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

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The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $35
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $7
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $27
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
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Salinas $29
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $18
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $18
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $13.5
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $18
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $12.5
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $15
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $24
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $16.95
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $49 - $80
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $21
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $15
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $25
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $26
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $22
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $39
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $13
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $18
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $10
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $20
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $15
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Mace Meadow Golf Club
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Pioneer $7
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $7
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $10
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $19
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $9
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $9
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $20
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $5
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $13.5
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $21
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $17.5
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $21.5
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.5
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $16
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $20
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $24
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $26
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $30
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $17
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $20
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $16
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $5
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $15
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $19
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $23.8
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $12 - $17
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $12
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $16
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $34
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $13
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $15
Rocklin Golf Club
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Rocklin $23
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $19
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $20
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $34.5
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $24
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $19
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $43.5
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $18
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $7
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $26
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $8
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $5
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $20
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $14
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $21.99
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $60
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $10
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $27.5
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $27
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $20
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $70
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Bass Lake Golf Course Rescue $16 - $22
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
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