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
Tee Times
San Jose $30
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $49
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
Tee Times
Atwater $18
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Turkey Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $12
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $30
Black Horse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Deer Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $15
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Rocklin $27
La Contenta Golf Course
Tee Times
Valley Springs $13.35
Micke Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $35
Monterey Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Monterey $15
Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Patterson $12
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
Tee Times
Brentwood $18
Madera Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Madera $17
The Ridge Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $25
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
Tee Times
Antioch $10
Pheasant Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Chowchilla $22
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $24
WildHawk Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $15
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $65
Airways Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $17.95
Teal Bend Golf Club
Tee Times
Sacramento $12
Tracy Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tracy $15
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $29
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $35
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $38
Elkhorn Country Club
Tee Times
Stockton $20
Castle Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ione $24
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center Fresno $9
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $23
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
Tee Times
Carmichael $29
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $30
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $29
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $28
Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
Tee Times
San Ramon $15
Swenson Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $16
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $8.5
The Golf Club at Copper Valley
Tee Times
Copperopolis $55
Delta View Golf Course
Tee Times
Pittsburg $17
Morgan Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Roseville $25
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
Los Lagos Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $28
Mather Golf Course
Tee Times
Mather $18
Emerald Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Elk Grove $8
Jack Tone Golf Course
Tee Times
Ripon $11
Sunrise Golf Course Citrus Heights $10 - $15
Antelope Greens Golf Course
Tee Times
Antelope $5
Empire Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Folsom $20
Wild Wings Golf Club
Tee Times
Woodland $10
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
Tee Times
Camino $18
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $14
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Lodi $12
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Rio Vista Golf Club
Tee Times
Rio Vista $18
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $10
Black Oak Golf Course
Tee Times
Auburn $5
Mace Meadow Golf Club Pioneer $15 - $23
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $49
River Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Nicolaus $14
Gator Creek Golf Course Auburn $10
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Pleasanton Golf Center
Tee Times
Pleasanton $5
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
Woodcreek Golf Club
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Spring Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Milpitas $20
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $14
Summitpointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Milpitas $18
Gavilan Golf Course Gilroy $6 - $12
Cherry Island Golf Course
Tee Times
Elverta $23
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
Tee Times
San Jose $5
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $44
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $40
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $82
Cordova Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $13
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course Tres Pinos $10 - $17
Bridges Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $39
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Vacaville $15
Pruneridge Golf Club Santa Clara $22
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
Tee Times
Livermore $45
Teleli Golf Club Sonora $15 - $47
Alister MacKenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course Sacramento $9
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Creekside Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $12
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tee Times
South Lake Tahoe $36
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
Tee Times
Pleasanton $34
Forest Meadows Golf Course
Tee Times
Murphys $14
Phoenix Lake Golf Course Sonora $20 - $23
Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland $8
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
Tee Times
Dublin $17
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range Fresno $10
The Bethel Island Club Bethel Island $12 - $17
Foothills Golf Center Sacramento $10
Signature 18 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $20 - $54
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Stockton $14
River Oaks Golf Course
Tee Times
Ceres $10
Dryden Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $11.25
Wildhorse Golf Club
Tee Times
Davis $22
Riverside Golf Course
Tee Times
Fresno $14
Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $10
Fremont Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Fremont $5
Discovery Bay Country Club Byron $35 - $75
San Ramon Golf Club
Tee Times
San Ramon $17.99
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club
Tee Times
Galt $20
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $5
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Santa Clara $24
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $9
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Roseville $20
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Modesto $5
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
Tee Times
Sacramento $18
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Lincoln $24
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $39 - $55
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $45 - $65
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $12
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Manteca Park Golf Course Manteca $21
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club Groveland $32 - $65
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $49
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours Manteca $8
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $50 - $65
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
Brookside Country Club Stockton $51 - $67
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $100
Belmont Country Club Fresno $50 - $65
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $390 - $420
River Creek Golf Course Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $50 - $65
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $10
Lakeside Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Campus Commons Golf Course Sacramento $14
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera $30 - $50
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
Pajaro Valley Golf Club Royal Oaks $23 - $48
Camino Heights Golf Course Camino $10 - $12
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $50
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
Valley Golf Center Fresno $12
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Indian Creek Golf Club Loomis $10 - $14
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $13 - $17
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $69
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Dragonfly Golf Club Madera $45
Old River Golf Course Tracy $18
Big Trees Golf Course Wawona $20.00
Links 9 at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $28
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $40 - $50
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Greenhorn Creek Resort Angels Camp $30 - $70
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
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