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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Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $8
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $20
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $29
Manteca Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Manteca $8
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $8
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Antioch $18
Wildhawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $22
Bass Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Rescue $15
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
Tee Times
Patterson $30
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $16.95
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $35
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $32
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $15
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $25
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $35
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $16
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $13
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $35
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
Tee Times
Pittsburg $18
Salinas Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Salinas $35
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $30
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $9
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $24
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $27
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $25
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $25
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $17
Camino Heights Golf Course
Tee Times
Camino $10
Mountain Valley Golf Center
Tee Times
Woodland $5
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $9
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $15
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $13
Rolling Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Granite Bay $10
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $29
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $19
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Foothills Golf Center
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $7.5
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $25
Sunrise Golf Course
Tee Times
Citrus Heights $15
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $15
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $18
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $17
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $25
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $210
Old River Golf Course
Tee Times
Tracy $18
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $5
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $16
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $87
Springtown Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $8.25
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $20
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $27
Campus Commons Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $14
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Groveland $32 - $65
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $13
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $25
Greenhorn Creek Resort
Tee Times
Angels Camp $70
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $10
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $22
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $21
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $20
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $29
Monterey Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $6
Rocklin Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $26
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $19
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $19
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $29
Pruneridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $20
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $19
The Bethel Island Club
Tee Times
Bethel Island $10
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $10
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $16
Diablo Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $58
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $10
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
Tee Times
Fresno $5
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9 - $12
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Loomis $10 - $14
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Riverbend Golf Club
Tee Times
Madera $45
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $22
Discovery Bay Country Club
Tee Times
Byron $95
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $18
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $13
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Gabilan Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $15
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $16.48
The Reserve at Spanos Park, The
Tee Times
Stockton $27
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $29 - $56
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $25
River Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $22
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $20
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12.5
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $13
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Mountain Springs Golf Club
Tee Times
Sonora $17 - $32
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $25
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours
Tee Times
Manteca $8
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Sonora $20 - $23
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Gator Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
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
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
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