BROOKS, CA  – For the first time in more than a month, golfers will be able to tee off at one of the region’s premiere golf courses this weekend.

The course at the Yocha Dehe Golf Club has been closed since March 17, when the leadership team of Cache Creek Casino Resort and resort owners, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, made the decision to suspend operations due to concerns over COVID-19.

Yolo County health officials later issued a shelter-in-place order, and non-essential businesses were closed. But updated orders have now been issued, allowing for some businesses that host outdoor activities to reopen.

“We are so pleased that the guidance allows for golfing to resume,” said Cache Creek Casino Resort General Manager Kari Stout-Smith. “We know there are lots of physical and mental health benefits to getting outdoors and getting active. There’s no better tonic for cabin fever than fresh air and sunshine.”

While play will resume, there will be some changes out on the links. Social distancing will still be observed, and golfers will ride one-to-a-cart. The Yocha Dehe Golf Club’s Bahtenta Restaurant will remain closed, but food will be available for golfers to purchase out on the par 72, championship course.

Golfers wanting to book a tee time can check availability at or call 530.796.4653.

While the rest of Cache Creek Casino Resort remains closed for the time being, Tribal leaders say they view reopening the golf course as a great first step toward recovery, and look forward to opening the resort’s many other amenities as soon as it can be done in a responsible fashion.

Cache Creek Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, is one of Northern California’s largest casino-resort destinations. Located 40 miles northwest of Sacramento and 80 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area, it features the newest and most popular slot machines, more than 100 table games, a poker room, a four-diamond hotel, nine restaurants, a full-service spa, and an 18-hole championship golf club. Construction is currently underway on 459 new rooms and suites, a multi-purpose entertainment/event space and additional world-class restaurants. For more information, please visit or call (800) 452-8181.


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