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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Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $16
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $22
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $16
Salinas Golf & Country Club
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Salinas $35
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $15
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $25
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $29
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
Tee Times
Patterson $30
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $8
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $30
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $9
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
Tee Times
Pittsburg $18
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Antioch $18
Bass Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Rescue $15
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $13
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40 - $125
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $35
Manteca Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Manteca $8
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $35
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $35
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $35
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $32
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $16.95
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $25
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $25
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $17
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Camino Heights Golf Course
Tee Times
Camino $10
Mountain Valley Golf Center
Tee Times
Woodland $5
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $7
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $13
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $27
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $24
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $21
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $10
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $22
Foothills Golf Center
Tee Times
Sacramento $8
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $20
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $22
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $27
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $27
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $29
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $14 - $23
Gabilan Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $18
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $32
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $10
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $17.5
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Gator Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12.5
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $19
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $18
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $7.5
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $10
Discovery Bay Country Club
Tee Times
Byron $95
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Sonora $20 - $23
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $29
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $17
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $16
Sunrise Golf Course
Tee Times
Citrus Heights $15
Rocklin Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $26
Rolling Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Granite Bay $13
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $12 - $21
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $21
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $19
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Pruneridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $20
Springtown Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $8.25
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $19.48
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $5
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $17.5
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $29
Monterey Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $6
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $28
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $8
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $7
The Bethel Island Club
Tee Times
Bethel Island $10
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $25.00 - $55.00
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
Tee Times
Fresno $7.5
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $16
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $18
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $29
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $20
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $16
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9 - $12
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $25
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Diablo Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club Hollister $58
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $70
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Empire Ranch Golf Club Folsom $29 - $56
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
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