Happy Valentine’s Day from Ukiah Golf Course!


Couples Golf Special 💚

9 holes of golf with cart and bottle of Turett Hurst Old Vine Zinfandel or Sauvignon Blanc.

Only $30 per couple.

BONUS: Play and enter to win a Valentines Day Gift Basket. Basket includes golf, wine and chocolate.

We look forward to seeing you!

Have Other Plans? Give the Gift of Golf!

What’s better than the gift of golf? Show your sweetheart you love them by gifting them a Ukiah Valley golf Course gift card!

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It had been five long years since he won, but that wasn’t what was on Gary Woodland’s mind when he made the final putt and pointed to the sky.

He was thinking of the family member who was gone but not forgotten.

“Yeah, that was just kind of a tribute to last year,” Woodland said after shooting a final-round 64 and beating Chez Reavie with a par on the first playoff hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. “Obviously, we lost a little girl, and being there, seeing my wife give birth to her, that’s real.”

Woodland’s eyes flooded with tears. “Just wanted her to know I still love her,” he said.

On March 29 of last year, Woodland released a statement that he and his wife, Gabby, had lost one of their unborn twins. He had just withdrawn from the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, and in the statement he added that “doctors will be monitoring the health of my wife and the other baby for the remainder of the pregnancy.”

Just over 10 months later, Gabby and their son, Jaxson, surprised him on the 18th green as the family celebrated Gary’s first victory since the 2013 Barracuda Championship. Woodland calls Jaxson his “miracle” son, and he and Gabby held him close and continue to do so after the trials of 2017.

“Really took off about four months,” said Woodland, who moves from 38th to fifth in the FedExCup standings. “But I found a way to get to the TOUR Championship, kind of battled through the end of the year, and I couldn’t wait for 2018 to start.”

Said Brennan Little, Woodland’s caddie: “His demeanor has been better. Last year was a bit of a mess. I mean, not really knowing his schedule, missing a few events, going home. Now the wife and the baby have been out; his attitude has been really good, which I think you can see in some of the rounds in Hawaii and San Diego, he got off to some bad starts and brought them back.”

Woodland was trending in the right direction after a T7 at the Sony Open in Hawaii and a T12 at the Farmers Insurance Open. Matt Kuchar, who hung around to congratulate Woodland after the victory, said he played nine holes with Woodland on Tuesday before the start of the WMPO and was wowed. “He was driving it just so well,” Kuchar said.

In addition to his wife and son, Woodland was cheered on by his parents, his sister and her husband, and others from back home in Topeka, Kansas. (He now lives in South Florida.) He got a text from his coach, Butch Harmon, on Thursday, urging him to put four good rounds together and not worry about the score. He did that, and recent putting lessons from friend Brad Faxon paid dividends, as well, as Woodland made 200 feet of putts on the weekend.

“I was in the zone,” he said. “I mean, I really had it going. My caddie asked me when I got done, did I know I made nine birdies. I didn’t even know I did that.”

Now it’s on to California for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and the resumption of a career that for five years was sidetracked by frustration, injuries and loss.

“It’s really hard to put in words right now,” Woodland said. “Last year we battled through it, couldn’t get to the off-season quick enough, couldn’t start 2018 soon enough. For [Jaxson] to be here, it’s obviously a miracle, but I’m just so excited to share this with him and my family, and hopefully it’s the start of something special.”

Source: PGATour.com 

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New Year, New Grip!


The month of February just got better. It’s time to let go of your worn grips. Don’t let having old grips ruin your swing. Ukiah Valley Golf Course is offering 20% off regripping the whole month of February!

Prices are as low as $5 per grip!

To find out more information on why regripping is important, check out

“Get A Grip: The Value in Re-gripping your clubs”.


“The importance of a good grip, both your hold on the club and on the club itself, cannot be overstated.”


LA JOLLA, Calif. — The massive throngs that mysteriously had a late January Thursday off from work suggest that the Tiger Woods comeback is now more than a tradition. It’s a holiday, too.

Presumably they were there to see him, anyway, but to see him do what? Other than the ubiquitous swoosh and the occasional epithet, Woods was giving them little that they might have recognized. There were no trademark fist pumps, no club twirls.

Yet for one shining moment late in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods gave them a glimpse of his old self, not at 42 his older self.

At the par-3 16th on the South Course at Torrey Pines, 190 yards across a chasm, Woods nearly made an ace. He hit it to eight inches of the hole, a tap-in birdie that was the highlight of an indifferent round of even-par 72.

“It’s just a full 6-iron, throw it up in the air,” he said. “The greens are really springy, so I was trying to land it soft. And we can’t see anything land from back there so we’re just listening for some noise and people started cheering.”

That’s why they were here.

Moral victories generally are vastly overrated, but concede him this one. He had played only 36 holes on the PGA Tour in the last 2½ years, yet he performed admirably. Admirably won’t be enough to get him to the weekend—he is tied for 84th—but he does have the more generous North Course on Friday.

“It was fun, it was fun to compete again,” he said. “It was fun to be out there. We had a great pairing today. Pat [Reed} played great, Charley [Hoffman] was solid all day, and I was probably a little bit rusty.”

He opened with a bogey, not an unusual start for Woods, who won the U.S. Open here without making a par at the first hole in the first four rounds in 2008. He hit only eight of 14 fairways and just 12 of 18 greens in regulation.

“On the back nine, he looked solid and steady,” Reed said. “When he wasn’t too happy with a shot it still was manageable. That’s the biggest thing, not playing awhile. I took off six weeks off from competitive golf and played last week and felt like I didn’t know what the heck I was doing out there. There’s a lot of mental errors that happen. For a guy who played one tournament in a year to come out and play the way he did today, I was impressed.

“He seemed excited. He was in the zone, focusing on being a competitor, but I can imagine inside he was probably jumping for joy being out here with the guys playing golf again, especially pain free. That’s huge. He looked good.”

Woods’ harshest critic, meanwhile, was himself, and he veered sharply from his go-to cliche, that “it’s a process.”

“I didn’t hit my irons very well today,” Woods said. “I didn’t give myself a lot of looks out there and consequently I didn’t make a lot of birdies. I didn’t play the par 5s as well, either. I need to clean up my iron game and give myself a lot more looks at it.”

“Baby steps,” Reed called them, fittingly, as it were, on behalf of a man attempting to turn back the clock.


Source: GolfDigest.com

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We are looking for talented and motivated individuals who can grow with us and can deliver best-in-class customer service. If you are a high-performing, outgoing, service-oriented individual looking for an opportunity this is for you. This is an opportunity for those who thrive in a fast-paced, energizing, and enjoyable environment.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, please send resume to ukiahgolf@gmail.com or come to the pro shop and fill out an application.

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Can You Have Fun While Exercising?

Well here is the formula we came up with.

Golf=Fun, Golf=Exercise, If you do the math, Golf=Fun+Exercise

If the afternoons are when you like to play, we have the perfect membership for you.

The Sunset Membership

Is this the year to play more golf?

Yes it is!

Ukiah Valley Golf Course Sunset Membership.

The best way to play after work.

Sunset Annual Membership

Price: $600/year.                                  Play after 1pm November 1st – February 28th.                             Play after 2pm March 1st – October 31st.

  • 10% off non sale merchandise.
  • Holiday Dinner.

Let’s talk about the health benefits of playing golf.

When we asked adults who play sports which one they play the most, golf topped the list. That’s right. We find that a day on the links beat out soccer, softball and tennis.

Your first reaction was: Whaaat? Golf is played by people riding around in motorized carts; how much exercise could you possibly get?

Most underestimate the health part of the game.

The World Golf Foundation estimates that golfers who walk an 18-hole course clock about 5 miles and burn up to 2,000 calories.

Here’s the rub for most: About two-thirds of golf in the U.S. is played in motorized carts.How can that be healthy?

Here’s another fact.

Even golfers using a motorized cart can burn about 1,300 calories and walk 2 miles when playing 18 holes.

Another reason:

Carts can help older people and others unable to walk long distances keep playing the game.

“I started playing when I was 9 years old,” said a local golfer. And over his lifetime, he says, he’s played a lot of sports. But after two hip replacement surgeries and operations on his knees, “it’s one of the few things I can still do.” His love for the game, is that “it’s the one sport you can plan to play the rest of your life.”


There’s also a mental boost for lots of players. There’s rarely a bad day on the golf course,You’re breathing good air and looking around at the nice scenery.

And this stress-relieving benefit, people tell us, is one of their top motivations for staying in the game. Everyone should give it a try.

The Sunset Membership is a great way to stay fit and play better golf.

Sunset Membership available to purchase now thru February 28, 2017.

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John Daly got off to a hot start in Sunday’s final round of the Insperity Championship, his first start on the 50-plus PGA Tour Champions. However, the 50-year-old two-time major winner couldn’t sustain the momentum to make a charge, and he finished tied for 17th in his tour debut.

Daly, who shot 1-under 71 on Sunday, closed the 54-hole event at The Woodlands C.C. near Houston at 2 under par, 10 shots behind winner Jesper Parnevik.

Coming into the week, Daly said he was keeping expectations low mainly because he simply hadn’t played much. He came out of this week encouraged by how he played.

It was a solid week and I played better than I thought I would,” Daly said. “I hit a lot of fairways this week.The irons weren’t all that great.I was really close to being good. But for not playing, I’m pretty pleased. I’ll just go home this week and work on the things I need to work on.”

Daly intends to play what amounts to a full schedule on PGA Tour Champions, so there will be plenty more opportunities for him to break through. Meanwhile, the Swede Parnevik ended a more than 15-year winless skid with his win in Texas. Parnevik, who quit his popular Swedish reality TV show to focus on golf, won for the first time since taking the 2001 Honda Classic. This was Parnevik’s 23rd start on the 50-plus tour, but it was his 277th start since that ’01 win.

“It feels fantastic, actually,” Parnevik said. “I’m still in shock, because when it’s been this long, you don’t even remember how it is.”

Injuries have prevented Parnevik from being able to play much in the last decade of his life. However, the time away from week-to-week tour golf and the easy-going nature of PGA Tour Champions had him excited to play — and contend — again.

“That was a blessing in disguise in a sense,” Parnevik said of his injuries. “I don’t know if I would have been as keen or eager to play right now if I would have played those eight years full-time. … I was really looking forward to playing on this tour because I’ve had so many injuries and I haven’t played much. My form wasn’t that great, but I was still looking forward to coming out here and compete, and I think that’s the key that kept me practicing so much.”

Source: sports.yahoo.com


This is the second of three shortgame lessons.  Starts at 10am. Focusing on putting and scoring!