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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La Contenta Golf Course
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Valley Springs $16.95
Lone Tree Golf & Event Center
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Antioch $11
Roddy Ranch Golf Club
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Antioch $21
Madera Municipal Golf Course
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Madera $13
Deer Ridge Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
Pheasant Run Golf Course
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Chowchilla $8
Teal Bend Golf Club
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Sacramento $16
Ranch Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $30
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
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Gilroy $35
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club
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Stevinson $20
Apple Mountain Golf Resort
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Camino $25
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
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Royal Oaks $32
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
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Hollister $20
The Ranch Golf Club
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San Jose $25
Manteca Park Golf Course
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Manteca $8
Pittsburg's Delta View Golf Course
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Pittsburg $15
Legends Course at Diablo Grande
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Patterson $59
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
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Rocklin $29
Salinas Golf & Country Club
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Salinas $35
Wildhawk Golf Club
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Sacramento $22
Micke Grove Golf Links
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Lodi $13
The Valley Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
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Morgan Hill $40
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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Seaside $35
Airways Municipal Golf Course
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Fresno $16
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
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Brentwood $22
Bass Lake Golf Course
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Rescue $20
Rancho Del Rey Golf Club
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Atwater $22
Fremont Park Golf Course
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Fremont $10
Creekside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Creekside/Hillside at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Elkhorn Country Club
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Stockton $24
Hillside/Diablo at Brentwood Golf Club
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Brentwood $15
Camino Heights Golf Course
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Camino $10
Modesto Municipal Golf Course
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Modesto $9
Pleasanton Golf Center
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Pleasanton $9
Tracy Golf & Country Club
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Tracy $27
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Salinas $13
Los Lagos Golf Course
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San Jose $21
Creekside Golf Course
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Modesto $13.5
Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $12.50 - $36.00
Cypress Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Seascape Golf Club
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Aptos $29
River Creek Golf Course
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Ahwahnee $16 - $25
Executive at Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $13
Callippe Preserve Golf Course
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Pleasanton $20
Woodcreek Golf Club
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Roseville $19
Cordova Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Monterey Pines Golf Course
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Monterey $12
Mountain Springs Golf Club
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Sonora $17 - $32
Mountain Valley Golf Center
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Woodland $9
Hank's Par-3 & Driving Range
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Fresno $5
Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course
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San Jose $10
Pine Mountain Lake Country Club
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Groveland $32 - $65
Turkey Creek Golf Club
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Lincoln $20
Dublin Ranch Golf Course
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Dublin $25
Hills Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $25
Cypress Lakes Golf Course
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Vacaville $15
Executive at Bing Maloney Golf Course
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Sacramento $9 - $12
Riverside Golf Course
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Fresno $21
Palm Course at Sunol Valley Golf Club
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Sunol $21
Chardonnay/Zinfandel at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Zinfandel/Merlot at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
Gabilan Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $58
Black Oak Golf Course
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Auburn $10
Riverbend Golf Club
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Madera $45
Forest Meadows Golf Course
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Murphys $7.5
Campus Commons Golf Course
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Sacramento $14
Wildhorse Golf Club
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Davis $19
Swenson Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Phoenix Lake Golf Course
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Sonora $20 - $23
Rio Vista Golf Club
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Rio Vista $25
Antelope Greens Golf Course
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Antelope $10
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
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Monterey $19
Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course
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Sacramento $9
Gavilan Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Foothills Golf Center
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Sacramento $8
Diablo Course at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
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Hollister $58
Castle Oaks Golf Course
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Ione $22
Wente Vineyards Golf Course
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Livermore $45
Pruneridge Golf Club
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Santa Clara $19
Wild Wings Golf Club
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Woodland $20
Greenhorn Creek Resort
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Angels Camp $70
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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Santa Clara $21.48
Mace Meadow Golf Club
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Pioneer $10
Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Pacific Grove $25
Indian Creek Golf Club
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Loomis $10 - $14
Poppy Hills Golf Course
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Pebble Beach $210
Spring Valley Golf Course
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Milpitas $25
Mather Golf Course
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Mather $20
Green Tree Golf Club
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Vacaville $19
Cherry Island Golf Course
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Elverta $23
Morgan Creek Country Club
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Roseville $34
Alister Mackenzie Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex
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Sacramento $20
Summitpointe Golf Club
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Milpitas $25
San Ramon Golf Club
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San Ramon $17
Discovery Bay Country Club
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Byron $95
Van Buskirk Park Golf Course
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Stockton $22
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
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South Lake Tahoe $39
Bridges Golf Club
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San Ramon $39
Diamond Oaks Municipal Golf Course
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Roseville $20
Rocklin Golf Club
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Rocklin $25
Empire Ranch Golf Club
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Folsom $29 - $56
French Camp RV Park Resort & Golf Cours
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Manteca $8
Merlot/Chardonnay at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
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Livermore $25
The Ridge Golf Course
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Auburn $20
Sunrise Golf Course
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Citrus Heights $15
Bluff Pointe Golf Course & Learning Center
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Fresno $5
Lockeford Springs Golf Course
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Lodi $25
The Bethel Island Club
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Bethel Island $10
Springtown Golf Course
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Livermore $8
Ancil Hoffman Golf Course
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Carmichael $24
Gilroy Golf Course
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Gilroy $10
Old River Golf Course
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Tracy $18
Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course
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Sacramento $15
Dryden Park Golf Course
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Modesto $12.5
Orchard Course at Lincoln Hills Golf Club
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Lincoln $25
The Reserve at Spanos Park, The
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Stockton $25
Sequoia Woods Country Club Arnold $50
Middle/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Fig Garden Golf Club Fresno $25 - $47
Yolo Fliers Club Woodland $57
Regulation Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $17 - $46
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
River Oaks Golf Club Nicolaus $17 - $37
Sierra Pines at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $17 - $28
Valley Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
North Ridge Country Club Fair Oaks $69
Bijou Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $15 - $17
J.B. Golf Course Farmington $8
El Macero Country Club El Macero $60 - $70
La Rinconada Country Club Los Gatos $70
Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $46 - $81
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Ruby Hill Golf Club Pleasanton $110
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
William Land Golf Course Sacramento $14 - $16
River/Lake at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
Bluff/River at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Madera Golf & Country Club Madera less than $50
Merced Golf & Country Club Merced $58
Bolado Park Golf Club Tres Pinos $26
River/Oak at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Falls Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Raspberry Hill Golf Course Auburn $10 - $12
Timber Creek at Timber Creek Golf Course Roseville $49
Valley Hi Country Club Elk Grove $62
Trinitas Golf Club Valley Springs $125
River Oaks Golf Course Ceres $18
Hill Course at Castlewood Country Club Pleasanton $76
Sierra View Country Club Roseville $58
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Eagle Springs Golf & Country Club Friant $45
Short at Villages Golf & Country Club San Jose $15
Fort Washington Country Club Fresno $87 - $97
Stockton Golf & Country Club Stockton $57
Rolling Greens Golf Course Roseville $12
San Jose Municipal Golf Course San Jose $20 - $37
Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park $67
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Cold Springs Golf & Country Club Placerville $70
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Executive at Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $12 - $18
Arcade Creek Course at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Sacramento $21.50 - $42.00
Yosemite Lakes Park Golf Course Coarsegold $30
Forebay Golf Course Santa Nella $15.50
North Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Del Monte Golf Course Monterey $110 - $135
Diablo Country Club Diablo $86
Las Positas Golf Course Livermore $18 - $38
St. Stanislaus Golf Course Modesto $10
Lakes Course at Blackhawk Country Club Danville $90
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Sierra Meadows Country Club Ahwahnee $29 - $34
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Lake Don Pedro Golf & Country Club La Grange $20 - $45
Forest Lake Golf Course Acampo $26
Wawona Hotel Golf Course Wawona $18.5
San Jose Country Club San Jose $85
Meadowmont Golf Course Arnold $16
Catta Verdera Country Club Lincoln $125
Champions Golf Links Sacramento $21
Serrano Country Club El Dorado Hills $65
Brookside Country Club Stockton $67
Golf Club At Boulder Ridge San Jose $125
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Jack Tone Golf Course Ripon $28
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Fresno West Golf Course Kerman $18
Swallows Nest Country Club Sacramento $10
San Joaquin Country Club Fresno $65
Spring Creek Golf & Country Club Ripon $128
Granite Bay Golf Club Granite Bay $77
Sunnyside Country Club Fresno $50 - $116
Canyon Lakes Golf Club San Ramon $50 - $60
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course Watsonville $8
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Swenson Park Executive Golf Course Stockton $13
Davis Golf Course Davis $10 - $28
Escalon Golf Course Escalon $8
Selma Valley Golf Course Selma $28
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $50
Oakmoore Golf Course Stockton $42
Copper River Country Club Fresno $62
Venetian Gardens Golf Course Stockton N/A
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club San Jose $52 - $84
Almaden Golf & Country Club San Jose $78
Oak/Bluff at Del Rio Country Club Modesto $59
Emerald Lakes Golf Course Elk Grove $35
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course South Lake Tahoe $20 - $40
Dry Creek Ranch Golf Club Galt $37
Oakhurst Country Club Clayton $55
River Park Golf Center Fresno $10
Twain Harte Golf Club Twain Harte $17
Turlock Golf & Country Club Turlock $30
Del Paso Country Club Sacramento $175
Crow Canyon Country Club Danville $83
Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose $65 - $90
Belmont Country Club Fresno $35 - $75
River/Middle at Woodbridge Golf & Country Club Woodbridge $62
South Course at Rancho Murieta Country Club Rancho Murieta $45
Saddle Creek Resort Copperopolis $40 - $69
Auburn Lake Trails Golf Course Cool $10
Lyons Golf Course Stockton $19 - $23
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Shorty Course at Santa Teresa Golf Club San Jose $11 - $21
Oakdale Golf & Country Club Oakdale $25 - $75
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