Mather Golf Course

4103 Eagles Nest Rd, Sacramento, California, 95655
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(916) 364-4353
Architect: Jack Fleming (22)
                      
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Detailed description of Mather Golf Course

Mather Golf Course is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Sacramento, California.

Mather Golf Course is located on the former Mather Air Force Base. This is an 18 hole tree-lined course with open fairways and medium-sized greens. The course first opened for play in 1959. It was designed by Jack Fleming in 1959. This championship length par 72 has three tee boxes that provide the opportunity to test your skills and will challenge how much of a long ball hitter you are. The Blue Tees play to 6,734 yards, the Whites 6,436, The Reds 5,732 and The Junior Tees play to 3,363 yards.

Front Nine

Your day will begin with a straight shot par 4 that has a narrow fairway and a handful of small bunkers that will test accuracy. This is a great opening hole for the long ball hitter, allowing the opportunity for an opening birdie.

On No. 3 you will notice that this beautiful par 3 offers a huge green to hit if you can keep it in between the two bunkers that are guarding it. 145 yards is all that is keeping you from that second birdie of the day. This hole provides the chance to look like a pro no matter what your skill level is.

Back Nine

Hole # 10 which is a sharp dogleg left. You will need to play a straight tee shot along the left side, and this will leave you a long iron approach to a well-protected green.

Hole #11 a short par three that throws every obstacle on the course at you. A huge lake sits right in the middle of the fairway as the perfect shot will put you on the green; anything short of that and you will be hitting out of sand or digging through your bag for another ball.

On #12 you will experience the shortest par 5 on the course and have a great opportunity to get one stroke back. The left side of the fairway offers more level lies for shots at the green. Be sure to adjust for shots drifting to the right off a sidehill lie. Stay below the hole for a birdie or eagle putt.

Hole #13, "The 285-yard par four signature hole is framed by trees and reachable in one with a mighty tee shot. If you gamble and miss the green though, you can almost guarantee a bogey.

No. 16 is the longest hole on the course. A slight dogleg left, you will need a solid drive, a great second shot, and a difficult uphill third shot to reach the large sloping green. A small bunker then becomes your last obstacle on this 528-yard par 5 that personifies the open fairway theme given to you by Mather Golf Course.

On No. 17 you can admire the view from the tee and then hit your best drive of the day, you'll need it- stay right of center to avoid being blocked out by trees at the corner of the dogleg. If you can reach the green in two- you'll be rewarded with a friendly putting surface.

No 18 is a deceptively short hole. Maintain your focus; a right to left tee shot will leave a mid to short iron in. An approach aimed at the middle of the green is your safest bet.

This course has been reviewed 15 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, Aries Guillermo
Sacramento, CA

(cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2016 at 9:49 PM

It's a good golf course for the special price that I had.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 028540
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(cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2016 at 10:15 AM

Nice, mature course. Very well maintained.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 028287
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Sacramento, CA

$36 (cart not included), played on Thursday, January at

Played May 2015. This was my first time playing the course, but I had heard good things from other golfers I knew. We played early on a Saturday morning and the pace of play was fine. We were walking and the course is flat enough and the layout is condusive to walking. The greens were in great shape and were very fast with lots of subtle breaks, so they were tough to read for the uninitiated. We played from the white tees, and even then there were 4 or 5 par 4's that stretched over 400 yards. The fairways are wide but often tree-lined. Overall, it's a good local course that I would like to play again, but it's not a destination course. The grill had a decent choice of items, but the eating area was very Spartan.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, I wouldn't recommend this course, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 027085
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Rancho Cordova, CA

$16 (cart included), played on Thursday, September 2013 at 4pm

I used to consider this my home course. The fairways were nice and green, not dry and brown. Over the last two year the course has become an embarrassment to the area.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
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Rank ID # : 020931
Golf Course ranker Photo, Rick Battson
Sacramento, CA

$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, March 2013 at 10am

They've done a good job keeping this course up; it can get boggy if it rains a lot. Tougher course for left-to-right hitters, as all doglegs set up for draws (for righties). Can get windy.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 019454
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Sacramento, CA

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Sunday, December 2011 at 10am

Greens were super fast, probably due to the weather and temperature

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 016575
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Rancho Cordova, CA

$36 (cart not included), played on Sunday, September 2011 at 6am

Great course to play. Been Playing Mather every Sunday for the past 10 years. Staff treats customers very well.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 016015
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Rescue, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Thursday, July 2011 at 6pm

I play Mather regularly andhave since i was in the military 30 years ago .... great course for the average duffer golfer with wide forgiving fairways and lots and lots of big tree shade for the hot summers of the sacramento valley. I currently work about 5 miles away and consider this course to be my home course ....

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 015393
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Sacramento, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2010 at 8am

Best public greens in Sacramento, CA. Challenges most country clubs.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011488
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Folsom, CA

$41 (cart not included), played on Sunday, April 2010 at 8am

I really enjoy this course. It's very forgiving with wide open fairways. If you go on the weekend, the pace of play might be slow. Overall this is one of my favorite courses in the area.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009843
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El Cerrito, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2009 at 8am

I played in a 2 day tournament Saturday and Sunday. Also played a tournament there in May. Course was the same KB

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007505
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El Dorado Hills, CA

$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, March 2009 at noon

Prior military base, course is pretty basic

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006567
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Gold River, CA

$10 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, February 2009 at 2pm

...the greens are always in great shape...some of the best in the sacramento area...it is the single best value in sacramento....no homes or roads near course....not overly difficult...somewhat straight forward...lots of wildlife on course and surrounding area...just an extremely pleasant experience...the staff is wonderful...

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006113
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Rancho Cordova, CA

$21 (cart included), played on Thursday, August 2008 at noon

Great course to play. Very wide open and friandly.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 004906
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Anywhere, CA

(cart included), played on Thursday, January 2008 at 6am

over watering made some areas unplayable that were brought into play

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 004597
3.7/5
Based on 15 reviews
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