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 Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $45
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $18
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $18.95
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $37
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $22
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $16
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $9
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $22
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $39
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $14
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $16
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
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $19
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $9
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $31
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $21
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $45
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $25
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $15
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $20
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $19
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $25
Jack Tone Golf Course
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Ripon $10
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $18
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $16
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $10
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $20
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Elk Grove $17
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $18
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10 - $27
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $13
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $18
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $20
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $12 - $17
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $7
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $5
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $3
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.25
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $59
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $32
Fig Garden Golf Club
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Fresno $25 - $47
River Oaks Golf Course
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Ceres $10
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $19
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $20
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $13
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $20
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $5
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $18
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $25
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $24
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $9.99
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $30
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $14
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
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San Ramon $22
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $13.5
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $24
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $25
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $14 - $16
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $22 - $44
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $15
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $17
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $20
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $22
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $25
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $18
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $20
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $20
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $12 - $17
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $52
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $22
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $13
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $5
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $10
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $26
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $50
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $15
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $22.5
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $21
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $5
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $28
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $15 - $23
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $39
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $10 - $12
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
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