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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Course City Rates from
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $16
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $22
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $25
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
Tee Times
Patterson $30
Manteca Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Manteca $8
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $8
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $13.5
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $10
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $35
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Antioch $16
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $25
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $40
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
Tee Times
Salinas $35
Bass Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Rescue $15
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $22
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $16.95
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40 - $125
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $32
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $40
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
Tee Times
Pittsburg $18
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $17
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $24
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $7
Camino Heights Golf Course
Tee Times
Camino $9
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $20
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $9
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $25
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $20
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $27
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $20
Mountain Valley Golf Center
Tee Times
Woodland $5
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $10
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $25
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $20
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $19
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $19
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $16
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $32
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $20.01
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9 - $12
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $16
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $20
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $19
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $29
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12.5
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $16
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $46
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $18
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Sonora $20 - $23
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $30
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $29
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $10
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $46
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $12 - $21
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $25.00 - $55.00
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $17
Rolling Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Granite Bay $13
Pruneridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $20
Sunrise Golf Course
Tee Times
Citrus Heights $15
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $14 - $23
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $21
Foothills Golf Center
Tee Times
Sacramento $8
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $39
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $29
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
Gator Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Rocklin Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $23
Discovery Bay Country Club
Tee Times
Byron $95
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $16
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $7
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $26
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $16
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $46
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Monterey Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $10
The Bethel Island Club
Tee Times
Bethel Island $10
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $13
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $27
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $25
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $22
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $20
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $18
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $13
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $21
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $10
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $25
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
Tee Times
Fresno $10
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $22
Springtown Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $8.25
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Empire Ranch Golf Club Folsom $29 - $56
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $70
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
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