Destination Guide

Destination: Central Valley

California's Central Valley stretches over 450 miles through the center of the state and parallels the Pacific Ocean. Also called the "Sacramento Valley," it encompasses such towns as Bakersfield to the south, past Sacramento and Fresno to Stockton at the northern end.

Mostly flat, the region is especially rich with agriculture, thanks to fertile soil producing a wealth of gardens, farmlands and wineries. The Central Valley produces 8 percent of America's agriculture despite a land mass much smaller. Well off the beaten path compared to California's larger tourist hotspots such as Yosemite National Park or Lake Tahoe, small farmers markets, roadside produce stands and winery and cheese festivals showcase the valley's fertile landscape.

While the northern part of the valley receives about 20 inches of rain each year, the southern area, the San Joaquin, is a much drier and can very get hot in the summer, while the winter months are foggy and rainy.

The golf courses around the Central Valley are lesser known compared to California's other regions such as Monterey or Palm Springs, but the many cities scattered throughout offer more understated courses. This also means you'll discover some of the better bargain plays in the region, even if the headlining golf courses of California are to be found elsewhere.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $49
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $12
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $15
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $27
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $29
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $17
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $17.95
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $18
Black Horse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $22
WildHawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $12
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $13.35
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Monterey Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Monterey $15
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $65
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $24
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $12
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $20
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $38
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $25
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range Fresno $10
Foothills Golf Center Sacramento $10
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $17
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $14
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Coarsegold $14
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $5
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $17.99
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Murieta $45
Gator Creek Golf Course Auburn $10
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $24
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $10
Pruneridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $10
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $39
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
Tee Times
Salinas $75
Jack Tone Golf Course
Tee Times
Ripon $11
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $5
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.25
Sunrise Golf Course Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $34
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $18
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $30
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $20 - $54
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $36
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $20
Teleli Golf Club
Tee Times
Sonora $15 - $47
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $14
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
River Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ceres $10
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $14
Twain Harte Golf Club
Tee Times
Twain Harte $13 - $17
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $18
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club
Tee Times
Rancho Murieta $45
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center Fresno $9
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $20
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Gavilan Golf Course Gilroy $6 - $12
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $28
Discovery Bay Country Club Byron $35 - $75
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $18
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $10
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course Tres Pinos $10 - $17
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland $8
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $13
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
Greenhorn Creek Resort
Tee Times
Angels Camp $30 - $70
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $22
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $29
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $14
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $7
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $18
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $23
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $29
San Jose Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $38
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Elk Grove $8
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
Tee Times
San Ramon $15
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $20
The Golf Club at Copper Valley
Tee Times
Copperopolis $55
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $5
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $28
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $8.5
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $5
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $50 - $65
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $165 - $295
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $23 - $48
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $60 - $75
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $45 - $65
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Wawona Golf Course Wawona $20.00
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Club at Pasadera Monterey $90
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $225 - $415
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $100
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $10
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $29 - $69
Valley Golf Center Fresno $12
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $28
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $390 - $420
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $12
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $40 - $50
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $39 - $55
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Manteca Park Golf Course Manteca $13 - $26
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
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