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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Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $29
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $21
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $17
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $13.5
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $40
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $12
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $50
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $20
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $20
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
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Salinas $18
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
Tee Times
Patterson $30
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $16.95
Wildhawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $38
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $15
Bass Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Rescue $17
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Antioch $10
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $21
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $17
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
The Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $18
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Stevinson $16
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $10
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $49 - $72
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $29
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $12.5
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $23
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $17
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $11.5
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $18
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $9
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $17
Mountain Valley Golf Center
Tee Times
Woodland $5
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $5
Camino Heights Golf Course
Tee Times
Camino $9
Mace Meadow Golf Club
Tee Times
Pioneer $7
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tres Pinos $8
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $14
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $19
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $17
Forest Meadows Golf Course
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Murphys $7
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $17
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $10
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $25
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Foothills Golf Center
Tee Times
Sacramento $8
Gator Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Springtown Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $7
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $34.5
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12.25
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $19
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $5
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $23
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $16
William Land Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $15
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $12
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $18
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $35
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $15
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $5
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Sunol $21
Green Tree Golf Club
Tee Times
Vacaville $18
Discovery Bay Country Club
Tee Times
Byron $95
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $8.00 - $13.50
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $8
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Sunrise Golf Course
Tee Times
Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $19.99
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $12 - $21
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
Tee Times
Fresno $9
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $19
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $10
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $33
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $26
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $15
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $19
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $19
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $18
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $22
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
Tee Times
Fresno $10
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.5
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $30
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $17.5
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $20
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $15
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $26
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $27.5
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $27
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Rocklin Golf Club
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Rocklin $19
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $19.5
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $22
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $16
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $9
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Sonora $10
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $16
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $14.00
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Riverbend Golf Club Madera $45
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Rolling Greens Golf Course Granite Bay $13
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $70
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club Vacaville $13
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Mountain Springs Golf Club Sonora $17 - $32
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Empire Ranch Golf Club Folsom $29 - $56
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
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