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
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $24
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $12
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Black Horse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $17.95
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $30
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $27
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $29
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $12
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $22
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $65
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $15
WildHawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $17
Monterey Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Monterey $15
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $13.35
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $12
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $38
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $18
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $49
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $29
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $18
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $5
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $18
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $14
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $17.99
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $20 - $37
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $10
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $14
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center Fresno $9
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $10
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $30
Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland $8
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $24
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $23
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $28
The Golf Club at Copper Valley
Tee Times
Copperopolis $55
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $14
Sunrise Golf Course Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range Fresno $10
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.25
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $17
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $14
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $8.5
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $5
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $20
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $14
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $18
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $5
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $20
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
Tee Times
San Ramon $15
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Gator Creek Golf Course Auburn $10
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $18
Foothills Golf Center Sacramento $10
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $39
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $54
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $49
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $40
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $13 - $17
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $28
Jack Tone Golf Course
Tee Times
Ripon $11
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
Pruneridge Golf Club Santa Clara $22
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $22
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $34
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $5
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $20
Gavilan Golf Course Gilroy $6 - $12
Discovery Bay Country Club Byron $35 - $75
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $36
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $29
Teleli Golf Club Sonora $15 - $47
River Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ceres $10
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course Tres Pinos $10 - $17
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course Sacramento $9
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Elk Grove $8
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $13
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $23 - $48
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Wawona Golf Course Wawona $20.00
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $45 - $65
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Manteca Park Golf Course Manteca $13 - $26
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $390 - $420
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $29 - $69
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $60 - $75
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $40 - $50
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $165 - $295
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $28
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $10
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $100
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
Valley Golf Center Fresno $12
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $50 - $65
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $12
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $225 - $415
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $39 - $55
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
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