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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Hollister Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Stay at Hacienda de Leal, a boutique hotel located in the historic mission city of San Juan Bautista, and take on nearby San Juan Oaks Golf Club, the first Fred Couples signature design in California.
Price range: $200

Courses

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The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $13.5
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $18
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $35
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $25
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $45
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
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Salinas $35
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $29
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $36
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $16.95
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $21
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $21
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $25
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $8
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $14.11
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $35
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $10
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $16
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Bass Lake Golf Course
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Rescue $15
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $25
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $42
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Mace Meadow Golf Club
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Pioneer $7
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $30
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $2
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $9
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $9
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $2
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $25
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $12 - $17
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $2
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $25
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $29
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $19
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $26
Forest Meadows Golf Course
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Murphys $39
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $22
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $18
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $18
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $17
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $20
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $10
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $20
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $19
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $17
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $25
Rocklin Golf Club
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Rocklin $22
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $25
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $24
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $10
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $16
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $22
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $16
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $13
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $16
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $13
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $33
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $10
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $10
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $25.00 - $55.00
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $14 - $23
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $10
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $20
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $9 - $12
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $8
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $25
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $12.5
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $25
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $16
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $27
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $19.99
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $8.25
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $19
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Empire Ranch Golf Club Folsom $29 - $56
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $70
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
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