, from 9:30-11 AM. We meet in the clubhouse craft room. It’s a great way to meet new people with a love for reading. Please look at the newsletter for the list of books we will be discussing each month. Everyone and anyone is welcome. Just show up!

Library Volunteers– Library volunteers keep the library well-stocked and organized. They shelve returned books, manage donations and keep the library looking good! The library workers are also responsible for the activities closet located across from the locker rooms, where puzzles, assorted games and pool noodles are also on loan to residents. If you are interested in assisting, please go to the contact page for contact info.

Singles and Mingles– We meet Tuesday morning at 11:00 in the Garden Room at the Caddyshack to plan where we will be going as a group in the next few months. Recently we visited Solomon’s Castle and enjoyed it so much some of us plan to go again. Our next trip will be the Tampa Bay History Walk via the Pirate Water Taxi. We also plan where we would like to go to eat each month. Newcomers welcome!

Alzheimer’s Support Group– We have many residents who understand what it is like to have a loved one with Alzheimer’s and we can provide support for you in this time of need. In addition, we have several functions a year to raise funds for Alzheimer’s. Check the Contacts page for information about how to join us or volunteer for projects.

Blood Donation– The mobile blood bank comes to Schalamar every 8-10 weeks.

Veterans– If you’re a veteran, be sure to provide your information to our veteran’s group. We use the information to disseminate information from the Polk County veterans group, and to invite veterans to attend the annual Veterans Breakfast that is sponsored by the four Lakeland Rotary clubs in November. Our group is working toward getting a Veterans Memorial in our park, and many of us enjoy serving lunch to Schalamar mothers at our Mother’s Day luncheon.

CERT– Comunity Emergency Response Team- CERT educates residents about disaster preparedness, but it doesn’t stop there. It also trains resident volunteers in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. The team members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. If you are interested in joining our team, send an email to and we will get you started in the certification process. More information HERE (link to CERT in Emerg Info)