Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek
Play like the pros
Yocha dehe is one of the premier courses in the area, the staff makes your golf experience excellent. They are currently working in re-sodding parts of the fairway but other than that it's great. Greens were punched 9/2 are still in incredible shape.
September 11, 2014
Staff & grounds crews were excellent. Couldn't ask for better service. The greens were in fair condition given they were plugged September 1. However, the fairways were almost nonexistent. I would estimate that over 50% of the fairways were barren ground. Little or no grass under the 2nd & 3rd shots. I've played this course when the fairways were in prestine condition. Will not play again til conditions improve.
I was a little embarrassed after bringing a friend out to play after bragging about the course.
September 9, 2014
Great course in the Sacramento area!
Played for this course for the first time. Staff was awesome! The setting in the foothills is fantastic. Fairways were in good condition and greens were firm and fast. The drought is beginning to take a toll on this course and many others. There are areas of the course which are being "let go." No real effect on play just hard to see in such a beautiful setting. I will be back for sure!!
August 29, 2014
A true gem of a course with a Country Club feel!
I snuck out to YD while I was in Sacramento for work. Because if was the dead of summer there were some great deals to be found! Everyone I spoke to recommended this course and I have to say, it filled my expectations.
The courtesy staff makes you feel like you are at a country club from the moment you arrive. They are all very friendly and eager to help. Bring some cash to tip them.
Practice facilities were plentiful and in good shape. There is a drought here right now so they have minimized their watering effort but I never felt like it affected my round (for the exception of the warm up range). The starter was helpful in telling us about the course and off we went.....and WHOA, what a way to start! (you will see when you tee off on #1 here).
The course was GREAT! Tee boxes for every level. Truly one of the most diverse scenery golf courses I have played. A little bit of mountains, little bit of vineyards and plenty of creeks and ponds. We ran into a couple of deer while we were in the vineyard as well making the experience that much more special. Bunkers were soft (wish I didn't know that so well!) greens were great and the fairways were huge!
We ran into the group ahead of us about hole 9. Being a resort course I can see how pace of play can become an issue but since they were nearly the only other group out there that day we passed them on 11 and never saw anyone again.
I cannot wait to return to YD! Definitely worth every penny!
August 26, 2014
This course is excellent. It's a very fair golf course where good shots are rewarded and bad shots result in bogey or worse. I played with my wife and we both enjoyed the course, so payers of all abilities will enjoy this track. Staff was to notch--very professional and friendly. Tee boxes were pristine, like the one you see on TV. Greens are perfect--on the faster side, but that's how I like it, and the putts role pure. On of my new favorite courses. Worth the drive, and will definitely be back.
August 25, 2014
Always a great course to play.
I have playedthis course about 10 times and always enjoy the layout and the great maintenance. I last played here in May, so I was surprised to see all the brown grass when I played this time. In response to the major drought we have in all of California this year, I was told they have cut their daily watering use in half. As a result the driving range is all brown, except for thegreen painted target greens. And there are other areas on the course where the grass is all brown. But I applaud the management for taking this step in light of the water emergency. The course was still a joy.
August 7, 2014
Immaculate conditions though a bit out of the way
Played here at 8:30 AM tee time on a Saturday. Course played just a touch slow, but only by a few minutes. Fairways and greens are in great shape. A water conservation effort has resulted in many areas beyond the rough that are not watered and brown (dead). I did not play out the dead stuff once the entire time, but the people playing with me and it seemed easier to hit out of than the rough. The rough is, well, rough. I think the best advice about this course is to
1) Stay in fairway, but if you wind up in the rough then
2) Take a safe shot back onto the fairway rather than trying to hit from the rough like you can still reach the green in regulation.
The rough grabs your clubs and makes it very hard to hit your ball straight.
August 3, 2014
Capay Valley Gem
Yocha Dehe is pricey for me but such a great outing!!Calif in a bad drought but they recycle and manage the course SO well it was green and lush. Got a slow start behind 4 hi rollers and had to jump past them to actually play!! Bunkers crusty but they had just been watered. I started 8:15 but already hot!!
All staff and cart girl were very nice and encouraging!! Course lush, trimmed from tee to green
July 30, 2014