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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The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $51
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $15 - $37
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $20
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $39
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $31
Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $14
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $25
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $48
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $14
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $25
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $25
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $30
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $18.95
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $13
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $23
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $45
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $20
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40 - $125
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $9
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $15
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $17
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $27
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $39
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $37
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $30
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
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Tres Pinos $10
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $25
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10 - $27
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $16
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $16
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $20
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $7
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $3
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
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Galt $22
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $12 - $17
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $16
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
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Elk Grove $17
Jack Tone Golf Course
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Ripon $20
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $18
Murphys 9 Golf Course
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Murphys $7
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $5
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $22
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $11
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $22 - $44
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $18
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $9.99
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $22.5
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $50
The Reserve at Spanos Park
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Stockton $20
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $32
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $11.25
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $10
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $22
Del Monte Golf Course
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Monterey $18
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $19
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $28
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $19
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $13.5
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $42
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $12 - $17
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $22 - $28
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
River Oaks Golf Course
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Ceres $10
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $24
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $23 - $55
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $28.5
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $21.99
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $25
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $9
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $35 - $50
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $10
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $20
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $30
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $25
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $5
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $22
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $20
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
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Watsonville $9
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
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San Ramon $50 - $60
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $13
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $22
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $12 - $21
Fig Garden Golf Club
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Fresno $25 - $47
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $23
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $35
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $26
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $29
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $5
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $20
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $22
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $59
William Land Golf Course
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Sacramento $14 - $16
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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San Jose $40
Gator Creek Golf Course
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Auburn $5
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $15 - $23
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $39
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $10 - $12
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
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