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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Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $20
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $20
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $17.5
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $11
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $45
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $9
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $18
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $14
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $90
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $13
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $19
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $19
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $27
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $10
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $15
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $29
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $19
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $12
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $29
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $14
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $25
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $14
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $45
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $29
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $9
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $5
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $19
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $20
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $7
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $13
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $20
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $8.5
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $33
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $9
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $9
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Jack Tone Golf Course
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Ripon $8
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Elk Grove $5
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $5
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $7
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $9
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $5
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $15
The Bethel Island Club Bethel Island $12 - $17
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $16
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $28
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $11
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $35
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $39
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $28
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $15
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range Fresno $10
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $22
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $20
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $35
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $20
Pruneridge Golf Club Santa Clara $22
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $14
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $17
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center Fresno $9
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $18
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $16.5
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $22
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $24
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $5
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $60
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $5
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $28
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $5
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $18
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $15
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $25
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $15
Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $22 - $44
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $26
River Oaks Golf Course
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Ceres $10
Sunrise Golf Course Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Phoenix Lake Golf Course Sonora $20 - $23
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $19
Foothills Golf Center Sacramento $10
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.25
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $13
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $22
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $10
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $35
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $10
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $16.5
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course Sacramento $9
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
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San Ramon $27
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $12
Discovery Bay Country Club Byron $95
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $20
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $39
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $15 - $23
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
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