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 Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $25
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $13.35
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $17
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
WildHawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $15
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $18
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $27
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $38
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $17.95
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $12
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $30
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $22
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $12
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $24
Black Horse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Monterey Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Monterey $15
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Patterson $12
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $65
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $49
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $29
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $22
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Gavilan Golf Course Gilroy $6 - $12
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $18
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $20
Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland $8
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $20
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $17
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $10
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $13
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $14
The Bethel Island Club Bethel Island $12 - $17
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.25
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $23
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $5
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $29
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $5
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $17.99
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $34
Jack Tone Golf Course
Tee Times
Ripon $11
Delta View Golf Course
Tee Times
Pittsburg $17
Phoenix Lake Golf Course Sonora $20 - $23
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $49
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $29
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $40
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $18
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $8.5
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $14
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $28
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $18
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $39
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $5
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $36
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $54
Sunrise Golf Course Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $15 - $23
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center Fresno $9
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range Fresno $10
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course Sacramento $9
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $24
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $10
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
Tee Times
San Ramon $15
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $28
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $5
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course Tres Pinos $10 - $17
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $20
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $30
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $18
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $25 - $47
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Pruneridge Golf Club Santa Clara $22
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $20
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $24
Discovery Bay Country Club Byron $35 - $75
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12
River Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ceres $10
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $14
Foothills Golf Center Sacramento $10
Gator Creek Golf Course Auburn $10
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Elk Grove $8
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $14
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $14
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $14
Saddle Creek Resort
Tee Times
Copperopolis $55
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Big Trees Golf Course Wawona $20.00
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $50 - $65
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Manteca Park Golf Course Manteca $21
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $40 - $50
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $50 - $65
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $23 - $48
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $49
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $13 - $17
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $390 - $420
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $10
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $39 - $55
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $100
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $12
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Valley Golf Center Fresno $12
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $28
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $45 - $65
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