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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Stevinson Golf Package
Dates: September 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Play 18 at Stevinson Ranch Golf Club the day you arrive. Spend one night, Sunday through Thursday, in a cottage, complete with free WI-FI and flat-screen TV. Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, Stevinson Ranch G.C. is an easy drive from anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area and a short trip from Merced and Modesto.
Price range: $250

Courses

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Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $19
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $32
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $10
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $35
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $25
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $35
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $8
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $13
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $10
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $22
Salinas Golf & Country Club
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Salinas $35
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $20
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $25
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $18
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Bass Lake Golf Course
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Rescue $15
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $16
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $11
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $13
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $22
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $9
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $25
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $17
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $10
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $10
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $9
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $27
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $10
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $25
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $9
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $15
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $17
Indian Creek Golf Club
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Loomis $10 - $14
Old River Golf Course
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Tracy $18
Greenhorn Creek Resort
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Angels Camp $70
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $16.48
Gabilan Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $18
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $19
Rocklin Golf Club
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Rocklin $26
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $19
Forest Meadows Golf Course
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Murphys $7.5
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $25
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $13
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $19
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $10
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $25
Diablo Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $58
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $20
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $21
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $13
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $29
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $9 - $12
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $5
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $29
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Mace Meadow Golf Club
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Pioneer $10
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $13
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $5
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $18
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $16
River Creek Golf Course
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Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $19
Mountain Springs Golf Club
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Sonora $17 - $32
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $20
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $29 - $56
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $19
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $25
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $16
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $12.5
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $12.50 - $36.00
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
The Reserve at Spanos Park, The
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Stockton $27
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $27
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $39
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $22
Campus Commons Golf Course
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Sacramento $14
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $20
Riverbend Golf Club
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Madera $45
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $5
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours
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Manteca $8
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $30
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
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Groveland $32 - $65
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $20
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $8
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $27
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $15
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $10
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $10
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $10
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $22
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Rolling Greens Golf Course
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Granite Bay $10
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $25
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $50
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $8
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
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