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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Hollister Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Stay at Hacienda de Leal, a boutique hotel located in the historic mission city of San Juan Bautista, and take on nearby San Juan Oaks Golf Club, the first Fred Couples signature design in California.
Price range: $200

Courses

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Bass Lake Golf Course
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Rescue $16 - $22
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $17
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $38
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $16
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
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Salinas $29
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $15
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $21
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $18 - $41
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $20 - $58
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $49 - $72
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $25
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $13.5
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $27
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
Tee Times
Patterson $30
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $50
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $17
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $18
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $16.95
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $22
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $25
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $25
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $12.5
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $18
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $23
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $25
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $19
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tres Pinos $10
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $7
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Mountain Valley Golf Center
Tee Times
Woodland $5
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $7
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $21
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Murphys 9 Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $7
Camino Heights Golf Course
Tee Times
Camino $9
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $20
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $9
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $18
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
Tee Times
Fresno $10
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $8
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Sunrise Golf Course
Tee Times
Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $35
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Sonora $20 - $23
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $5
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $24
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $18
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $21
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $34
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
The Bethel Island Club
Tee Times
Bethel Island $5
Monterey Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $10
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $29
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $20
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $9
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $16
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $19
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $24
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $19
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $22
Discovery Bay Country Club
Tee Times
Byron $95
Rocklin Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $23
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $21.99
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $15
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $23
Foothills Golf Center
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $39
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $12 - $21
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $11
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $28
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $19
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $15
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $19
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $19.5
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $20
William Land Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.5
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $16
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $26
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $20
Springtown Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $7
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12
Gator Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $22
Pruneridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $20
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $7
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Empire Ranch Golf Club Folsom $29 - $56
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $70
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
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