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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BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $45
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $12.5
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $23
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $20
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $13.5
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $10
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $9
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $13
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $27
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $15
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $18
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $20
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $25
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $24.65
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
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Salinas $32
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $39
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $41
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $15
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $27
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $18
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $25
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $16
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $16.95
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $22
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $10
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $21
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $9.3
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $10
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $3
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $7
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $12 - $17
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $23
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $5
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $20
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $10
Mace Meadow Golf Club
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Pioneer $7
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $10
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $9
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $20
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $60
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $10
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $29
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $3
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $23.5
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $19
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $50
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $17
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $20
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $24
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $22
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $17.5
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.5
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $30
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $14
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $11
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $19
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $17.5
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $19.5
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $14
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $30
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $10
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $15
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $18
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $28
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $12
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $13
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $3
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $15
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $23
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $19
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $28
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $17
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $8
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $12
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $20
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $5
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $13.5
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $21.99
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $35
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $26
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $10
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $5
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $7
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $20
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $395
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $39
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $270
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
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