About the Course
Founded by O.W.H Pratt in 1919, the Yolo Fliers Club is recognized as one of the finest and most affordable private golf clubs in Northern California’s Sacramento Valley. It is a classic course, laid out with tree-lined fairways including many large, beautiful specimen Valley Oaks.
From the Black Tees the Fliers Club stretches nearly 7000 yards. Members and guests more frequently play from the member favorite Blue Tees (6500 yards) or from other teeing options range from 5100 yards to 6000 yards.
From any tee the golf course provides a chance for challenges of the game with a mixture of wide fairways, large, subtly sloped greens, well-placed bunkers and of course, the rough and a variety of mature trees. The course is recognized by both the USGA and NCGA as a championship venue. The Yolo Fliers Club has hosted qualifying tournaments for the NCGA/USGA including USGA Senior Open Qualifying, USGA Open Qualifying, Fortinet Championship Qualifying, and has been the annual host of NCGA Qualifying for the USGA Junior Boys Championship.
The fairways are bermuda grass and the greens are bentgrass. In 2006, all greens were rebuilt in to USGA specifications by noted golf course architect Brad Bell and have been recognized by many as some of the best putting surfaces in the Sacramento Valley. Similarly, nearly all the bunkers have been rebuilt recently to enhance the esthetics and challenges of the course.
This slightdog leg right has a left to ride slope off the tee. To find the fairway keep your drive down the left hand side. Anything left of the green for your approach shot will funnel towards the green.
From the Black and Blue tees you will be hitting from an elevated tee box on this straight away par four. A large Valley Oak protects the right hand side of this hole from every tee box. This two tiered green is extremely narrow and long pick your approach club wisely.
This heavily tree lined hole requires a precise tee shot. If you keep your drive in the fairway expect a short to mid iron to the green. Avoid being past the pin as this green slopes severely back to front.
This long par three plays the toughest of the four. With most players hitting a woods or long irons to a green protected by a large bunker in front. This green requires you being on the right tier to avoid three putting.
This long par four requires an exacting tee shot as the dogleg left begins to turn in the landing area for many players. The recently renovated green is elevated on the left and back side and protected by a bunker on the right. The smart play here is to keep your approach shot short of the hole.
This beautiful par five is protected down the entire left side by out of bounds and trees down both the right and left side of the fairway. Choose your club for your second shot wisely as the fairway bunkers come into play. Your approach shot will be to a green with a large rise running down the middle requiring your shot to be on the correct half of the green.
The par three seventh is the only hole on the course featuring a water hazard. Take a little extra club to avoid the water hazard.
With a dogleg once again near the landing area off the tee some players may use a fairway wood to avoid hitting their ball through the fairway. This upside down bowl shaped green falls away both right and left and to the back as well. Be precise with your approach shot and play short to avoid rolling off the green.
Playing your tee shot left to right will help you avoid hitting your drive through the fairway and the large trees covering the right rough. The right side is also protected by a 100 year old Valley Oak. The green is very accessible but avoid being long.
This difficult hole requires two precise shots. A large oak guards the right side of the fairway for longer hitters. Avoid the right side on your approach as the green is protected by a greenside bunker and the green slopes right to left. Approach shots short and left are your best options.
Your tee shot will be the only blind shot of the day. After your ball comes to rest at the bottom of the hill, everything else is right in front of you. But be aware, there is out of bounds down the entire left side of this slight dogleg left par five. The green is rather flat but is well guarded by two large greenside bunkers.
A tee shot anywhere on the green will allow a good birdie opportunity, but avoid the three greenside bunkers protecting it.
Players will want to avoid the two fairway bunkers and longer hitters might want to select a fairway metal to avoid these bunkers. From there your approach shot is straight forward, although the green slopes back to front.
Any shot short of the hole or green will allow an easy chip or putt.
This demanding hole has out of bounds down the right side for both your tee shot and approach shot. Avoid being long or left on your approach as once again the green slopes back to front.
The shortest par three on the course requires an accurate tee shot with banks sloping away from the green and three greenside bunkers. A lateral water hazard parallels the right hand side of this hole.
Avoiding the two deep fairway bunkers gives you the best opportunity of scoring well on this hole. Again, longer hitters should consider a fairway wood to avoid the bunkers. Although this hole is not long in length, it requires a very accurate approach shot when it comes to distance. The green is long in width but very narrow front to back. Avoid being long.
This picturesque hole is lined by out of bounds on both the right and left hand sides the entire length of the hole. A lay up to about 100 yards is recommended to avoid the fairway bunker and large trees down the left hand side.
This beautiful finishing hole again is bordered with out of bounds down both sides and behind the green. When approaching the green be aware of the steep false front of the green which sends golf balls rolling back into the fairway.
Games and Events
Explore a diverse array of tournaments, games, and events at Yolo Fliers Club designed to cater to golf enthusiasts of all skill levels and handicaps. Below is a glimpse of the exciting tournaments and games awaiting you:
- Skins Game – Every Weekend
- Davenport Game – Every Tues, Wed, and Fri
- Holiday Hill Game – Most Holidays
- Spring and Summer Men’s Twilight Leagues
- Multiple annual tournaments throughout the year
- Ladies 18ers – Every Tuesday
- Ladies 9ers – Every Thursday
- Ladies Summer Twilight
- Couples Twilight – Fridays during summer
- Men’s Club Tournament – Satuadary once per month
- Stag Day and Dinner – Wednesday once per month