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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Stevinson Golf Package
Dates: September 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Play 18 at Stevinson Ranch Golf Club the day you arrive. Spend one night, Sunday through Thursday, in a cottage, complete with free WI-FI and flat-screen TV. Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, Stevinson Ranch G.C. is an easy drive from anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area and a short trip from Merced and Modesto.
Price range: $250

Courses

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The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $25
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $35
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $11
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $35
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $35
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $13
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $18
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $13
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $16
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Bass Lake Golf Course
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Rescue $15
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $29
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $8
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Salinas Golf & Country Club
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Salinas $35
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $22
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $32
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $20
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $20
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $9
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $22
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $9
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $10
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $27
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $13
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $17
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $25
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $25
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $25
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $39
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $19
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $19
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $19
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $16
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $10
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours
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Manteca $8
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $20
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $9
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $20
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $25
The Reserve at Spanos Park, The
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Stockton $27
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $10
Mountain Springs Golf Club
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Sonora $17 - $32
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $5
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $13
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $15
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $16.48
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Mace Meadow Golf Club
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Pioneer $10
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Rolling Greens Golf Course
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Granite Bay $10
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $5
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $30
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $9 - $12
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
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Groveland $32 - $65
Old River Golf Course
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Tracy $18
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $25
Campus Commons Golf Course
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Sacramento $14
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $27
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $12.5
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $17
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $15
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $29 - $56
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $29
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $22
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $13
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $23
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $8
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Forest Meadows Golf Course
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Murphys $7.5
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $10
Riverbend Golf Club
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Madera $45
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $15
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Rocklin Golf Club
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Rocklin $26
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $22
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $25
Gabilan Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $18
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $18
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $20
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $10
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $20
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $13
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $30
Greenhorn Creek Resort
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Angels Camp $70
River Creek Golf Course
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Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $19
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $12.50 - $36.00
Diablo Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $58
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $5
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $20
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $29
Indian Creek Golf Club
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Loomis $10 - $14
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $10
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
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