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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Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $16.95
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $9
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $45
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $18
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $26.35
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $39
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $21
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $23
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $18.95
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $30
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $44
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $14
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $16
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $45
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $31
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $18
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $15 - $37
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $25
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10 - $27
Jack Tone Golf Course
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Ripon $20
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $9 - $14
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $23
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $25
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $29
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Elk Grove $17
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $23
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $12 - $17
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $25
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $23
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $10
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $9
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $6
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $30
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $5
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $26
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $21
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $11
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $12
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $20
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $22
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $20 - $42
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $31
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $50
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $20
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $29
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $33
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $20
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $27
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $19
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $52
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $22 - $28
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $18
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $12 - $17
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $16 - $22
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $23
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $9.99
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $15
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $25
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $31
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $19
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $110
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $24
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $12 - $31
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $25
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $28
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $14 - $16
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $16.5
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $59
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $19
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $20
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $10
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $23
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $39
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $24
Fig Garden Golf Club
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Fresno $29
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.25
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $13.5
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $22 - $44
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
River Oaks Golf Course
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Ceres $10
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $5
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
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San Ramon $27
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $22.5
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $12 - $31
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $15 - $23
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $39
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
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