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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Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $35
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $32
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $11
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $16
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $5
La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $16.95
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $18
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $19
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $25
Salinas Golf & Country Club
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Salinas $35
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $20
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $13
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $29
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $8
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $25
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $20
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $22
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $35
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
Bass Lake Golf Course
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Rescue $20
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $25
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $9
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $22
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $10
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $13
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $10
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $9
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $18
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $25
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $29
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $22
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $17
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Mountain Springs Golf Club
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Sonora $17 - $32
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $19
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $5
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $25
The Reserve at Spanos Park, The
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Stockton $27
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $10
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours
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Manteca $8
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $10
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $25
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $5
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $27
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $16
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $15
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $19
River Creek Golf Course
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Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Old River Golf Course
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Tracy $18
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $16.48
River Oaks Golf Club
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Nicolaus $25
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $12
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $21
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $25
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $13.5
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Riverbend Golf Club
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Madera $45
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $9
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $9 - $12
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $10
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $20
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $18
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $13
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $22
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $12.50 - $36.00
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $20
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $20
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $39
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $8
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Forest Meadows Golf Course
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Murphys $7.5
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $15
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $25
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $29 - $56
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $5
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $25
Mace Meadow Golf Club
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Pioneer $10
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $5
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $16
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $12.5
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Campus Commons Golf Course
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Sacramento $14
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $29
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
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Groveland $32 - $65
Greenhorn Creek Resort
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Angels Camp $70
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $19
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $25
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $10
Gabilan Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $25
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Rocklin Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $26
Diablo Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $58
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $19
Gator Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $10
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $22
Indian Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Loomis $10 - $14
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $20
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Sonora $20 - $23
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $19
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club Galt $18 - $25
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $50
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $35
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $62
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $58
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera less than $50
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Rolling Greens Golf Course Roseville $12
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $8
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
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